I'm really really happy with how they turned out! I don't recall if I said this before, but in my opinion the only thing that is hard about carving stamps is the drawing part - the rest is just tracing. Lucky for me I'm semi-decent at drawing cute little pictures. At least I think so! So let's get this show on the road:
Next we have the symbol from Kardinal's forehead (right) and the RTF symbol. This symbol is from Becky's original fiction she is writing, but I haven't read it, so I don't really know what it stands for. All I know that it is something she really likes, with a fairly simple design, so I definitely had to include it.
This one is my favorite of the birthday stamps! It's the interlocking BD! If it is not instantly obvious to you, it is a play off of the interlocking BU of Baylor University (please don't sue me Baylor!). Becky has had to live with the nickname BD for a long time now. Becky progressed into BD like this: Becky => Bookie (Boo-Key) => Book Dog => BD. Makes perfect sense right? I guess it does if you're my brother at least. Note that is Boo like a ghost, not like a book. Also, although I wish I could take full credit for this awesome idea, Stephen actually thought of the interlocking BD.
Last but not least is the Piggo stamp. I had a few small pieces of speedy carve left and Piggo was quick and easy. FYI Piggo is a plastic pig that came out of a quarter machine. You can find out more about him here.
After I finished carving the stamps I sewed little fabric "cases" for them out of scrap fabric and stamped them for easy identification. Then they were loaded up in a cute little wooden box from Michael's (FYI - never ever buy anything full price from a big chain craft store. There are ALWAYS coupons available somewhere, especially if you can wait a few days!)
I may be getting a little cocky here, but I'm pretty sure this was the best birthday present ever! Plus it was super fun to make! Happy Birthday little sister!!
Hooray for quirkiness!