We experimented with some drawings, then each transferred a drawing onto the stamping block material and carved it out. I decided to do a little bird, inspired by a stamp on a gift card I was just given. Then we played around with ink pads and embossing powders, and each stamped a sheet of business cards. That was how I made my gift cards last month.
Here is my sheet of birdies. I haven't decided what to print on these yet.
I recently bought some silver embossing powder from Dick Blick's and it's quite amazing. It comes out really thick and smooth, and looks as though you've melted some silver onto the paper.
Here it is again on some handmade paper that I also got from Blick's.
You can visit Shelley on her blog, and see the beautiful painting she gave me for our facebook art exchange. Thank you, Shelley! She also gave me the gift tags which inspired an afternoon of fun!