I am super excited to share this custom stamp I had made for The Crafting Bar. When ever I make cards or art projects that I am gifting to others, I like to stamp the back of them with my name.
For a couple of years now, I have been using this stamp by Custom Stamp Place. It’s a generic design that I had custom made with my name on it and used it all the time when I made cards. It’s a clear stamp that is adhered on an acrylic block. They have a lot of other designs and great if you’re looking for a generic, but customizable stamp.
However, since launching The Crafting Bar, I was looking for a custom stamp with a logo for this blog and my art. I found this store on Etsy, Hoot Owl Press, that can turn any drawing, logo, or whatever you want, into a stamp. This was definitely what I was looking for! I bought this stamp in the size 2×3, (they have many more sizes) through their Etsy store, but they also have a website that you can purchase through, Standard Stamp. Once they receive your design, they magically turn your image into a clear stamp and it comes adhered to a clear acrylic block. All together, it took about a week and a half for me to receive this baby! A few days for them to make the stamp plus shipping time. It’s a great investment and super happy and excited with how well everything turned out!
If you don’t have a design or want some help designing a stamp, I believe they can help you for an additional fee. I made my own design and send it in – this is how my design went from paper to stamp!
First, I had to think about what I wanted for The Crafting Bar logo. I love minimalist designs so I wanted something simple with clean lines. After some thinking, I opted to use my initials, EY. I literally just wrote it out on a white piece of paper with a Pigma Micron pen. Then took a photo and downloaded the image on my computer so that it can be opened in Adobe Photoshop.
I used Photoshop to darken the lettering and clean up some edges. Once I was satisfied with the way it looked, I copied the image in Photoshop over to Adobe Illustrator. With Illustrator, I’m able to make the image into vector. My Illustrator skills are not strong and I consider myself a beginner. To help with this step, I just Googled how vectorize an image…there’s a bunch of other folks out there who are gurus at this who can better show and explain howto do this!
When I had everything the way I wanted, I sent the image over to Standard Stamp and waited for the stamp to arrive! It came in yesterday and I couldn’t wait to test it out. I know some of the lettering in my logo are rather thin so I was a bit worried how it would turn out, but it didn’t seem to be an issue at all. So glad I opted to go this a customize stamp, so worth it! I am thinking about getting another stamp from them in the future, perhaps an alternative circular logo.
If you’re in the market for turning your logo or personal designs into a stamp, check out Standard Stamps!