Announcement Support an artist that creates something JUST FOR YOU. I would love to design a custom rubber stamp shop logo, banner or hand carved hang tag for your shop! My rubber stamps also make wonderful gifts for kids of any age :) Also, please check out my sold section and reviews to see my past work and read what my customers have to say about my art. Thanks!
Support an artist that creates something JUST FOR YOU. I would love to design a custom rubber stamp shop logo, banner or hand carved hang tag for your shop! My rubber stamps also make wonderful gifts for kids of any age :) Also, please check out my sold section and reviews to see my past work and read what my customers have to say about my art. Thanks!
Kaitlyn on Jul 22, 2016
I ordered these stamps for my roommate for her birthday. We contacted the seller fairly last minute but she was amazing and had the stamps finished and shipped within a few days! Great value, great service, and great products! I highly recommend her.
Lydia Cantu on Jul 12, 2016
Received shipment promptly. Securely packaged and great stamp and size. Thank you for instructions! Already crafting with it!!
Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz on Jul 1, 2016
Just what I hoped for! A perfect copy of my kitty's paw print, so she can pawtograph copies of her book without working so hard!
Why I carve custom rubber stamps
The secret 'custom carved rubber stamp sauce' is devotion to custom art and service to people, not some abstract target audience but a real live person...you! I like doing things for people :)
I started to carve about ten years ago, not realizing that it would become something that I could not put down!
Having watched my talented uncle while he was carving many years ago, I was bit by the bug and just didn't realize it!
He would carve a chunk of wood into a bird- it was so beautiful- and now I do many different kinds of carving, along with the hand carved rubber stamps
I opened my shop in Etsy about four years ago knowing I wanted to put some type of my art in my little shop....but which kind of art eluded me until just this year. I finally took the leap and just began.
So that is how Sparrow Foot Stamps came about little birdies, and I hope you enjoy my endeavors as much as I enjoy the journey of creating them~ Michelle
My artwork has been featured in Literacyhead.com, an online publication that uses art for teaching tools.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Custom Rubber Stamp Carver
Hi,My name is Michelle. I have always been an artist. I am currently also, a wife , mother, teacher, rubber stamp carver, humorist and very interested people person. :)I will attempt almost any type of art. However my passion of sorts is hand carved rubber stamps. Just ask, I'll be thrilled to be presented with a challenge and will carve any image into a rubber stamp!
Uncle Bud, who inspired me
World War 2 veteran with a medal of honor, fantastic carver, great uncle. Just turned 90 years old.
Overseer Of Operations
Cosmo, the cat. Lover of cream and fine conversation.
Here you will find all of my own original artwork.
If there is something you would like that is not listed or has already been sold, message me & I’ll work with you. I can create custom stamps or paintings, or you can purchase designs that I have already made. Please don't hesitate to ask. Custom orders are my favorite! I also love to create (carve or paint) portraits of you and/or your pets!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I try to ship items within two days to two weeks of receiving payment. It depends on the complexity of the carving.
I believe in recycling, not wasting - I often reuse padded envelopes so they do not go to waste. However I make sure that everything is packaged well.
Refunds and Exchanges
so it will arrive in perfect condition. Sorry no refunds, but I will work with you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Cleaning your Stamp:
To clean your stamp, simply rub gently with a soft soapy sponge, rinse under cool water and pat dry. The ink that I test the stamp with will stain the stamp a little, but this will not affect future stamping projects. Do NOT rub or scrub the stamp hard as this could damage it.
Do not clean with solvents (stamp cleaner) or baby wipes.
Any common scrap booking ink will work with these rubber stamps, I often use Brilliance, Distress Inks or Stazon scrap booking ink and I think it works wonderful. Inks with solvents do not work well with the hand carved stamps and may cause a reaction. Inks with solvents in them are clearly marked on the front of the package.
Mounting your Stamp:
If you find it is too hard to use the unmounted stamp by itself, you can easily mount the stamp onto an acrylic block (also available in my shop) , using simple stick glue. The stamp may be left on there permanently or removed gently and washed as directed above. I store all of my unmounted stamps in envelopes that have been stamped with the image onto the front .
Storing your Stamp:
Store your stamp flat, or protected in an envelope and stored vertically. Do not put heavy things on top of the stamp while storing, it can cause damage to the image. Bending the stamp in half (if it is not mounted) can cause it to break. Keep away from heat.
Tap the ink pad onto the stamp several times to get even ink coverage. When using heavy or textured paper a thin sheet of craft foam under your paper gives may help give you a better print. When printing, position stamp and standing above, press firmly and evenly.