So imagine my surprise (and delight!) when I arrived at the class and was presented with a soft pink block of rubber. It was like a squishy cloud, slicing like a block of cheese, flexible enough to roll across a stamp pad... it was magic. Why didn't we get these in school?! Oh right, they cost waaaaay more than those thin grey linoleum pads.
Did I mention you can carve both sides of the block?! Another reason this pink rubber business is worth it's weight in some mildly expensive metal.
We used stamp pads to create a stack of cards, each one of mine is unique. In fact, if I have three slots, 10 different trees, and two colors of ink I can make 720 different cards. Yep, that's what I got out of my one college math class.
1.) cut each block to be actually the same size and with straight edges.
2.) Carve my trunks, then print them on the blocks for canopies before carving so the tops are perfectly centered without shenanigans.
3.) Drink more beer first so that I'm less worried about how neat my lines are.
4.) Actually, cutting tools are sharp, maybe scratch that last one.