Stamping has long been a craft of popular choice, for its simplicity and versatility. Accessible to crafters of all abilities, lino block printing is not only cheap and easy-to-do-at-home, it allows you to get creative and personalise your own stationery. With over 50 traceable cute characters, flowers and decorative elements to choose from and clear step-by-step illustrations, I Heart Stampingwill equip you with all the skills you need and the know-how to get playful and create your own stamps.
Once you have mastered the art of stamp carving, there are over 30 projects to choose from; including charming Brooches, sweet Cupcake Toppers, an assortment of envelopes, essential stationery accessories and adorable wrapping projects plus oodles of inspiration. I Heart Stampingis full of practical and beautiful ideas that will have you addicted to stamping your stationery.
Ishtar Olivera is an illustrator, designer, photographer and all-round crafter. Inspired by Japanese culture, nature and children's books she has been making creating stamps of cute characters for as along as she can remember. Ishtar started teaching stamping workshops in 2011 and teaches regularly in the UK and occasionally in Spain. Born in Mexico and raised in Spain, Ishtar currently lives with her husband Luis and two sons Tuti and Keni and their guinea pig, Baya.