Sam's lazy cat stamp

This stamp took quite some time from order to delivery - I spent hours sketching digitally, tracing the design and carving the stamp. 

Sam sent over the picture on the left, requesting a 8 x 8 cm stamp of the cat with bow tie and a balloon. He also asked for text on the balloon and for it to be printed in a different color.

The only change Sam requested after seeing the digital sketch is to have the balloon heart-shaped instead of round. So I changed the balloon bit and went on making the stamp.

I was inspired by traditional Japanese graphic art when I carved the texture and highlights of the cat's fur.

In the end the stamp was mounted on a piece of unfinished wood. It was such an interesting order to make!

You can order a custom stamp by contacting me at :)


  • Karen

    ‘This is just to say…’ that I like your work very much! I came across your site via the blog of a fellow-stampmaker of mine ;). Always looking for other stampmakers to see what they do. I would love to follow you, see what else you’re going to make! Lots of greetings from Karen

  • Taura Riley

    Tyr! I’m Taura, the ‘T’ to Sam’s ‘S’! Just a quick message to say the stamp arrived today and he is AWESOME! So so happy with the end product. You’ve got some crazy brilliant stamp making skills lady. I will be spreading the word! : )

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