We were very excited to hear from our friends at Rubber Stamp Madness. They know all about letterboxering and seemed happy to help us out.
We received two issues of their magazine to check out and share. They were also kind enough to send us a few lovely hand carved stamps they had in their office from a “retired” carver. We planted those at the retreat as traditional letterboxes for attendees to find.
I didn’t receive one of the samples that we were sent because they went to two of the other attendees, but I did go out and buy my own current copy of RubberStampMadness. My first positive impression, was the price. At $6.99, it didn’t break the bank.
I really liked that this issue of RubberStampMadness describes various techniques in quite a bit of detail. There were articles on Brusho Crystals and faux leather backgrounds using an embossing machine. The following pages included some terrific ATCs and cards with a breakdown of how they can be made. The highlight was a box card with step-by-step instructions.
They included a call for stampers to create a shirt-shaped item for an upcoming issue. That sounds like a fun challenge. They even said you could include an actual shirt in the challenge. Submissions just have to include a stamped image.
It was interesting to read their interviews with other artists as well. It’s good stuff.
The aMAZEing adventure frog gave me this review:
“RubberStampMadness provides information on so many ways to pursue a stamping hobby. The schedules and the bulletin board provide access to retail, networking, classes and more were all very informative. Templates, techniques and themed articles offer tools and ideas to take one’s own work to the next level. The many examples of readers’ art along with the challenge motivate and inspire hours of creativity. Finally, the layout makes it easy to access and earmark favorite items.”
You should check out the Rubberstamp Madness website for more information.