Do you love books? I do!!!! I have a ton of books. My favourite type of book is the classic "who dunnit". I´m reading everywhere at anytime... And with this ton of books, all my friends, family and colleges are borrowing books. To make it easier for them to return the books to the me, I needed a Ex Libris stamp.
Long story short, here is a tutorial how to carve a stamp for your books :-)
soft pencil & paper
Grab your pencil and a piece of paper. Trace the shape of the rubber.
Get creative and draw the design in the traced rectangle, when you´re happy with your design push the rubber on your image. You will have a slight copy on your stamp.
Follow the instructions that come with your tools and be careful, those things are sharp! Trust me :-)
Before you start carving you have to decide, what you want to be on the stamped image. So basically the positive or negative of the image. Carve!
Once your´re done and happy with your design, attach the rubber to the stamp with double sided tape. You might add a a tag on the stamp. Done!
I need to share a super easy gift idea with you. It´s a beer liqueur!
It is so easy and delicious, you might wanna keep all of it. Or at least I do :-)
Even my American Mother in law approved it! And she is not a beer person. I´m for sure, cause I´m Bavarian.
So let´s get it started. You need:
Empty bottles (small ones make a nice present for e.g. Christmas, I used a big one to stay with me)
0,5 Liter Lager beer of your choice min 5% alc
0,7 Liter plain schnapps (I used corn liqueur)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla / 1 vanilla bean
Pour the beer and the sugar in a pot. Heat it up, till sugar is dissolved. Make sure it does not boil!
Put aside and let it cool off. Once cooled off, pour the Schnapps and add the vanilla.
If you use a vanilla bean, scrap the inside and add it. You can also toss the left over bean in the Schnapps, so you don´t waste anything.
Pour in bottles and you´re done!
Add some tags and you have a fancy gift.