Thursday, June 21, 2012

Father's Day Take 2: Hand Stamped Washer Gifts

As mentioned in the previous post, we have 4 dads to celebrate on Fathers Day.  For my husbands step dad who loves homebrewing, I made a Homebrew Subway Sign.

I decided to break out the metal stamping tools to create something meaningful for my dad and my husband....  Just in time for this project I received my new steel stamping block from  So exciting!  I've been wanting one since I started dabbling in the metal stamping and finally used some credit card rewards points to get it.

Now I am all set to really get to stamping!

I picked up some stainless steel washers from my local Menards awhile ago for a few similar Christmas presents (that I didn't photograph and therefore didn't blog!) so I grabbed two of those.  For my dad I used my 1/8 uppercase stamps and stamped DAD.  Simple, but from the heart. (sorry picture isn't great, I just could not get the lighting right for a clear picture, if anyone has any tips on taking photos of shiny objects such as these, I'd welcome them!)

Then for my husband I decided I was going to do a bracelet as one of the above mentioned Christmas presents was actually a washer necklace that said DADDY and had our childrens names on the backside.  I've had an idea in mind for awhile for a stamped bracelet for him though.  Along the top I stamped JOSHUA and along the bottom 1:9.  The verse is:  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  He just finished up a small group study based on the movie Courageous and the Resolution for Men book, so I wanted to give him something that tied in with that.  And I also got him a new devotion book... "One Minute Devotions For Dad."  

I'm really loving the metal stamps, especially with my new steel block that really helps.  The next thing is to find a good sturdy table I can use to do it, because trying to bed down to floor level and do much more than a few letters is so not comfortable.  :)  But it was worth it for two great dads!
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  1. Sooooo original!! I bet my hubby would love one!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

  2. You are so clever! That is a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! I'm going to give this a +1 on Google right now!

    This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz