Saturday, December 26, 2009
Makin' It Our Own
At the opening of MiMi Gelato someone asked us for a gift certificate. We didn't have any so I drew one up on a piece of paper. Honestly having gift certificates never crossed my mind, but it's a great idea. I made these stamps today. They're made from soft-cut or safety-cut... it's like linoleum, but much easier to work with. I'll post a tutorial once I find the time. It's really easy! The small round one is our cup stamp and the large slice-of-toast shaped stamp is for making the gift certificates.
A close up of the gift certificate stamp. This is my first time carving lots of text. It's hard to get the curves and fine lines, but I really like the results.
Each certificate is printed by hand on 100% cotton paper. I love the gelato spoon on the side :)
I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to see us and blog or forwarded info about the shop. We were pleasantly surprised by a few folks who came from West Seattle after getting Kelly Lyles' email! You rawk Kelly!