Hello! Today I’m sharing with you a post that I’ve been wanting to write for a few weeks, when my collection of vintage stamps grew. I thought it would be nice to share with you these animal stamps to assemble. To make them at home, all you need is a printer, a pair of scissors and some mini brass fastener. It also works with big ones, but it’s not as pretty.
To start I stamped all the animals on a blank sheet of paper. As you can see, I had to do it several times for some of them because the lines were not continuous which was going to be a problem for me when I vectorized. Once the drawings were well stamped, I scanned the whole thing, cleaned up some of the ink marks and vectorized in illustrator.
For the anecdote, I also put back some legs in the right way because they were drawn upside down! You can see it on the dog, the goat or the donkey.
I took care that everything fits into one sheet and especially to offer you a black and white file so as not to empty your color cartridges. You can download the file in pdf format at the bottom of the article.
A little novelty: I propose to those who have a Silhouette cutting machine to download the ready-made file. I’m pretty proud of myself because I managed to get everything right the first time! If you like it, I’ll try to upload cutting files for you each time. Don’t hesitate to show your interest in comments so I know if I’ll take the time to do it or not 😉
You will only have to download the file and unzip it to use it. The only difference with the pdf is the size of the animals. They are slightly smaller to fit within the cutting area on an A4 sheet.
If you want to cut the animals with scissors, I advise you to cut them one by one and to make small heaps so as not to mix the legs.
Then you can color them either with realistic colors or with wacky colors for more fun.
When everything is cut out and colored, assemble the legs to the bodies as shown in the photo.
I have no idea if there are other designs of these stamps. One thing is for sure, I’m going to keep poking around at yard sales to find more cute animals.
I hope you like it and have fun with your kids. You can make garlands out of them or decorate gift packages, in short, they are nice little vintage style decorations.
If you ever share your creations, don’t forget to tag #DoItMisterRabbit so I can see them. <3
See you soon!