I've been stamping for years and have purchased a few hand carved stamps on Etsy. Just the thought of hand carving a stamp is so daunting, but my cousin recently told me I could purchase a little carving kit, and that it was actually quite easy. So I bought my kit and this was my first attempt at a hand carved stamp! I picked a really simple design, striped washi tape! The hand carved stamps that I've purchased look so smooth and clean...mine is pretty rough looking! But for my first time, I'm happy with how it came out. Hopefully the next one I have to share is much prettier! For anyone interested in trying it out, I purchased the Speedball Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit at my local Michael's craft store.