I've wanted to make potato stamps for a while, though using an x-acto knife makes me very nervous. The last time I attempted to make potato stamps, I was 10 years old and accidentally stabbed the skin between my thumb and my finger (sidenote: what is this body part called?). But now that I'm an "adult" (LOL), I figured I should try again. I'm happy to report that I'm typing this with all ten fingers, so there were no casualties from this craft.
I watched a few tutorials online, and of course, Martha Stewart's was the best one. She's a crafting/business genius, and makes everything look so easy. I found that my potatoes were slightly watery (?), and I'm not sure why hers weren't. She probably grew them in her perfect garden.
Carving out these guys was easier than I thought. I was feeling slightly homesick, so I put "12 Corazones," a Telemundo dating show, on in the background and pretended my family members had suddenly developed an interest in "hombres musculosos" (muscular men).
It might be tempting to dip your stamp into a pile of paint, but these stamps require a paintbrush and patience as you brush the paint onto the raised stamp. After these guys dried, I broke out the glitter and markers. Below are a few of the cards that I made!
I would call this a success! Next time, I want to make the prayer-hands emoji and the girl who is flipping her hair.
Update: Victoria pointed out that one of these cards has a major typo. The card has since been updated to read "CONGAToS," and I am saving it for when someone I know adopts a cat.