I love rubber stamps! I have at least three different ones for my address, two for my studio address, & various other name & image stamps. I love taking custom illustrations & turning them into stamps to personalize envelopes, tags, & just about anything you can think of.
I offer custom rubber stamps to couples looking to add a bit of a DIY element to their invitations & want to keep costs down. Rubber stamps start at $25 & may be used over & over again, whereas letterpress return address printing starts at $100 for 50 envelopes.
Rubber stamps may be used for staming the return address on the back flap of the main invitation envelope as well as the front of the reply card envelope.
They can be a little intimidating at first, especially to someone who has never used a rubber stamp. But with a little practice on a scrap piece of paper, you quickly get the hang of how to ink the stamp & how to press on the paper. For a good impression, stamps should be inked throughly. I like to lightly tap the stamp against the ink pad a few times to get full coverage. Then, press the stamp gently, but firmly, to the paper. You want to "kiss" the paper, not "hit" it.
I also love rubber stamps becaus they add a bit more charm to invitations, especially letterpress invitations, because no two envelopes look the same. There are a myriad of ink colors to choose from, so matching your invitations is super easy as well. Plus, how cute are they with their little wooden handles?