This is a great little printing product which I purchased quite a while ago (so long ago I don’t even remember where!) and was just waiting for the right project to come up. Forget about using Lino for your stamping these rubber blocks carve so easily and smoothly. They are similar to large erasers and I found them in two sizes but you could easily cut them down into smaller sizes. They are 10mm thick so they enable you to actually carve and use both sides of the block if you wanted to.
After making my snowflake template I transferred the design to my Ezy Carve Block and then using a scalpel cut around the design making sure to cut straight down instead of on an angle. Then I used my lino carving tools to carve out the snowflake shape. Because I had traced around the snowflake with a scalpel first I was able to neatly carve right up to the edge of the design and then it would cleanly come away without ruining the edge of the snowflake.
To stamp them I actually painted the paint onto the block rather than dipping it into the paint. Then I just pressed the block down onto my flat ironed napkins for a few seconds, lifted the block off and was left with this lovely snowflake print ready for our Christmas in July lunch.
If you’re into scrapbooking or cardmaking and want your own original designs you could easily use these printing blocks. You could make your own rubber stamps of anything really, the only limit is your imagination.