An Elephant Parade : Hand Carved Stamp



Life is quiet this week. My two oldest are away at camp and I am missing their noise. But I am hoping to get a lot accomplished. Realistically,  I should be spending less time cleaning up since our house is minus two bodies but for some reason my house is magically messing itself up. Or maybe that is my 3 year old doubling up on her messes.


Creating the Stamp



I have a set of block stamps from India but due to not having all the right materials I have been unsuccessful at stamping a clear image. So, I decided to carve my own that I knew would stamp when I was done.



And with a piece of scrap, I made a little border. I also used scrap to carve the leaves but I forgot to take a picture.



I used PaperArtsy Chalk Paints to color in the images.



I decided to add a elephant parade to the bottom of an envelope.



Here is the back of my envelope.


Tea Day



Today’s tea is berry pear-a-dise. It is completely herbal but I occasionally add some white tea leaves to lighten the flavor.

I am finally joining the tea ladies after several weeks of a blog break. You can join as well over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard.

Happy Tea Day,


14 thoughts on “An Elephant Parade : Hand Carved Stamp”

  • Hi Kate, I am always so impressed with your stamp carvings-love these stamps too. what materials do you use to carve them? the tea looks so delicious-Happy T Hugs Kathy

  • That is an exotic photo of your tea today Kate. It is perfect with your cool elephant stamp. Don’t spend too much time cleaning since it is a job that never ends. Maybe you’ll be doing something special with your daughter. Enjoy your quieter week. hugs-Erika

  • I have ONE of those block stamps, and, like you, am unable to reproduce anything with it. Your decision to create your own stamp from the block stamp is genius. I love how you colored it, too. That envelope is going to be saved by whoever gets it. It’s a beauty.

    I LOVE the name berry pear-a-dise. How clever. It looks delicious. Do the white tea leaves dilute the pear taste? It sounds wonderful to me.

    SO glad you are back. I hope you are finally well and free of that bug that got you before. Thanks for sharing your carved stamps and your tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  • Wow, your hand carved elephant looks fantastic, the leaves and border looks great as well. The envelope looks very special the way you decorated it.
    Happy Tday wishes Kate.
    Yvonne xx

  • What fabulous hand carved stamps, Kate! You’re so talented. I love that you made them in pieces so they can be combined in various ways.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  • I was so unsuccessful when I tried carving a stamp. Your stamps are magnificent and you made a lovely card. I also love the pun of the name of your tea. Happy T Day ☕️

  • Wow, your hand carving is always great , this elephant looks fantastic, the leaves and border looks fantastuc as well. The envelopeis amazing the way you have decorated it. Stunning! Happy T-Day my friend! Big hugs, Susi

  • Wow, fantastic carving to create those India themed stamps. I love the card you made with them, and the colors you used. I like that vase in the background with your tea. Happy T-Day!

  • What a so Gorgeous stamp Kate !! I Looove it, it´s really amazing, love the leaves and the ornaments too. The envelope is great now! Happy T-day ! (sorry I ´m late ) Yes, we miss the children a lot when they aren´t at home, but I recognize they have fun with other children at camp.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon,
    Big hugs, Caty

  • That’s so cool! That is one craft I have not ever tried. Trust me …there aren’t too many I haven’t given a whirl over the years. 🙂
    Happy T day!

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