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.
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
Love the elephant stamps, great card! I can understand you missing the kids. Happy T Day, Valerie
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.
What a beautiful card! I love your elephant stamp and the colours look amazing 😁. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x
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.
I’ve never had success with stamps, so I’m in awe that you carve your own. I love your design. That jar behind your tea is gorgeous! Happy T Tuesday 🙂
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!
I hope your little mess-maker doesn’t stop you from having some crafty time! Love these elephants! I definitely approve of the name of your tea 🙂 Hugs, Chrisx
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!