Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stamp Carving

Oh My Goodness!!! I have discovered a new love, all thanks to the wonderfully talented Kraafters over in Kraafters Kommunity on Google Plus.  There are several who carve their own STAMPS!!! And they are masters at it, just simply stunning works of heART!!! One of the Kraafters, Miss Tina Van Eick has sent me some of her carved stamps stamped onto paper for me to use as guides to carve my own stamps.

Now, I am certainly NOT the expert she is, so I have modified one of the stamp guides she sent me because I just knew I could not carve the details she did. But I like it as I did it, because it worked for me.

This is her carved stamp image used on her card she sent me. (The stamp in this picture is the one I carved). Notice all the cute little irregular, almost ameba shaped "circles" on her card image and the plain white paper image she sent... there is no way I could do that, so I oped for just plain, ordinary circles, as you can see on the stamp I carved here...
Enlarge the picture and you can see all the intricate little squiggles around Tina's circles on the card she made and the stamped image,  and how mine are just circles on the stamp itself. Isn't her card GORGEOUS!!!


I stamped my image on off-white linen textured shinny paper with embossing ink, then sprinkled Champaign Embossing Powder and heat embossed. I then added several different colors of Sticklers to the the image to add sparkle to the ornament. Her image can be used for a multitude of items, not just an ornament. It could also be a necklace, or stamped several times it could be a ballroom skirt. It could even be an imaginary world in outer space!!!

Here's my card: I love how the flash caught the shininess of the textured paper and the sparkle of the Stickles!!!

And a close up of the ornament. I made a hanging hook from brass 22 gauge wire and "hung" it from the bough. I left it unattached for the movement of an actual ornament -- it swings and sways as you move the card...

I just want to give a big THANK YOU to Tina for sharing here little goodie with me. I love, LOVE it!! Hop over to the Kraafters Kommunity and check out some of her stamps... look in the Card Making Category and also Art Supplies. You can click on any of the highlighted words in this Blog, they are direct links to the kommunity and categories


  1. Oh my gosh! I love your card!!! It is beautiful!

    1. Beautiful because you supplied the guide so I could carve the stamp. THANK YOU!!! I love your image!!! Gonna be fun to see what else we use it as...

  2. You done a fantastic job. That is beautiful! hugs, Patty

  3. Sylvia,
    I do not know if I am on your Christmas Card list - but I do believe I would like to clammer for a spot NOW! I want one of these cards - gorgeous!!!!
    I am so proud of you for taking that image and making it your own. Tina did a great job and so have you.
    Very proud of my Kraafters!!!!