Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Handcarved stamps as a background and a motif.

Hey all!

You may know that I have recently discovered the technique of handcarving stamps, and am now obsessed by it!( I dream of designs to carve!!!)

So, for my official Craft adda post today, I have two cards which I have made using two handcarved stamps that I made today.

To make this gorgeous feather stamp, I followed this tutorial by the fabulously talented Geninne who never fails to inspire!

I stamped the feathers on card stock  using Versafine, Memento and Adirondack inks. I then cut out three feathers and affixed them along with some raffia for detail and pop. The sentiment is from Verses rubber stamps.

For my second card I used a stamp which I carved; a design which is inspired by Gond Art from Central India.
I made two panels so that I could stamp them together to create a background. I love the way the panels come together to form a circle!
Inks used are from Versafine; Sentiment is from Verses rubber stamps and Hero Arts. The beautiful organza ribbon is from the local craft market.
I am submitting this card for the CASology Week 90:WET challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a good night

Friday, April 4, 2014

Stamp Carving 101

OMG! I had signed up for this online class "StampCarving 101" a while ago, but never got down to actually doing it! 
I started today, and among others, I made this awesome chevron stamp set!!!

To make the stamps, I used the Speedy carve linoleum sheet, speedball linoleum cutter, a metal edge ruler, a box cutter and Memento inks.

It is the most awesome class and as a technique, it  is fun and easy to do!
So, go on over and try this out!

Watch this space for more stamps and cards made with these stamps, 'coz I am truly hooked!!!
God bless you Julie!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a good night!