Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hand Carved Rose Stamp on new Lorna Label Pop it Ups die

One of Karen Burniston's new die sets for Elizabeth Craft Designs (out in mid July 2014), is the Lorna Label Pop Up. I love how it creates a really lovely big pop-up area, for you to add all kinds of decoration to.
It also comes with lots of co-ordinating dies, such as the smaller shaped label I cut from Hessian paper - behind the rose, and the white label with stitches round.

For this card, I cut an inner layer from patterned paper, and made a larger back layer from Tim Holtz kraft paper, adding some ribbon at the joins between the two layers. I also added some swirly stamping, and bunting flags on adhesive foam pads.

I wanted to have a large rose stamp, so decided to make one myself. I printed out a picture of a rose, and traced the outline onto some Speedball Speedy Carve Block, then hand carved round it for the first rose layer.
I then traced round some of the petals, and carved them for the second stamp, then drew some highlights onto the printed rose, and traced those for the third stamp.
I then came up with a couple of leaf outlines, plus leaf vein outlines.
To match up the three rose layers when stamping, I made sure that some of the grooves between petals matched up on each of the layers.

I made a simple card front, using a flourish die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and using dies from the Lorna Label set.

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  1. You're Amazing.....I want to be you when I grow up!!!

  2. I see the Lorna Pop up Die, but where did you use the Sizzix Pop-n-cut circle die? This is a super card and I want to case it, but I am afraid I am not much of a carver. I tried to carve the image of a small robin as a turned out looking something from a Post Apocalypse Aviary. I swore never to do that again! I really envy your ability to not only carve the outline stamp, but 2 detailed stamps for the outline..AND you lined them up when stamping them!! I could not do that even with a Stamp-a-ma-jig! A very talented person is what you are!

    1. Hi Rosemary! Ha! - I love your stamp carving description!! I used the Sizzix Pop n Cuts circle die, without the insert in, to create the background card with the curved edges. I then used it again to cut the spotty paper bit (with the top and bottom trimmed off) so that the inner card layer is exactly the same width as the outer card layer. Hope that makes sense. Thanks for your kind words!