Sunday, May 15, 2022

Stacked Tea Cups - Stampin' Up! Cup of Tea

   I am furiously working to get a lot of samples made before my next class.  It's always hard to show off all the ideas for one stamp set even over several classes so I like to have a lot of card made for my stampers to see all the possibilities even if we don't get to make the exact design in class.  I always have way more idea than time so it's great when challenges come up that make it easy to narrow down ideas.

  I paired the Color Throwdown colors with the TGIF Challenge layout and I thought some pastel tea cups would look cute stacked up for the top panel of the sketch.

  I must have stamped about 12 different tea cups before landing on the combination that was "just right".  I seriously felt like Goldilocks trying out all the choices and now I have a bunch of tea cups to try to use up on other projects!  It's a lot of pink and purple!!

  The DSP in the background is Butterfly Kisses 6x6 DSP and I used a Stitched with Whimsy die to add a bit of detail.  Next is a piece of Distressed Gold paper which is just so pretty in person.  It was hard to capture how nice it looks but it has a great sheen to it without being super glossy.  It's very light weight also so will not add bulk to your cards at all.

    For the long skinny element on the sketch I used a length of retired Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain ribbon.  Once the tea cup were stacked up and popped with dimensionals I added a few embellishments.  The top cup has a Brushed Brash Butterfly, the middle cup has a crinkled seam binding fork bow (click HERE for a tutorial on how to make a fork bow) and the bottom cup has the embossed sentiment with a little added flower.

  A fun little card with a bit of elegant gold because why not??

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Cup of Tea, Go To Greetings

Ink: Blushing Bride, Fresh Freesia, Versamark

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Butterfly Kisses DSP, Distressed Gold Specialty paper, Fresh Freesia

Accessories: Tea Cups dies, Stitched With Whimsy, dimensionals, gold embossing powder, white embossing powder, Frayed Grosgrain ribbon (retired), Brushed Brass Butterflies, crinkled seam binding ribbon, In Color rhinestone (retired)

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