Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Cuppa for Lynne! (JAI25)

The best thing about crafting is having great friends who share your interest, passion, OBSESSION! (lol)  :)  One of my wonderful crafting friends is Lynne who encouraged me to start my blog (you can visit Lynne's blog here).

Lynne recently asked if I could create her a cutting file for a teacup card.  We were both really happy with the result & I have decided to use one for this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  (You can play along & check out all the great DT inspiration here.)  The colours are:-

The teacup layers have been cut on my Robo in Very Vanilla.  I have stamped the delicate leaf image from the SU set  Botanical Blooms in Soft Suede & then coloured the leaves with Rose Red & Elegant Eggplant SU Pastels.  The cup & saucer have been chalked to give depth & shading.

To make them glossy like china, I have covered the entire cup & saucer with Versamark ink & then used Clear Opals (thick embossing crystals) to heat emboss.  A couple of layers of Versamark & Opals has given a nice shiny finish.

The sentiment on the teabag tag is "{friend to friend}" from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set which I have stamped as individual words minus the brackets using a marker. I added the word BLEND using alpha stamps & the heart is from the SU set Yummy.  Kitchen string & a standard staple (cut & bent to a smaller size) have been added to the tag.

On the inside I have stamped & chalked a single leaf image & matted the sentiment panel onto an Elegant Eggplant panel.

I think it's time to go & put the kettle on!  :)

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp Sets:  All SU - Botanical Blooms (retired), Yummy (retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Non SU Alphabet
Inks:  Soft Suede, Versamark
Other:  SU Pastels (Chalks), Markers, Opals (Thick Clear Embossing Crystals), Kitchen String, Staple & lots of Adhesive!!