Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tiny Teacup UDI 24 Vintage Card

Don’t you just love the Tiny Teacup Stamp?  It’s a single polka dotted teacup image with the word hello carved just below the cup.  The simple image/design lends itself well to simple (CAS) card designs… but today, I’ve stepped it up a notch!

Today’s Utah Divas International Challenge combines colors of Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and blushing bride.  I added Whisper White for my accent color, and to brighten up this fun little tiny teacup card.UDI24_SharonField

Isn’t it fun?  It just wouldn’t be the same without my big shot machine and textured embossing folder layers!  I don’t really remember how I made a card before I owned them LOL!

The card base was created by cutting a 5.5” x 8.5” piece of So Saffron Card Stock, and then scoring at 4.25”.  Folding scored card stock towards the ‘mountain’ or bump created by the score ensures a better and stronger fold.

The Whisper White layer was cut 4” x 5.25” and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder.  Three So Saffron Brads were added to this layer using the indispensable Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tools before attaching it to the So Saffron Card Front.

A 3.75” x 2” piece of Blushing Bride Card Stock was embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, and attached with equal top/bottom margins and 1/2” from the right side/card opening.

If you look closely at the card sample, you will notice that the Always Artichoke layer (1.5” x 5.25”) was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, and embossed images were highlighted using a whisper white craft ink pad and sponge dauber. 

TIP:  When highlighting with Craft Ink and a sponge dauber, use a light touch.  Craft Ink is a pigment based ink, and will remain wet for a little time after being applied… take care to clean your fingers after doing this so that ink is not transferred to other projects or card stock pieces.  A heat tool may be used to speed up the drying process.

The taffeta ribbon ruffle along the left edge of the card is actually Pretty In Pink, but I thought it blended well with other elements of the card, and since it’s not right against the blushing bride card stock, the differing colors are hardly noticeable.

Placing a line of glue dots along the back/side edge of the embossed Always Artichoke helped me control the flow of the ruffle.  The glue dots were placed approximately 1/4” apart.  I prefer using them vs. SNAIL or other adhesives because the ruffle doesn’t flatten as much.

Embellishment completed, the Always Artichoke ruffled layer was attached to the left side of the card, 1/2” from the left edge of Whisper White embossed Card Stock using Multipurpose Adhesive.  After holding it in place until set, the Multipurpose Adhesive provides a flatter and stronger bond.

The So Saffron polka dotted Designer Series Paper is from the Build a Bear Pawsitively Prints pack.  I love the plaids, striped, and polka dot patterns in this DSP pack… very versatile!   The DSP was cut 2-1/4” x 2-7/8”, and coordinating Cherry Cobbler card stock was cut 2-3/8” x 3”.  The two layers were adhered together with Multipurpose Adhesive, which allows you to move and slide the paper and line it up properly.

Punching a scrap of Blushing Bride Card Stock with the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, I lined it up and trimmed even with the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock before attaching permanently with SNAIL, and then the assemblage was attached to the front of the card with Stmapin’ Dimensionals.

After stamping the tiny teacup focal image with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink,  edges of 1.5” x 2” Whisper White Cardstock were colored with the brush end of an Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker.  The focal image was then attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals making this a very simple and mail-able card.

TIP:  If you’ve used brads or other dimensional items on your A2 cards, placing a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” scrap of cardstock on top of the card before mailing will flatten the card and protect the envelope from tearing.

TIP:  When inserting dimensional and/or embellished cards into an envelope, place the embellished side toward the flap. It will slide easily into the envelope without catching on the sides and edges.

Join us for today’s Utah Divas International Design Team Color Challenge! Gather your card stock and stamps, and click the link above to play along!  We look forward to sharing in your creativity!


Stamps and Supplies used in today’s Utah Divas International Color Challenge:

Stamps:  Tiny Teacup

Card Stock: So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink

Big Shot Machine and Accessories:  Peerfect Polka Dots, Vintage Wallpaper, and Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folders

Accessories:  Multipurpose Adhesive, SNAIL adhesive, mini glue dots, Double Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker, Sponge Dauber

Through March 31st, you can receive the Tiny Teacup stamp and others free with a qualifying merchandise order of $50 or more.

See you tomorrow with TWO cards for the weekly Diva Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge!



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Patrice H said...

This is such a great card. Love the colors and textures too.

Anne Marie said...

I just love the mix of colors and textures on your card! I never would have thought to put those colors together and you did it beautifully! Very pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sharon.