When I first used the large tea cup stamp from the Tea Shoppe stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I was a bit dismayed with the results. Although the ink coverage was even and consistent, I found it needed a bit more dimension.
First, I tried adding more color, and then Crystal Effects.. You can view that card in THIS Post. Next, I tried something a little different, LOL… both cards were created on the same day and I’ve been sitting on this one for a while even though I really wanted to share, since it was for the UDI 71 challenge!!
Most of the tea cup blooms were snipped, popped up, and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. The tea cup was also snipped, outlined with a black marker, and raised from the stripes embossed background using stampin’ dimensionals… Quite an improvement from this card… much better, don’t you think?
Before adding Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the blooms with a two way glue pen, three pearl jewels were placed in the center of three blooms…. the pearls will not stick to glitter, so you have to do that first.
The dotted modern label punch and “Just for You” images are part of the 10 piece Tea Shoppe stamp set, which also includes a trio of smaller tea cups, two more labels, and a pretty floral image as shown in this SQSC21 challenge card. Tea Shoppe is just one of many fabulous stamps available in the current Occasions Mini Catalog (Click the image on the side bar to view). And, of course… these exclusive stamps and many more paper crafting tools and supplies are available at my online stampin’ up store!
An Adorning Accents edgelits die was used to cut the designer series paper tablecloth shape beneath the tea cup. This is a 5-1/4” square card, one which would require extra postage just because of it’s size, not weight.
By the way, did you know the USPS sells oversized card postage stamps.. they’re 64 cents and available in book form or on a roll!
Today’s Utah Divas International Color Challenge would be perfect for a valentine card. I hope you’ll join the design team this week and play along!
See you tomorrow with a new sketch challenge from the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Group!
I look forward to reading your comments… they really make my day!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe (W 125545, C125547)
Ink: Regal Rose(105211), Basic Black(101179), Lucky Limeade(see accessories for marker set number)
Papers: Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (hostess Item 122381), Basic Black(121045), Whisper White(100730), Regal Rose (105130)
Terrific Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128), Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (125595)
Awesome Accessories: Modern Label Punch (119849), Neutrals Brads (119736), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNIPS, 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon(114616), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Basic Black Marker (100082), 2011-13 Marker Set (123002)