Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Tea Time When the Going Gets Rough

Good morning dear stampers! Fancy a cup of tea?? Today I have two Teaparty Cards to share.

This one was for the SCS Tuesday's Teapot Challenge - Yah, It's Red, Jed Our inspiration was a white teapot with a red hat and purple flowers - like the red hat ladies attire.
So I made my card with my PTI die cut teapot with a red and purple hat layered on top - I also made a flower using mulberry paper, cuting a circle into a spiral and rolling it up.
I layered it all onto a square of patterned paper. I dry embossed a square nestability to frame my little decorated teapot. Then I stamped my sentiment in the corner., My stamps are from Rubbernecker
Mothermark always offers a destination for our cards - someone who could use some cheering and support. This tea time card will be going postal to Joyce in Utah who is suffering from cancer and the effects of recent surgery. She's a card stamper and will definately appreciate hand made cards!
You can see my tutorial on how I made this flower on a previous blog post here.
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Tea time set #457, Fashion Icon Set #455
Paper: White & DP Green Boutique - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Versafine - Imperial Purple, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - YG63, R29, Tea Pot Die - PTI, foam dimensionals, square nestability

My second Teapot Tuesday Challenge card - was to make a work of art from a blank white canvas! First, I dry embossed a nestie frame on my white canvas (ie my card!) Then I die cut my teapot and sponged it with several colors (ie abstract art!).
Then I just attached my 'art' to the frame with foam tape and stamped my WMS sentiment underneath (ie the 'title' of my art piece!)
This work of art and encouragement will be going postal to Kris - a stamper who recently had surgery on both wrists and could use a little uplifting while she is unable to stamp!
You can see my tutorial on how I dry emboss with my nesties on my blog post here
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hings, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Tea Dye
Accessories: Classic Frame - Nestabilities, Pearls - Kaiser, Teapot die - PTI

8 comments:

*Vicki* said...

These are such gorgeous cards Julia!! I love that teapot and with the rose is stunning!! :) TFS!

Debgem said...

Julia - great cards, but the wow factor definitely goes to the mutlticoloured teapot!! I just love it!

Pauline said...

Two fab cards Julia! Love the rainbow teapot, so cute!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia,I love the images and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards Julia! I love the dry embossed frame. Thanks for the tutorial!

Francie G. said...

Two wonderful cards, Julia! Love the elegance of the hat!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the hat with the tea pot - perfect!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the variations with the Tea Pots, great use of these on some beautiful cards!