It’s Friday…even though is rainy, cold and dreary here today…it’s still Friday!!
My card share today is the result of entering two challenges. The Global Design Project #33 has a color challenge and the Pals Paper Arts #298, a sketch challenge this week. I really enjoy combining challenges when I can. I actually consider it to be more of a challenge.
Since the new catalog will soon be out and some really great sets will be going away, I am trying to use them more. The Cups & Kettle framelits are one of those sets, along with A Nice Cuppa.
Although I only used the framelits on this card, I absolutely LOVE this bundle and will keep it here for a long time. I am a bona fide tea drinker…have been since I was very young. So anything having to do with tea, teacups, teapots, teabags…is my cup of tea! I used to collect teapots until my collection outgrew my kitchen and dining room. Whenever people know you collect a particular item, that’s what you get for every occasion. I had to put an end to it! So now I collect tea themed stamps. They are so much easier to store.
The card base is Sahara Sand with a mat of Calypso Coral and an embossed layer, using the Elegant Dots embossing folder of Night of Navy. I cut the tea cup using a pattern from the Pretty Petals DSP stack and another from Calypso Coral cardstock, layering the two so that a little of the cardstock would peek out from the cut design in the patterened cup. After I cut the little heart from the framelit, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle.
The tag is cut from the Tags &b Labels framelits and stamped with a sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set. I added a cute little flower, punched twice and layered, from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, then added a pearl.
I left the inside blank to write a personal note and to invite someone for tea. Today would have been the perfect day to chat and have a nice hot cup of tea with a friend.
I hope you enjoyed this card and that you will have sometime to have a cuppa…and stamp too! Thanks for stopping by. If you have any stamping needs and do not already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you out. My online store is just a click away and I am just an email away.
Take care and until next time,