We enjoyed all of the beautiful cards made for our last challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Darlene picked another challenge this go-round and it’s a fun one: “Use Your Favorite Color.” It sure sounds like fun but it’s like picking your favorite child! My first reaction was Rich Razzleberry but then I thought about my elation when hearing that Stampin’ Up! was bringing Coastal Cabana back into the color line-up and knew that was the one (for now). Time for Tea is a brand new stamp set (with coordinating framelits!) and you know how I feel about my tea and coffee! The fun part of reorganizing my craft room was rediscovering items that were bought and put away, never seeing the light of day afterwards. This Tim Holtz Sizzix die was one of those items and was the perfect size for that stamp, don’t you think?
My Secrets to Making This Time for Tea Project
- I went through many colors of paper trying to find that one special one that would make Coastal Cabana the star of this card as well as give the look I wanted it to have with the tea cups. Fortunately, in my craft room reorganization, I also reorganized my DSPs, which helped me fall in love with some of my old favorites again. Once I found Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (a gorgeous vintage paper), my challenge was only finding the right patterns to use.
- The cups were cut with the die and edges sponged with Soft Suede ink. My secret to stamp on a cut image is that once you cut the image, put it back into the paper that it was cut from so you can see that you are stamping the image or sentiment straight.
- Seam Binding Ribbon is my favorite to use for a vintage card! Wet the ribbon and scrunch it up into a little ball, letting it dry for a few hours. I let mine dry overnight. Use your best method to make a bow, wrapping it two to three times. When you are ready to tie it off, fold the width of the ribbon in half to get the perfect bow!
- I didn’t have Enamel Shapes in any neutral colors so I went to my Subtles and colored the little heart (as well as the pearls) with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends. It dries very quickly and you’d never know it started out as another color.
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
- Stamp Sets: Time for Tea
- Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (retired), Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
- Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
- SU Tools: Spot of Tea Framelits, Ovals Framelits (retired), Bronze Stampin’ Blends, Mini Stapler (retired); non-SU: Tim Holtz Sizzix Tea Time Die #660234
- Finishing Touch: Basic Pearl Jewels, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Natural Hemp Twine
I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge
- Craft-Dee Bowz: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at the Sisterhood of Crafters then get your favorite stamps out and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.
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