TGIF! Yay, it’s Friday AND it’s going to be sunny and not too warm this weekend.! Oh AND I get to spend Saturday with a bunch of amazing ladies stamping, laughing and eating yummy Strawberry Shortcake when we’ve finished stamping. Woohoo!
Today’s post features my under used (this was it’s maiden voyage) A Nice Cuppa stamp set. I found a fun card on Pinterest by Jen Arkfeld and used it as my inspiration. To be honest I was thinking I would just case it, but Noooooo. I just love the long and narrow card size and this stamp fit perfectly with just enough room for the tea bag string and a few baby hearts. Then I went with the Dots Stencil instead of the Diamond Stencil from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks pack. Finally I went with a Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight color combination topped with just a few punch baby hearts. Now let’s get to into the nitty-gritty. Lol!
CARD BASE: The bright “Long and Narrow” (my go-to size is 3-1/4″ x 11″) base starts with Bermuda Bay . I’ve come to realize I’m not using this bold and bright color enough. Lol! Next are layers of Melon Mambo followed by Whisper White. I went with the “Happy” Dots Stencil from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks and sponged the dots with Daffodil Delight (not too heavy or lightly, but just right) [grin]. Then very lightly wiped with the same sponge over the entire piece of Whisper White. [TIP: I made sure the all-over sponging was light and uneven to break up all the white.]
TEA CUP STACK: It is stamped onto Whisper White with VersaMark ink then heat embossed in Black. The lettering is colored with Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight markers. [TIP: Carefully wipe excess ink away after each color so they won’t bleed into the next. As you can see in the “a” in always. (grin)] Yes, I had them fussy cut this out. BUT…..we left the tea cup handle interiors (that was too much cutting even for me. Lol!), and added just a wee bit of sponging so they blended in. Then add a length of Two-Tone Color Thick Baker’s Twine to the back of the cups before applying them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
FINISHING TOUCHES: For the tea bag string add a tag by stamping the “and you” onto Whisper White with Melon Mambo ink and (yes) hand cut. I attached this tag to the end of the Baker’s Twine with a small piece of scotch tape then popped with a quarter of a Stampin’ Dimensional. [TIP: I wound the Baker’s Twine into the loops that I liked and applied small amount of glue from my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to keep it in place. I was nicely surprised how quickly it set.] For ease in class I opted to use the Hearts Border punch and punched several in Melon Mambo and attached with a small dot of liquid glue.
I hope you enjoyed today’s bold and bright modern looking design. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great Friday and weekend too!
- STAMP: A Nice Cuppa
- PAPER: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
- INK: VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
- MARKERS: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Membo
- ACCESSORIES: Punch–Hearts Border | Decorative Masks–Happy Patterns | Two-Tone Thick Baker’s Twine–Black & Melon Mambo
Sparkly Hugs, Carol