Tuesday, January 24, 2017

You Are My Cup of Tea

Hello friends! It's high time to have some tea .... 

Today I am sharing a fun project with you about this Vintage Tea set from Altenew.
The moment that I saw this stamp set, I knew exactly what I want to make....

you are my cup of tea

A one layer card with embossing details! 

You see, I was inspired by the Wedgwood China. They are our wedding gift from my dear brother-in-law! Over the years, we have used the tea set so much and yet they remain to be timeless and classy!

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Vintage Tea Set at Simon Says Stamp (click here)
Vintage Tea Set at Altenew (click here)

my cup of tea

Even though it is one layer, there were some planning involved when making this card.
1. masking (cutting out the image for cup and saucer)
2. gold-embossing in two stages (saucer and the cup with masking paper)
3 color the images with the new Altenew Artist Markers (Set A).
4 Add shine and touches with Nuvo Droplets and Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor (6).

 It may seem tedious to do multiple steps for this one layer. But the depth and shine truly makes this one layer a stand-out. Plus, it is mail-friendly! I didn't even feel the need to add sequins!

close-up

I hope this post inspires you to create a one layer...
One layer cards are not all about coloring, a little embossing goes a long way, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

~You can now get this Hibiscus Bouquet & Floral Ink Bundle  at Altenew.
 
~NEW CHA-release products can be pre-ordered over Simon Says Stamp here. Use code "HEART" to get $5 off in your purchase

12 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Virginia this is such a beautiful project.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
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Desíre
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Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I can see why you wanted the tea stamp set. You used the images well.

Harriet said...

My what a lovely tea cup. I think one layer cards are the best. I appreciate every post of yours because you explain very well your process and that helps a lot.

conil said...

OUTSTANDING...love the use of the little floral stamp to surround your teacup. And the color with the embossing is amazing. Looks so beautiful in the photo...and your china matched the cups shape. Wow!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling teacup, Virginia, and I love the flowers surrounding it!

Misty Elam said...

Fabulous card, Virginia! All those steps are totally worth it when you end up with a card looking like that! Your China is beautiful as well. China is not really my thing, but I sure do like yours! Definitely timeless.

Sheila H said...

I had to have this set, Virginia - I just bought it a month or so ago. Your card is lovely. It makes me wish for a cup of tea right now!

Lisa Elton said...

Very pretty card!!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Virginia. So happy you are on the Altenew team. Well deserved.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Virginia, this is SO pretty!

Martha Herrera said...

Simply gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful design on that tea cup and love the florals behind it!