Tuesday, May 29, 2018

China Tea Cup

Today's tea themed card for the  Coffee Lover's Spring + Summer Blog Hop features a beautiful China Teacup stamp from Stampendous. I've had this stamp in my collection for quite a while, but I don't think I've ever used it. It was my daughter's idea to emboss it in gold, and I LOVE how elegant that made it look!

To create my card I:
  • Inked up my Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with Versamark Watermark Ink
    • Inserted a piece of lavender card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug
    • Applied Gold Embossing Powder to the paper and heat set
  • Inked up the edges of my panel with Versamark Watermark Ink, dipped them in Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set
  • Stamped the China Tea Cup (Stampendous) in Versamark Watermark Ink added  Gold Embossing Powder and heat set
    • Colored in the design with Touch Five Markers and fussy cut my cup
  • Die cut a doily from white card stock using the  Hello Doily die set (Sizzix) 
    • Cut the doily in half and layered it under my cup
  • Created a pretty bow using Hug Snug Seam Binding and Shaded Lilac/Seedless Preservers Distress Ink (Ranger)
  •  Added a few lines of steam with White Opal Liquid Pearls

This post linked to:
Coffee Lovers Spring + Summer Blog Hop
Tuesday Throwdown - Create Your Own Background
Double D Challenge - Bling It Up (sparkly gold embossing all over this card!)
heARTful Stamping - Anything goes + a stamp


Lisa said...

OH MY!! This is gorgeous! Love how you created that background... all of the gold, yet so subtle.. and that cup is beautiful too! Love this!

Karen Letchworth said...

The background with the gold accents is gorgeous, and the lavendar ribbon is such a lovely accent. Another stunning card, Esther!

Leslie Miller said...

Your daughter had a very good idea! I love it in the gold and with soft lavender to go with it. Looks very antique. The old stamps are sometimes the best. Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D, and good luck in the Coffee Lover's blog hop!

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. Love he gold and purple. Awesome background and bow. The tea cup is so pretty.

~amy~ said...

How beautiful, I adore everything. Love all the gold detailing!

MariLynn said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you made your gorgeous embossed background. I am going to have to try that some time. Love the big bow as well.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So elegant with the gold and purple colors.

Darlene said...

Great idea ... gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bling’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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New Creations said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Love the pretty cup in Gold!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So beautiful. Love the details and stamp. Thank you for playing along in this challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Happy Crafting!

Conniecrafter said...

Your daughter had a great idea to emboss the cup in gold, it has great detail and like how you carried that to the background, I so love your steam you added, tops it off perfectly!

sarascloset said...

STUNNING just doesn't seem to be enough to say, but this is just GORGEOUS, and I've not had my second cuppa yet. Hugs!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such a beautiful and elegant lilac card! Love the bow!

SewPaperPaint said...

I can't wait to try this embossing idea! Stunning result and gorgeous color combo! Big hugs, Autumn

Fikreta said...

This is so very pretty

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Gosh this is beautiful!! Love the vintage cup!