Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friendship Tea


 I had originally planned to post only one tea/coffee themed card a day, but when I saw Autumn's beautiful card I immediately wanted to CASE it. (See her GORGEOUS card here!) I combined my inspiration from Autumn with this super fun sketch from My Sketch World, and ended up with two posts today for the Coffee Lovers Spring + Summer Blog Hop.



To create my card I:
  •  cut a piece of vintage dictionary page to size and matted it to a piece of dark blue cardstock, sewing along the edges
  • Added strips of lace, fabric, designer paper, and a strip of paper lace punched with the Eyelet lace border punch (Martha Stewart) and stamped with the Script stamp from Stampin' Up in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • printed a teacup template and stenciled over it with the Floral Ornate stencil (Waverly) in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Cut a tea bag tag using a small square punch, clipped the top corners, and added a tiny punched flower with a pearl center
    • attached the tea tag to the cup with burlap string
  • folded a coffee stained doily in half and crumpled it up under my cup
  • added my stenciled cup to the card with mounting tape for dimension
  • created three little flowers using the Tiny Tattered Floral dies (Tim Holtz)
  • cut a strip of kraft card stock and punched the end with the Eyelet Lace punch (Martha Stewart)
  • stamped the sentiment from Wordsworth in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (Ranger)

This post linked to:
Coffee Lovers Spring + Summer Blog Hop
Simon Says - More than one stamp (Script Stamp and Sentiment)
Creative Inspiration - Fussy & Fancy
Use Your Stuff - Recycled (dictionary page, fabric leftover)
Frilly and Funkie - Layers of Lace

19 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

These layers are stunning, Esther. I really like the tea bag and the gorgeous flowers. Another stunning card.

MariLynn said...

Love the dictionary page. Love the flowers and the little tea bag. Beautiful card.

Billie A said...

Love the blues and the papers. Great tea cup.

vinita jain said...

Great combo of papers and take on the sketch, so cute!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful mix of papers and great design.

Gina Knott said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the tea cup and beautiful blue tones! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

Tammy L said...

Awesome card! I love the colors and great layers! I love the upcycling of the tea bag and the dictionary page on this! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

~amy~ said...

Oh yes, this is gorgeous. Love that you were inspired by Autumn.
Those blues with the neutral colors, so very striking!

Lisa said...

So gorgeous! These blues and all of the patterns and textures... and the coffee stained doily.. perfect!

Nancy Carroll said...

Fun colors, textures

Fikreta said...

great colors and so nice card.

Tracy Freeman said...

This is beautiful and reminded me of an old tea set my nanna used to have :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day :) x

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layers and the blues!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the doily's and lace with the blue, so sweet!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome layers!!! Love your card!!!

Sara Barker said...

Esther, I can really see how you were inspired by Autumn's gorgeous work of art, and you have done a fabulous job layering all your laces and teacup! Gorgeous blend of color and texture! And I'm delighted to see you played along with our Layers of Lace challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Lovely paper piecing and beautiful layers!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Esther, this card hits on all my favorites: Lace, Blue and Tea! I love the way you've layered your papers and that pretty blue china teacup makes me smile. Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Layers of Lace" Challenge!

Jenny Marples said...

What a beautiful card Esther! I can see how you were inspired by Autumn to create this and it's such a wonderful tribute. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x