Friday, June 1, 2018

Country Tea

As I mentioned in several preceding posts, I didn't plan to make loads and loads of coffee/tea themed cards this week, but.........when I saw a couple really cute country themed ones in the gallery Wednesday, well, I knew I wanted to add one more to the line-up this week! Still several things I didn't have time to try --- maybe next time!

To create my card I:
  • started with a piece of notebook paper and sponged over it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • stamped the Postcard stamp (Repeat Impressions) in opposite corners in the above ink and added some stenciling (Blossom - Tim Holtz) to the other two corners
  • matted my notebook sheet on designer paper from Complete Boy (My Mind's Eye)
    • (all the designer paper on this card is from that same paper pack)
  • stamped the ruler stamp (unknown - I bought it unmounted at a stamp convention years ago) on designer paper, trimmed, and glued it across the top
  • created two banners from the same dp pack and glued them to the right side of the card
  • added a strip of white lace across the front and two little buttons to the top left corner
  • cut a piece of kraft cardstock into a rectangle, stamped it with the Crackle Background stamp (Stampin' Up) and distressed the edges
  • Cut a teacup and saucer from designer paper, added a strip of eyelet trim (Martha Stewart border punch), and a punched flower with a button center
  • added faux stitching around the saucer with a Sharpie Marker
  • created a crinkle ribbon bowwith Hug Snug seam binding and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • stamped the sentiment (Wordsworth) in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)
  • mounted the entire panel on a kraft card base

This post linked to:
Coffee Lovers Spring + Summer Blog Hop
Mod Squad - Stamped Background
Simon Says - Anything Goes


SewPaperPaint said...

I love the coffee stained color with the red and blue here! Such gorgeous layering and embellishment. Big hugs, Autumn

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous card with all those fantastic papers and layers. Love the cup.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Lots of stunning details! Background is amazing! Love this cup!

MariLynn said...

Love the texture of your card. I especially love the lace and the crinkly ribbon.

~amy~ said...

Oh my, really enjoying your country chic designs!

Karen Letchworth said...

Another amazing background with the fab stencilling, and an overall STUNNING card, Esther. You literally make my jaw drop with your art.

New Creations said...

Great design and textures, gorgeous!

Billie A said...

Pretty card and love the layers and textures.

Fikreta said...

Your card is so pretty.

Hetty said...

Such a lovely design, great colors and wonderful cup.
Love your card.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I love the shabby chic look of this card, and that background is amazing. All your elements go so well together here. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
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Lisa said...

Oh all of the luscious layers... awesome papers... fantastic design... wonderful card! said...

Gorgeous paper piecing and love your choice of papers!

Tracy Freeman said...

A great vintage vibe to this card, the papers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day :)