Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Happy Tuesday stampers...thanks for stopping by!

Today's card features the Time for Tea photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Spot of Tea framelits, as well as the lovely Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You'll find this pretty suite on pages 14 and 15 of the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! catalog.  The images in the stamp set are sweet and it's always nice to have matching framelits...and they are available in a bundle in this catalog so you'll save 10% when purchasing them together. I especially like the framelit I used to cut out the piece stamped with the sentiment...the scallop with the little cut-out dots is perfectly feminine, and this framelit comes in two sizes!  The coordinating paper-- printed in Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla--is pure GORGEOUSNESS!  This paper is a little more lightweight than our other DSP's, which makes it not only perfect for card accents, but also envelopes and envelope liners.

If you're not a fan of fussy cutting, this might not be a project you particularly enjoy, but I don't mind a bit of fussy cutting sometimes.  I chose these beautiful flowers from a piece of the DSP and cut them out.  I wanted to layer them on the other piece of DSP on this card but I found that the flowers became a little lost when using a piece large enough to cover the whole card front.  I also wanted to add a bit of texture so I decided to split the background using a smaller piece of DSP and a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock run through the Big Shot in the Simple Stripes embossing folder.  Before layering these pieces to the Coastal Cabana card front, I attached the ends of a piece of 1/8" Fresh Fig to the back side to create a line between the two paper pieces.

Next, I layered the three floral pieces I'd cut from the DSP onto the card front.  The piece for the sentiment is cut from Crumb Cake cardstock using a framelit and the Big Shot.  After cutting, I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I thought it still needed a little something, so I inked the foliage image in Coastal Cabana ink, stamped off onto scratch paper, then stamped over the sentiment image.  I layered this in the center of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish it up, I added a few of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (I love that these come in colors that are perfect for so many projects!) and a splattering of Wink of Stella, and finally tied a bow to the ribbon running across the center of the card.


 I hope you'll join me again on Thursday for another stamping project!

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