I hope you have had a wonderful holiday. I sure did. It was spent with family, celebrating and eating great food. 🙂 We did have something extra special to celebrate, my youngest son, Mitch proposed to his lovely, lovely girlfriend, Jamie and she said “YES”.
The happy couple. . . . . . . .
I heard the news and cried tears of joy! Jamie has already won all of us over and has been a part of this family from the day we met her. I’m looking forward to them making it official.
Now, with the personal stuff set aside, I’m happy to bring you a tutorial today. I took a little hiatus from stamping to have some spare time to prepare for the holidays and just have some general down time. But now I’m back and was anxious to get back into my office to create. I received my pre-order from Stampin’ Up! which included stamps from the up and coming Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. The catalog will be in effect January 4 – April 30, 2012. My current Stampin’ Up! customers will receive this mini catalog automatically from me. If you would like an Occasions Mini Catalog, please e-mail your address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get one in the mail to you. You won’t want to miss out on the exceptionally wonderful things in this mini!
As the title of this post suggests, I am giving you a sneak peek of a project using a new set from the new mini. The set name is Tea Shoppe and it’s right up my ally, I’m a tea drinker.
The tutorial below gives you instructions on how to create a stenciled wall, striped table cloth and embossed teacup. Check it out below and then put this stamp set on your list of stamps you must have in 2012.
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Now on with the tutorial. . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Tea Shoppe
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla and Whisper White
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and River Rock
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder Markers, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant brads, Brayer, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponges, Versamark Pad and marker, Label punch, scissors, post it notes.
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Stamped the teacup by loading it with Versamark and then with River Rock before stamping it on Whisper White card stock.
Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Colored the openings in the cup design using a Wisteria Wonder and Olive markers. Wiped the excess marker off of the embossed image using a paper towel.
Cut the cup out.
Laid my cup (don’t adhere yet ) on a 4.25″ x 5.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock and then added a few steam lines using my Versamark marker above the cup. Heat embossed the steam lines using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Masked the bottom of the card stock using a post it note.
Brayered Elegant Eggplant ink at the top of the card stock.
Unmasked the bottom of the card stock and masked the top of the card stock. Brayered Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Using another post it note, sponged in stripes on the table cloth using Elegant Eggplant ink. Sponged at the post it note edge and then moved a bit down for the next stripe.
Continue until you have the whole table cloth striped.
Sponged Always Artichoke at the top of the table cloth.
Remasked the bottom of the card stock and stamped the pansy stamp repeatedly across the bottom of the wall using Elegant Eggplant ink.
Sponged Elegant Eggplant ink at the bottom of the wall at the post it note edge.
Created a shadow for the cup by sponging a spot of Always Artichoke ink and then inside that spot sponged a spot of Elegant Eggplant ink.
On a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock stamp the label outline stamp using Old Olive ink.
Stamped the sentiment inside of the label stamp using Elegant Eggplant ink.
Punched the image out.
Added two Elegant Eggplant panels, one Wisteria Wonder panel, my tea cup, Wisteria Wonder ribbon, my label and Elegant Eggplant brads.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May your day be as warm and inviting as a good cup of tea!
Until my next post. . . . . . .
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