Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Tea Time...

Hello Blogger friends!

Yesterday, I began my 2nd online card making class called "Stretch Your Stamps" given by an array of awesome, talented, card makers/paper crafters.
(the link to the class info is below)

The topic of the class was using background stamps in different ways. Man, oh man did they offer some wonderful ideas for using a background stamp that I probably never would have thought of! 

Anyway, I combined a few ideas from this lesson with the Tea Party Color Trends Challenge over on the Embellish Blog.

Here's the inspiration:

Here's my creation:

Believe it or not, I used a little dollar stamp to create this awesome background! It's only a 3 3/4 square stamp...gotta love a deal :-)

The for the sketch came from this video by Kristina Werner. I just stamped on each color of card stock and heat embossed it in clear. I was inspired by one of these cards to color in some of the spaces with my white gel pen. I also used my Versamark water marking pen to create the deeper toned diamond shapes. I then created the embellishment by paper piecing a little tea cup image.
(My paper piecing needs work, I know)

Here's a close-up of the detail:

Well, what do you think?
Please comment with paper-piecing suggestions, tips and/or tricks...I'd love some feedback.

As promised, here's the info for the class that I'm taking. 

I'm getting ready to dive into day 2! Join us, it's a great opportunity to meet new card making friends and learn tons of fun, cool techniques...

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have an awesome day!


  1. Love your card, the paper piecing pops and is so cool

  2. Simi, your card is wonderful! I love the pieced strips, and using your VersaMarker to get a tone-on-tone shade for each color of card stock is GENIUS. :) And so is using that one little dollar stamp to get your background... WOWZA! The time and effort it took to get this look was WELL worth it. Just fabulous! :)

  3. Haha, great minds think alike. I entered this challenge too! I am going down your blog and I am loving everything I see. Did you change your layout? It looks good. Your card is so cute and your paper piecing is perfect. ~Jeanne