Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Collection
Hello Friends! It’s all about tiaras and teacups in this edition of Throwback Thursday. I’ve reached all the way back to 2015, the year G45 released the glorious “Gilded Lily” collection. I only have bits and bobs of this favorite collection left, but I still managed to create a teacup…
…and a shaker card! No tutorial this week, as I have been slammed in the studio, but I’ll share lots of tips and tricks that will help you create your own Throwback Thursday masterpiece. Since my day always starts with tea, we’ll look at the teacup first.
Eileen Hull Gilded Lily Teacup
This is one of my all time favorite teacup creations. After die cutting all the pieces from both chipboard and designer paper, I put the cup together with my Dries Clear Adhesive. Graphic 45 Precious Pink roses adorn the base of the cup. Then I threw in a little mixed media mayhem with Pearls, Prills and an itty bitty porcelain teacup.
TIP: Die pearls to match your project with Alcohol Inks. The neat and tidy way to do this is to place the pearls in a small zippered plastic bag. Then add a few drops of alcohol ink and smoosh them around. Remove with tweezers, and there are no messy hands involved!
TIP: Fill the tiny teacup almost to the brim with hot glue. Then sprinkle a few Prills on top to look like the foamy bubbles in a chai latte. Randomly apply glue to the saucer, sprinkle with Prills and set the pearls and cup into the hot mix (carefully!).
Gift wrap a tea bag, Lindt miniature chocolate, and Biscoff cookies to tuck inside the cup. Tie a chipboard tag around a demitasse spoon. This is a great way to use up your scraps and create a beautiful presentation.
Score a small ephemera card in half to create a mini note card. Alter a resin crown with Metallic Wax. This decorative feature looks great in the tea cup and keeps the bitty card from falling down into the recesses of the cup.
The Card: Keep Calm and Straighten Your Tiara
I pulled a lot of tricks out of my bag to make these scraps cover my card base. First, don’t try to cover the center part of the card. You are going to create a shaker window that will obscure any precious designer paper anyway. Instead, simply add a border to the top and bottom of the card. Then I cut a 3″ wide scrap in half from top to bottom. Adhere the halves on each side of the card to cover the blank card base. Once you add your shaker box, no one will ever know!
To create the shaker box, layer a gold foil die cut frame with a cream cardstock die cut frame. Offset the two layers slightly when you adhere them together to create a drop shadow. Then back the frame with clear cardstock and back with foam tape. Fill with a shaker mix and cover with a large ephemera card.
A Peek Inside
I used most of my designer paper on the inside of the card. But oh, what pretties I managed to tuck in here.
Here’s a book mark fit for royalty. I even attached a sparkling tiara on the top!
How about stamps? Yup! Gilded Lily Stamps adorn the focal on this magnet that I created from an ephemera card (I need to stamp more…I’m so out of practice!)
Anyway..that’s Throwback Thursday for this week. I hope by now your fingers are itching to dig through YOUR Closet of Shame and create something wonderful.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Note: Throwback Thursday posts feature older, often retired, products. When I can find a product link, I will provide it. But if there is no link, I bet you can find a good substitute from your stash. Thanks for understanding!
- Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Paper Collection Scraps
- 8×8 pad
- Tags and Pockets
- Ephemera Cards
- Stamp Set
- 6×6 Patterns and Solids
- I found ONE 12×12 piece HERE
- Graphic 45 Princess 12×12 Patterns and Solids
- Spellbinders Corner Cotillion Die
- Eileen Hull Teacup Die (retired and out of stock…but a new one is coming SOON)
- G45 Precious Pink Roses
- Little Birdie Antique Gold Metallic Wax
- Prima French Regalia Crown Charm
- Resin Crown and charms from my stash