Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

Hello, Friends!  Last week, I treated myself to a little “spring break” from design team assignments. Sometimes, I just need to play with no particular goal in mind. It recharges the old mojo and restores my love of paper.   Many of you know that I am a serious tea lover!  Every single day starts with at least 2 cups of steaming hot tea.  (Irish Breakfast, if you please with milk and honey!) This Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card is just my cuppa!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 01

Once again, I pulled out my Kaisercraft “Wandering Ivy” collection and the matching Collectables to make this card.  This time, I focused on the green and white patterns within the collection.  The card focal is a vintage style Gecko Galz digital download.  I just love this tea drinking lady in her stylish hat and flowery tea set.  I think I might enjoy a cuppa and a chat with her!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: The Details

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 02

One of my favorite Saturday activities is going to yard sales.  I picked up this vintage style brooch for a quarter a while back, and I’ve been waiting for just the right project to use it.  To shabby it up, I painted the faux gold filigree with ivory chalk paint.  Then I used my button tool to cut the pin off the back.  To make sure it would sit level, I backed it with some squares of waste chipboard and then adhered it to the card.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 03

This flower cluster is made with 3/8″ Ivory Satin Ribbon. The flowers are Little Birdie Crafts Jessica Ivory, Ocean Mist Bernice and Pollen Stems & Tendrils.  I’ve tucked a trio of my precious vintage buttons behind the flower cluster and a metal filigree leaf beneath it.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 04

To add texture, and also to lighten up the composition, I altered a Little Birdie Circular Chipboard Lattice with Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.  This is tucked back behind the focal image.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 05

Here’s a tip I think you will like.  See that border of clocks behind the brooch?  They are a sticker strip from the “Wandering Ivy” collection.  Guess what?  I cut them in half, since they are tucked behind the embossed woodgrain layer.  Now I can use the other half strip in another project.  It’s like having double the product to work with.  The final touch on the card front was adding in some rub ons from a Tim Holtz remnant rub sheet.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 06I bet you knew there would be a tea bag inside this card, didn’t you?  And of course there is another little honey stick all dressed up for the birthday party!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 07Toss in another lovely little tag made from scraps on my work desk, and this card is done! Did you spot the other half of that clock sticker on the tag?  I have one more project that I made during my “spring break” but I’m saving that one for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog hop later on this month!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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10 thoughts on “Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

  1. Helen

    Love what you did with the Wandering Ivy paper for this folio, Kathy. The tea theme is so timely for me since I’m planning an afternoon tea with some friends. Now I’m planning to adapt something of your creation as part of the gathering. Thanks for this inspiration and for introducing me to the “Gecko Girls”.

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  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, late today, could use that cuppa tea. but without the honey an milk. One thing I loved in New Zealand was having afternoon tea at the shop with a friend. Think all of us need to slow down and have a tea an experience friendship and joy. good for the health. Love your creation as usual. I love broaches, wear them often, a piece of luxury. It’s being happy to be a lady.. ,

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  3. carol edwards

    Hello my lovely friend, another beautiful card, very elegant. Seems typical of afternoon tea in the summer. Yes wouldn’t it be lovely to whisk ourselves off to a lovely afternoon treat. For now I will have to just dream. Love the broach and how youve aged it more. Little trick with the clocks useful and thrifty. Flowers and ribbons make it pretty and of course the honey stick and teabag treat. Bring on the cake!!!xx

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  4. Sandy Artman

    Hi, kathy,
    You might have heard about the huge Thomas Fire in CA earlier this year. Several members of my church lost their homes and I’m helping to design some “cards” to support them. You gave me the idea to tuck in chamomile tea and honey sticks, dressed up to soothe the body and uplift the soul. You are a constant source of “food for thought”. Thank you!

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  5. soozyb2013

    “The best is yet to be”. I would hope this sentiment will come to light in all that is going on in the world now.
    Lovely card Kathy, love the flowers. The brooch was a score, I do love garage sales. Thanks for sharing yet another masterpiece. 🙂

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  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what an exquisite card! I too am a lover of all things “tea”. This card is just so beautiful and soothing. I believe there is no end to your imagination! Thank you again for sharing your lovely creations!

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  7. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Love your collage on the front of this card … especially the frayed edges. I have tried so*many*times to get that worn, distressed edge on paper and it never comes out the way I want it to. I’ve tried commercial distressers (both Tim Holtz’s and Ingvild Bolme’s), using the edge of scissors, on dry paper, on dampened paper. Never comes out right. I just bought the Tim Holtz nested deckle edge dies, which I hope will give me a good ‘starting off’ place LOL.
    Anyway – beautiful card, as always. I use a lot of embellishments on my work – but you really pile on the layers and textures and everything blends into a seamless whole composition. I’m envious of the ease you seem to have accomplishing it! Thanks for sharing!

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