Everythings Blooming Stacked Stamped Teacups with G45 Time to Flourish Scraps
Hello, Friends! I’m just popping in very quickly today to share this Everything’s Blooming Stacked Stamped Teacups Easel Card. After making my June Banner of the Month, I had a few scraps of Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper left on my desk. Rather than pack the lovely bits and pieces away to be forgotten, I decided to make this tea themed project. It turned out so nicely, that I thought you might enjoy seeing it, too.
Tea themed projects are amongst my favorites, so I knew I wanted to die cut a pretty teacup as the focal image for my card. But patterned paper was in short supply, and plain die cuts just looked so, well…plain. What to do?
What if I stamped and embossed the teacups with my Everythings Blooming stamps? Figuring it was worth a try, I went to work.
How to Make Stamped Stacked Teacups
- First, die cut 3 teacups from complementary cardstock. I used Tim Holtz Bigz Die for this.
- Next, ink up your Happy text stamp with Coffee Archival Ink and stamp the die cuts.
- Now ink up the Happy Fern with Versamark Ink and stamp over the text on the blue teacup. Then heat emboss with Super Fine Copper Embossing Powder.
- Then ink up your Bloom stamps with Versamark and stamp the foliage on the pink cups. Heat emboss.
- Stamp the saucers with the Happy branches and heat emboss.
- Now you can stack your teacups with foam tape spacers and decorate as desired.
EMBOSSING TIP: For clean embossing, tap your surface with an embossing buddy before stamping. This will keep the embossing powder from sticking in places where you don’t want it to show up.
DESIGN TIP: Die cut a Large Doily to sit behind the stacked teacups. This helps them to stand out from the background. Then die cut the Fancy Flourishes to add an extra layer of interest to the patterned paper background.
A Peek Inside
Here’s a quick peek at the inside. As you can see, the pocket serves as the stopper or brake for the easel mechanism. I had to paper piece the small pocket together because the panel was too short. But adding a little side pocket allowed me to tuck in a scrappy bookmark, so it all worked out well!
TIP: The June ledger card is too tall to fit in the pocket. But you can score and fold it, then tuck in a little tea bag treat. Stamp Daily Happiness and heat emboss. Then adhere it to the flap.
Here’s the sweet little bookmark I created by stitching strips of patterned paper together on a cardstock background. Topped with a bit of lace, button and snippet of ribbon, it works well!
I hope I’ve shared some ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure. What was your favorite tip in today’s post?
You’ll find a linked supply list below.
Thanks for stopping by!
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- Elizabeth Craft Designs Everythings Blooming
- Sizzix Bigz Tea Time Die (discontinued…but use THIS DIE instead)
- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish DCE
- Versamark Ink
- Superfine Copper Embossing Powder
- Embossing Anti Static Pouch (embossing buddy)
- Coffee Archival Ink
You are on a roll with ideas! Love the way you have filled the cups, I can smell all the different tea aromas. Everytime I take another look I see something new, a flourish tucked in here and there, and I just saw the tiny key, so cute! It is more than a card Kathy, it is a story and a gift. Thanks for sharing your creations.
So pretty and cheerful – I love this card – you create such beauty – thank you for sharing!!