Happy Tuesday! It’s another exciting release day, and today The Ton is featuring Hug in a Mug and Tea Party stamp sets. Now, I am a huge coffee addict and an even bigger tea addict. There’s not a day I don’t have both at least once a day, if not more. And I also LOVE afternoon teas. So it was truly fun and exciting to be working with these stamps!
Today’s card feature the Tea Party and Caffeine Crush sentiment sets. I am absolutely in love with these tea cups because it reminded me of beautiful vintage tea cups that I always find at vintage farmer markets. With that inspiration in mind, I chose to use the rose pattern tea cups in the set.
I began by gold embossing the tea cup, the rose pattern, and the plate. Then I went back and colored in the pieces with zig clean color markers. For the background, I first embossed my sentiment from the Caffeine Crush set, and then blended a vintage photo brown to a tattered rose pink using distress inks.
I die cut out a stitched rectangle from the distressed blended background, and then a larger scallop framed piece out of kraft cardstock. I sprinkled a bit of white watercolor on the background and added my cut out tea cup and plate to the card.
Before finishing up the card, I wanted to draw some steam coming out of the teacup and drew those in white color pencil. This allowed me to have a light transparent steam, without overpowering the sentiment. And of course, as a very last step I added just a few Glass Slipper sequins to the card for a little bit of sparkle.
Are you blown away by this release yet? And did you see yesterday’s post at the Ton Blog for the new couture inks? There’s rose gold!!
And don’t forget, as a continuation from yesterday, The Ton is also sponsoring a giveaway for this release! To qualify for a chance to win a $10 gift card to The Ton, leave a comment below. You have 6 more chances to win by leaving comments at the other 6 DT member blogs, and also a chance to win a $25 gift card by commenting on The Ton blog! The comment period will close on December 11, at 11:59pm and winners will be announced on The Ton blog on December 13th.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other stamps, dies, and inks featured in this release at the Ton Blog!