Thursday, August 6, 2009

CPS #127 and Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo#9...Tea for Two

and two for tea! If it's not coffee, folks, it's tea for me in the hot beverage category. I think it was the unseasonably cool weather today in northern Cali that had me thinking fall...that means hot beverage, good book and a cozy fire. Heavens no I don't get that but in my make believe world, I can wish for anything right? LOL! I LIKE make believe :)

Today's card has been inspired by TWO fabulous challenges this week: CPS #127 and a new one to me, the Scrapmaster's Paradise challenge color combo #9.
the challenges:

my project:
Will you get a load of that darling cup stamp with heart shaped steam??! OK, it's adorable I know but, are you ready, here it is, it's a $1 Studio G stamp! GET OUT! I let out an audible gasp when I saw it buried in a basket at Joanns! I snatched her out of the basket and I may have even looked around to see if anyone was waiting in the wings to steal her away...and yes, this stamp is a "her" :). Today was the day for her maiden inking and I decided a session of paper piecing would do her justice nicely. The paper cups were embellished with some Sharpie poster paint white pen doodles as were the Papertrey vintage buttons in lemon tart. I also cut a "doily" for the cups to rest on and embossed it with swiss dots. The "doily" led to the lace and purple trims and check out the hunk of painted and distressed cardboard for the backdrop. Danger! Warning! Could see more of this cardboard in my future :) Hmmm, what else? Oh! Faux ribbon from papertrey serves as my stamped background wallpaper and I misted my pink cardstock with tattered angels vintage pink glimmer mist. The sentiment was created with stamp from Provo craft.

I'm so glad you could stop by and share a cup of tea with me. Sit down, stay awhile, let's chat, I just love hearing from you :) Have a great one!
Paper: Papertrey and SU!
Stamps: Papertrey, Provo Craft and Studio G
Ink: SU! and Papertrey
Glimmer mist: tattered angels
embosser: cuttlebug
Other: paint pen, buttons, trims, acrylic paint, embroidery floss


Kelley Eubanks said...

I just love all of your shabby chic cards... they are wonderful!! I just racked up on some Inkadinkado Halloween stamps at Joann's last night in the dollar bin. I love it when they get the new ones in! :)

Elise said...

Here's me, "OH, no! SHE DIDN'T!" Yep, YOU DID! You did it again! FIRST, you made me have EXTRA coffee in the am.. and NOW I want some tea! But only to sober up from the euphoria I am feeling to be seeing the sight of this AMAZING piece of fantabulous inspiration! THIS is the stuff, my crafty dreams are made of! This IS the work of my favorite: PAPER DAYDREAM! Bravo!

Karen said...

Oh Dana! Would you brew a cup of Peppermint tea for me as I cozy up with your unbelievable FANTABULOUS tea for two card? I just LOVE your mix of fussy fibers and lace with the rugged painted corrugated cardboard!! (I just saved some for a similiar purpose....not that it would turn out even remotely close to this Gorgeous creation o' yours!) Love that you made this creation ENTIRELY YOU with paint and stamps and a paint pen and embossing folders and your perfectly sweet dollar grab at Joann's story. Love, love, LOVE it! :>

Susan said...

You made a $1 stamp look like a million bucks! Thanks for playing along with the SPCC challenge!

Sabriena Satchwell an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

OMG! Your card is fabulous.... I would have NEVER thought distressed cardboard would look so good on a card!

suzARTe said...

this card is just lovely. the lace and all the embellishments look fantatic, well done!!!

Kristina said...

Beautiful - love the texture of the card

Emily said...

So unique and beautiful!

I may have to "borrow" some of your ideas. ((heehee))

Emily-SP Diva

Julie said...

this is precious! your cards are always so fab!

Rosemary said...

Oh, wow! Gorgeous! Love that painted cardboard!

Danielle said...

Love all the layers on this card!! Awesome job.
Thanks for playing with us this week at SPCC!!

Heidi said...

Wow! I love this card. Love the layered fibers. I've found a few Studio g gems in the $1 bin, too!

Heidi SP Diva

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I love the cardboard, well actually I love the whole card.

thescrapmaster said...

GREAT card!! I would have never guessed that was a dollar stamp!
SPCC Creator