I wrote this post a couple of months ago, saving it for a rainy day. THEN I forgot about it, and this set and the framelits have sold out. Oh the horror!! But I figured if you already have the set, you might like another idea of how to use it :)
Dies by Dave. But it cinched the deal for me that I could get this die to cut out the stack of cups too :) The Cups and Kettles framelits work well all on their own, so that was an easy sale for me too, and can be used with coffee sentiments. OK, now for how I made this card!
- Cut a 4"x5¼" panel of Crumb Cake, emboss with Brick Wall embossing folder.
- Cut a piece of Love Blossoms DSP to 3"x3¾". Adhere to the Crumb Cake panel lightly, then stitch down with sewing machine and thread. Add a white outline with Signo white gel pen to the Crumb Cake half of the panel. Adhere this completed layer to a Thick Whisper White 4¼"x5½" card base.
- Take a piece of Whisper White Thick or regular cardstock that is at least 3"x4". Ink up the cups image first with Mint Macaron, then add Cucumber Crush from the second cup dow, then Lost Lagoon only on the last cup. Don't worry about the colors mixing on the stamp or your inkpads, it will be fine since we are going lightest to darkest. Now stamp onto the cardstock. Fussy cut, or die cut with the Dies by Dave die. Add dimensionals all over the back, and set aside.
- Take a little scrap of watercolor paper, at least 2" square, use Aqua-painter to paint an ombre of the Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, and Lost Lagoon. After it is dry, stamp the tea tag in Archival Basic Black. You really could stamp first and watercolor second, but this way you can pick the best spot of watercoloring. Now die cut the little tag. Take a 3" piece of gold thread and a dimensional and adhere to the back of the tag.
- Stick the other end of the gold thread under the top edge of the stack of cups and adhere this all to the card front.
- Use a blender pen and Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, and Lost Lagoon ink to add color to a few random hearts on the DSP.
- Ink up the heart shaped steam image the same way we did the stack of cups and stamp in the lower right corner of the inside of the card.
Isn't this an adorable little heart?! I can't wait to come up with some more fun ideas with it :) By keeping this design element tucked in the corner, it leaves plenty of room to add a sweet note to the recipient, but still keeps the inside interesting and tied to the design of the card front.
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