Congratulatory Tea | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This card is one of those that starts out with one idea and ends up changing track part way through. I was planning on going for spring colours, but somehow ended up looking more autumnal! In any case, this is my fifth card for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop, and I decided to make a scene of sorts.

I started by die cutting the Simon Says Stamp Modern Flowers card wrap from a snippet of white card. That was my starting point for the idea – I wanted to use it like a table cloth.

The next step was to make the table. I found a piece of brown card and used Barely Beige ink to stamp Altenew’s Wood Pallet Background onto it, giving a subtle wood effect.

My scene also required a wall, so I used my Hard Textures stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and some Tiara ink to add brick detail to my yellow card base. Most of this stenciling ends up covered, but I think it still adds interest.

I then started working on the tea cup that would be the focal point of my card. Here again I used snippets, but this time patterned paper. I chose a yellow with polka dots for the cup itself, a textured orange for the flower, and a lacy green pattern for the leaves and stem. I stamped the cup from Stamplorations’ Rise and Grind with Catherine Pooler’s Midnight ink. For the polka dot paper I stamped the entire image, but for the other papers I only stamped the flower, so that I wouldn’t have as much waste.

I fussy cut out each of the stamped pieces, then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to add shading to each of the pieces, which gives the impression of them being more dimensional. I then went around the cut edges with a black, brush-tip, waterproof marker, which makes the edges look more finished. I then used Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere all the layers together.

I used the same glue to adhere my table cloth to the table, and then the bottom of the cup onto the table cloth. The table cloth piece was fairly thick card, so I added some off cut snippets of the same card and adhered them to the back of my cup in order to lift it so that it would lie flat. I then adhered the entire thing to my card base.

The last thing to add was a sentiment. I decided to use one from the Wood Pallet Background and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

As I said in my introduction, I’d originally planned for this to be a spring coloured card, but as I dug through my scraps for papers to use for the paper piecing, this is what I came up with instead. I still think it’s pretty, even if it isn’t what I originally had in mind.

If you missed any of my previous cards just follow the links to card one, two, three and four. Or you can find all the coffee cards I’ve ever shared here.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Allsorts Challenge – Gingham, Stripes, Dots

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play – Tea/Coffee

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Tea/Coffee

Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – Make It A Beverage

Dies R Us – Graduation/Congratulations

HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge – Use Dies

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Circles

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge – Use A Stencil

42 thoughts on “Congratulatory Tea | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

  1. I love your card, So pretty. I love what you used to make a tablecloth. I was wanting something like that for a card I was wanting to make. It would be perfect. Great job! Happy day to you!

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  2. I completely understand with changing part way through; same here 🙂 This is absolutely a stunning card and I love the ‘table cloth’ design. Thank you once again for joining us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge. Good luck and take care.
    Hugs and smiles,
    …STAMPlorations {Stencil Design Team}…
    …Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}…
    …My Instagram…

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