Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tea Cups

Today I have made 2 cards for the Twofer #7 that I think are unlike any cards I have made before.  I like this challenge as it makes me think differently, but it does take me a long time to come up with something, the prompt word this month is beverage. Luckily I have had time this week and it has been too hot here to do much anyway.

Here are my cards:

The teacup die I have used was free with simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine and I haven't used it before. Here is a closer look at my first card:

I wanted to use the letters T and U to put over my message and was going to use them for the text around the card but in the end I just used them on the background which was created using distress oxide ink. I then randomly stamped T's, U's and hearts in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. the teacups are cut out of patterned paper, I reversed the die for the middle one. The word frame was designed and printed using my Scan n Cut machine.
Here is a closer look at the background and teacups:

I have been keen to start using fabric on my cards again as I have quite a large stash of fabrics which haven't been used for a while. I particularly like Liberty Print Tana Lawn and have a big pile of little offcuts, which are brilliant for cards. When I saw Less is More #375 olive and tangerine, I knew what colours to use. The teacups are cut from Liberty print fabric and the background is watercolour paint spritzed with cosmic shimmer mist. The sentiment is a quote from the mad hatter in Alice in Wonderland, I shall use this card as an invitation to tea.
Here it is:

Here is a close up:

I am very tempted to put some enamel dots in the white space but I am resisting that urge!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it and would love to hear what you think about my cards.
Thank you


Darnell said...

Wow, so much to love, HilaryJane! Your T and U card is filled with layers of interest and creativity! I love that you embossed those letters in the cool background to link to the border text and the patterns are so pretty! And you used fabric on your second card! That is sensational! It's a lovely invitation design!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two fantastic tea cup cards HilaryJane! LOVE the T, U and heart background for you beautiful stack of tea cups. The desigsn on the tea cups work so perfect together and love that word frame. Your second tea cup card is adorable with the two bright orange patterned cups over the green and yellow watercoloured background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Kathyk said...

FAB twofer and LIM challenge


Lisa T said...

I love both the cards! The designs are great on both - and I really like how you did the text around the first one. I'm the same, it takes me some time normally to come up with an idea - so its always great when they work out well xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two fabulous cards and a great combination of both challenges! Love the cup with the Liberty and the background is just divine ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

Neets B said...

Love the clear embossed letters over your background on the first one, such a great effect, I must remember that one. And so fab to see the use of fabric, you've used our challenge colours brilliantly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Susanne Vargas said...

What a great background you have created for your stacked tea cups! Love the different patterns on them! How fun to use fabric on your die cuts for the second card with another gorgeous background! Very pretty cards!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards, Hilary! Just joined up as your newest follower, Jo x