April 12, 2009

Teacup Stamp Challenge Card and Sorry!

First, I have to apologize for not posting for so long. Hubby was really tired this week and went to bed early several nights which is usually my crafting time. In addition, once I finally got some stuff done on Friday, my computer decided to get sick! I really try to not let so long pass between posts but sometimes it is inevitable.

On to the fun stuff!! Cassie (from the Twinkle Team) and I decided to do a couple of challenges a month, just because. We have gotten to be e-friends lately, chatting about kids, paper and just life! She is sweet and talented, you should check out her blog! (sidebar under Twinkle Team) The challenge actually started teacup challengewhen I made a card using this same  stamp. She commented that she really liked it so I offered to send her some images. She laughed (in email terms) and told me she already had it! Thus the challenge was born. It seems to be a mix of ideas, we take turns choosing a theme and the other one of us adds some specifics to make it more interesting. I added to it by including the requirements of using chocolate, ribbon and two other embellishments. I can’t wait to see her card. (ETA: I have seen it now, gorgeous! Run, don't walk to go see it!)

The card base is actually two pieces. That way I don’t get any flat spots on my shaped card. The back piece is scored and folded over then attached with adhesive. I used a Cuttlebug textile folder on the front of the card base. The flower was crocheted by my girlfriend, Rebecca. I really like how I did the ribbon. There are actually 3 ribbons in total. The one that stretches across the card, another tied in a single overhand knot over it and a third different ribbon tied in a square knot so it has a nice smooth middle and points the opposite way to the other ribbon tails. I used a Copic marker to go over he edges of the paper piecing because you could see the white core. Because the first teacup's handle doesn't connect to the cup, I also used it to colour the handle. The riding hood red paper on the left and the chocolate one are from the Bella pack, the other is from the DSP patterns pack.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Paper: DSP, pink pirouette, chocolate, white CS-SU!
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: pink ribbon-UK, chocolate stitched ribbon-Taylored Expressions, Copic markers, fleurette-Rebecca Wu, foam dots-Jody Morrow, rhinestone-SU!
Techniques: paper piecing, dry embossing


Danni said...

How fun to challenge each other! Very nice card!!

Cassie said...

This is Exquisite Rebecca!! I love the shape of it - I want that set of nesties in a BAD way!! Can you explain better though how the card is put together with the base and the embossed layer?

I never would've thought to paper piece the teacups - but they are great!! I think it's fun that we both made our middle cup Brown!

I'm really excited about our next challenge!

Jami said...

How cool...love those architectural tea cups!!! Great colors too!!