‘Tea Time’ Mother’s Day Card

It’s almost time for Mother’s Day this year. To all of you mom’s, no matter how or who your children are, I wish you a beautiful day. I made this card for my grandmother who lives in Wisconsin. I always love how tea sets look for these types of cards.

In issue #191 of Cardmaking and Papercraft, I received this tea set with a gorgeous doily embossing folder. I wanted the doilies to back the image I cut out to be the centerpiece of the front of the card. I had seen somewhere else a lady who had done a partial cut of the same embossing folder because it’s an easy one to cut up. I decided to try it and I am really happy with the result. And, yes, it was really easy to cut out so that was nice too!

I then took the stamp set and stamped the tea pot and tea cup with Versafine Onyx Black ink and immediately heat embossed them with clear embossing powder by WOW! Even though they are a covergift they work really well, especially after I conditioned them.

I used my much loved Arteza Real Brush Pens to color the images. I stuck to orange, yellow, hot pink, and green. I then used my water brush pens to blend the colors out. I was using Bristol paper which is the best paper to use with these pens. I’ve tried watercolor paper and I couldn’t get the colors to move at all. I then took my Cutter Bee scissors and fussy cut the tea pot and the tea cup.

I then started putting my adhesive on the back. I had an A2 size piece up paper of light green in a thatch pattern. I used my 1/4″ tape on the back of the A2 size paper, 1/2″ size on the doily pieces, and on the tea cup I used the 1/8″ size tape. It was a little difficult since the tape isn’t on solid paper, it’s all dipped in because of the embossing. I really do love Scor Tape, I get mine from Amazon in three packs and double packs. Now came the fun part of assembling it all.

To embellish the card I used the Studio Katia Majestic Fusion mix. They are clear iridescent sequins and I love them! I am so sucked in by my Lucy’s Little Things Gems and Pearls most times, I totally forget about all of the beautiful sequins I have. I always try to remember the rule of odds, it really does look better and is more appealing to the eye. Below is the final product. I forgot to take a picture of the inside but that’s where I put the tea cup and a strip of patterned tea cup paper on the inside with the sentiment ‘I Love You’.

And that’s it!! I loved making this card because I tried some things I had never done before. Have you made or bought your Mother’s Day cards yet? I’d love to see them! Until next timek, XO

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