This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "T" is Tea. The teacup stack image is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Tea Time." I did some major fussy-cutting and paper piecing on this card, but love the results. Using instructions that I found on the web for another digi set of stacked cups (beyondthefringecrafts.blogspot.com/2018/04/getting-creative-with-digital-stamps.html), I printed the stack of teacups on 8½ x 11 paper, in four different colors of paper, [two patterned, two pastels and one white]. I printed four stacks on the white cardstock, which served as my "base" for the paper piecing, and one stack of cups on the other papers. So, I have extra cups to cut out and paper piece in the future when I need an extra special card for someone!
I used the directions in the link provided above but added a few tips [photos below.]
I finished the card by adding a section of a paper doily placemat behind the finished creation, attached it with gold photo corners, added a sweet mini-sentiment tags from a Lili of the Valley digi set, and perched the beautiful sprig of holly, named "Holly Blossoms," which is one of the nearly 250 freebies created by artist, Beccy Muir [find it here- The inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set "Blessings of the Season."Photo A shows the printed stacks on white and also two of the colored stacks, with one cup missing [used to make the card.] It also shows how I shaded the cups with two tones of grey Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen highlights.
Photo B shows how the shading bleeds through to the back of the sheet… which helps with the next steps!
Photo C shows that I used the shading to place a strip of transparent tape on the back of the images, helping prevent the delicate handles from tearing when cutting out the centers.
Photo D shows a stack of cards. Before cutting all of them apart, I number them from the bottom up,- 1,2,3, etc. in pencil. This helps simplify things when I later start stacking them! (I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to arrange the colors when I had piles of them covering my table top. But then I was NEVER good at puzzles!
Photo E shows that fussy-cutting the cups means there will be some tiny pieces that can easily get lost. I will need these little tidbits when creating additional cards in the future.
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards- Letter T (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
The Paper Shelter- #363 A Christmas Card (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Word Art Wed Challenge- # Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
I was first introduced to the Outlawz Challenges when they celebrated their 7th Anniversary in January. I then joined their Progressive Challenge which provides members with a free digi every month. If they create and enter a card with the digi in the monthly challenge, they automatically receive the next month's freebie.
This month's freebie is an adorable digi named " [etsy.com/shop/DrawnbyKrista] I had fun creating this cheery card that I'm entering in several challenges including two that related to dressing to stay warm or festive and one, "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie" that included snowflakes and "Double D" mood board that includes plaid
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Nov (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Plaid (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #619 (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Snuggle Up Buttercup (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Let It Snow (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Baby It's Cold Outside (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Kitty Bee Designs- #132- All Wrapped Up ( )
The Cutie Pie Challenge #129 Winter Layers (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #107 Christmas (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)
I picked up a few of these sparkly red gift card holders for 90% off at last years after Christmas sale. Added a gift tag made with a vintage PSX wood-mount stamp, and after I purchase a gift card I can cross one gift off of my Christmas list! Am entering the card in several challenges, including "Christmas Crafts All Year Round" which has a Gingerbread theme this month. [Although the gingerbread cutie on this tag is small… he is adorable so hope it meets the requirement.]
Entered into: Outlaw Sat – PSX tag for credit card holder
Cute Card Thursday- #557 Festive Colours (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Gingerbread (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays- Christmas (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)