Good Tuesday to you all. My thank you card is based on two challenges: the Pals Paper Arts #98 Sketch Challenge and the Picture Perfect Creations Specialty Challenge #7. I like the PPA challenge for its clean and simple style. And I loved the inspiration photo of the PPC challenge. I didn't have any tea cup or tea related stamps so I picked up the colors as part of my inspiration. The beautiful old fashioned tea set had me imagining there might be doilies in the vicinity of this tea party.
The card base is Rose Red card stock. I added a layer of Daffodil Delight card stock that was stamped with the soon to be revealed Delicate Doilies stamp set and Daffodil Delight ink. The edges were sponged with the same ink. I punched out a piece of the new In Color Lucky Limeade with the Lace Ribbon Border punch, also a new item starting July 1. This was matted with a piece of Rose Red card stock that was sponged around the edges with Rose Red ink and adhered to the card front. Using the Doily Triple Layer punch, I punched out six doily shapes from Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Rose Red card stock. They were adhered to a piece of Whisper White card stock and run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder to give it the inlaid embossing effect. I matted it with Rose Red card stock and added it to the card front with dimensionals. The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card stock, sponged around the edges with Rose Red ink, punched out with the oval punch and matted with two ovals punched out of Daffodil Delight card stock. Because the main image area was raised up by the dimensionals, I attached the sentiment to the card with a dimensional on the left side only and adhesive on the right side. Perhaps the ladies attending the tea party were wearing their pearls, so I added Basic Pearls to my embossed doilies and the "o" in you. It seems I was inspired more about the feeling from the picture rather than the image. It was a great sketch and photo to work with.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370); Delicate Doilies (available July 1)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (#119667); Rose Red (#101778); Lucky Limeade (available July 1)
Card Stock: Rose Red (#102544); Daffodil Delight (#119683); Whisper white (#100730); Lucky Limeade (available July 1)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Maching (#113439); Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976); 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Medium Punch (#120908); Doily Triple Layer Punch (#122465); Sponge Daubers (#102892); Lace Ribbon Border Punch (available July 1)
Finish It Up: Basic Pearls (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)