I made this card for two challenges. The first challenge is for the June Mini VSN challenge. Sharon (smadson) is our hostess and she has chosen a wonderful theme called, "Summertime Blues." Meaning, we are to use at least 2 different shades of blue on our card. There are 4 different shades of blue in this card, but it is hard to see in the photo. Sharon, I set my alarm for one hour and was just adhering the final heart when the alarm went off, and I nearly jumped on top of my craft table it scared me so badly. I hope this makes you smile.
The 2nd challenge I made this card for is this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge. Polly is our hostess and she has chosen a fabulous theme called, "Teaparty Essentials." I do love a good tea party or even a garden party, and it sounds like this week's recipient does too.
The vintage teapot and teacup were stamped on vanilla cardstock using Prussian Blue ink, then both were fussy cut out. Colored the roses and dainty flowers with 2 shades of copic markers, then colored the leaves with a very light shade of blue. Die cut the frilly edge circle die and sponged the edges in Prussian Blue ink. The navy blue strip that goes across the card front is die cut twice using a stitched scalloped border die.
Adhered the dsp layer, then the navy strip, then the lacy edge circle die. Figured out where to put the teapot and teacup, then stamped the sentiment. Added 3 hearts die cut from scraps of blue glitter cardstock.
This card was so much fun to make so thank you Sharon and Polly for the wonderful challenges and thank you for looking! ~Karen.
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Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 2:35 PM
Karen thank you from a deep spot (since I know you!) for making this special card for Melanie. The timer jumping made me smile. I couldn't jump off the floor even a couple inches but I too would have jumped at a timer going off when I was concentrating.
Thanks for making Melanie a card, she will be smiling!
------------------------------ <div></div><br><div><font color="#9932cc"><br></font></div><font color="#9932cc">If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard just keep putting off doing it! </font> -Olin Miller
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 39116
Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 2:48 PM
I agree with Jean...it does remind me of Delft...so pretty! The scalloped doily is perfect for our teaparty. She's really going to love getting this wonderful card in her mailbox. You made me laugh with your alarm story...lol...I'm not usually that precise in my VSN hour limit.
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 21652
Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 4:34 PM
This is So Beautiful, Karen! I love these shades of blue together and the fact you stamped your images and colored them in blue too! What a pretty feminine card this is. Love those sparkly hearts for added texture and just plain fun~
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Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 60429
Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 5:29 PM
Giggling here, how the alarm startled you...thanks for the giggle. This card is drop dead gorgeous. The blues are so eye appealing paired with the white. Love the teapot and cups image. Terrific card! TFS
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 51130
Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 6:14 PM
I had a chuckle at your alarm going off - good thing you weren't using paint! This is so lovely Karen, I am sitting here watching a show about Delft, this sweet creation would be a sell out in a gift shop.
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.