Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

We had a kitchen themed swap on StampersoftheUSA and I loved the chance to use this old stamp of mine... a super sized cup and saucer!  Here's what I did with it  and with a hang tag from my morning tea.

 There are only a handful of rubber stamps used to create this card.  Two different types of lemons, the words, the cup and saucer, a tea bag, the words "TEA packed in Sri Lanka" and then the definition of 'tea'.  

The Tea Cup I colored in with a copic marker, while the lemons were inked up with Marvy pens.  The rest of the card was stippled with a brush and Memento inks.   

Another card mailed out this week went to my friend Gail to celebrate her birthday this month.  I have fun creating this card as I used a game ticket from the Circus Circus hotel and casino in Reno, NV where I visited earlier in the summer.

Gail's a big circus fan and I thought she'd enjoy this card made with Tim Holtz's images and dies.  I hope you do too! :)

Here's a complete front view of the card.
Here you can see the Circus Circus Reno Ticket I brought home just for this card.

 In creating this card I found that thin metal dies do not cut out Mylar material.  The first balloon is Mylar and has a great shine to it.. then the orange and green balloons I die cut from a light weight glitter stock.  The strings are pink glitter and glued behind the little man.  

Yes, alot of work went into creating this card, and I packed it up well in a box prior to shipping today...  but I know my friend will love this card and cherish it for many years to come.  

Thank you for looking and please feel free to leave a comment!

:) Cara "Febe"


1 comment:

  1. Both cards are wonderful! I love the tea cup and Lipton tag you used. The circus card took some time! I am sure she will love it. I have some mylar and it is difficult to die cut. I like the result though!