I have really enjoyed working with the Cup of Tea bundle and the Tea Boutique suite this week! But I got in a little bit of a rut by making all my samples with just the newest In Colors. The coordinating Tea Boutique designer series paper and the cards & envelopes contain all those beautiful colors so I just kept using them! I finally decided I needed to do something different so I came up with this Christmas card and I absolutely love it and I hope you do too!!
I learned a really cool trick from Brian King… to make the little hearts “shiny”, I added packing tape to the cardstock! YES! You heard that right! I was blown away! It looks like I embossed them with clear embossing powder but nope, it’s packing tape! After adding the tape to the cardstock, I die cut the hearts out of that! So cool!! Check out this close-up of the hearts.
- Soft Suede: 4 1/4″ x 11″
- Shaded Spruce: 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for insert); 3 3/4″ x 5″: scraps for stamping and die cutting greenery
- Cherry Cobbler: scrap for die cutting hearts
- Fold Soft Suede in half for make card base. Adhere white insert to the inside of base.
- Adhere Shaded Spruce to the front of the base.
- Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink at the top of the white layer. Adhere to Shaded Spruce layer.
- Stamp greenery pieces using Shaded Spruce ink and die cut. You will need 3 of the larger greenery.
- Stamp striped tea cup using Versamark ink, cover with gold embossing powder, and use heat tool to set. Die cut tea cup.
- Adhere large greenery to white layer. (*Place tea cup on paper to help with placement of greenery)
- Adhere smaller greenery to the top backside of tea cup. Add dimensionals to this piece and adhere to white layer.
- Take a piece of packing tape and tape it down to your Cherry Cobbler scrap. Die cut hearts from this piece. The packing tape gives it a shine…looks like it was embossed with clear embossing powder! Adhere hearts to cup and greenery.