Saturday, June 4, 2016

Christmas Tea with Me.....

Hello everyone: The Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge has a really fabulous sketch and I used it to create this cheery Christmas card.

This image is from a retired Flourishes set called Christmas Tea, I stamped it onto Canson water color paper  with Versafina Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I use SU markers and the aqua painter to color it.  Having a cup of tea in one of this cups must taste delicious.

I love the beautiful Holiday detail on this cups, I think they are so elegant. The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley and, unfortunately their line of beautiful papers is discontinued, I was lucky to grab about ten 8"x8" pads when they announced they were not bringing them back, (sigh).
The sentiment is from my stash but the little Holy and Berries are from this set.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The inside sentiment and the little cup are also from the set.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card, which has some modifications to accommodate my image.
Hope it's ok.

SIP Sketch Challenge 50 800
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Stamps used to make this card.


  1. Oh those are precious stamps I love dishes and the cardinal would make my husband smile he loves that bird! Beautiful selection of paper too bad they thought it shouldn't be offered any longer!

  2. Patti, this stamps are so pretty, they are one of my very first Flourishes set I bough like in 2011 and they are timeless.
    It's indeed so sad that they are not offering this paper anymore on their web store, I was indeed lucky I grabbed this pads.
    Thank you for visiting.

  3. This sweet card and stack of cups brings me into the Christmas spirit!

  4. Maria this is such a beautiful card! I just love those tea cups! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

  5. Love your take on our sketch Maria! Those Holiday Tea cups are so pretty.. I adore the cardinal on the bottom one! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our sketch challenge this week!

  6. Such a beautiful holiday card, Maria! I love the stack of cups and the colors in the patterned paper are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!


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