Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Tea.....

Hello everyone, I'm so happy to share with you our new RETRO RUBBER Challenge, that will run from December 6th. through the 16th. giving you plenty of time to create a card inspired by our photo, use it for your color inspiration. This is the card I made, hope you like it.

This beautiful stack of porcelain tea cups is from a super old Flourishes set called "Christmas Tea", it's one of the first stamp sets I bought from this company back in 2010. 
I stamped this image onto a piece of Strathmore multi media paper with Versamark ink and then, heat embossed it in gold, I then colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter.
When it was completely dry, I fussy cut around it and, using a very sharp exacto knife, cut the holes on the cup handles, how I wish there were companion dies to this beautiful stamp sets.
The pattern paper is from my very old stash and so is the ribbon. The little sentiment is from the set.
Here is a picture of the finish inside of my card.

The sentiment and the little row of cups and mugs are from the set, the frame around the sentiment is from another very old Flourishes set called "Country Charm Labels". 
I hope you join us in the gallery.  Please, take a moment to read our rules, they are simple but necessary. One of the most important ones is that we would love to know the age of your stamps, not so much the date they hit the market but instead, how long you've had them. 
Another important rule is that you can participate in up to 10 challenges including ours.
For more awesome inspiration, please hop over my teammates blogs to admire their beautiful creations.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
The Ribbon Girl "Anything Christmas Goes with a Ribbon"
Dragonfly Dreams  "Christmas"
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #137 "Christmas"
Left Of Center Creative Challenges #159 "Christmas Colors"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Claire Grantham said...

Maria, I love the cups, they are stunning. I want them! I love that technique of heat embossing then colouring, you get stunning results like you have here. Beautiful card and like Debbie another beautiful bow. Clairex

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! I am never tired of looking at your beautiful cards! These teacups are fantastic! Then you paired them with that wonderful plaid paper and beautiful bow! Wowza! So in love with this card!

Alma said...

Wow I love you Christmas cups!! A wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps, Alma

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow beautiful stamp set, love it Maria, I have finally bought myself a tea cup stack stamp set. Mind you I didnt realise how big it was till it arrived. Not like your delicate looking china that looks so pretty and soft.

Patti Willey said...

Oh Maria I love this stack of Christmas tea cups! Are they designed by Marcella ? I love the plaid paper layer mimicking a table linen you're so clever!

Dana Johnson said...

Wow love the stamp set and your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. ~DT Dana

Neva Cole said...

Love all the layers and the coloring and fussy cutting is wonderful, makes the card truly special.

Katy McGloin said...

Love the tea cups, Maria! Such a warm, old fashioned feel from your color selection! You did a wonderful job fussy cutting the cups... framelits/thinlits make this job so much easier that our older stamps don't have! Beautiful card!!

Julie Gearinger said...

This card is gorgeous inside and out! Love the teacups with all of the wonderful watercolor as well as the plaid and red- great job! It was an honor to Guest Design with you for this challenge- Hugs and have a blessed Christmas!

Christine Traversa said...

This is sooo great! Love the cups stacked up and colors too! Happy holidays!❤️