Friday, October 21, 2011

Cup of Tea in Purple

Hello and Welcome!
Hope you having a great day!  Today's card is in shades of purple which is the theme for the current Impression Obsession challenge.  I used two stamps from Impression Obsession:
CAC Vines    CC057
Rose Tea Cup     G6124

I also wanted to participate in the Mark's Finest challenge this week.  Theme is Seeing Double.  And that got me thinking.  Which is what a challenge is supposed to do, right?!  What stamp would look good stamped more than once?  I came up with this interesting background treatment by stamping the Cover a Card stamp (IO) twice.  Here is how I did it.  Stamp first with a lighter color pigment ink ( Lt Plum - Anna Griffin) and then quickly clean the stamp.  And, stamp with a darker pigment ink (Elegant Eggplant pigment -Stampin' Up).  Sprinkle on Clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  I love this effect.  While I was at it, I made several more in different colors.  I will share those with  you at a later date.   Just a hint: I did one in green and red for Christmas.  OHHHH.  
After creating the Background, I stamped the Rose Tea Cup (IO) on White CS and colored with Markers.  The image was cut out and added to the card front with dimensional squares.    I added some wide gingham ribbon.  Cardstock colors: Lavender Lace and Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up).  

I added an ultra close up so you can see how the image looks stamped twice.  I really like it.   I will use this technique again. 

I have been very busy lately and have lots of cards to show you.  I made a big bunch for Operation Write Home,   I will be posting those too.  Stay tuned for all the fun!  And, of course, I will be back with all my Design Team projects for Blockheads, The Stampsmith, and Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  Have a lovely day.  Take time to have a cup of tea and relax.  Love ya.


  1. Karen--this is beautiful!!!! I love the colors and the cup image is just perfect! I wish I had some tea cups like those IRL! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  2. Wow! Karen, this is absolutely lovely! Gorgeous use of the purples! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

  3. Very pretty. I love your designer paper. Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. Such a pretty card, love the background you created.

  5. Karen this is so pretty!!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  6. Wow this is so beautiful:) Sandra H

  7. Awesome background and beautiful lucious bow! tfs!

  8. What a beautiful card! I love the pink and purple together, it works so well. And I love your doubled background, looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. This card is so pretty. That background is stunning.


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