Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tea Pot and Cup with Tissue Paper

Hi Dreamers!
I spent the whole day cleaning my house yesterday.  Still have to do the upstairs, but now the downstairs is nice and clean.  Gave my new vacuum cleaner (Riccar -made in the USA) a good workout!  Last night I had some time to make these fun Tea themed cards.  I used stamps from the Relax A Bit Stamp set from Mark's Finest/Heinrich.   Take a look at the first card.  It is a smaller card measuring 4 x 4 1/4".

To create this soft and muted effect:

  • Stamp the tea pot on white CS with Black dye ink.
  • Color the image with Copic Markers.  Don't worry about shading.  Just use  darker colors
  • Stamp the tea pot again on white Tissue Paper.
  • Line up the image exactly over the colored image.
  • The colors on the first image will show through the tissue paper.

  • Wrap the tissue paper around the White CS and glue
  • Layer onto blue CS and onto a Pink base
  • Stamp this fun sentiment on the inside (also in the Relax a bit stamp set)

The Second card is made the same way.

  • This time I glued the tissue to the colored image and then cut out both at the same time.

  • I used a sketch from 365 Cards for this layout.  I dropped the top part of the sketch to the bottom.

  • This sentiment is from My Favorite Things

  • I used the same Copic Markers to color the cup

And, now a few fun challenges for my Tea Themed cards with Tissue

Mark's Finest: use tissue paper
Simon Says Stamp: something new---I used two new stamp sets
365 Cards: sketch day 305
By the Cute and Girly: cute and girly
Cute Card Thursday: something new--stamps

So, has everyone recuperated from the Holidays?  I am trying to play catch up a bit now.  I would like to make some changes for the new year.  Not sure what these changes might be--yet.  Maybe trying to sell my cards at shows, teaching ?? Not sure, but I like change.  I just feel like I need a change.  I will have to put my thinking cap on and come up with something.  LOL  What do you have planned for the new year?  Well, have  a great day!  Love ya.


  1. Just love the tea cup and nice that you reversed the sketch. Thanks for joining 365 Super Sketchy Sunday!

  2. Great technique. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  3. Fab cards... the more I hear from Eleanor Roosevelt, the more I love her! Looking forward to seeing what changes you come up with... you'll fly whatever you choose to try, I've no doubt. I've got a couple of new adventures starting - announcements coming soon!
    Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

  4. So beautiful Karen and great technique too! x

  5. Beautiful card, love that technique, thanks for sharing!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  6. Love the sentiments Karen! What a wonderful set of cards! Love the tissue technique!

    Wishes and Hugs

  7. I like the sentiment in the first one, but great coloring of the tea pot and tea cup. Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

  8. Gorgeous cards... gorgeous techniques.Love how the tissue creates the softness in the card. Love the rose tea :)
    Thanks for joining us over at 36c5ards :)

  9. very pretty cards!! love the tea cup and your take on the sketch :)
    so glad you joined us on 365 Cards

  10. ohhhh LOVE the pretty teacup!!!! love how you flipped the sketch too!!! sooo glad you played along with 365 cards!!!

  11. Oh I love your gorgeous cards, love the kettle and teacup images and what a great technique.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


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