Monday, July 1, 2013

Stampsmith July Challenge--Tea Gal

Hi Dreamers!
Time for a new Stampsmith Challenge!!  The Challenge for the month of July is to make a project that is ---
Vintage, shabby, or grunge.  And, please use at least one Stampsmith Stamp.

I used one of my favorite Stampsmith stamps, Coffee Gal.  But, for this project, Coffee Gal is "Tea Gal".  I used lots of papers in brown shades for a vintage look.  I painted several of the die cut pieces with Distress Crackle paint to make the project even more shabby.

  • Make a folded card from Kraft CS
  • Add a layer of torn brown polka dot paper (  K & Company)
  • Die cut a frame from dark brown DP and punch a scallop square
  • Paint both with Rock Candy Crackle Paint---let dry

  • Stamp Tea Gal (aka Coffee Gal) with black dye ink on white glossy CS
  • Layer all the pieces together, distressing each with Vintage Photo ink

  • Die cut the teapot and cups (My Favorite Things dies) from DP (My Mind's Eye-Sunshine Pad)
  • Distress with Vintage Photo and add to card
  • Using a hole punch, punch out some small circles from the same DP and glue to card
  • Tie a knot in cotton ribbon (Stampin' Up) and add a piece of brown lace

I would like to enter my Tea Gal in the following fun Challenges:
A Random Thursday Challenge: anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies: vintage with layers and lace
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Cheerful Stamp pad: from the past
Lady Annes: monochromatic
Love to Scrap: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and show: anything goes vintage

So, that's it for me today.  Hope you will join us over on the Stampsmith Challenge blog.  Have a great day! Love ya


  1. Gorgeous card Karen and fab vintage image too x

  2. I really like what you did with this card,great images, and wonderful sepia tones, very vintage. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  3. Hi Karen, beautifully vintage, I can see why you love this stamp it is fab. xx

  4. Karen awesome vintage card! Love the crackle paint, torn layers, distressing and die cuts!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  5. What a fabulous vintage inspired card this is! That stamp is wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies and hope to see you back again!

  6. Fabulous vintage piece, love the image. I particularly like how you have embellished with the tea pot and cups to echo the tea cup she is holding. Love the warm tones too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

  7. One of my all time favorite vintage images and you've showcased her PERFECTLY Karen! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining in on our ANYTHING GOES challenge this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  8. Great designed card, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes challenge this month, xxx

  9. Love this card!!! Thanks for playing t Love to Scrap!!!

  10. i love your fun and classy creation! thanks for linking up to our "from the past" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  11. Great project, love the image. Thank you for joining in the Vintage ,layers & lace challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies Hugs Tania (DT)xx.

  12. Oh, I like this! You've used such a fabulous retro image. I love how you decorated this card with the tea pot and cups, and the color scheme and distressed look really work well with this design!

  13. I love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  14. What a cool card great image.

    Thanks for joining us at lady's anne challenge
    Tracey dt

  15. Congratulations on winning at Lady Anne's challenge this month...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx


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