Dec 03 2010

Christmas Morning Cup

Do you ever just have one of those cards that you fiddle and fiddle and FIDDLE with and still aren't happy?  The front of this one has been on my desk for over a month.  In fact, just the other day I threw it in the waste can, then pulled it out again.  I knew I wanted to do another Christmas card using Stampin' Up!'s Morning Cup…and I wanted some of the Jolly Bingo Bits holly scattered around.



I started by stamping the stack of cups from Morning Cup three times with Black Stazon and watercoloring with my AquaPainter and Stampin Write Markers in Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  I layered them at the top of the Garden Green (which originally was a whole front layer).  Then I added a strip of Deck the Halls Designer Paper and layered it on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used the Scallop Edge Punch and Early Espresso along the bottom.  When I stamped the Season's Greetings at the bottom of the Garden Green, my Stamp-a-ma-jig slipped and I stamped it crooked.  So…cut off the bottom of the Garden Green and stamped it directly on the base of Cherry Cobbler (I liked it better!)


I also didn't like seeing the bottom of the Very Vanilla panels, so I hid them by adding a length of Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon with Sticky Strip and gathering it across the front.  Then I decided to place the trio of Holly that I had cut out in a cluster.  For a little bling on the cups, I added the small Rhinestone Jewels to one of them in each stack.


So…now I'm ok with this card (at least enough to SHOW it to you!)  Just funny how something will give you a mental block.


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Dec 3, 2010 - 11:12:05
Jan Hoyt said:

Connie, I love hearing how cards "evolve" and I completely understand that roundabout process…that's how most of my cards go, too!  But I have to say that I LOVE the idea of using the stack of tea cups from Morning Cup for a Christmas card…it's too clever!   Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed having you "walk us throught" your creative process!  See ya in Memphis, GF!

Dec 15, 2010 - 01:12:14
Millie said:

I like this card alot! I was looking at this stamp the other day and thought about the fact that I wanted to use it for a Christmas card…good job!!