Jul 09 2010

Stamping 411 – Morning Cup

It's time again for Stamping 411's sketch challenge.  It is always so much fun doing these sketches each week and I've gotten to know my fellow designers and admire them and their talent!  5 of us earned cruise which is amazing!  Here is this week's sketch inspiration.


I knew immediately that I wanted the new Stampin' Up! stamp set, Morning Cup, when I saw it in the new Idea Book and Catalog!  I love that it represented both tea and coffee images…since I'm a equal opportunity caffeine drinker!  lol!  I thought this sketch would be perfect for that set, so I pulled it out of my box and mounted it on my wood pieces!



You can see a theme from my last two posts…Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist again!  Hey…it was already on my table, might as well use them, right?  I started with a base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I ran the Whisper White band thru my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder again.  And I ran the Marina Mist strip thru the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and layered on top.


For the focal piece, I stamped the teacup and steam swirls in Basic Black, then watercolored with my AquaPainter and Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers.  I stamped the teapot on scrap Whisper White, watercolored with the same markers and then cut it out with my Paper Snips.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the AquaPainter and my Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker for a little shadow work under the teapot and teacup.


I stamped the greeting, "tea 'rific" in Basic Black on Marina Mist and punched with the Word Window punch and placed on the focal piece, cutting off the right edge.  The Whisper White piece was layered on a longer piece of Daffodil Delight and I wrapped some Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon around to the back, then made a bow for the front, securing it with the Daffodil Delight Designer Flower Brad.  It was layered on Basic Black cardstock for a little pop!


Fun card with a FUN set!  I know I'll be using it a lot!


Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators this week to see how they interpreted the sketch!  I know I love to see what they've done!  Then get out your supplies and play along!


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10 People have left comments on this post

Jul 10, 2010 - 12:07:56

So fantastic!  I love what you did with this sketch.. Your color scheme is gorgeous!  Great job!

Jul 10, 2010 - 08:07:42

I just LOVE this card!! very sharp!  TFS!  I've got my MORNING CUP ordered!  R 😉

Jul 10, 2010 - 11:07:11

Connie, you are killing me! I won't get this set until Tuesday and I can't wait to play with it!
Such a cute card and I love it with these colors! Great job!

Jul 10, 2010 - 11:07:02
kim howard said:

cute card, I love the bow with the designer brad.

Jul 10, 2010 - 08:07:01

Just adorable!

Jul 10, 2010 - 09:07:59
Lee said:

CUTE-CUTE-CUTE!!!!! Love this Connie!

Jul 11, 2010 - 05:07:23
basslady said:

this fun-card is so lovely! makes me smile!
xoxo silvi (germany)

Jul 11, 2010 - 09:07:22
Kerin said:

Super cute set and great colors too! Love it 🙂

Jul 16, 2010 - 01:07:17
basslady said:

very sweet and charming! those stamps are very lovely and cute!
wonderful combination of colours!
xoxo silvi (germany)

Jul 16, 2010 - 04:07:34

Okay, I think I need to get this tea set! aye, yi, yi … when will it stop! Great job, as always, Connie! Blessings, Gretchen