I started with the stamp set "Relax a Bit" from Marks Finest Papers that I won from a Speedy Fox challenge a few weeks back. I love this stamp set! I collect teapots so it was the perfect addition to my stamp collection. I thought that the Authentique 6x6 Gathering collection would go well with this set. Once I decided on patterns I chose ribbons and card stock to coordinate.
I cut, scored, and die cut all of the basic pieces, then heat embossed the images I wanted to use on the patterned paper in black. This is the first time I paper pieced with embossing and I found it really easy to cut everything out as I could almost let the raised image guide my scissors. It also helped me stay in the lines when colouring. I used my craft knife to cut out the handle of the teapot and the inside of the teabag string.
Once I had all of my elements ready I completed the woven ribbon panel. I adhered the panel to the card front with Scotch ATG adhesive and glue dots. Because the ribbon panel is quite heavy it is important to use a strong adhesive. The die cut piece was foam taped over the top.
I added some faux stitching, adhered the teapot, added some twine, and Prima flowers. I glued the teabag to the Prima flowers, and foam taped the sentiment at the bottom. This card took some time to make, but I think it was worth it!
Since the front had so much going on I kept the inside simple with just a stamped verse. I love this quote! This would be a great card for a pick-me-up.
Again, I made this card because Debbie from Friends of Speedy TV asked me to write this tutorial for them. If you haven't already, take some time to visit Friends of Speedy TV. They have a great tutorial section among other fun things. You won't regret you did! :)
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury 120# Pure Ivory, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Relax a Bit.
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up! Black Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Markers: Bic Mark Its Sunset Orange, Hot Aqua. Black felt tip marker.
Ribbon: American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon.
Embellishments: Prima Flowers Mellise Nature Garden, Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Rhinestones.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Stampin' Up|! Sticky Strip, Zots, Quickie Glue Pen, foam squares.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small, heat tool, Fiskars craft knife.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: