Friday, 27 May 2016

Pastel Afternoon Tea

Happy Friday peeps! I am celebrating my birthday today by taking a day off work as is the Culinary Consultant. We don't have any special plans, just having a lazy day is special enough - we slept in (although it's quite sad that we are getting so old that sleeping until 7am is considered sleeping in!) and I'm planning on making a delicious brunch involving eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, mozzarella and raspberry and white chocolate scones. Not to mention the first coffee I have had in two weeks, which I know will taste absolutely delicious (I'm trying to cut down on my addiction to calorie-rich over sweetened caffeinated drinks). I did start the day with a bit of crafting, as I'm sure it's the best way of starting out a good day!

Today's card is inspired by the challenge over at The Card Concept (this is for the Clean and Simple category). What a great opportunity to get to use one of the lovely stamps from the STAMPlorations Coffee Happy stamp set combined with one of the hilarious sentiments from Literary Caffeine-aitions. I was also inspired by sketch over at The Paper Players, and I'm linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges where Anything Goes.

I started by stamping the tea cups in Versafine Onxy Black and masked the image. Then I used a round die to cut a hole in a scrap piece of paper and added water to the cardstock base through this home-made stencil to create the circular background. I painted the background in Tim Holtz Distress ink in Iced Spruce and Peacock Feathers. After the background dried, I added some splatters of water and Peacock Feathers before painting the cups and adding some gold Sharpie around the edges of the cups. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold - inspired by the gold frame in the inspiration image. Last, I added some enamel dots.

Card: 300 gsm white textured card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Coffee Happy and Literary Caffeine-aitions
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, Gold Sharpie
Other: Gold embossing powder, Stampin' Up Candy dots, home made enamel dot


Caryn said...

This is awesome - I love the CAS style - gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Hugs, Caryn xxx

laurie said...

Love the soft look of watercolor background and cute enamel dots!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

stampwithsandy said...

Such a beautiful CAS creation! I love your watercolored background and that sentiment is awesome. Thanks for playing along this week at The Paper Players!

Shery Russ said...

This card is just oh-so-dainty with that super watercoloring! Sounds like you have/had a marvelous birthday. Hugs!!

TesaB said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love the stamps. Totally cute, and the sentiment is soooo true for me too. :)

laurie said...

Back again and to thank you for joining us at The Card Concept this time...really love that fun sentiment!

LauraJane:) said...

Your teacups are so pretty in pink and light blue!! Thanks for playing at TCC:) The soft BG is very complimentary to the stack of cups!