Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tea cup inspired cards

Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I went to a thrift shop and purchased a couple of tea cup sets.  One of them was a beautiful Aynsley tea cup with a blue background, white flowers and gold trim.  It is so pretty and was a steal at $5!  What a great find and a lovely addition to my little collection (I heard the chuckles of my close friends as they read "little".) .

The tea cup set was the inspiration for the cards I made today.  Actually, I had intentions of making only a CAS card but it got out of control and I made the "non-CAS card" shown above first.  When completed I realized it was the worst CAS card in the history of CAS cards.  So, I went ahead and completed what may be considered a CAS card.  

Interesting the difference between the two cards.  Two different cards inspired by one tea cup set.  Paper art imitating bone china art.  :)

Materials used:

  • Momento Rich Cocoa
  • Kraft paper
  • TPC Studio "Card Crafting Hello" stamps
  • Spellbinders 5X7 Detailed Scallops
  • Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups
  • JustRite Lace Medallion Labels stamp set
  • JustRite Secret Garden background stamp
  • Coutre Creations Trellis embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

A card above is entered into the following challenges:
TOP THREE!  Shopping Our Stash, No Patterned Paper:


  1. You have certainly snagged yourself a sweet teapot. The card is magnificent.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. Your participation this week at WAW is greatly appreciated.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous!! Wow, the papers are beautiful!! Fabulous job on both - they are amazing!! And the tea cup is stunning!! Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is beautiful and thanks for joining my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  4. Are you kidding me? $5.00? Lucky you! Guess who else has a weakness for teacups? I mostly collect English porcelain, with a fondness for fancy handles, but I also like old Japanese lustre ware (OOOh Shiny!) I was just debating getting a teacup die at the Cutting Garden yesterday, but I always have to mull over every purchase. No more impulse buying for me! You did a lovely CAS card, but I adore the first card, it's gorgeous like that cup, which, by the way,if you don't have room for...

  5. Beautiful vivid colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Beautiful cards inspired by your teacup! The diecuts are so pretty as well as the embossing. Thanks for joining the Tuesday Throwdown.
    Kim L. Team A

  7. Gorgeous! Just wonderful colors, and over all AWSOME job. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us in this week's challenge and please know how very grateful I am to have you share with us!
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Beautiful cards and the teacup was a beautiful inspiration! Love the backgrounds! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!

  9. How beautiful! It reminds me of Dresden blue china. Lovely papers you used and that die is wonderful. So glad you shared it with TTCRD.

  10. What beautiful cards!! You can certainly see the inspiration from the tea cup and yet both cards are so different -- but both gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  11. these are gorgeous cards!! love the inspiration from the tea cup :-) don't forget to put the 3 girl JAM blinkie on your side bar - thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM challenges this week!

  12. How gorgeous!I'm loving both of these cards! I love blue and white, I collect it for my house. I can't believe you found that beautiful tea cup so cheap!

  13. Fabulous! Very elegant - that blue goes wonderfully with craft cardstock and I just LOVE the big background stamp too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  14. This is gorgeous!!! Love the fun color combo and GREAT cards!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge!
    Hope to see you join in for our next challenge!!
    3GJ DT


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