I was surprised when I started going through my stash of stamps about how few food and drink stamps I had, and of the ones I did have, so many of those were small --- almost too small for a card. And then there was an issue with an appropriate sentiment: I say here and now that, while they often make me laugh, I do NOT like using puns or snarky comments on cards so ... that meant I had even fewer sentiments to choose from!
But I persevered.
I was thinking "hand-painted periwinkle Royal Doulton" from Hyacinth Bucket's (pronounced "Bouquet") china collection ("Keeping Up Appearances", one of my absolutely favorite British comedies)...
I started with a stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions that featured tea cups. I stamped a stacked set of cups three times, using different colored scraps of card stock (one in periwinkle blue) and different embossing powders. I then started cutting the stacks apart:
I cut a strip of blue card to act as a "table", placed my stack and my steaming cup on the table and added a sentiment that I assembled from two different stamps in an Ink Roads stamp set:
Not sure who I would mail this to, though.
Products used in the making of this card were:
- Stamps: Tailored Expressions “Tea-riffic” and Ink Roads “The Struggle is Real”
- Inks: Versamark; Archival “Shadow Grey”, “Cobalt” and “Cornflower Blue”; Snowman extra fine tip “gold”
- Embossing Powders: Hampton Arts “Gold”; “Adirondack “Denim” (ADJ10715), and Stampendous “Detail White” (47788)
- Papers: Paper Studio notecards “white”; scraps of blue and white
- Adhesives: RedLine 1/8” Embossing Tape; Wendy Vecchi “Perfect Card Adhesive” (62134)