Recently I attended the Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival in Grapevine, Texas. I always look forward to this show as it is the first one of the new year in my area. I like to stock up on much needed supplies. One of the added benefits is seeing Heartfelt Creations team and getting that “in person” inspiration. Often, they will have brand new sets available for sale that haven’t yet been released to the public. This year was no exception. I was able to pick up the Special Teapot stamp from the unyet released Tea Time collection. In this post I will share a Mother’s Day card made from this stamp set.
You will notice I chose to use the Rounded Eyelet Window from Heartfelt Creations and a selection of HF Creations paper. In addition to the Heartfelt items I am using a sheet of brushed Gold cardstock purchased on Create and Craft TV and ink colors from The Stamp Market. (the pic shows brushed silver cardstock but I switched it to Gold for the card).
Because the Teapot stamp is a good size, I decided to make an A7 card instead of my usual A2 size. I used the Waffle Flower A7 Frames dies to cut a double layer for my card base. The green piece I inked the edges with the Mossy color and the peach layer with the Melon ink. I layered these and adhered them to the card base. I like to do all my die cutting at the same time so I went ahead and die cut the large circle piece and the wrought iron window looking piece from the brushed gold cardstock. I left the other half of the circle solid.
Next I stamped my Teapot onto smooth white cardstock using Versamark and embossed the image with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. I used a Tim Holtz ink blender with a domed Scrapbook.com applicator to gently apply color to my teapot. Using small circular movements, I tried to focus more color on the outer edges and just barely applied color to the center portion. I wanted the edges of my teapot to be even darker so I added a light layer of the Melon ink around the outside. I made sure to removed some ink from the applicator by rubbing it on scrap paper before I moved onto my project. I colored all the small detailing on the teapot with copic markers. I stamped the sentiment which came in the Special Teapot stamp set onto the teapot in Mossy Green ink and clear embossed it.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I like to keep pre-stamped and die cut flowers on hand at all times so I don’t have to do this step each time I want to create a card. So I chose some small flowers from my stash. I believe these are the Cherry Blossoms from the HF Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection. I used the the same applicators as above to color the flower with Melon and Blush ink. I used some Citrine and Mossy green for the leaves.
Though I had already added a sentiment, I wanted it to be a Mother’s day card, so I chose a couple small dies that would work with the Happy Mother’s Day stamp from HF Creations Thank You Sentiment stamp set. I tinted the label with blush ink and used the Mossy green ink to stamp Happy Mother’s Day and clear heat embossed it.
I also decided to add a darker green piece of Heartfelt paper from the Wildwood Cottage paper collection to cut the solid arch piece to layer behind the cutout portion of the circle. I used Scotch Foam adhesive to add layers to my card by lifting up the circle piece, Teapot, and Sentiment label. Finally, I glued on the flowers and leaves with Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue. I added Sparkly centers to each flower and on the decorative window using Eyelet Outlets adhesive backed enamel dots. A little clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and it is finished.
I hope you enjoyed this look a the brand new Heartfelt Creation Tea Time Collection. It launches very soon on Heartfelt Creations.com. Until next time, have fun crafting!