Saturday, February 18, 2012

Teacup Tea Holder for My Sheri Crafts

This week's theme at My Sheri Crafts is "Warm Wishes", basically anything to keep warm in this cold wintry months--hot cocoa, warm soups, baked goods, and in my case, a favorite brand of tea to share with a friend.

I used a 5"x7" blank piece of card as my base. The papers are from DCWV's Linen Closet and Martha Stewart. I used an eyelet border punch from Martha Stewart to mimic a tablecloth. The alpha stickers are from Webster's Pages, and the die cut for the background was made using a Spellbinder's die. I used a border embossing folder from Cuttlebug to add dimension to the extra space beside the word "enjoy". The teapot was cut at 3" and the teacup which was cut at 1 1/2" were images cut using the Cricut cartridge A Child's Year.
The teacup on the inside page was cut at 3", and it's the perfect size to hold a packet. A gift card could also fit in the space. I glued down the saucer and pop-dotted the teacup to make a pocket for the packet (pun intended). :-) I used a Viva Decor Pearl pen to add swirls and pearl dots on both the cover and inside page.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tilda Blowing Hearts Card For My Sheri Crafts

Valentine's Day comes early over at My Sheri Crafts. :-) I stamped a Tilda Blowing Hearts image and colored it with Copics. I outlined the image with Stickles. I used paper from Prima, inked along the edges with Cat's Eye ink. The heart border punch is from Martha Stewart. To further embellish the card, I used ribbon from the dollar bin at Michael's, Liquid Pearls and Baker's twine.

I followed one of the sketches that Raquel had at RAQ's Challenge at the Cricut Message Board.

Here's the color guide for the Copic markers that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, R20
Hair: YR00, YR21, YR23, E07, E09
Dress/Socks: B21, B23, B26
Ponytail Holder: B26, B29
Wings: W00, W03, W05, W08