January 24, 2012

ColourQ #121


Hello, friends!  Glad you could join me today for a new challenge at the ColourQ!    I can't wait to see your creations with this color combo:


I had a few too many things on my mind when making my card, so I'm not totally happy with the way it turned out, but sometimes that's just how it goes.  The teacups seem to be floating in space and need something to ground them, but my brain was not working well enough to find a solution, so this is how it will stay for now!

I stamped the teacups in Real Red, Old Olive, and More Mustard on a kraft card base that is only 3 3/4 inches wide.  I stamped the bottom using PTI's Background Basics:  Tin Types, then stamped a sentiment from Tea for Two on a white strip of cardstock.

To finish the card, I added some white dots to the cups with a gel pen, scored a frame around the edge, and tied some olive floss around the card front.  I suggest cutting a small notch in the edge of the card to keep your floss in place, as you can see in the photo below.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Tea for Two and Additions, Background Basics:  Tin Types)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard), white gel pen
Tools:  scoring board, hole punch, corner rounder
Accessories:  DMC floss

Please visit the ColourQ blog to see the rest of the team's samples!

Thanks for visiting today!

30 comments:

Marisa said...

How cute! Love the added dots to the cups and the kraft base is fabulous. Love these colours and hope to get time to play along :)

Jean Martin said...

This is super sweet Christina! I only got the tea pot set and not this one...I should have...

Marybeth said...

Oh I think it turned out adorable. Love the Fall -ish colors.

Cristina said...

I don't know what it is about you and this set, but I adore every card you make with it. Beautiful stamping.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh no, the placement of the tea cups works so well! These colors are so wonderful. I love the tin type background, the DMC floss, the bling on the tea cups. It is just fabulous!!!!

Lisa said...

Your colors used on the tea cups are spot on Christina! Every time I see these I know I should get this set!! Thanks for the sweet inspiration ;)

Susan Block said...

WOW! I have this set and struggle with it. I LOVE this card. I will have to make something like it. So adorable! THanks for all your lovely comments on my blog!

Aimes said...

Mmmmm tea - my favourite! :)
I love your sweet teacups with their pops of white!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

The Paper Parade said...

I don't think it looks like the teacups are just floating in space...actually I really like it :) I love that you stamped on kraft...I never do that, but it looks great!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW this card is stunning - love all the little details like the scoring around the top :)

Sara Mac said...

Great card Christina! I really like the addition of the white dots. The scoring is a great touch too.

Nancy said...

Love your teacup card Christina, this set is still one of my many all-time favorites. I really likethe color combination and your scoring around the entire card as well as the added little white dots is perfect. Another great job & I think the cups look perfect the way they are.

Lynn said...

First things first, I hope your little guy is feeling better every day!

And this color combo is gorgeous. Lots of ideas on how to play along! Love your card.

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this, Christina!! The background on the bottom and the scoring are great details!!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Christina! So perfectly executed!

Karen B. said...

So sophisticated and cool. Reminds me of a coffee house.

Kara said...

really pretty!

Suzanne said...

You are way too hard on yourself because this is fabulous! The white dots sent me to the moon - I love how the "match" (if that's the right word) the stamped border stamp at the bottom. I love the colors too...I may try this one out this week!

LeAnne said...

I LOVE this---not a thing wrong with it! I wish I could get my gel pen to work this well. I just threw mine away, I was so frustrated! Everything about it is wonderful!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic card! Love those gorgeous cups sitting on the kraft base, just perfect!

Jen W. said...

You should get commission for this set because I'm sure you're responsible for a heck of a lot of purchases! Love how those colours looked stamped on kraft and the scored line and floss are perfect touches!

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christina! I didn't believe the ink would stamp so cleanly on kraft card stock but now I've seen your beautiful card I might do mine again using a kraft base. I love your sentiment too but am afraid that it may not be entirely true!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is pure perfection, Christina! And those little white dots are the perfect finishing touch!

Patrice said...

Love those tea cups!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally FABBO take on the colors! Love this card! Hugs ~S~

Cyndie said...

Wow, you are way pickier than me--I think its absolutely wonderful! Love the layout and the way you did the greeting; and thanks for the tip about the floss!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just found your site thru just now finding the ColourQ blog. Your work is really stunning! I love how crisp and neat your cards are and I'm so glad to find you for inspiration!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card! I love those tea cups and the sentiment is fabulous. Lovely!

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card Christina! You should be happy with it because those cups are just too cute. They do not look like they are floating. This card is inspiring to me or maybe just plain CASEable not sure yet. LOL

Shelley Germann said...

I don't know what you are talking about, this is a wonderful card. I think I must CASE it!

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