Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cuppas

As much as I love hand-crafting, I also enjoy designing on my computer. For this card, I used digital paper-piecing; basically, it's cutting & pasting using layers in PhotoShop (I used InDesign for the final card layout). I learned this technique via trial-and error over the years, but Arielle of Snappy Stampin' has a great Digital Paper Piecing tutorial. The Cuppa Tea & sentiment images are Meljen's Designs freebies, and were so perfect for this. For the "papers", I used a CD-ROM from Crafter's Companion, which gave me lots of coordinating papers to play with. 

The polka-dots are heat-embossed onto the ribbon; so easy and fun! The key is to tape the ribbon down onto your stamping surface. I heat-embossed an entire teacup brad in blue, but stamped onto the purple & green brads. The pattern is green embossed on the green brad. Both Dot stamps (silicon and rubber) are from Studio G.

I added some twine that I bought at Can You Digi It? for good measure!

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10 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

what a cutey cutey card! of course it will make even the most sick person perk right up. :)
thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays again. always wonderful to have a friend join us. :)

Priyanka said...

Hi CG whenever you come in my blog you bring for me good newses and this time too. Thank you so much, and I think if you make this card that will be more beautiful than me :)

This little cup around your sentiments is just so lovely I just love that, and small images so simple and elegant, beautiful work dear.

Karen said...

I LOVE Everything about this card! Meljens image is darling, color combinatin is great, and I am a big fan of twine! Hope to see you again at Critter sketch!

Robin Parker said...

This is adorable. Love all the colors and brightness to your card. The cup brads are darling. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge for Anything Goes.

Moira said...

So cute... I'd love to get a card like this!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog this week, hope to see you again next week!!

Holly Young said...

this card is so cute, it would brighten up anyone's day!

thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week! Good Luck!

Holly PTT DT

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Your creation is really cute! It put a smile on my face...Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch this week!
Hugs,
Georgia
CS DT

Jacq said...

Hi CG,
Oh this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! The little teacups are just too stinkin cute lol, love the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments look simply fab. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Perfect Crafts said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Jacki Randolph said...

Super cute Get Well card, fab coloring of the cute images.Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking It Up with Katie!