December 20, 2010

Tea Time Lace {PPA73}

Today's post is another last minute one, just because I wanted to make it my last post of the year (probably).. for a challenge anyway. I also have to say not too much of the content is SU but that's just the way it goes sometimes.

 I made this card this weekend for a dear friend going through chemo treatment and she happens to love tea, however, SU doesn't have a lot of "tea" items. So the stamps and dies are PTI and the paper and ink is SU product.

The inspiration for my  PPA73 Get Your Lace in Place  challenge card came from Linda Callahan's  cute coffee card. Isn't that just the cutest?

 I already had the tea theme going in my head, but when I saw her lace which reminds me of a tablecloth my mom always had on her kitchen table, well... I just had to CASE that idea immediately for mine. Anyway here is my card.

I embossed the Vanilla CS card base with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Then matted some Sweet and Sour SDSP to the top; and Very Vanilla CS to the bottom half of a Early Espresso mat. I inked the stamp sentiment from the PTI set in Early Espresso. 
 The teapot and cup were cut with PTI dies twice; once each on DSP and CS; and I glued both together to give it some bulk, then popped them up with a dimensional. I added some lace from my stash around the mat before securing it to the card front.

. The PTI "steep, stir and enjoy Tea Time" sentiment was stamped in EE on VV and matted in EE CS and also popped up with a dimensional.

The inside also has a touch of the front theme along with the sentiment which was inked on very vanilla CS in Early Espresso ink, then added to the mat of a SDSP scrap and Early Espresso CS.

Well that's it. I'm now off to post it on the Pals Paper Arts blog challenge.

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Pam~ said...

Love your card! Sure to lift the spirits of your friend! The inside is just as pretty as the out.

Nancy said...

Hi Di,
Don't ya just love all those marvelous dies, I know I do! This card is bound to make your friend feel better and speciall

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane, you card is so rich and elegant. I love it and I agree, it will surely lift your friends spirits. Hugs,

Nance said...

Hi Diane! Love the colors you've used here and the lace trim is perfect! Beautiful job on the inside too! {hugs}

Karen said...

Hi Diane: Beautiful and vintage card and I am sure that your friend will enjoy receiving it during her difficult time. You are a good friend. I love the lace that you used and what a great way to remember your Grandmother Wishing you the warmest of greeting for Christmas

Linda Callahan said...

Love your card - I am a tea drinker all the way! And some day I am going to design like you and finish off the insides!

Anne Marie said...

I just love the soft color combo and the elegant design. The lace is the perfect accent ! :)


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