By jenniferrzasa in Caught by Altenew, Daily Inspiration 10 Comments Tags: Bamboo Rose, Be Strong, Beautiful Day, Botanical Garden, Floral Frame, Geometric Menagerie, Halftone Thanks, Hennah Elements, Spring Daisy, Vintage Teacup
Good morning! Today I will be highlighting projects shared by you – our fans and customers – from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our Flickr group. Please share your projects with us via these platforms, and YOU might be part of our next feature!
So glad you could stop by today. We can’t wait to see your creations, and don’t forget to share them with us! #Altenew :)
Hello dear friends! Today I’m here to share with you a little cup of hibiscus. While playing with our newest stamp set Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set I remembered that beautiful flowers of hibiscus are not only for bouquets but also for a tasty tea! So I decided to combine both and put a bouquet in a tea cup.
For the flowers I used Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink and Deep Iris Crisp Dye Ink for an outline. I added a layer of Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink on top of Lavender Fields on some flowers to achieve little bit darker shade. For the leaves I used Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink and Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink.
I placed my composition on a background. The pattern paper that reminds me curtain on a table and added silver stickles in the flowers centres.
Do you like hibiscus tea? I love to drink it cold in summer or hot in winter adding some citrus.
Thanks for joining me today!
Hello there everyone! Today is the start of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. As we are one of the Super Sponsors we wanted to share a card that uses one of our beverage inspired stamp sets with a little winter thrown in.
So I have used quite a lot of different stamp sets on this card, and they all work perfectly together! So I started out stamping teacup and saucer from Vintage Teacup Stamp Set twice. Once onto some teal cardstock and once onto some white. The images on the white cardstock I cut out with the coordinating Vintage Teacup Die Set. Onto the teal images I stamped and heat embossed in white the polka dot pattern. Once this was dry I fussy cut these out, removing the inside of the cup and the bottom of the sauce. Then I glued these onto the white die-cut images. I added some ‘tea’ into the cup using the image from Vintage Teacup Stamp Set and Espresso Crisp Ink.
I added roses around the cup using Vintage Roses Stamp Set and Vintage Flowers Stamp Set. For the roses I used my favourite pink Crisp Ink combo, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Ruby Red and the leaves were stamped with all of the greens from Green Fields.
As thought this so too spring like so I wanted to winter it up a so I added fir fronds from Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set using Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake Crisp Inks. From Freeform Greenery Stamp Set I added in some bare branches using Espresso Crisp Ink. The berries are one of the small dots from Vintage Flowers Stamp Set in Ruby Red Crisp Ink.
For the sentiment I used one from Modern Deer Stamp Set. I wanted it to go over the images so I stamped this onto some vellum and heat embossed in gold. The original sentiment is in three rows but with a little masking you can get it in a straight line.
Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed our inspiration for the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.
Happy Friday! It’s Aimes here today sharing a few projects I’ve created using the brand-new, beautiful Vintage Teacup stamp set and co-ordinating die set. Being a HUGE fan of tea (pretty stereotypical of a Brit, right?) I was so excited to see tea getting it’s chance to shine in a stamp set. So grab a cuppa (make mine a builder’s brew: a strong English breakfast tea with just a splash of milk), get comfy and check out what you can do with this fantastic stamp set. :D
First up, I wanted to show you how easy it is to master a paper piecing technique with those pretty teacups.
I simply stamped the teacups onto patterned paper, cut them out and then coloured the tops of them with a co-ordinating marker.
In order to stack them, I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the brim of the blue teacup and slotted the pink cup inside. I also couldn’t resist stamping the steam above the teacups and embellishing it with some punched hearts. Just don’t try to stack full teacups for real – I’m sure it would result in a spillage! ;)
For my next card, I decided to create a fun shaker card focusing on the teacup. I love to see tea (sans milk) in a glass teacup, so I replicated the look with acetate and sequins.
To create the shaker element, I used the Vintage Teacup die set to die-cut the teacup from a panel of white cardstock, then used the stamp set to stamp the teacup onto acetate. I then aligned and affixed the stamped acetate behind the die-cut panel and placed 3D foam tape around the reverse to create the shaker pocket.
It was then a case of filling the shaker pocket with sequins and adhering a panel of white cardstock behind it. I also stamped the teacup onto cardstock then fussy-cut the area inside the handle aperture and affixed it onto the acetate teacup.
I decided to stick with a classic black, gold and white scheme and complemented the gold tea by adding a strip of gold glitter tape and visual triangle of sequins on the card front.
For my final card, I paired the stamp set with the oh-so-versatile Bold Alphabet die set. I die-cut the letters from navy cardstock then stamped and heat-embossed the floral images of the stamp set onto the top half of them.
On first appearance, you may be wondering where the tea is on this design. All will be revealed once the card is opened though…
Ta-dah! A pop-up teacup and a sentiment that rings so true! The teacup is a nod toward the tradition Churchill Willow pattern teacups I remember as a child. I masked the base, top and handle of the teacup and repeatedly stamped the floral elements over it. Then I removed the masks and coloured the base and handle with a marker.
The pop-up element is easy to create. I scored a strip of cardstock into four sections, adhered the ends together to create a square and affixed it flush with the inside of the card. Then you can add whatever elements you’d like to pop up – in this case a pretty teacup!
Well, there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed these examples and you’re inspired to ink up this wonderful stamp set that completely steals my heart. I’d love to see your creating using it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Hello, it’s Debby here. Today I have a video (see below) showing step by step how to heat emboss and watercolor the beautiful Vintage Teacup set. To get started I stamped the cup and saucer in clear embossing ink and gold heat embossed before die cutting with the matching dies. I also stamped the sweet flowers from the Vintage Teacup set on the cup and saucer in Blush ink.
I then took to my watercolors to give a gentle pastel pink gradient to the teacup with pretty flowers reminiscent of the ones my Mother and Grandmother used to have. After watercoloring I went in with colored pencils to define the details and add a few shadows.
I gold embossed the sentiment on a panel of watercolored card with softly torn edges. Then I added a light blue watercolored background with paint and gold splatters. I stamped the steam in Mocha ink on both the teacup and background. Next I added all the elements to the card with foam adhesive and on to a kraft card base. Finally I added a few sequins to accent.
You can click on any of the photos to see them in a bigger version :D Now here’s the video you can watch below or in HD at YouTube.
Have a great day and I’d be interested to hear whether you or your family have vintage teacups.
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s reveal post. Today, things get even more exciting with our release and blog hop! All of the new stamps and dies can be found in the Altenew shop, and I can’t wait for you to see what the design team and our guests have made with them!
Let’s get things started with a few cards:
Products: Bold Blossom, Bold Blossom Die Set, Super Script Scrapbook, Super Script Scrapbook Die Set, Halftone Smile, Jet Black Cardstock, Crisp Ink (Desert Night, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Blush, Rouge, Crimson)
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment here by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced here on Tuesday, November 22nd.
Place an order with us and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
Your first stop on the hop is the lovely Debby Hughes!
Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:
Altenew <—You are here 🙂
Joni Nina Andaya
May Sukyong Park