Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tea for Two...and Two for Tea!

Tea for two and two for tea...this image that I used on this birthday card just makes me think of that old song lol. As soon as I saw Nana Vic's Vickie Quickie for February 4th, I knew that I wanted to combine it with one of her other images that she had given away on another Vickie Quickie. The first image is of a beautiful china tea set. You have got to see this image to believe it...the detail on it is just incredible! You can find Vickie's Tea Set and other image I used here. I didn't see the sentiment there, but I'm sure that she will be adding that soon. So the image that I wanted to add this beautiful tea set to is called Timeless Bears. When you see this adorable image you will understand why I wanted to put the two images together. These bears are just too cute for words.
Now you tell me, aren't these two images just perfect for each other? The style of card is called a Surprise Pop Up card. You can find a fantastic tutorial for this style of card here. So I couldn't decide what dp to use with my image...just didn't seem to have anything that went with the colors that I had colored my image (guess I should have picked the papers first, then colored the image lol), so I decided to use the Timeless Bears image to make my own dp. I colored the tea pot, cup and saucer and plate with white pearlescent watercolor paints that my dear friend Kim sent to me. I used the blue pearlescent color for the middle part of the tray underneath (I made the tray more like a doilie lol). Unfortunately the picture gives the cs a bluish tinge near the bottom, but I've taken 4 pictures and I can't get one that shows the color right. There is no blue tinge, it is all red lol.

I added silver stickles to the flowers just to give them a little "pop". And I used a flower shaped eyelet for my pull tab and some thin red ribbon.

Sentiments on the pop up were stamped with SU Cherry Cobbler ink.


CS - SU Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point
Colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms
Tea Set colored with - Niji Pearlescent Water colors
Flowers are Recollections Mulberry Paper Mini Roses
Swirls by the flowers are from Say it with Pearls
Pearls on the sentiment are Recollections Pearl Stickers
Happy Birthday by All Night Media Calligraphy Stamps (found at Michaels)
If Friends were flowers stamp by Anita's (Sugarloaf Inc.)
Your Friendship stamp by Azadi Earls Inc.
Silver Stickles
Red ribbon from Michaels
SU Cherry Cobbler Ink

Challenges Entered:

Guylou's Inimitibility - Anything Goes challenge
MelJens - Challenge #46 Birthday
Digi Doodles Shops Best - Challenge #47 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge #4 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - #100 Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Paper Take Weekley - Putting on the Glitz
Shelly's Images - TTT Challenge 2/17/11 Show Us What You've Got
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #15 Happy Birthday
If the Shoe Fits....Scrap It - FF #67 Happy Birthday
Stampin With the Dragon - Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays
Totally Papercraft - Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's
Incy Wincy Designs - Color Me Wonderful
Outlaws - Anything Goes/Western Theme PM 0217

Thank you so much for visiting my blog


Anonymous said...

Beyond cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very cute! Love the pop up in center! Thank you for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Karen said...

Yay you made it into a teddy bears picnic! Love it!! :)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful make. I love the pop up. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Nikki F x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Shelly's Images said...

cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. Please join us again soon!

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Sara I. said...

Looks like an awesome tea party :) Love the bold colors you went with and all the detail on the teapot! Gorgeous glammed up flowers and love the bling coming from them both! All your hard work definately payed off!

Brenda said...

Great card Charlene, love anything tea themed!! You did a wonderful job on the challenge. Thanks for playing along at Guylous Inimitability!

Anonymous said...

Ahh so sweet! I would love to join that tea party!. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. hugs ~ Cindy

Dragons Lair Designs said...

thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Kim Kelley said...

Just a wonderful card Char! I am going to check out the tut on this one too. You always come up with something new and fresh! Thanks for playing GI's challenge too! Glad you like the paint.

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation and love how pretty it is too, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Katja said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Meljen's Design Team Challenge Blog!

Greetings, Katja (Meljen's Design Team)

Jill said...

gorgeous card Charlene love the image it's so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Anette said...

Cute bears! Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Marion E. said...

Super fantastic card... with that label like that!Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Marion

Guylou said...

Char... What a cute image!! Love the card! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!

Robbie said...

Really fun image, so cute! Love the pocket card.Thank You for sharing your lovely card with us at Meljens designs this week.

lesleyworth said...

your bears are adorable! thanks so much for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Marlene said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog....and yes, he's a real shih-tzu! :)

Marlene said...

thought I left a comment here the other day, but I'm not seeing it, so maybe I imagined it...heehee.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, my dog is pure shih-tzu. :) Little bugger, but he's cute.

Your card is very sweet!

Carolynne said...

Love the card,thanks for joining us at Stampin with the dragon


Sprytebyrd said...

Such a sweet, sweet card! Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas and Meljen's Designs on our Birthday Challenges! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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