Shabby teapot

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

*My card was picked for the FAB 4!!!*

I made this card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC31. It's my first time taking part in one of their challenges, I just loved the color combo. I also got to try out my new Afternoon Tea stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, sooo lovely.

This was actually my first time making an easel card too! I just never got around to it. It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be, I can't believe I didn't make one sooner! The lovely digital papers are from the Vintage Lilac Paper Collection and Shabby Stripes from Cupcake Cards & Crafts.

The ribbon border I used above I discovered on the Waltzing Mouse Blog, Claire Brennan is so talented! She has a tutorial on her blog for the ribbon border, it's so simple and I love how it looks! I used Creative Inspirations Paint in Plum to stamp the teapot and sentiment. I cut out the teapot and did a little paper piecing using the Vintage Lilac papers. I picked out some elements (the teapot handle and the edges of the sentiment) and painted these in a mix of Plum and Chocolate paint, I also painted the little pearls with this mix.

I painted a lavender border around the edge of the base card using Lavender Creative Inspirations paint. I did a little stitching on the sewing machine on both backgrounds and added a few other details. I'm really happy how it turned out.


Cardstock/ paper: White card, digital papers Vintage Lilac Paper Collection & Shabby Stripes from Cupcake Cards & Crafts, Green polka dot paper from Attic Treasures
Stamps: Afternoon Tea from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Paint: Creative Inspirations Paint in Plum, Lavender and Chocolate
Other: Lavender ribbon, lilac lace, lilac organza ribbon, white thread, sewing machine, paint brush, flat backed pearls, lavender bead, button, lavender sequins, double sided tape, glue and foam pads.


  1. Beautiful Easel card, love the ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  2. Love 3 D card! A very unique way to use the ribbon. Beautiful done!

  3. Such a lovely creation, Clare! Love your elegant ribbon treatment and fabulous easel card! So glad you joined us at the Play Date Cafe!!

  4. WOW--this is FAB! What detail! WOW--I can't say anything other than, this is AMAZING:) LOVE it! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:) So glad you played along!!!

  5. Lovely!!! The easel card is fabulous and the ribbon treatment as a frame is so clever. Love your teapot! Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week!

  6. So pretty! Love that teapot image & the fancy ribbon treatment! Thank you for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

  7. Clare ... you did it again, my stampy friend! I love, love, love that tea pot and your design! I just ordered that stamp set -- thought it would be perfect in the Tea Room :) You Go Girl ... congrats on your Fab 4 honor!!

  8. Wow, thanks for the great comments everyone, delighted to be in the Fab4!! :)


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