Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tea Party #18 - A Cuppa Inspiration

Susan is hosting our smARTworks Tea Party this time, and she gave us her new water cup to use as inspiration (there’s a pic in the sidebar over to the right). I had lots of great ideas, but in the end, I went with my first impression, “Ooooh…purple flowers! Purple is pretty!” So here you have it: a purple card with purple tulips in a purple vase.

I started off by making my background piece, which is made from fabric. I have quite a fabric stash from my on again, off again quilting hobby, so when I saw the Fabrilayers technique in the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter, I had an honest to goodness Aha! Moment. I can use fabric…on my cards! I only did part of the technique, and it couldn’t be simpler. Just saturate the fabric with fabric stiffener, let it dry, and then use it just like you would a piece of cardstock. I cut mine with my Cuttlebug and a Nestabilities dies and it worked like a charm!

As for the rest of the card, there isn’t much to tell, really. I stamped the tulips (WD-214 Spring Wishes) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers, and the bow is made from several strips of ribbon tied in the center.

Trish is in the middle of a cross-country move and couldn’t join us this week, but I’m sure the other Cookies will have some wonderful cards to share, so be sure to visit their blogs throughout the day. And, as always, we’d love for you to join us!

Susan (and Sarah and Peggy)


  1. Love the card, and knowing you're also a quilter, had to smile at you 'Aha' moment.

  2. Beautiful card, love the mixing of materials.

    God bless.

  3. This is so pretty! Love the die-cut fabric panel... hmmmm, may have to pull out some of sewing stash :)

  4. Those flowers looked so so BLUE to me! Love your purple card though! Mine will look funny with the others...

  5. Such pretty coloring, and I love that ribbon!


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