Saturday, 9 March 2013

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Card


This week's blogpost just had to be my Mother's Day card.  As I've invited my Mother over for a lovely Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day, I thought I'd do her card on this theme too.  We also both love having a cup of tea (made properly in a pot and served in a cup not a mug).  So raise a cup (or glass) to all lovely Mums on their special day!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, cArt-us, 
Colouring Mediums: Memento Sweet Plum, Encore Ink Pad Pink, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Karen Neuburger, plain card from stash
Tools: Cameo Silhouette, Spellbinders, Grand Calibur, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Hand-made Pearl & Crystal Hat Pins, mulberry flowers, double satin ribbon, doily

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out the filigree teacup and tea pot.  I used the weld divide tool to "separate" the tea pot lid from the tea pot, as I felt it added something to the project.  As this is for my lovely Mum, I used some of my most precious Karen Neuburger Papers (which are dwindling in my stash) to accent the tea pot and cup, using them as the top layer of the teapot and the under-layer of the cup.  


From scraps of the patterned paper, I cut out flowers using my spellbinders die, and stamped out some butterflies.  I stamped swirls onto the plain card layers of the feature flower on the teapot.


I punched out the card base using a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set and inked the edges, and created layers using Labels 1 from Spellbinders. To add further interest I pricked through a swirl pattern onto the biggest label layer, and also put the middle label layer through an embossing folder before topping it with a printed vellum.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Swirls
Pile it On - Oh Yummy

I love to read your comments, so if you have enjoyed looking at this card (or even if you haven’t), do leave a comment, I do appreciate it!
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40 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card with so much detail and dimension.
    Heike xx

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  2. stunning work,gorgous card.sue xx

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  3. So gorgeous, I love it. xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card, love the colours and detail

    Lorna xx

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  5. WOW! This is so gorgeous. I don't think that I have ever seen such a pretty teapot and teacup before. The design is so beautiful and the detailing you have added looks wonderful.
    I hope you have a nice time with your Mother tomorrow.
    Sue xx

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  6. stunning card love all the detail x

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  7. Wow! Stunning Mother's Day card x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, stunning card, love all the embellishments and details you have added.

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  9. This is so pretty, love all the elements and colours.

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  10. Wow wow, this is stunning! I love this card. Your details on the teapot and cup are wonderful, it was definitely worth using your favourite papers. Your mum will be thrilled to receive this! Maddy x

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  11. OMG this is beautiful love everything about it.

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  12. Stunning card.....Beautiful...love all the details you have put into this....Jx

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous I love it all Chris xx

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  14. Stunning card love all the fantastic detail and embellishments and gorgeous bow
    carol x

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  15. What a sweet card - my Mums the same, she will only drink out of a china Cup & Saucer!

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  16. I love this card, infact I love most the projects on your blog, they are always stunning

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  17. very very pretty mother day card. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
    Nathalie

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  18. Thanks for playing at Allsorts, card is lovely, xxx

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  19. Beautiful card, your Mother must have been thrilled, it is just so dainty and pretty, wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!
    hugs
    Glenda DT

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  20. awww...wow! what a beautiful card! perfect for a mum! x

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  21. Your card is so pretty Dips, feminine and full of Springtime, just perfect for our theme this week.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check out what to do here

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  22. A really stunning card .... beautiful work xx
    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

    Good Luck

    Tina DT xx

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  23. A wonderful card, perfect for Mothers Day. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and so many fabulous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Pretty, pretty!! So soft and feminine!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime, Anything Goes challenge; waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  26. Wow so pretty and detailed! Catching up on the leapblog! Elaine-xxx- I have new candy if you are interested :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/new-candy.html

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  27. Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at the Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

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  28. Gorgeous card! you got great dimension on there and I love all the details!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  29. I love tea too!! LOVE the tea pot/cup dies you cut up! Such a great mum's day card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    Mei
    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT

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  30. Oh me oh my this is just gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing in the Crafting For All Seasons Spring Into Spring Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  31. Great colours and a fabulous swirly teacup, it's lovely to see it at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  32. I just realised you also linked to Country View Challenges, thanks for playing along with us at our first challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  33. Hi hun
    please could you contact me at anoldiebutagoodiechallenge@gmail.com
    regarding your dt application

    I cant find your email address to contact you

    Francesca

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  34. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at allsorts this week. Tracy x

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  35. Dips, an amazing card so many textures and gorgeous colours. Summer CT

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  36. Absolutely stunning project! Really, really pretty.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  37. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie & our 'Oh Yummy!' challenge at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  38. Oh gosh! This is lovely! I love how the card reflects the afternoon tea you agve your mum! So clever! Thank you so much for joining in with the inaugural Country View Challenge! x

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  39. LOVELY!

    Thanks for joining us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx

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