Monday, February 15, 2016

Nacho Blog Hop: A Nice Cuppa

Morning!  How was your Valentine's Day?  That's also my hubs' birthday but all he wanted to do was stay home and play video games, so we did.  And I got some scrapping and card making done and I watched Stardust which is like the perfect Valentine's Day movie, I love it so.  But anyway, you're here for the Nacho Average Challenges blog hop! This month we're sharing projects using fun new schtuff from the Occasions catalog, and my stamp set is A Nice Cuppa.  Because tea.  Of course!

I stamped the main image in Island Indigo ink just because I hadn't worked with it in a long time and then I couldn't figure out what to use with it.  I mean NOTHING.  I think my cold was interfering with my brain's crafty skillz, but finally I ended up with some paper from the Love Blooms stack and the cool stain stamp from Timeless Textures.  I wish I'd used some colored ribbon or twine but I have almost nothing current in that department.

I find this card a little bit...lacking.  I'm blaming last week's cold and moving on.

This one I think is a little bit cuter.  All the stamps are from A Nice Cuppa.

For the next card, a little background before you peek:  I wondered how it would look if I stamped the teacup stack from the first card on patterned paper and then clear embossed it, so I gave it a try.

This actually turned out cooler than I thought it would.  I used some Perfectly Artistic DSP (today is the last day to get that!) and the embossing powder didn't stick on everything in the center of the image, so it gave it a bit of a grungy look.  I decided to go with the grunge and stamped the card base with a variety of stamps from Timeless Textures and this is my favorite card from the whole set.  The ribbon is retired, but I think it's the only Marina Mist ribbon I have...I have almost nothing current, but an entire laundry basket full of retired ribbon :p

So there's my set of cards with A Nice Cuppa, I hope you love this stamp set as much as I do.  You'll be seeing it around here several more times at least :)  And now it's time for you to continue the hop!  Your next destination is Heather's blog for some fun projects with Balloon Celebration.  Here are all the links in the hop if you need them:


Christy (you are here!)






Supplies, first card:
Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa, Timeless Textures, Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Island Indigo, Soft Suede
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Love Blossoms Stack
Accessories:  White baker's twine, Dimensionals

Supplies, second card:
Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa
Ink:  Rose Red
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Smoky Slate, Pool Party DSP
Accessories:  Cups & Kettle Framelits, Circles Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, Dimensionals

Supplies, third card:
Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa
Ink:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Cups & Kettle Framelits, Hexagon punch, Dimensionals

Supplies, fourth card:
Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa, Timeless Textures
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP, Lots of Labels Framelits, Subtles Candy Dots, Marina Mist taffeta (retired), Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Cute. I do like that stamp that looks like rings left by the cups. Cute idea!

Yapha Mason said...

Great cards, Christy! I really love how that last one turned out. Fun technique!

Heather said...

These are all so fun! I really like the last one, too - I'm loving that DSP so much... Might have to steal some ideas from you for my "Come For Tea" class next month, lol! Gorgeous!

Anne Hayward said...

Love all the cards! I really like that "coffee stain" stamp from Timeless Treasures.