Monday, 4 August 2014

Fancy a cuppa?

This is one of those rare cards which turned out better than I thought. I'm not much for découpage, but when the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft came with some free découpage sheets and pretty rose garden papers, I thought I might as well use them, it's not like I would lose any highly valued things if the cards turned out hideous. Also, when I first saw this week's Stampin' Royalty sketch, it didn't do that much to me. But as I re-visited the DT's beautiful creations, as well as stumbled upon the sketch in various card challenges around the Interwebs it really grew on me, and when I sat down with my decoupage bits and bobs I thought it would actually work quite well for what I had in mind. 

For the background, I used a rose stamp and Versamark on light blue cardstock that coloured with the DSP. I cut the découpage teacup and roses and attached the layers using foam pads. I added some lace trim to the edges of the triangles. I was then left to play the "Where does the sentiment go" game, and solved this with the good old "Just use vellum" trick. I printed the sentiment using my new favourite font called Jane Austin. It's the font of my dreams, just what I have been looking for. And it's freely downloadable!

Card: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth White Card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm three shades of blue, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Paper: Marianne Design pretty Rose Garden designer paper and découpage pack, free with the September issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark
Stamps: Inspirations clear flower stamps
Other: Lace trim from my stash


Georgeann Manning said...

You always make such amazing things!! Love this! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Pink Unicorn said...

Thank very much you Georgeann, and I love the Stampin' Royalty challenges!!