I have been so busy the past few weeks with making wedding candles and making extra name tags for the Ladies’ Tea at church, that I haven’t gotten much else done. I’ve enjoyed it, but it’s also been stressful.
Here are a few of the name tags (without the names).
They were made using the Cottage Cutz Teacup with Saucer and Teabag die, some adhesive and magnets, along with assorted papers and card stock. The red ones were for the red hat ladies that came.
This week I’ve been working on Thank Yous for the men that served at the Ladies’ Tea and wanted to share with you.
For this one, I used the Die-namics Always Time for Tea set by My Favorite Things. It is called collage stamping, so I cut out the teapot, then used some removable adhesive and stamped all around using the different stamps in the set. Then I removed the teapot, used the piece I cut it out of as a mask and inked around the edges. Took that off and stamped the sentiment in the center. This one is actually going to a couple that helped a LOT with the tea. I’m not too thrilled with this technique, but you’ve got to try everything reasonable at least once to see if it works for you, or not.
This was my next one. I decided to make it a shaped card to highlight the stamped image, which is from the Timeless Treasures set by Theresa Momber at Gina K. Designs. I cut out all my layers and inked the bottom one a bit. I stamped my pocket watch and used Perfect Pearls in heirloom gold. I attached that piece to the brown outline piece, then ran them through with the Cuttlebug gears embossing folder to add a bit of fun. I added the brads, then used Scotch mounting tape to give it some dimension. This one has 3 layers, 3 brads and if you count the Perfect Pearls, 3 inks.
This was a fun one using some s.e.i. paper I purchased recently (in an assorted pack), the image is from the Cars set by Sparkle and Sprinkle, the “road” is made with an EK punch. I added some green fuzzy thread with 3 die cut keys from the Die-namics Keys and Locks by MFT.
This last one was made by using Labels 18 (Spellbinders) to cut a space in my paper, as well as a smaller piece of vellum. I embossed the “Much Obliged” which comes from the Western Sentiments set (MFT), then inking with Ranger Distress walnut. I used a paper towel to rub off the ink that was on the sentiment. The hats were made with S857 (Lasting Impressions) template, then cut around and I used colored pencils to highlight the hat band. My son picked the hat colors, as well as the hat band colors. Before I attached the background paper, I drew the line for the hats with a gold glitter pen. Attaching the background piece was the most difficult part of this card. I used Therm-o-web vellum adhesive runner to attach the vellum piece. (This is the best vellum adhesive I have found over the years as it does NOT show through.) After that, I attached the hats and made sure they were all tipped, just a bit. This is probably my favorite of the Thank Yous so far. This one is being entered in the Friends of Speedy TV challenge over at MFP SpeedyTV this week.
Now, only a few more thank yous to make, then I have to finish writing in them.
Thanks for spending some time with me today. Sorry I’ve been away for so long. Hey, only a couple more batches of wedding candles, then I can start making some fun ones to keep and share.