Today I’ve made a pretty teacup card using Craft Consortium‘s beautiful Wild Rose papers and my Graphic 45 teacup stamp and die set.
I started by adding a background panel of Wild Rose paper to a white 6×6 card blank and then embossed a smaller panel of green patterned paper to go on the left hand side, rounding the corners with my corner punch. I glued a paper doily to the right hand side and then stamped the teapot, teacup, spoon and flowers on to white cardstock using Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron ink. I die cut the stamped images and added them to the card with foam squares, then finished off with a little teabag charm threaded on to a twine bow.
Check out the super speed video of me making the card:
Some tips for stamping:
- I like to stamp multiple images all over the page so I can choose one that has come out the best or have spares in case one goes wrong, or to use on other projects. It’s quicker to do things in batches when you have all the materials out and ready.
- I clean my stamps using a Stampin’ Up scrubber and stampin’ mist. It’s quick and easy and means you don’t have to get up to wash stamps in the sink every time. They dry instantly and can be put back in the packet. Some people use baby wipes to clean stamps but I like the scrubber as it’s quite fun to use! You just spray the bristles with cleaning mist on the left hand side of the pad, rub the stamp in the bristles to get the ink off, then rub it on the right hand side to dry it off.
Some tips for die cutting:
- I use craft tape to secure the die over the stamped image so it doesn’t move when going through the machine. It’s also necessary because I flip the paper over so the dies cut up into the cutting pad and not down into the base plate
- You can die cut the shapes first and then stamp on to them but I find it harder to do that way round. This way seems to work pretty well!