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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tea Traditions with Stampendous

Do Come for Tea, this week's theme for the Stampendous this week. I'm sharing a pretty fun card today with teacups as the focus.

I've been involved in a few tea parties as fundraisers, like a welsh tea and english afternoon tea. I collected some amazing teacups from my friends reception to host a tea for my friends. There was also a quickly organized tea for the women in my life who were supporting me as I got married. What a wonderful way to celebrate.

I have a separate display cabinet dedicated to my teacups and teapots. I rarely use them, but I am ready for the next chance to take tea with someone. In the cabinet you'll see little spoons and sugar cube tongs, even teapot bibs so drips of tea racing down the spout will get grabbed before staining my tablecloth. It's all such a fuss, but so worth it.

So it might be considered too much fuss for a card, but I decided to watercolor my Teacup Trio for this card today. I grabbed my Cotman Travel Kit and sat down for a little art therapy.

Here's the short of how I created this card.


From Stampendous:

Watercolor Paper by Canson®
Kraft cardstock by Neenah®
Cotman Watercolor Pocket Kit by Winsor and Newton®
Water Soluble Oil Pastels by Smith and Binney
Monoprint paper (Creative Palette + acrylic paints + white cardstock)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Twine from May Arts Ribbon®


  1. Make a card base by tent folding a 4 1/4 x 11 inch cardstock in half with a finished size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
  2. Stamp teacups onto watercolor paper and color.
  3. Gently rub a water soluble oil pastel onto the Floral Tapestry stamp and mist with water before stamping around the saucers. 
  4. Trim image down to fit on monoprint paper.
  5. Glue image onto monoprint paper and then onto card base.
  6. Tie card front with twine.

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Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

See this Project on the Stampendous Website, too!
Oh me oh my, Stampendous January catalog products should be showing up in your stores any day now! Shop first with the catalog (available on 1/23) and then go ask for it at your local stores! lol Reminds me of my kids and the monthly Scholastic orders.

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  1. Both cards are fabulous! Beautiful colouring! ♥

  2. Beautiful! They look so dainty and like fine china!! You did a beautiful job coloring these! TFS!

  3. Great detail in beautifully colored teacups! They are amazing watercolors and so inviting.

  4. Beautiful projects! The watercolor on the teacups looks wonderful and such a sweet country style teapot project. Thanks for creating for our Tea time this week!

  5. L O V E the Choice of Coloring!!!
    Very PRETTY!!!

  6. Your tea cups are fabulously coloured!! Great card.


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