A new online stamping friend from the Facebook Maryland Stampers group, Angie, had this stamp set called Tiny Teapots. It's a long-retired Stampin' Up set- so old that Splitcoaststampers doesn't even have a gallery for it...so, she started a teapot challenge to create samples for this set. I was first on the list, so she mailed me the set. It's a very cute set of 4 different teapots and a sentiment, but I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use it...after some hemming and hawing, this is what I came up with (and please excuse the crooked scan!):
It's a very simple card, but I like it. The card base is GP110 white, with a layer of Basic Black, then a layer of GP110 which has been embossed using my Cuttlebug and the circles embossing folder. I cut a strip of Basic Black and ran that through the Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I stamped each tea pot in a different color and punched them out using my 1-1/4" square punch (couldn't find my 1-3/8" square punch- go figure!). Cardstock used was Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Ink colors used were Bashful Blue, Rose Romance and Old Olive. I attached the teapot squares using pop dots. The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached small green gems to the one teapot- he looked like he just needed "something".
I will now pass the stamp set on to another friend, Gloria, to see what she can create using it. Thanks, Angie, this is a fun "swap"...instead of swapping cards, we're swapping a stamp set!!
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