If you know Cindy, you know that she has quite a teapot collection and hosts a teapot challenge on her blog. I am always in awe of her amazing talent and ability to recreate her teapots to the.....wait for it...."tea!"
Although my card probably looks simple, it took me forever to make it. I really wanted to make a special teapot-shaped card for Cindy, but it just was not working out for me. I did make a teapot, using her favorite color blue, but ended up affixing it to a white square base. I used circle Nestability dies and circle punches to create my teapot, as well as a dotted swiss and floral border embossing folders.
My second card is for a challenge given to the CCEE girls to create a card in honor of our monthly Catchy Name Featured Stamper. This month, Tosha chose one of my all-time favorite stampers, Sparklegirl (Silke) and tomorrow happens to be Silke's birthday!!! Tosha told us that we had to make a square card, use a girl image, add some sparkle, leave a lot of white space, and use the faux silk technique in honor of Silke's name. My girl image is from an old Stampin' Up set called Everyday Celebrations. This image reminded me of Silke because she's so sweet and holds those she loves dearly to her heart. I used Cosmo glitter to add sparkle to the heart.
For my faux silk technique, I stamped these Embrace Life flowers with black ink onto white tissue paper and watercolored the flowers with Ridinghood Red and Old Olive reinkers. I added a touch of white gel pen to the flowers, wadded up the tissue, folded it back out flat and adhered it to the white cardstock with spray adhesive.
My buttons are from Basic Grey; I adhered the smaller olive colored button to the deep red one with Aleen's Tacky Glue. I love that stuff! I also used my button border embossing folder at the top of the card.
Happy Birthday, Silke!!
If you'd like to play along with us and see the spectacular cards my friends made, please visit our CCEE blog.