Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Best of Flowers card with Tea for Two paper

I had chance for a quick play with Best of Flowers to make this card to congratulate one of my team on her recent promotion. I was delighted that Helen achieved her Bronze 2 because, if I recall correctly, she only signed up because she wanted the full set of markers and it worked out as a better deal to get the full Starter Kit!

I inked the stamp using markers then coloured some of the flowers in using a blender pen, picking up the ink scribbled from the marker onto a clear block. I have to put it on record that I think I am actually warming to Calypso Coral. Yes it’s taken two years but it’s happening at last. Love this spotty paper, anyway.  It’s from Tea for Two – get it while you can!

I couldn’t find my doilies – I made this card before yesterday’s Big Clearout –so improvised with some punched scallop circles from Creped Filter Paper. Some tiny strips of cardstock jazzed up the button – a trick I learned at Monica’s retreat in the spring.

With the card, I sent Helen a keyring (right). Everyone in my team gets a keyring like this when they reach Bronze 2. The bead represents their first promotion. They get further beads for every additional promotion, plus for attending official SU events. So Helen already had a bead for attending Regionals before she received the keyring! Now at least she has somewhere to put it. 

Stamps: Best of Flowers
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Paper: Tea For Two, Creped Filter Paper
Ink: Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral markers
Accessories: Naturals Buttons, Ruffled Ribbon – Lucky Limeade, Scallop Circle Punch 


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