Stationery - Chiswick

Vintage Vibe – embossed tea cup card.

Posted on 30 May 2017

Fancy a cup of tea? Today I am sharing this easy to make card with a vintage feel using an embossed tea cup from the Chiswick range
of stamps. Take a look at how easy it is using layering of products to create beautiful effects.

A quick and easy card for someone special, and maybe even an invitation for afternoon tea? who knows?

step 1 – Stamp your tea cup image onto smooth white cardstock and sprinkle with embossing powder. Use your Chiswick heat gun and
melt the embossing powder.

step 2 – Use a pearlescent green ink pad and blending tool to add colour to your image.

step 3 – After adding the green base ink colour, use a dark brown ink and apply a layer of brown ink over the green.
Notice that although the ink is quite dark, a light application of the ink will create a subtle layer of ink.

step 4 – Use Metallic blue burnishing paste and cover the entire image using the paste.
Use a soft cloth to lightly buff the paste to remove the excess and buff the paste to a beautiful shine.

step 5 – The inking and burnishing paste forms a beautiful resist against the embossing, and adds a vintage patina feel to the image.

See how beautifully she blue, green and brown merge together to form a vintage patina? Simply gorgeous the
way you can create different effects using a variety of products.

Combine your focal point patina tea cup with embellishments that will add to the design rather than distract from the focal point image.

Products used:
Clear Stamp – Tea and Cake (ER-C18) rs3175
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Evergreen rs3335
Burnishing Paste 25ml – Metallic Blue pa2210
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Coffee 10 Shts/Pck sb5035
Other: Bingo card, embossing powder, heat gun, button, diamante, thread.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.