Cup of Tea – Relaxing Together

This Crazy Cousin has completed her second challenge for the month of August with the Double Trouble Team.

The current challenge is celebrating National Relaxation Day.  How do you chill?  Me?  Give me a good friend and a cup of tea and I am good to stay put for a long while!  Doesn’t the Crafter’s Café look like an ideal place?  Double Trouble is partnering with the Café (#288) this round.

Influences/Choices: Relaxation ThemeCup of Tea stamp set; Flower ThemeHappiness Abounds stamp set; ColorCupcake Inspirations (#550) and Color Dare (#509).

Bringing it all together the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#670), which I flipped to the horizontal position.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Blushing Bride cardstock.
  • Accent Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Square: (3” x 3”) Silver Striped piece of patterned paper from the Sale-a-bration FREE selection option (with a qualifying purchase) Gold & Silver Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
    • Alternating Stripes were colored with the Light Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • Ribbon Element: a bit of retired Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon and a created Bow were added to the right side of the Striped Square.
  • Focal Image (Oval Shape) – Tea Cups and Flowers: Basic White cardstock scraps.
    • Tea Cups
    • A Tea Cup sized piece of a cardstock was colored with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend for a softer porcelain look.
    • Two Tea Cups were die-cut with the teacup die from the Tea Cup Dies set.
    • Two Tea Cup Leafy Patterned Overlays were also die-cut.  One was colored with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend.
    • The Tea Cups and Overlays were adhered together.  White on Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo on White.
    • Flowers
    • The Floral images from the Happiness Abounds stamp set were stamped with gray Granite ink and then colored with the retired Light Pink Pirouette and blended with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.
    • The Flowers were fussy cut for a close crop.
    • Additionally, one Leaf image was die-cut from a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock scrap with one of the Leaf dies from the Blossoming Happiness Dies set.
  • Sentiment Flag: (1¼” x 1⅛”) Smoky Slate cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Let’s Get Together Soon, from the Cup of Tea stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The Flag was hand trimmed

All that was left was to put it all together.  Flowers were added to Cups, the Leaf was tucked in and one Cup was popped up with Dimensionals.

A lovely invitation for a lovely friend. Meet me at the Crafter’s Cafe and join me for tea!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: VWEQNVDE (August 2022) if you spend less than $150.00.

The new Holiday Catalog has arrived and Sale-a-bration is in full swing.  Lots of lovely new things.    

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

15 thoughts on “Cup of Tea – Relaxing Together

  1. What a beautiful card and love how you were able to link up to several other favorite challenges. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and enjoying your tea at The Crafter’s Cafe with a sweet treat at Cupcake Inspirations… love it all. Another unique and creative card. Thanks for being our Crazy Cousin this month.

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  2. Jolanda, love your card with all it’s wonderful texture!! You are so clever to give the flowers in the tea cups added dimension by having one petal droop over the cup edge!! Thank you for being our August cousin!!! -Donna

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  3. This is amazing!! I LOVE the tea cup dies that you used on this. The flowers look so lovely inside them!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!!
    DT Sweetie
    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

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