Monday, 23 January 2012

Sweet Red Cup

I've been playing with some new things (for me) and this is what I've come up with.  I made this for Mel Jen's challenge - Red &/Pink and Kraft and used the sketch from Seems a Little Sketchy challenge.  I don't know if the "tea" is good enough to qualify for the Kraft part, but I hope so!
To start with I used the patterned paper and cardstock from Stampin' Up and embossed a white panel with swiss dots using my Cuttlebug(I love to play with this tool!).  Then I added some ribbon that was a gift because it had even more dots!  The image is coloured, sides inked and matted on cardstock which I cut around with a pair of my decorative scissors.  I was still missing something to go along the edge but I didn't have anything that complimented the card so..... I was thinking and remembered seeing this wonderful tutorial on ribbon flowers over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings.  So I thought I'd give it a try.  My ribbon flowers didn't flair out as nicely as hers, but I still like how they turned out!

Then the embossed panel looked a bit lonely still so I created this to go in it!
I used Mel Jen's sentiment and added a couple scraps of ribbon from the flowers.  Then the end I punched with my new Fiskars oval punch.  Tied a piece of embroidery thread on the end and tucked it under my little tea cup!  Here's a close up.
Well, I had fun trying some new things and I hope you enjoy it to.  Do pop over to see the tutorial on these fabulous flowers if you'd like to try something new!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs

19 comments:

Olga said...

Very nice Jennifer!

Tracy said...

It's wonderful Jennifer! Red and white are always beautiful together. Your little tea cup is bright and cheery and the tag is a fun little surprise. :-) Hugs!

Tameko said...

Hi Jennifer,
Great card. Nice colors, and flowers. I need to try that RRR tutorial.

NickelNook said...

Wonderful card, Jennifer! Your new things are all so fun! Love the punching!...Nancy :o)

Sara I. said...

This is absolutely precious Jennifer - love all the red and those gorgeous roses! The hidden tag is fabulous! xx

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty, I love those little flowers
Hugs Julie P

~Tammy~ said...

This is super cute! love the red!

Cheryl said...

This is adorable! I love the gingham ribbon flowers.


Thank you for joining our “Red and/or Pink AND Kraft”challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

~Cheryl~

grandmabonnie said...

Jennifer, this is so, so cute, i love the image and the added embellishments!

Triple J Designs said...

I love this card!!

Thanks for getting Sketchy with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!!

Triple J Designs
aka Jenn

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jennifer love the colour and your flowers are super.
Hugs Linda

Dianna said...

What a sweet card, Jennifer!

Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

~ Di, Meljen's Senior DT Member

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Jennifer,
This is such a sweet card and flowers and I love your secret message spot!! Great idea!!I can say I knew you before you were famous!!!!!
Hugs Trish

Cindy said...

Just, beautiful, Jennifer!! I love the bright red, and your flowers are great!! The tea looks great to me!! Awesome card!!

Annette said...

Jennifer this card is so precious...I love that fun image and those flower are too cute...Super cute card..

Thank you for your sweet sweet comment on my blog..so glad to have you as a new follower...your blog is adorable...

Lisa Lara said...

oh just look at those little fabric flowers. Love them. Such a cute cup. Thank you for playing in TAWS blog hop on my blog today.
Lisa

Robin Parker said...

This is so pretty, love the DP. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge for Color.

AllisonG said...

I love how you used the ribbon as one of the elements on the sketch. What a creative idea to have the sentiment be a pull out, too!

Thanks for playing along with us at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again soon!

Rae Ann said...

I really like the way the tag pops out from under the cup. Your ribbon flowers are wonderful and I love the design paper too.

Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Red or Pink and Kraft challenge!