Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Teapot Border

Hello again!  Just one card today.  I started this one before vacation and finished it when we returned home.  Its whole reason for being was so I could use the pretty new die I received as a gift from a very sweet friend.  Not sure what it's called.  I think it's one of the unbranded dies.  Whatever, I have a weakness for all things swirly.

I cut it in such a way that it makes an intact flap on the card front, but it could be cut as a separate border, too.  Embossed using the tan mat after cutting, I touched up the embossed parts with a Copic BG0000 marker, which helped bring out the white on white pattern.




The cute Stampendous Teapot Border has survived many purges because I still adore it after all these years.  The swirls in both the stamp and the die cut look like they were made for each other, and the Power Poppy sentiment fit perfectly.  Polka dot hearts in matching colors add a little love to the design.

Vacations are wonderful, but I sure get to missing my stamp room.  I'm having fun now!  I'll be back Friday with flowers.  Hugs to all!


18 comments:

Pauline said...

This is so sweet! Your complete layout for your border teacups is awesome. Love the swirl die cut at the top and they way you highlighted the embossed part. Matching colour little hearts is just perfect! Oh, and the sentiment - love it. You make the perfect little cards Leslie, I'm always wowed by your creations. Can't wait until Friday! I'm so glad your back in your stamping room. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

Sherri said...

Wow! I can see why you love the teapot border! It's adorable! I'm so glad you saved it! It's perfect to go with the swirl die!!! What a happy, happy card this makes! I can't wait until Friday to see your next amazing card! Hugs!

Diane said...

I love anything teapots and this one is adorable, such a cute cute stamp, I am happy it has survived your purge...and the die cut looks fabulous with it...loving the mix of colors as well and those cute little hearts are perfection! Thanks for letting me know about the paper pads, too..now lets see if you hoard them like I do lol!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Thanks for the brightening my day with another pretty card.

Pam Sparks said...

The teapots are adorable and so beautifully colored! Glad you're back, coloring and posting Leslie!

Darlene said...

What beautiful coloring (your photo staging really brings it to life) and that swirl is perfect with the tea pots & cups! Beautifully crafted as always! Such a sweet sentiment too ... what a fun creation! Thanks Leslie for always inspiring me!

nancy littrell said...

I love the contrast between the white swirly textured border and the beautiful and colorful teapots. Fun using an old loved stamp set in a new trendy design. TFS Leslie. Hugs...

Donna Ellis said...

How cute, Leslie! I love your bright, cheerful, ultra-happy colors with the pretty white embossed background. I especially like your layering technique, and the cute little hearts from dotted paper! Don't you love that sentiment? I've not seen it before - fantastic! hugs, de

Yogi said...

cute stamp, pretty card. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Besides pansies I love teapots!! This border is so cute - which is why you still have it! It goes perfect with the die cut!! It kinda of reminds me of my favorite book when I was little - Alice in Wonderland! Have a great day!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love those teapots. Great colors on them too.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous border stamp and great sentiment-love the new flourish die
Carol x

Mildred said...

Wonderful card, Leslie. If you ever tire of that great teapot stamp, I'll be more than happy to buy it from you. Hard to find good tea things - more coffee drinkers than tea drinkers I guess. Keep them coming!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is a lovely, fancy swirl die isn't it! like the soft blue to it, great touch! Fun tea cup border and fun sentiment! Love your addition of the sweet hearts to it all!!
You will have to take along some goodies to do in the trailer when it rains :)

Lena Keultjes said...

What a brilliant use of the die! And of course the tea cups are adorable!

Hugs,
Lena

laurie said...

That is a cute stamp...I like the swirls..so pretty. One of my goals this winter is to get out some of my dies that I just love and use them again. I have a swirl that I really like. After seeing your card I think I will dig my swirl out NOW instead of winter!

Evelyn S. said...

Just darling! I'm not sure how you did the die edge .... I need to read up on embossing with dies, I guess. Anyway, I can see why you keep the teapots; they are so cute. And your coloring.... I've run out of adjectives. :-)

Cindy Beach said...

Great sentiment! Enjoying life sip by sip is also what I do when I come visit your blog. One pretty thing after another. Sunny colors, daisies, polka dots and teapots! All the things I love best. Thanks for bringing such delight to us!

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