Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tea Party Invite “Reject”


Another late night post, but still on Sunday!  In my last post, I told you about the tea party invitation order I was working on – I’ve spent most of the last 24 hours completing those 57 cards, and I’m finally done (yea!).  The post last Wednesday was the card design that was chosen by the shower hostess.  Here’s the other design I did in the same paper that I will use in different colors for some other occasion.  It uses a new dies I picked up at a stamp show in January – they are called “Geo-Dies”.  They are really intricate dies that, after cutting out the pattern, you fold part of the die cut to create a really beautiful result.


Remember, I also needed to create a pocket on the inside for a recipe card.  Here’s the inside, which also uses a Geo-Die.



Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”


Green #3 Textured Cardstock(DCWV):  12” x 12”, cut and scored to pattern below
Lavender Lace (SU!):  1” x 3 1/2”, and 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (for inside)
Playful Heart Shimmer Glitter paper (Heidi Grace):  4” x 4”, cut with scallop blade
White Silver Metallics (Wausau):  4” x 4”, and 3” x 6” (for inside)
Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink):  4” x 4”, and 3/4” x 3 3/4”


Lavender Lace (SU!) Versamark (Tsukineko)


Tea for Two (Paper Trey Ink) Floral Tea (Mark's Finest Papers)


COPIC Markers (Imagination International) Bow-Easy
Geo Dies(Pop-Ups, Etc.) Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Dandelion Green Ribbon (Lasting Impressions) Heat Gun
Silver embossing powder (Sweet Stamps) Glue Dots
Geo-Dies((POP-UPs, Etc.) Scissors
Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch) Scor-Pal
Rotary trimmer with scallop and straight blades (Fiskars)

Instructions Pattern

Base Card

Since the cardstock is 12" x 12", I was able to get 2 cards out of each sheet. However, cutting it out was a little tricky – I needed to create the inside pocket.  Here’s the pattern I used.  

To create the pocket, simply put adhesive along the left edge of the triangle, and fold the triangle up along the score line.  This will adhere the pocket along the outside edge of the card.


Stamp the tea pot and tea cup images with embossing ink on the white card stock, and emboss with silver powder. Color the images with COPIC markers. I kept it very simple, and only used V20, YG25, and E31.

Cut a small strip of white paper using the scalloped blade, measuring 3/4” x 3 1/4”, and stamp the sentiment in lavender on it.


Cut a circular pattern in silver using the Geo-Die, and fold per the directions.  Cut the long patterned paper in silver, and fold.

Mount the scalloped patterned paper square on the front of the card, followed by the circular die cut.  Mount the trimmed tea pot in the center of the silver die cut. Tie a pretty green bow, and add it using a glue dot.

Mount a solid lavender panel below the bow, and add the white sentiment strip on it.

Mount a lavender triangle on the pocket, and then add the long silver die cut so that it covers both the edge of the triangle and the edge of the pocket.  Add the teacup image on top.


For the invitation text, I again printed the information in purple ink using the computer and mounted it facing the pocket.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Betty J Schaub said...

Lisa this is sooo pretty. Love the medallion and the color combo! TFS

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