Saturday, April 19, 2014


Good day Rubber Cafe' fans, we are going to do a little throw back to February and share a quick little card made from the Creative Cafe kit of the month - February 2014.  These kits are never ending, pull them out even months after and create again!

It is STILL freezing here in New England and all we are doing is drinking hot cocoa, tea and coffee to keep warm.  My feet are freezing!  Creating with February's Cafe Creations Kit of the Month has been just what the cold weather ordered!  It's Mary-Ann here to share with you a quick creation for the month, showing you that these kits NEVER get old. 

 My Mom drinks lots of tea, so we all call her Tea Grammy.  I had her in mind when creating this card, it is something she would love to receive!  She is here visiting right now to help me with some after surgery transportation and this card will be perfect as a little thank you for all she is doing for my family.

First, I want to share with you the trials I have had with this creation.  Nothing seemed to work but my outcome was just right.  I started off by coloring this tea pot blue and embossing it with clear powder. Not what I expected or liked.  
So, I re-VersaMarked it and with my fingers, I pinched gold embossing powder (just like you would with salt when cooking) and lightly sprinkled it on my tea pot. Then I added white embossing powder over that. I was careful to go sparingly with the white because I would not be able to recycle any extra powder because it is now two colors mixed. In the end, I loved the mixed color look. (see above)

Because of the gold flecks in my pot, I wanted to add the tiny gold embossed spoon with foam tape to the center of the pot.  It needed ribbon but the ribbon was too big.  As I have shared with you before, I altered the ribbon by slicing up the edge carefully with my scissors to create a very thin, almost twine looking ribbon.  Tied this around my spoon and voila!

A cute little tea pot short and stout!

My card base dimension is 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded in half.  I heat embossed the word "TEA" with gold and sewed through the center of it.  You can see that I sewed around all the edges of my papers, and lifted the edges of the pages for dimension.  As I confessed before, I cut one of my stamps into two pieces, and this "TEA" is the second half!

Hope you have enjoyed my card and can not wait to see you next month!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Tea for Two
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Tea for Two
Ink and Paint: Versa-Mark pad, gold embossing powder, white embossing powder
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Sewing Machine, Ribbon included in kit, thread
Tools/Dies: Fine tip scissors, acrylic block, sewing machine

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