Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

Today is Day 2 of the very first Mark's Finest Papers DT Blog Hop. For your chance to win some exciting Blog Candy, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs for both yesterday and today. Then, on Friday, a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 7 blogs both days. The winner will receive 2 BRAND NEW Stamp Sets, 5 packages of Mark's Finest Papers and 5 Satin ribbons! And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers! The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on Friday.

I decided I wanted to do something other than a card today, and one of the new Flourishes sets contains images of teacups and accessories. So I thought I would make a tea bag holder, using the tutorial in the Resources section of Splitcoaststampers.


The base of the tea bag holder is MFP’s Spring Leaf. I made my own DP for the inside with several of the stamps from Flourishes’ Christmas Tea set, coloring them with Copic markers. I didn’t want the silver snowflakes to overtake the images, so I did not emboss them – just stamped them with silver pigment ink. The front is stamped similarly to the inside DP, but I popped up the teapot and added a spoon charm. It was originally brass, but I pushed it into the silver pigment ink and sprinkled it with Detail Silver embossing powder.

I thought the eggnog-flavored tea was perfect for a Christmas cup!

The paper, Palette ink, charm, ribbon, and Flourishes images are available at Mark’s Finest Papers


Make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the DT and comment on each Blog for your chance to win all the goodies!

Nancyruth- http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Nikki- http://smellslikehomemade.blogspot.com
Peggy- www.artfulljourney.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Faith- http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com
Mark’s Finest Papers- http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

27 comments:

Carol Southern said...

Great idea Lois. Red and green wonderful traditional colours and those little charms really top off the cards.

Lynda M said...

Understated and sweet with the bow as a WOW factor. The charm silvered up beautifully.

Debs said...

Lovely idea. Great bow!
Take care
Debs xx

Barbara said...

Thanks for the great idea for my stamping friends. Love it

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Lois, you have so many wonderful details that I don't think I can choose a favorite! This is a fabulous and it is beautifully stamped! And egg nog flavored tea-- I never even knew it existed, but it couldn't be more perfect this time of year!

Etha said...

How wonderful, I just love a practical stamped item!! Can't believe you have the fitting cup and saucer :)

Sandra said...

what fun!
This is great!
Sandra

nancyruth said...

beautiful beautiful work dear Lois!!!

Vicky Gould said...

What a great idea, Lois. And what a great job you did. Way to go!

StampinCathy said...

What a great idea. Love the colors and details on this cute project.

Connie said...

Lovely tea set. Love the way you matched your card. Very pretty combination.

Carol Dee said...

Lovely take on the tea pot and cup. Such a pretty piece set.

vdutchr said...

Aren't these little side "projects" so fun! This tea set is so adorable!! Fabulous job~~

Karen said...

Cute, cute teabag holder card and like the way you made your own DP to match the cup/saucer.

thestampinglady said...

Awesome tea holder--it is a great project. Your inspiration cup is just lovely. Your project captures the cup so well.

Anita said...

What a fun idea!

Mary said...

I love the tea holder. What a fantastic idea!

Pam said...

What a wonderful presentation for this card. It is such a beautiful card. My mom loved this kind of stuff:) TFS!

Luv Flowers said...

I love this teapot and teacup. It looks so festive the way you have colored it.

Kim

Janet L. said...

Cute, cute, cute! What a great way to say, "relax and enjoy"!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love it - I am a big hot tea fan! I am also impressed with how clever you are - embossing to get your silver spoon!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful tea bag holder and oh so perfect with the teacup!

jimlynn said...

So cute! I can almost see the tea coming out of the little pot.

madeleineb said...

such a cute idea for tea bag holder and the new stamp set is perfect for it

Marg said...

What a great gift. Everything works so well together.

Cassie said...

gorgeous!
you've turned something as everyday as a teabag into something uber special!

Peggy said...

I just love this set and have not inked it up yet. You have given me the inspiration I need! Lovely tea bag holders. Beautifully done!