Stamp-Off Sketch Challenge – Tea & Cake

Stamp-Off Sketch Challenge – Tea & Cake

Happy Friday, Stampers! Today is another Stamp-Off Challenge. This week, it’s a “three square sketch challenge.”

The official title of the challenge is a “Three Square,” but it’s also a sketch. So I started to use alternate shapes, but as I progressed through the process, it ended up being, well, maybe  not squares, but rectangles. Check it out.

Time for Tea, Stampin' Up!

It’s a little busier than my usual style. I cut the “quadrilaterals” from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP). I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Cake Soirée Stamp Set (in case you were wondering where the cake in the title came from) in Tranquil Tide on Soft Seafoam Cardstock, then punched with the Pretty Label Punch. Two squares down!

My up-up-upline rewards us with product for different achievements (Tami Waddell is the best!). I ordered the Time for Tea Bundle for part of a first quarter reward I earned, and I love it! (This is the tea part of the title, of course.) The bundle includes the Time for Tea Stamp Set and the Spot of Tea Framelits Dies. You can buy these separately, but if you bundle them, you save 10%.

I stamped the teacup in Night of Navy Classic Ink on Soft Seafoam Cardstock, and diecut it. (No, I didn’t. I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I realized there’s really no Whisper White in the DSP I used, so I sponged it with Soft Seafoam. Save yourself a step and just stamp on Soft Seafoam.)

I stamped the leaf spray in Tranquil Tide also on the “faux Soft Seafoam.” I used a Blender Pen to blend the ink into the leaves, then die-cut them with the coordinating framelit. I added the leaf sprays to a Balmy Blue die-cut frame, then layered the tea cup and half of a Pearlized Doily over the frame. It needed some embellishments, so I added a few Tranquil Tide Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the leaf die-cuts.

I added everything to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Tranquil Tide Cardstock, then to a Mint Macaron Card Base.

Now – head over to Susan’s & Jackie’s blogs to see what they’ve created for you. This was a real challenge for me, so I can’t wait to see how they interpreted it.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to Stamp-Off Sketch Challenge – Tea & Cake

  1. Susan Horr says:

    You dd a great job with this sketch. It was a hard one for some reason. I love that you used DSP for your squares. Beautiful!

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  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is a lovely sketch for use of that DSP. Really provides a delightful backdrop for the tea cup.

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  3. debsmart says:

    Nice use of the DSP for the background squares. I laughed at your ‘process’ of creating Seafoam cardstock – glad to know it happens to others, as well! 🙂


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