Thursday, February 25, 2010

Butterfly Green Tea Holder

This is another Version of the tea holder previously posted on 2/19/10.........refer to previous posting for instructions:
  • on covering the tea pot chipboard
  • on applying the branches to the tea pot
  • on creating and applying the flowers
  • on assembling the holder

The front and back of this tea pot was stamped using the bamboo image using Versamark Ink from Embrace Life. Inside Very Vanilla CS is stamped using Certainly Celery ink. The sponged butterflies give this tea pot dimension and texture.

Close-up view of the front:

Side view of holder:

The tag is tied to the handle: Tag is from the SU Exclusive Matchbox die. The Large Oval Punch is used and the alphabets are from the SU Exclusive Big Shot Billboard Die, applied using 2-Way Glue pen.
Here's the tea tag: There were 6 of these

To make the holder: below measurements again from 2/19 posting:

To make the Butterflies: First, use a Q-tip to apply Crushed Curry ink to the center
Add Old Olive next

Add Red:

Add Black around the edges:

Finished Butterfly should look like this. Shape the wings with your fingers. Adhere to front with dimensionals.

Reverse side of the Butterfly:

For the tags: add Linen thread for the loop, sponge the tag edges, stamp bamboo with Certainly Celery ink:

  • Stamps: Embrace Life
  • CS: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
  • Ink: Versamark, Certainly Celery, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Red, Black, Pixie Pink
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, SU Exclusive Two Tags die, SU Exclusive Matchbox Die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Billboard Alphabet Die, Big Shot Birds & Branches Decorative Strip Die, Trio Flower Punch, Large Oval Punch, White Gel Pen, Crop-O-Dile, Mini Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue Pen, Anywhere Glue Pen, Linen Thread, Sticky Tape, Stamping sponges, Stamping Daubers, dimensionals.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit...............HUGS!!!


- - Sheryl - - said...

fabulous. I also have that butterfly die - thanks for the inking tips. I usually get ink all over the tips of my fingers inking these little cuts.

lisa808 said...

Love it!!! I'm a big tea drinker. Same with my family and most of my friends. Gotta make these. tfs

Susan Mac Donald said...

such a fab. tutorial; thanks

Monica said...

This is gorgeous...I LOVE the butterflies!

I also am very thankful for your kindness in sharing your projects with such detail. And for FREE! How gracious of you that is!

eunice said...

Beautiful! All the sponging and blending of colors on your butterflies is absolutely fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. I love the tea pots. I love how you inked the butterfly. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful cards and projects.

corinnesomerville said...

Okay my must go lay down now and rest !!! You're creativity is reaching an all time high and I don't want you to hurt yourself !!!!!


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