Monday, 19 February 2018

Cascading Cups

Here's a card I made for the launch of Sara's 'Vintage Tea Party' collection. The launch was a huge success, by now many of you will have received your collections. I am sure you are having lots of fun creating your own designs.

For this card you will need:
Light blue Centura pearl
Pale blue Distress ink
Paper roses and flowers

Step 1: Score an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl at 8'' and fold. Trim the top so it also measures 8''. Now cut another strip 2 x 8'' and position at the edge of your card leaving the gap in between.

Step 2: Cut a selection of cups, selectively run them through the embossing folder, then highlight the embossed detail with ink.

Step 3: Using Tacky glue, bridge the gap between the pieces of card to create the bridge and hold the card together. Create a pleasing look and be careful not to glue the cups to the base card.

Step 4: Cut the teapot from the 'Afternoon Tea' set, once in white using the decorative insert. Then again in blue without the insert. Trim the handle and spout from both to create a vase. Shape and add to the card with 3D glue gel.Then arrange your flowers and secure with 3D glue gel.

Step 5: On the inside of your card, add a light blue background using Centura Pearl. Finally cut and secure your sentiment using the same blue card.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, Hopefully you have enjoyed the tutorial I have shared with you along with the additional photos. I do hope you will visit again very soon. For those of you you who didn't get to see Part 3 of my Floral Embellishment Series, Please take a look, I would really appreciate your comments and support.


  1. Lovely this card Nick. Your work is brilliant. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Really beautiful card,different with the cups bridging the gap. I had thought this was what you had done but any bits of the shows where I saw this card they didn't mention or show that this was the case.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola xxx

  3. Hi Nick,so nice of you to share your lovely design. I don't understand how the cups are addes as you said don't glue to the card. Hope you have time to describe.