It has a little message hidden under the cup:
Tea cup Embellishment:
Step 1) Stamp the first of two cups on your favourite patterned paper (these ones are embossed with black Craft ink & clear ep)...
All of these patterned papers are from a Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 pad (the scale is poifect with this tea cup & I have gotten a LOT of mileage out of that one paper pad.)
Step 2) Stamp your second cup on white cardstock (or whatever colour your background is) mine is actually lovely thick cream announcement cardstock.
Step 3) Roughly trim the patterned cup & Cut off the handle from it
Step 4) Glue the patterned cup over the white cardstock one (with the handle showing)
Step 5) Then just cut it out. The cuts are simple ones, but you get the sweet teeny swirls in the handle (cuteness, heehee.)
Step 6) If you'd like them shiny like ceramic, you can add Crystal Lacquer.
Some of the Card Deets:
Did ya know that you can emboss Sakura gel pens? Just sprinkle embossing powder on them while they're still wet:
It's handy to work in stages since they do dry eventually. Crazy that all you need to do is add clear embossing powder and then you can get a whole variety of colour & a lot of oomph from all of your metallic gel pens or glitter like this one! (This is a Sakura stardust pen. Any gel pen from Sakura seems to work perfectly for this.)
After I doodled the hearts & embossed 'em, I added a little Copic marker. I'm no pro with Copics, but here's an easy way to use them:
Add a line of colour. (This is Sugared Almond Pink Ciao RV02.)
Then you can go over it with your colourless blender to soften it. :O)
The new Love of my stampin Life:
A white Souffle pen!
After Copic colouring the hearts, I just cut 'em out & added some white dots...with the new love of my stampin' life: Sakura's Souffle pen in White. [I may be the last person to figure this out about White Souffle pens, but I have had some affairs with white pens and was left feeling so empty! Signo & Inkssentials, (sorry, to those enamoured with them) but those fellas are cads in my book! Promises...promises...hehehe. They were always skippin' out on me & the love just faded away....]
This Souffle fellow is my knight in white shining armor! It goes on clear (easily & evenly) Granted, it is a wee bit of a wait for drying (and watching that you don't drag your hand through it) but it's like my Charles Charming: worth the wait! LOL.
It has a nice shine & a solid white colour when it's dry. And it stays put (no smudging off with any ol' thing.) Even Copics can't run off with it.
Copic Shadows on Fabric-y Velvet Paper:
Speakin' of copics... I was happy to discover that you can also use a Copic to add shadows under things on fabric-y schtuff. To make the faux velvet ribbon (that those cuppies are on) I cut two strips of velvet paper:
First time I ever tried it. It's so nifty and fuzzy, lol. I glued the cups onto it (with Tombow) & shaded with my beloved Warm Gray #1:
The Copic marker soaked into this white velvet paper, but it was still a bit blendable (to soften out the shadows.) Who says ya actually need to learn how to colour with your Copics, LOL.
A trick with Nesties that might be something to try?:
...layer a black one behind as a shadow, then the scraps were handy for the inside too:
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day!
P.S. Edited to Add: How could I forget to add that that stunning true black cardstock is Suede Touch from Paper Temptress!?! (my new favourite black c.s. cause it is really truly black.)