A lovely crafting friend gifted me the February 2021 Papercraft Society Box 17 by Olga Direktarenko from which I drew inspiration and supplies. Other inspiration for this card came from @Loomanic’s post on Craftword.com for the cabinet legs and from Hero Arts use of peek-a-boo doors in their September 2019 kit of the month.
Olga Direktarenko is known for designing dies and stamps under her Paper Discovery brand that allow you to create scenes from rooms to dioramas. Her love of tea, books and old furniture were her inspiration for this kit.
All the pieces for the cabinet were die cut from some heavy brown, wood grained cardstock which then was covered with ink to age it. The doors were then taped on using clear tape on the back side of the cabinet. A second large cabinet piece was cut without cutting any of the doors from white cardstock and glued to the back of the wood grained piece. With the doors taped open with removable tape, the sentiments from behind the doors were stamped in brown ink.
In order to achieve the 3-D look of the cabinet shelves having depth, the cabinet is raised on foam squares while the backs of the three shelves are adhered to the blue patterned paper with double sided tape. The legs were added after the cabinet was adhered to the card front. Tiny pewter colored stick-on pearls from the Papercraft Society kit were added as decorative knobs for the cabinet doors.
The dishes were die cut first and then stamped using a stamping platform and removeable taped doubled up on itself to hold the tiny dishes in place to be stamped. The dishes were then shaped using a ball tipped shaping tool (often used to shape flower petals) on the foam back of the stamping platform. Foam squares were used to adhere the dishes to the cupboard shelves.
As a finishing touch to the front of the card, a stamped and fussy cut “You’re TEA-rrific” sentiment was attached to the top with foam squares. The inside of the card is stamped in China blue “But first tea” with a tea set.
Stamped on the back flap of the envelope in China blue ink is the same tea set stamped inside the card.
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- Stampin’ Up – Classic Stampin’ Pad – Emerald Envy
- China blue from the Papercraft Society Box 17 by Olga Direktarenko
- Hampton Art – White pigment ink
- Blue patterned paper from the Papercraft Society Box 17 by Olga Direktarenko
- White lightweight cardstock scraps from my stash
- Wood grained cardstock from Hero Arts September 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit
- Park Lane – A7 – 50 Cards & Envelopes – White
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Clear removable tape
- Scrapebook.com Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll ¼ inch
- Foam squares from my stash
- Die cutting machine
- Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz Stamp Platform