Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let Your Light Shine Card

Did you see Spellbinders' new Nested Tea Cups die templates released on Wednesday???  You can read more details on the Spellbinders Blog and find some awesome projects using this set.

I often see things a little differently!!!  Outside the box at times!!!   When I first saw this set, I imagined the tea cup as a lamp shade!   Check out my card to see how it looks!!

To create my stained glass lampshade, I stamped a stained glass image from Flourishes Beauty Within on white card stock with Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed it.  I cut it out with the medium tea cup die template.  I used Copic markers to color it.  I had a note with the colors but I think I threw it away when I cleaned my work table. Sorry.   I used a fine tip black marker to trace along the embossed edge at the top and bottom of the shade. 
The lamp base is 2 of the biggest handle cut from black card stock.  I flipped one to get mirror images and glued them together.  I free hand cut a piece of white card stock to fit behind.  I colored it with several shades of green Copic markers. 
I cut 2 strips of brown DP to create a "shelf" for the lamp.  I chose a background paper that looked like wallpaper.   I shaded it with Distress inks to give the illusion of a lighted lamp!  The edges are cut with Spellbinders E8-002 Classic Bracket Edgeabilities™. 
The verse was stamped on ivory card stock.  I traced the opening of one of Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet Tags around the verse and free hand cut it out.  I cut the Grommet Tag from black cardstock.  I glued the verse strip to it. It's mounted with foam tape and I'ved added 2 black brads.
The lamp shade is shaped and mounted with 3D Foam Squares for dimension.
I hope I've inspired you to look at your Spellbinders die templates in a different way!  This set of Nested Tea Cups makes cute tea cups!!!  Besides that, you can use them for a lamp and Kimberly used them to cut Lily of the Valley flowers!!!  Check it out here!  How versatile is that?!!!

Thanks for visiting!


Margie H said...

You are a such a clever gal! LOL!! LOVE how this card turned out. I need to have a play date with you!! WONDERFUL job, Judy!! xo

Sandra said...

oh, my! Beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Marge said...

Oh MY, Judy -- this is AMAZING and very BEAUTIFUL!!! You are truly gifted!!! Can't wait to play, as I was a very lucky winner of these dies and since I live very near Spellbinders' home base, I've received them already -- woo-hoo!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great idea Judy and I love the sentiment you used with the image!

Melissa E. said...

Wow. Amazing. You are probably someone who looks at a big boulder and sees Venus de Milo. I sure wish I had your artistic vision!