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?!!!
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