Okay, here goes my very first tutorial of my own original idea. *gulp*
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Please ignore the inky fingers in the photo! That poor woman really could use a manicure. Poor, neglected creature....
Next comes the cup handle. Using the smallest oval punch, cut into the cardstock at an angle. Then use the medium oval punch, lining it up just inside the previous cut. You may want to experiment to get the shape/size you want.
Next you'll want to flatten the bottom of the cup a wee bit. I used the Wide Oval Punch for this, but you could use scissors or a craft knife if you want. Sponge darker ink around the sides and bottom of the cup.
Now you just glue the handle to the cup, sponge darker ink on the handle, glue the cup to the saucer, add some white gel pen highlights, and voila! A punchy cup!
I think you could make a gorgeous "china" tea cup if you used some designer series paper instead of cardstock. Or use the cardstock with some of the fabulous Stampin' Up! rub-ons! The possibilities are nearly endless!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping (or punching, as the case may be)!