For this cup the Waltzingmouse Tea Cup Template was used, cut from white card stock. I'm ashamed to say I bought this template months ago and this is the first time I've actually used it--too lazy! But this was certainly the time to get it going! I was trying to make the cup look like a piece of Belleek china to match this cute little Belleek creamer jug that I've had for I don't know how long. Also tried the Cracked Glass technique for the first time, since I wanted to give the cup a real aged feel. The outer cup cardstock was colored with a Dick Blick Antique White marker and the handle and interior were colored with a Light Maize marker. The images were stamped using the Irish Blessings set, using Stampin Up Garden Green and Certainly Celery markers. The texture between the shamrocks was added using a Cuttlebug embossing border from the Just My Type set. The golden glow of the inside of the teacup was added using Versamark and PearlEx interference gold mica powder. Then all the pieces (except the tabs) were stamped with Versamark and 2-3 coats of clear ultrathick embossing power were added. The pieces were put in the freezer for about 5 minutes then removed and flexed to crack the clear embossing layer. Then 1/8" Scor-Tape was used on the tabs to assemble the pieces. I decided not to add the footer piece that came in the template because it was a feature not seen on the Belleek pieces I was trying to mimic.
When finished the whole piece was almost as heavy as a real teacup with all that embossing powder, and seemed solid enough to hold tea!
Enjoy the rest of the party, everyone!