Tuesday Trigger: Set the Table

When I saw this trigger photo at the Moxie Fab World, I pretty much had an idea of what I wanted to make.

The problem was, I didn’t have any utensil stamps, stickers or anything else.

And in these cases, once I have a clear idea, it is hard to come up with something else without trying out the first one.

So I decided to get some utensil charms. I didn’t find any, but I found a pack of plastic ones which were covered in silver glitter for just 79 cents. Since I wanted a “silvery” look, I scraped off some of the glitter, and covered them with pearl paint.

Here is my card:

utensil card

A very literal, interpretation, but what can I say, the idea just stuck to my mind!

I had fun making the plate/sentiment label.  I did not layer circles, but rather cut out rings and put them together like a mosaic. I must say, that thin gold strip took a couple of tries! However, I was happy that in the end they all fit together snugly.

close up

Not having any small stamp saying “Thank you for your hospitality” I decided to write it out. I did however  use a small part of a border stamp for the flourish. I stamped with antique linen distress ink and wrote with antique linen distress marker (plus point for having both ink pad and marker in the same color!) I then traced the whole thing with star dust gel pen.

tuesday trigger card

After much deliberation on size/color/texture of the background I settled on this one, which I made by wrapping lace around white card stock. I don’t think I ever used this lace in any card before (except in the last Tuesday Trigger) and I rather like this look against the white card base!

The only complaint I have is that I wish the utensils were a bit bigger (in my head they were!) so I could have made the plate a bit larger (I wanted them to be proportional) and that way, less of the background would show, with the focus mainly on the plate/utensils.

Anyways, enough rambling. Thanks for visiting, and I would love to hear your opinion!

34 responses

  1. Only you, Tasnim, can make a table setting card look so elegant. Beautiful! I even wondered where you got the sentiment until i read your post!

  2. Yay, you posted today! 🙂 This is a complete stunner!! I *love* your plate – it is amazing how you did that thin gold layer! Great thinking on the utensil charms! Like me, you are wishing yours could have been bigger – but they totally work here!! Amazing card!

  3. You never fail to amaze me, Tasnim! So interested to read your whole post. Surprisingly, the lace is my favorite part (well, maybe a tie with the gold foil ring, you really didn’t cut that out did you?!?) . It reminds me of my grandmother’s lacy tablecloths, just perfect to have under your place setting. So I kinda like having the utensils and plate smaller so you can see more of the table. Huge props for writing out the sentiment, stamping the flourishes, and then going over them both with the same pen … it would be a great stamp to have! Love your ingenuity, and how you make something if you don’t have what you see in your mind.

  4. Oh my ..my jaw literally hit the floor… this is just so darn clever …I love your takes on the trigger Tasnim …Somehow in my mind this is the exact way i could have interpreted this time’s trigger too …but since i did not have the stamps for it …i dropped the idea …but seeing how you managed to overcome the lack of stamps so fabulously …i am so impressed !!..you are so so creative:) ..and i just loved your card …its so gorgeous!!

  5. Just catching up on blogging as I was away for a week to the Caribbean…Your card is just ingenious and lovely! I love the small size of the glittery utensils. I actually think they may look even better with the actual use of utensil stamps! Beautiful job with the lace, too!

  6. Tasnim, I only just found time to read through this post, and I have to say… YOU are AMAZING!!! The card is awesome, but it is the creativity that you used to make it that has blown me away. WOW!!! I’m totally impressed. I think the size of the plate and utensils is just perfect. I can see what you mean about wanting them larger, but this mini setting is beautiful. And the hand-written sentiment? I don’t know what to say, I’m speechless in awe! 🙂

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