Let's have tea...
Monday, June 7, 2010
I made this little card for the inaugural Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge! A great reason to try out a few more of my stamps from the Afternoon Tea set from Waltzingmouse Stamps too! It was a really nice sketch to work with and my card has a little surprise inside!!
Of course I had to add a little shimmer with my Creative Inspirations Paint, it's becoming a bit of an addiction now, I used Winter Frost here, it's one of my favourites! The absolutely fab little crochet flower I bought on Etsy from Annie Design, she's based in Ireland and makes adorable handcrafted crochet applique. I bought a set and they came in a cute little pink organza bag!
Ok, and now for the little surprise inside, I made a little matching sachet for a tea bag of your choice. I just love this digital polka dot paper from Cupcake Cards and Craft, it goes perfectly with the soft peachy pink ribbon. I used another of the Afternoon Tea stamps set as a label. A nice little surprise for the recipient!
Inside the sachet is more of the printed text paper that I used on the front of the card. It's from a wildflower book, I scanned and printed the page, I couldn't ever bring myself to tear a page from a book!! I thought about how I'd attach the little sachet to the card, I was going to make a pocket, but I wanted to do something with ribbon, so I came up with a simple solution. Two slits and a length of ribbon, quick and easy!! (with another surprise at the back of the card!)
To make the little sachet, I just adapted a seed packet template, I made it smaller, just a little bigger than the tea bag. I added a little of the grosgrain and picot ribbon to match the card.
A happy result of the slits and ribbon holder, I decided to make a feature of the ribbon at the back by adding a little bow. A nice little end to my card, I don't often think of decorating the back of my cards but I really like how this turned out!!
I wasn't sure if the colors would work together but it turned out nice, soft and peachy! Oh yeah, I nearly forgot the teacups on the front of the card, I stamped them in a brown outline on card and on a piece of lace. I painted the cups on card in Winter Frost and cut out with a craft knife, I cut out the main cup section from the lace and attached to the card, I hope you can see that, just a little detail!!
Cardstock/ paper: cream/ beige card, white scallop border square, coffee polka dot digital paper, text from old Wildflower book (scanned and printed)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Afternoon Tea
Ink: Ink it up Chocolate Brown
Paints: Creative Inspirations Paints Winter Frost
Other: Handcrafted Crochet Applique by Annie Design at Etsy, pale pink lace, beige lace, peachy pink grosgrain ribbon, picot edge pale pink ribbon, natural twine, white thread, sewing machine, paint brush, craft knife, scissors, glue, double sided tape.