Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fancy a cuppa?

There's nothing like sitting down with friends and chatting over a cup of tea (or coffee, I suppose ...).  This set, Tea Shoppe (available for a limited time only in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue) was a must-have the minute I saw it - I love vintage style!

Now, I know the large greetig on this card says "tea for two" but I could realistically only fit one "teabag" in the cup.  And I was going to put a real teabag in, but it turns out they're full of tea and kind of bulky - so I used the Tag Punch to make my own.  I did steal the string from a teabag though - it was small and flexible enough to work well here.

Take a close look at the Concord Crush layer behind the oval punch.  Recognise it?  No?  I punched a flower out using my new Blossom Punch (Autumn-Winter Mini again) then trimmed off the top two and bottom two petals to leave an interesting shape for layering - who said you have to use the punches "as is"?

And finally, here's a closeup of the Very Vanilla layer, showing a little of the scored detail - I used my Simply Scored tool to accurately score exact distances just to give the background a little texture.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:

Stamps: Tea Shoppe

 Ink: Concord Crush
 Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
 Other: Wide Oval Punch, Blossom Punch, 1" Square Punch, Tag Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Simply Scored

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