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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Special friend tea card/ a 2 challenge card!


My second post today, I know, I will try to be more regular, but this was one challenge that I could not pass up!   It was issued on Nichole Heady's "Capture the Moment" blog (owner of Papertrey Ink stamps) and it really spoke to me.  There are several photo's that the designer team each used as inspiration to create something.  Nichole passed on the challenge to her readers, so here is mine!  I chose Heather's photo (love the greens and blues and the little cup of tea) and created a card with the best little teapot image set and sentiments that I have seen.  My colours are a little darker than the inspiration piece, but I love these richer tones.  I was able to use the cute "Tea for Two" set released in April from Papertrey INK and the Itty Bitty Dots 8" X 8" paper pack.  Lovely colours in the package!  I also paired it with another paper pack I have had for a little while from SEI, "Black Orchid"  For this card, I stamped the teapot onto the SEI paper that has a hint of a mini diamond bg on the paper.  It reminded me of an enameled teapot.  I have been hoarding this May Arts ribbon for a very long time and actually did use it on a Mother's Day card in a previous post, but today I layered 3 strands of MS baker's twine (another hoarded product)in the center of the tiny spring green daisies.  Although I love this ribbon's design, I do find the green a little, well, green.  The green isn't so bad with the added twine imho ;)   I also used the twine with a few buttons that I had in my stash (not a trendy crafter's button stash, just some buttons that have fallen off of clothes over the last 30 years and I think the turquoise one was from a shirt in the early 80's, geesh I am such a hoarder)  Well, here's the card.  I also used a sketch layout from Jen del Muro's blog i{heart}to stamp SFYTT  Hope you like it.  I had such a fun time creating this!

~recipe~
stamps Papertrey Ink
paper Papertrey Ink Itty Bitty Dots, SEI Black Orchid
ink SU basic gray
access. buttons, MS baker's twine, CB Swiss Dots, May Arts ribbon

Ch{{rs!  chriss

7 comments:

  1. You know - when Nichole posted that set I thought of you!! I love it!!!

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  2. I love it too!! You did a great job with the challenge (you always do)

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  3. Beautiful!! Very cool that we used the same set and the same inspiration piece and the same sketch even. Love your take on it!! The twine looks so cool layered onto the ribbon, and your buttons are just as trendy as anything purchased! I save buttons from old clothing, too :)

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  4. Love the dots, ribbon and buttons! Super job on the spring fling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  5. Such a pretty card ~ Love the Tea Pot stamp set too :o)

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  6. sweet!! make me want to make a pot of tea!!

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