Sunday, 3 May 2020

Tea Together CTC#269 Week 1

This week, and next at CASE-ing The Catty we are CASE-ing our favourite retiring bundle. I adore Tea Together with its matching dies and have been using it lots lately. Last I checked it was still in the Last-Chance Products, and it has been drastically reduced in price. 

These two cards were the starting point, mainly because the Purple Posy paper from Best Dressed DSP just said 'Teacups', to me. Some gold heat embossing times three, and I began to trim the patterned paper for the paper-piecing on the teapot and cup on the left.

It had to be gold embossing because my grandmother's teacups which are in my custody now, all have gold rims which NEVER can go in the dish washer!!!!Unfortunately, it is often difficult to pick up those details in a photograph.

This other Purple posy card has a plain teapot & cup and a strip of the DSP is behind them.

Paper-piecing helped to dress this teapot too, using a paper from Ornate Garden SDSP. The small flowers have a passing resemblance to a flower stamp in the Tea Together stamp set.

Lastly, I've stamped the smaller flower randomly over the card front, after using a 'hello' stamp from the Darling Label Punch Box on the Stamparatus. Its so easy with the hinge on ther plates, you just move it down a notch each time you stamp and you get a lovely straight row of words. I also graduated the colour from light to dark. I do enjoy a nice hot pot of freshly brewed tea and never touch coffee.
Next stop is talented crew member Siobhan

We share our projects to inspire you to create and send cards. It would be wonderful if you CASE-d the Colours of the Ornate Garden Suite and shared your card or other project on our Facebook page.

I'd love you to choose my online shop to purchase from, use the Host Code when asked at check out, & I will send you a gift, along with a handmade card. It's extra hard at the moment to run an online business so any help you give by ordering is greatly appreciated. The items listed below were used in my project above, and link to that item in my online shop.
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  1. Wowsers - all these cards are stunners! I love your floral teapots and the gold embossing is just perfect! So much gorgeousness in your cards!!

  2. You have been busy! A gorgeous collection of cards, I do love a beautiful tea set

  3. Lovely cards, Rachel. I think I'll be hanging onto Tea Together for a while yet. The paper pieced Purple Posy card is my favourite and I love how you've used the Ornate Layers as a doily.

  4. These really look like beautiful, delicate porcelain teacups, Rachel. I love the use of die-cute DSP in particular. A very pretty collection of cards.

  5. Great cards Rachel, the paper pieced teapots look wonderful.

  6. Beautiful cards. I love the teapots and the floral card does look like a design on a cup and teapot.

  7. What a pretty set of cards. I do agree that paper does lend itself to tea cups!

  8. Yes, gold edged cups and plates! That takes me back too. Lovely cards Rachel from - another tea drinker :)


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