Sunday, 17 June 2012

Lovin' Tea Shoppe

I am so enjoying playing with this gorgeous set of stamps, and for those who have visited my home, you probably know how I treasure my grandmother's fine English china tea cups. She was a lady of very refined taste, and regularly held bridge (card game) afternoons where she served glorious homemade cream sponges and tea in these same cups. When I was a child staying in school holidays, I was allowed to enjoy afternoon tea too.
I still enjoy to brew a pot of tea, but the fine china is not very practical for the dishwasher!!!

For this card, I stamped with versamark onto the Attic Boutique patterned paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Sponging with Pool Party ink over the embossing shows off the lovely delicate pattern on this large cup and taking my cue from the Attic Boutique papers I used Soft Suede as the contrast. I have played along with Freshly Made Sketches this week, you can play too!
I hope my card inspires your creativity too, let me know!


  1. Hi Rachel! What a lovely card! And a nice soft color combo. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Really great vintage-looking card. Love the colors and techniques. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. This is a great card Rachel ... your colours are beautiful and that tea cup image so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. What a beautiful choice for colours Rachel! I love Tea Shoppe too but don't use it as much as I should! Such a great take on the sketch as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love your color combo. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Hi Rach,
    I'd like to enjoy a cup of your brewed tea while making one of your beautiful "tea cup" cards. As always lovely colours.

  7. This is such a pretty card Rachel, l love the embossed image over the DSP and your choice of colours are stunning together.
    Thank you so much for your lovely blog comments, it was lovely to hear from you!


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