Hi friends, how about another tea-themed card? This is the second of three cards that I made for a tea-themed challenge (details below) and I am really loving how these backgrounds turned out. Maybe I just need to spray my walls with tea and be in tea-stained heaven haha. But anyway on with the card…
I started off thinking about making backgrounds with actual tea, so I brewed some really strong tea using three tea bags and left it to cool. When it was cool, I put it in a spray bottle and went to town on some watercolour paper. Because I was enjoying this so much, I ended up with four backgrounds, so instead of making one card like I planned, I ended up making three cards. This is the second card, I had this frame left over from another project and decided to use it on this card. I actually didn’t want to use black but I kept coming back to it, so I decided it was meant to be. But it was cut in plain black cardstock so I decided to heat emboss it with Wow Black Glint embossing powder. I stamped these cups and saucers from Altenew’s Vintage Teacup set onto watercolour paper and watercoloured them using Distress Inks and then when they were dry, I stamped the pattern in gold Delicata ink. There is a matching die for this stamp set but I don’t have it so I fussy cut around the cups and saucers. Then I started playing around with placement on the card. I had been thinking about this tea challenge for a while and had started to collect some of the Twinings tags off the teabags and also the boxes, and decided to use a couple of the gold tags on this card – they say “Twinings, enjoy me” on them. Then I took an unused teabag and stamped the sentiment on it, before attaching everything to the watercoloured background. I edged the card with Ground Espresso Archival Ink, and mounted it on a kraft card base, made from Gina K Sandy Beach cardstock, which is actually not really kraft but a little bit lighter, and matched the card better – you can see it around the edges of the watercolour panel.
Here’s a close up of the teabag and tag
And other close up of the cups.
This would make a great card to send to a tea-loving friend, perhaps with a box of tea!
And because of the colours and what I ended up doing with the cards I made, I think this card also fits in Finnabair’s Art Daily Cafe Mood Board for July which is still open and entitled Mail Art, and these tea-stained colours fit perfectly.
Distress Archival Ink – Ground Espresso, Black Soot
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Maker of cards, drinker of tea, hoarder of craft supplies.Love paper, ink, paint, colour and shiny things and mixing my mediums. Minimalism was never my thing!
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