Here are more cards from the "A Spot of Tea" stamp set from MTME . I now have 7 tea cups, not quite a service for 12 but it is a good start.
I used a paper doily for the background of this card. I reminds me of the lacy crochet tablecloths that my grandmother used on her table. The green cardstock behind the cup looked plain, so I used a script stamp randomly to give it a more interesting effect. A few mini pearls add just the right amount of "bling".
I found this green "cup brad" in my box of brads and even though it wasn't as delicate at the tea cup it added a little interest to the "Tea Time medallion". A piece of cut 'n dry with some white ink was used to highlight the dots on the blue background. The white border is from a Sizzix die.
I picked the background paper for this card then realized that I didn't have an ink pad that would match the color of the flowers! I think that picking out the papers is sometimes the hardest thing to do because I don't always have the inks or embellishments that will match the papers. After stamping the flowers on the tea cup I used the same ink pad to change the flowers color on the background paper. I tapped the ink pad on an old CD and then pick up some of the color with a dove blender and applied it to the flowers. Voila!! A perfect match.
Butterflies on the window frame in the Butterfly Garden.
Back to creating more cards in the Butterfly Garden. A taste of the Orient is next.