Project: Time for Tea

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You can do so much with Teacups and this die from Apple Blossom is just right for adding flowers!
I used:

  • Apple Blossom: Teacups die
  • Wildrose studio: Blossom burst and corner florish dies
  • Poppystamps: Trulani wreath, Sylvan sprig, Small hydrangea blooms
  • Impression Obsession: Bare branch die
  • Tim Holtz: Framelits tag collection
  • Stamps:Finnabair crackle texture stamp, Docrafts Forever Friends - Best of British
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Iced Spruce, Fired Brick, Fossilised Amber
  • Ink: Distress - Hicory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs
  • Card stock: Kraft card, white, Burgundy, Cream 6" card base
  • Gesso or white acrylic paint
  • Clear sparkle Gelly Roll pen
  • Bakers Twine

Die cut the teacups from Kraft card. Use a craft knife to cut slits where the rim of the cup will be – but don’t cut right to the edges as you need to keep the stack as one piece.

Mask off each cup in turn and apply colour - Iced Spruce, Fired Brick and Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide inks. Give the cups a spritz of water and let dry.
Stamp over the cups with the Finnabair crackle texture stamp with Frayed Burlap Ink. Sponge the edges with Hickory Smoke ink.

Die cut foliage.
Poppystamps Trulani wreath and Sylvan sprig and the bare branch from Impression Obsession in white card.

Colour the foliage with Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs Distress inks.

Cut a 12 cm2 square from kraft card. Die cut the blossom burst and corner flourish from Wild Rose studio and stick down onto the square. Add a die cut strip of lace – M&C (the Works) to the bottom edge. Coat the whole thing with white acrylic paint and when dry sponge with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress inks.

Arrange the foliage into the cups and stick into place.

Die cut the Small hydrangea blooms from white card and distress with Antique Linen. Shape with an Embossing stylus.

Add the flowers to the foliage and stick the cups down onto the background. Tuck a little sprig behind the bottom cup.
I made the little greeting tag to look like a teabag string and tag.

Use the greeting from the Docrafts Forever Friends Best of British. I masked off part of the greeting so I just got the one word Tea. Die cut the Tea with the small tag from the Tim Holtz tag collection. Distress with Gathered Twigs.
Add a piece of bakers twine and tuck into the top cup.

Mat onto a 13cm2 square of dark red card. In turn mount onto a 14cm2 base card.