Sunday, October 25, 2009
PTI October Blog Hop: Holiday Tea
I always thought these red/green tea leaves papers would make such a beautiful Christmas card and even though I was unsuccessful in actually finding Christmas tea yet in my little neighborhood store, I just had go ahead and make the card anyway! I really like the outcome! I combined PTI's Tea for Two and Everyday Classics sentiments to get my "Christmas blend" phrase and used a Michael's $1 stamp and Copic-colored gems for the holly & berries on my handmade little "teabag" label. To make that tiny thing was the hardest part of this card. I first cut & embossed one of my tiny original Spellbinder rectangles, then used my SU ticket corner punch and trimmed off the top part of the rectangle to acheive a better teabag shape. I then cut one itty-bitty holly leaf from my $1 stamp (something I often do with my stamps), stamped it, added the 3 little berry "gems" colored with my R29 Copic marker and crochet thread "string"! I felt it just added the perfect little detail to my Christmas tea card!!!
Paper: PTI's Vintage Cream & Pure Poppy CS and Green Tea Leaves DP
Stamps: PTI's Tea for Two & Everyday Classics; $1 Michael's stamp
Ink: PTI's Pure Poppy & Ripe Avocado
Embellishments: Amuse Twinkle Stickers (colored red w/Copic R29); Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread (Wal-Mart); red velvet ribbon (local ribbon store)
Tools: Spellbinders Wizard & Round, Scalloped Round & Fancy Tags Dies; MS Apron Lace Punch; Singer sewing machine