My inspiration for the teacup and saucer came from this week's CR84FN colour challenge and Claire's new doily stamps. Yesterday I shared with you my CR84FN28 card - an invitation to Afternoon Tea, which featured a strip of card with a random doily pattern. And here's my cup and saucer for the party.
I used the Teacup & Saucer template printed onto plain white card - 160gsm. Before cutting out the component parts I distressed each bit with antique linen to give a soft cream colour. And then I randomly stamped some of the smaller doily stamps using red and yellow inks, with a little antique linen. Then I very carefully cut out the components (don't have a cutting machine). The hardest bit to put together is the cup footer, but I got there! I wanted my cup and saucer to look like some fine china, so I added a gold border to the edge of the cup and saucer. And I brought my own tea bag too!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Dainty Doilies 2, Large Doily
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Distress - Antique Linen
Template: Teacup & Saucer
Accessories: Gold pen from stash; Tea bag from kitchen :)
Before I go - I'll share the CR84FN colours again - they are so yummy - and it would great if you could join us!
I'll be back again tomorrow - it's time for us to join in the Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - the theme for this month is masculine cards!! Should be fun. Full details of the Waltz are here - do join us!