Hello there - it's been forever since I have been able to take part in one my favorite stamping activity - a WMS Waltz! I've been missing a bunch lately and had to mark and make an effort this time around to play along. If you're new to a Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz, you can read all about it here. Join in next month and waltz along, won't ya? It's a waltz of endless inspiration and super talented ladies!
This waltz's theme is Coffee or Tea! Yes - I'm a coffee and tea lover. Can't get enough of either brew. So it isn't any surprise that I whipped out my Afternoon Tea sets, right? I apologize in advance for bad photography...
Stamps: (Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Fresh Linen) Papertrey Ink; (Infuse) Basic Grey
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar) Ranger; (Tea Dye Duo - Chamomile) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Pearls - Blush) Kaisercraft; (Luxe Satin Ribbon - Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink; (Border Punch - Upper Crust) Fiskars
I actually used the current Waltzingmouse Sketch as my inspiration (and will link up to the site, unlike two weeks ago where I made a card and forgot ;). And since I can't follow sketches to a tee, you can tell where I deviated ;)
I stamped the background with twin tea cups, alternating a solid and a outlined cup with tea dye ink. It looks pretty neat in real life, because the effect is subtle, but the photo hardly shows it. Sorry for the bad photo shoot. If anyone has tricks how to get that background to show up, let me know! I could always use a few good photography pointers!
The cute sentiment really inspired me to get my tea-groove goin' on my card...It probably helps that I was sipping a good batch of green tea while crafting! Yum!
Pretty quick and simple card. I'm off galavanting again on another trip, but I hope to get my coffee binge on when I'm in Germany. Are you a tea or coffee person, and if so, what is your favorite?