Wednesday, August 17, 2011

[Walzingmouse Blog Waltz] You Are Just my Cup of Tea

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...


You Are Just My Cup of Tea
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!


You Are Just My Cup of Tea

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?

15 comments:

Craftilicious said...

I love your subtle stamped background its beautiful!

Debgem said...

You can see the subtle background - it looks fab! A lovely clean and simple design!

Julia Aston said...

So glad to have you join us again Ren-Yi!! love the subtle background stamping on your pretty tea card! the patterned paper gives a nice splash of color at the top!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

We have miss you too and are so happy to have you join in the Blog Waltz today. I love your design...crisp and clean...beautifully don.

Inkyfingers said...

Lovely card Ren-Yi and I love the paper at the top. Great background too - I have the same problem with photos, my colours never seem quite true. Have a great holiday in Germany!.
Hugs
Carol x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Ren-Yi! Love the soft colors! Thanks for joining along with the WM Waltz and WMSC :)

Jeanne J said...

Ren-Yi, I love the clean lines of your card. It really draws attention to the sentiment. The little pearls are a clever way to dress up your bow. Very sophisticated.

Thelma said...

Ren-Yi, this looks really great on my screen. I love it. Thelma

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Sweet and charming!! Love the warm colors and your darling topper!!

Trish said...

Such a pretty card!
Trish xx

Cathy Weber said...

I love that background, so soft, yet carries the teacup theme so nicely. It was so nice how you were able to combine the sketch challenge and the waltz into one card!

LaurieJ said...

Good to see you again, Ren-Yi! Your card is lovely. The background is fantastic - I love how you alternated the solid cup and the outlined one.

Bumblebee said...

At first glance I thought "what a cute card" but on closer inspection I spotted your super subtle background, and was like "amazing!" I love the effect of replicating the same stamp in the background.Great job!

Antje said...

Hope you have a great time in Germany! Germans are more for Coffee than tea I guess ;-)
love the subtile bg with the quote it comes so nice together!

cbuswell said...

LOVE the simplicity! Thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

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