Monday, July 14, 2008

Have A Cup of Tea On Me

While shopping in the eclectic General Store at the Amana Colonies in Iowa I found a selection of very colorful teabags. Immediately attracted to anything with bright, cheerful colors I couldn't help but add one --- or 2, maybe 3 --- of each color to my shopping basket. Of course the colors were different for each flavor: yellow for lemon, blue for afternoon tea, orange for ginger peach, green for green tea. I had recently purchased a charming Dreamweaver brass stencil and a layout using the tea bags and the stencil on a new card immediately came to mind.

I made several cards with different prints to match the tea bags. It was also my first attempt with Dreamweaver embossing paste and, with practice, it will be a beautiful medium for added texture. This is one of my favorite designs and is appropriate for birthdays, friendship, and just about any thinking-of-you occasion. These cards are also available in my little shop at the Branson Craft Mall.

3 comments:

Lauri said...

What a great idea! I just saw these templates at a stamp/scrapbook show yesterday but have never used them. I like the way the matched the tea bags to the cards!

pattie said...

What a fantastic idea indeed...
a great idea...makes me just want to run down and make a cup of tea!!
Lovely!

Lesly said...

Just to let you know - the Ginger Peach tea is really, really good. I buy it whenever I can find it and keep a large stash at home. Your card is SUPER!