This is the last set of cards we made at my stamp camp meeting a couple of weeks ago. I gave each of them a choice of the colors and the stamps they wanted to use. We used the suite called Tea Boutique. This suite includes the stamp set called Cup Of Tea, the coordinating Teacup Dies, Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper and the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes.
So let’s talk about the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes first. The pack includes twenty card bases that use the new InColors as a background. As a reminder, the new InColors include Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide. Each card base has a different design on it. For example, the Sweet Sorbet card bases have little white flowers. It also includes twenty coordinating envelopes. These cards and envelopes are great for making quick and easy cards because half the work is done for you.
To make these cards, I first cut out two pieces of Basic White card stock using the Scalloped Contours Dies and layered each one on one of the Sweet Sorbet card bases. Next, I cut out a Sweet Sorbet teacup using the Teacup Dies and the leaf part in Tahitian Tide and adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue. Then I cut out the Sweet Sorbet hearts. The Teacup Dies has two larger hearts and then one die cuts out three of the smaller hearts so you have the run the dies through your Cut & Emboss machine once instead of multiple times. I stamped the sentiment from the Cup Of Tea stamp set in Tahitian Tide ink, adhered the tea cup using Dimensionals and the hearts using Multipurpose Glue.
For the other card, I stamped the leaves in Parakeet Party ink and then the flowers in Tahitian Tide. Next, I stamped the sentiment also in Tahitian Tide ink. I stamped the striped tea cup in Sweet Sorbet, cut it out using the coordinating die and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals.
Both card were very quick and easy to make, yet I think they are both very pretty.