Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions March Blog Hop

Good morning!  I'm so excited to participate in Taylored Expressions March Blog Hop!  I did not use the optional sketch because I already knew what I wanted to do.  I LOVE the stamp set:  CreativiTEA.  I knew I wanted to set the table with a table cloth and have a pretty country wallpaper behind it.


I embossed the tea kettle, tea cup and sentiment in pink then colored the teacup with copics adding a little shading on the tea kettle as well.  I distressed them with Tim Holtz antique linen and a tiny bit of tea dye. The paper on the lower portion of the card was so dark that if I cut the doily in half, you could see the base color behind it - so I chose to just fold it in half and adhere it that way.  I added some flowers from Prima including the toole one. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the foliage and added some bling.  

Here's a close-up of the tea kettle and tea cup. Don't you just love the bling for the steam?


I have to admit that I love layers!  Here's an angle showing the 3-D.


One last photo with that includes some of the inside of the card.  I stamped the rose from the same stamp set and added a little corner piece.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit and hope you enjoyed your stay.  As always I appreciate every comment!  


19 comments:

Taylor said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! That teacup and tea kettle look so real with the embossing and beautiful coloring! And I LOVE what you did with the doily. The whole scene is so pretty!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

What a super gorgeous card! So pretty and feminine. Love it!

Jami said...

Oh my goodness - this is so pretty! Love all your little details! Your card reminds me of so many lovely times spent with friends in tea rooms!

Lea L. said...

This is such a sweet card!! I love the soft colors and beautiful papers & flowers you used! Great job! ♥♥♥

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

HOW LOVELY! That doily is perfect and you make me long for some of those awesome green leaves!

FibreJunky said...

Oooh, this is so, so pretty!! It looks like a wonderful tea-shop table with chintz and lace. Just where I'd love to sit down for a nice cuppa.

Kelly Collins said...

How clever is this! Great job on this card!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Each one you make, I think is the prettiest one and then you make another one. But I really love this one. Love the colors, the details, embossing, and layering. One of your best in my opinion! Love you and proud of what you do!
Love, MOM

Beate said...

What a great card, Nancy!
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, I love it. Each one you make, I think it's your best, and then you make the next one. I love the colors, embossing, layers, and flowers. My favorite one so far! Love you and proud of what you can do!
Love, MOM

Melody said...

So pretty! Love the doily and pearls!

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty card Nancy! Love all the different elements you used, especially the flower.

Thank you for sharing!
Carol Froehlich

Lisa said...

SO girly! Very pretty!

Colleen Begley said...

Very, very pretty Nancy. I love all of those special touches on your card.

Valerie said...

So, so pretty! Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I LOOOVE this super adorable card....reminds me of the tea parties I have with my granddaughters!!!! Love the dainty paper and how you used the doily!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So lovely! Love the doily with the sweet tea set!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Ooh, so pretty and elegant! I love the doily and the beautiful flowers you added!

Chris L.

Heidi Baks said...

This is just beautiful! I love the pearly steam! What a great job with the stamp set!