Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shall I Pour?

The piece de resistance of the tea party world! This is the second one I made. The first was only fit for the trash can. The second I'm pretty happy with! I'll tell you the secret.....softer cardstock. Stampin' Up! is too stiff. Bazzil Basic or some other less stiff cs is the way to go. This is from Lauren Meader (of course, you're not surprised) and works with her wonderful A Spot of Tea stamp set from which the medallion sentiment came. The DP is SU and the ribbon is SU. I made the rose on top and I used Nestabilities for the medallion along with the SU circle punches, tag punch and look close, the fancy piece behind the sentiment is from Becca at Amazing Paper Grace. She taught it on her blog today and it's done with a Martha Stewart punch which reminds me of a Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern but it's called Modern Garland. I LOVE this new technique. Sooooo, I hope you like it and please try one for yourself but use softer cardstock for better success.

5 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! I love the color, and all the pretty details. All your hard owrk you need to add more photos of your projects! We all want to see ALL the details up close and personal! Nice job Mary :D You desrve a big round of applause

Diane said...

Another "piece of art".....looks like you put alot of work into it...and you did a great job with the modern garland punch.....pretty colors...if you "pour" I'll bring the sweets!!

Diane said...

This is totally adorable! I know what you mean about the different weights of card stock. I've killed two Marvey tag punches with too-heavy cardstock. They should put "warnings" on the packages!

I think your teapot would make a wonderful gift filled with all different types of tea!

Diane

Helen said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!

Becca Feeken said...

Mary this is awesome!! I love the postage stamp size medallion. What a wonderful embellishment!!