Happy Saturday everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the "International Tea Day" collaboration blog hop with Studio Katia and Coffee Loving Cardmakers today! You should have arrived from Amy Tsuruta's blog. If you are just stopping in to see what I've been up to, why not start at the beginning over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog HERE OR over at the Studio Katia blog HERE and come celebrate International Tea Day with us?!
There will be a $50 gift certificate up for grabs from Studio Katia (eeeek!!) so make sure you comment along the way - commenting will be open from Dec 15 to 22nd and the winner will be posted on Sunday, December 23rd at 6 a.m. PST.
I just gotta say that although I am not *really* a tea gal (when I am sick I drink tea, but other than that, I am a coffee-lover), I fell in love with this stamp set as soon as I saw it - it's absolutely GORGEOUS...my first card features spring colors and a pretty teal tea cup/saucer:
It was so fun to color up while cyber crafting with my good friend Leanne last Saturday and Sunday! The matching die set is awesome to go along with this stamp and the die sentiments included are "tea" "thanks"
I also added pretty Gold Sparkle Crystals for some added bling to finish off the card - I really enjoy the CAS design with the tea cup as the focal point!
For 2nd card, I wanted to color up the image using Christmas colors and I absolutely LOVE how this turned out:
I am so in love with this card. The colors, the sparkle, the contrast with the image popped up on a black background...so pretty! I embossed "a cup of" with some winter white embossing powder and cut the black "thanks" with some foam to give it more dimension. Again, I added more Gold Sparkle Crystals for some added bling, then used a bit of red glitter on the berries...
A huge thanks to Studio Katia for all the wonderful goodies and allowing me to be a part of this awesome International Tea Day celebration!
Next on the hop you will head over to Laurel's blog (click HERE) for more amazing inspiration...click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop and don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win the $50 gift certificate to Studio Katia - commenting is open from Dec 15-22 and winner announced Dec 23!
Thank you so much for stopping in today and enjoying a cup of tea with all of us - enjoy the rest of your Saturday and cheers!