Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Tea Time Blog Waltz

It's high time for tea time at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  This month's theme is a tea party.  I made a card with several stamps that had yet to see ink ((gasp))!

(PS:  If you click on the picture, it appears slightly clearer in the pop up window)

This cute little set of circular hearts from L'il Buddies was calling to me, and actually that's where I started!  Then I saw the teeny heart that also comes in that set, and decided to add it to the tea cups from Afternoon Tea.  The sentiment is from Afternoon Tea Sentiments.  The little hearts near the sentiment are ancient little brads.  I forget to use brads these days!



I stamped the hearts on a nestie circle, and then cut out a smaller nestie circle on the inside to make a frame.  Stamped the cups so that they were overlapping, and then paper pieced them back together with some added dimension.  It's very difficult to see but the cups have polka dots from Off Beat Backgrounds, just like the background I made on the kraft paper!

Enjoy your cuppa Waltzingmouse Stamps today...always good for the soul, I think ;)!

Supplies:
Stamps:  cup and steam from Afternoon Tea, sentiment from Afternoon Tea Sentiments, circular heart and mini heart from L'il Buddies, and polka dots from Off Beat Backgrounds, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI White and Kraft
Ink:  Memento Black, Tim Holtz Barn Door and Antique Linen Distress inks, VersaMagic Wheat, PTI Fresh Snow
Other:  gingham ribbon, Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, twine, heart brads from JoAnn's

15 comments:

Bumblebee said...

Love those little layered up cups of tea! I need to get me some of that Fresh Snow ink, it looks amazing for the polka dots!

Craftilicious said...

This is simply stunning - my favourite in the waltz thus far :-)

Debgem said...

I love this one - the polka dots, gingham ribbon and sweet little teacups - all give a really folk art feel. Wonderful!!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet card Kelly! love all the hearts and the pretty framing around the cups!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Darling card! Cute design and colors.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is amazing Kelly. I love your two teacups encircled in the love of those hearts. So creative.

I'm Renee said...

This is gorgeous!!!
LOVE that gingham ribbon!! :)
And all the adorable elements...
that stamped heart circle...
heart tea cups...
gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what a sweet card Kelly! Love the heart framed tea cups! So darling!

Inkyfingers said...

Love the red, white and kraft combination and those hearts are gorgeous. Love how you created the frame. Fabulous job.
Hugs
Carol x

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Charming! Love your framed cups!!

Trish said...

Very pretty! I love the ribbon you have used!
Trish xx

Cathy Weber said...

Hope you are having fun at the Jersey shore, your card is so cute. I love how you are able to combine several sets that all work so nicely together. They could have been part of one set.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! Everything about it - the gingham ribbon, the polka dot background, the sentiment - is perfect. But the little heart frame is the absolute BEST! Hope you are having fun in New Jersey.

Ren-Yi said...

Hi Kelly - yes a cuppa WMS is always good for the soul :) I love your heart circle border and way to go on personalizing those sweet tea cups with them. The gingham ribbon is brilliant. TFS :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Wonderful! LOVE the design and the colors you've used!