Jun 15 2014

Cup of Tea

I have the companion card to the Hello Friend card that I’m posting today. I’ve taken a picture of the two cards together and have to chuckle at the pink/blue theme . . . . girl/boy and yet these cards are not for children in any way.

The cards were very difficult to photograph inside my home so I headed out to the yard, which really is appropriate with all the flowers on them.

Like the pink card, this card has a definite “vintage” feel to it as well as a bit “shabbiness”. I used several Distress Inks to create the colors in the flowers. You’ll recognize these flowers in the first Dahlia Tutorial I did.  Again, I used some classic dies  .  . .  Spellbinder’s Mega Classic Ovals were perfect for the design.

Several papers from Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea papers were used, both the 8 x 8 and the 12 x 12 paper pads. I used Zutter’s Distrezz-It-All for all distressing and applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink around all edges of the papers.

A close up of the upper left corner of the card. I so love the leaves! I made up several of them and placed them in a Glad “baggie” .   .   .   it’s so nice to have them made up and ready to use with the designs.

This is my favorite picture, a close up of the focal flower spray. It really shows off those luscious silk ribbons! Look closely and you can see the very subtle Peeled Paint around the edges of the flowers’ petals.

A close up of the lower right corner. The sunlight hits it perfectly, showing off a hint of the Peeled Paint on the tips of the petals.

The back of the card. These papers are incredible!

A closeup of both cards’ focal flower sprays.

Both of these cards can be used for multiple occasions. I get many questions about how I mail my cards .   .  . I usually don’t. I hand deliver them in a gift bag with the gift. If I do mail, I wrap gingerly in tissue and bubble wrap, most fit in the small flat rate Priority box which provides ample protection, along with the bubble wrap. Yes, Priority is expensive at $5.50 a pop, but I would have paid that on a store bought card anyway, or so I rationalize (wink).

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today, I so appreciate all the sweet love you leave  .   .   .  until next time  .   .   .   .

Paper Hugs,


Products Used In This Design:

Paper: Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Nut Brown Card Stock

Dies: Spellbinders – Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals – A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique; Mega Classic Ovals; Dahlia Dies, Susan’s Garden Leaves

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – More Mustard, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain,Vintage Photo, Broken China, – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ribbon: May Arts 1/4″ light blue and teal silk, Brown Burlap Cord, Burlap String – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories: Sponge DaubersMini MistersBow EasyDistrezz-It-AllPrima Mountain Lily Cotton Candy – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Glimmer Mist, Chipboard, Sewing Machine, Zip Dry Adhesive, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Revolution and Evolution Die Machines, Scor-It, Genesis Paper Trimmer


32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Cup of Tea”

  1. Chelsea says:

    Oh, wow. That is gorgeous!! The flowers are perfect and look exactly right with the shabby distress of the paper. What a perfect balance of elegance and vintage effects you have achieved in these cards. Wow. I can’t stop looking at them!!! Thanks so much for sharing them, Jerri.
    Also, thank you for mentioning how you mail them. I mail almost everything, so I can use all the tips you have to offer.

  2. Lynne says:

    Beautiful work Jerri, inspires me so much and thanks for sharing the tutorials and finished cards. Sure they will be treasured

  3. Roxanne says:

    Oh Jerri,
    They are so beautiful!! I need to learn how to make the flowers and your leaves!

  4. Anne Young says:

    Hi Jerri, OMG!! They are really stunning!! I love the blue one in particular as it is hard to achieve the look you create in here. Seldom see blue cards all the way which looks shabby, vintage and classy as well. Very amazing work indeed!! Really admire your talent!! Love………..Anne

  5. Trish Verner says:

    Hi Jerri,
    Simply gorgeous, so much to look at and take in. TFS
    Trish x

    Jerri, would you please pray for me today as I’m going into hospital for an operation to remove my gallbladder. I really would appreciate it, ta. X

    • 905lovestostamp says:

      Trish, praying for you right now–for extraordinary wisdom for your surgeon and your entire medical team. Praying for a peace that only God can give. Praying for a very successful outcome of this surgery. SO glad you asked for prayer! A pleasure and an honor to pray for you. Sending hug and prayers from Ontario, Canada. Do let me know how you are doing sometime, I care… Joanne

  6. Lorrayne says:

    Stunning work.. Looking forward after summer to work on flowers this winter once I am stuck back inside.

  7. Sheila - UK says:

    Hi Jerri,
    Oh dear me! Thank heavens you never ask us to choose a favourite card Jerri, because each time you show us a new creation…then it’s my favourite! Todays card is stunningly beautiful, the colour is just so very pretty and once again your blooms look just like they need to be picked….with the added touch of silk it just comes together so beautifully. Another stunning work of art.
    Love how you have shown the pink one and the ble one together…..such a pretty picture.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Kittie says:

    Jerri, I love seeing both the cards together. What beauties they are. I have this Graphic 45 pad but haven’t used it yet. Your flowers are gorgeous and I love all the details and distressing.

  9. Barbara R. says:

    Just lovely, and such attention to detail. I wish I had your patience. Your work is exquisite. I could look at them for hours and take in every little detail. Colors, flowers embellishments all make for a beautiful card.

  10. Rebekka K says:

    Yes these papers are incredible, but so isn’t this card! what a gorgeous design. Those flowers and leaves look so real, they are just stunning.

  11. Jessica says:

    Hi Jerri, they might not be for children, but a new mom would love something beautiful, just for her and her brand new baby. Beautiful as always. TFS, hugs Jess

  12. It looks just as gorgeous in blue as it did in pink.
    I used your card as an inspiration for my piece I did on my blog if you would like to stop by and check it out 🙂 Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations, it is always a pleasure to come and see them 🙂

  13. Oh Jerri these are so pretty….these would definitely be a displayed card…for years…a piece of art for sure…thank you so much for sharing these with us….

  14. Marilyn in E ~Town says:

    Breath taking! Your work is so impressive, from the layout, colors, and your handmade flowers, it all just flows so well. You have such an eye for beauty.
    I find you blog gives me a refreshing, peaceful start to my day.
    Thank you for Blessing so many of us with you creativity.

  15. dottie says:

    Love love love these cards! I think the secret to making these “flower garden cards” is to make up TONS of flowers in advance. Usually I make one card at a time spending a huge amount of time making flowers. With a healthy stash, one could spend more time in creating the piece. Sometimes my brain gets so boggled down with making the flowers my interest wanes…Secrets everywhere in the delights of paper crafting! Beautiful work, Jerri.

  16. Katie Sims says:

    My goodness, Jerri….your work is incredible! I have so enjoyed my little visit here to your corner of blog land and will be coming back often to see all of your lovely creations. You have quite the “green thumb” for blooms! 🙂 Hoping you have a wonderful day…

  17. Leanne says:

    Out of this world Jerri! Both cards for boy or girl (wink) are just beautiful! Your flowers are outstanding! I really need to get cracking on flower making. You put me to shame. Everything you make is a true work of art.

  18. Cecilia Reyes says:

    Jerri you always amaze me; this card is so beautiful. The blue flowers looks so real, and the leaves are almost real. They fit perfectly with the G45 papers. Indeed is a real pleasure look at such a delicate, elegant and gorgeous cards, no matter the color, you do a master work!!!

  19. Mitzi Luttrull says:

    Such amazing cards, both of them! I look forward to your posts!! Thank you!

  20. Just as fabulous as the first tea card. I finally got the scrunching of the petals down and it’s a lot easier than the way I was doing it and they look a lot better. Thanks for the tutorials and personal time you took to help me. Blessings,Sherrie

  21. Becky Jo says:

    Your attention to detail is amazing! You inspire me to be a better crafter. I love the real look of your flowers. Beautiful does not even begin to describe these cards! Beautiful, wonderful, fabulous, amazing, and then some!!! Hugs!!

  22. Kristine Vencel says:

    Twin cards-how lovely! I don’t think I can describe the delight & sensory stimulation these two cards bring to me. I do so adore your designs! Thank you for continuing to share them with us!

  23. Kim says:

    Absolutely love those flowers, so pretty and the cards is so unique. Love it! x

  24. These are just gorgeous Jerri! Such beautiful works of art!

  25. Christine Binnion says:

    These are gorgeous u r a very talanted lady

  26. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Jerri, these are gorgeous! Each color is beautiful! You constantly amaze and delight me!! What a lovely place to visit and get delighted! Hugs, sweet friend!

  27. These cards are both so beautiful! Love, LOVE those papers AND how you’ve finished the back of the card. How pretty these would be tucked into a gift basket! They would be the stars of the gift!

  28. These cards are really works of art. So beautiful!!! I love those papers and have the 12×12 pad so now you have inspired me and I am going to try to make some cards that incorporate some of your awesome embellishments and those vintage touches. Thanks for sharing your talents. Have a great week.

  29. Heather Peel says:

    Hi jerri havent been around lately ,but saved your emails ,so i could admire your work some more,these are so beautiful , love the pretty colours ,te flowers look like you just plucked them right out of your garden .ending blessings and hugs xxHeather

  30. These could not be more beautiful, Jerri! Love the gorgeous paper and wonderful design. The distressing looks amazing… love those rolled corners. Even the backs are decorated. Absolutley stunning!!

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