I am just blown away by the fabulous new colors that Stampin' Up! has provided for me (you, too!) to use this year! And what a great way to show a group of them off than with a stack of tea cups from the New Stamp Set, Morning Cup. When I have a tea party, I love to use all different kinds of tea cups – just makes it feel as if I've raided my grandmother's kitchen cabinets for all those odd cups from old sets of family dishes. What memories!
But I digress – this stack of tea cups is what most recently brought that memory back to me – and look at those colors! Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait – all just so enjoying being together on one card, don't you think? I got the idea for using this group of colors from fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Connie Babbert, who does just wonderful design work. I sketched in the colors for my card with Stampin' Write Markers, and used some sheets from the new Designer Series Paper set, Sunny Garden. Hmmm. Tea Party, Garden Party – well THAT all works well together! And the papers work well with this color scheme because they included the very same new colors. The final touch is a luscious piece of Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, and a base card of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. I may have to go make myself a cup of mango-flavored tea and go out into my Hawaiian Garden (yes, that's a piece of it peeking out from behind the picture!) to enjoy a beautiful day.
And there I go digressing again! Before I go out for that cup of tea, I want to share the sketch for this card with you. I have to tell you that I tried layering up the two layers of Designer Series Paper. But I always ended up going back to the simplicity of just having those two complementary strips of printed paper accent each other – which I think they do nicely. Have fun with this sketch!