Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If at first you don't succeed...


I love the color combos for the Embellish Challenges and the idea of a tea inspired card seemed fun to me.  Despite having a Scottish mum, I didn't think I had any tea cup stamps in the house...so I went to work on my first card, CASing Mariana's card here.  I'm okay with this, but I like Mariana's a lot better. 

So fast forward to Monday night.  I wanted to use by PaperSmooches sets for the current Sparks Challenge and found that I do have a tea cup...or a soup mug and a "tea" sentiment.  And off I went creating again.

and then I decided maybe the tea need some tea.   What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?
 
 
 

20 comments:

Jay Gee said...

These are fun Lynn... I like the card with the bling for steam best :)

Vic Lau said...

Wow! Both these cards are beautiful! I love the soft colours and detail of the string for the tea bag in the first one. The second one is so cute and I like the way you've used part of the stamp to create a side border.

sandie said...

number 2 has to be the winner for me. The stamping on the edge is perfect and the little cup so sweet-is it earl gray or builders tea!!

Laurel said...

Cute cards!

Kara said...

Love your tea bag card!! So cute!!

Laura B. said...

So fun. Loved seeing your progression.

Barb said...

Lynn, I love them all! That paper pieced tea cup is darling! :)

Anonymous said...

I like them both - but the second one is my favorite!!!

Maureen said...

I'm like a mom, how can I choose a favourite? I love the sweet little heart on the first one, the paper piercing/masking on the second and the bling on the third! Hmm, no tea cup? I see some shopping in order! Woohoo! It's Friday!! ;)

Jenny said...

Great idea to use masking to follow the lines of the sketch and I think the pearls look great as steam from your cuppa :0)
Jenny x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think I like the last one best... I have quite a few tea sets, they seem to go with all those coffee sets I keep "needing".

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards are fab, Lynn. I love how you created the tea bag on the first one. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow Lynn these cards are incredible, I love the glitter on the second card.

Karen B. said...

I think all of these are fabulous! I'm not sure which of the last two I like better...

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WONDERFUL cards! Love your design and choice of colors but can't say which one I like better! Hugs, Karin
ps. get a smile on my face when I come here seeing your beautiful boys - wonderful pictures!

Jen W. said...

These are all so fun but #3 stole my heart. Amazing how much a little bit of bling adds to a card huh? :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love those bubbles out of the tea!

Jinny Newlin said...

Look at you rocking out the Embellish Challenge and in triplicate no less! Beautiful work, Lynn!

Erica said...

Great take on the sketch. I love the card with the jewels! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts challenge!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun cards! You nailed the color story and that tea on the second card looks good enough to drink (esp. since it's bling!!)!!!!!!! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!