Tea Time

True confession time. I’ve enjoyed coffee as my morning beverage of choice for almost 20 years now. It all started with a cold morning commute in Atlanta traffic. If my hubby and I left the house by 5:35 am, we could make it to work in 20 minutes. If we left any later, it would likely take over an hour. Thankfully, he was driving… so I sat back with a cup of coffee and was allowed to slowly wake up along the way.

But something has happened over the last couple of years where coffee just doesn’t like me much anymore. It’s been a sad goodbye, but it was suddenly made better by an introduction to Chai at Dishoom (a delicious Indian restaurant in London). I’ve been blessed to travel with my husband for work and it quickly became a fave. The lockdown has had us mourning our travels but we were thrilled to find out Dishoom put out a cookbook last fall and they included their Chai! (The cookbook is available via Amazon but you can see the recipe here.)

What does this have to do with stamping? Well, I had coffee stamps but needed a tea-related one… right? Intro this adorable image from Penny Black.

tea time (Penny Black)

This sweet image was stamped with Tuxedo Momento Black and colored with alcohol-based markers. To add the soft glow of color around it, I stamped the image onto a sticky note then trimmed it to create a mask. This allowed me to lightly blend ink around the image while protecting it. I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment (Honey Bee, Stampin’ Up!) and layering it over silver thread and a few enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and that you are inspired to have some fun creating today and maybe even try a delicous cup of Chai!

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