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Grandma's Teapot
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  I don't know if I've said it before but I'm a big fan of tea.  I love it cold on ice in the summer and hot and steaming in the winter.   And one of my most favorite dies in the Poppystamps collection is Grandma's Teapot. 

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Today I thought I'd share a little "behind the scenes" of my creative process.  All of my cards always start out with the images arranged on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  This allows me to move them around until I'm happy with the arrangement. 

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I like to cut LOTS of die cuts in different colors - especially leaves and flowers.  This gives me lots to choose from and any extras I store with the die in it's envelope.

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The clear sheet gives me the ability to pick up the entire arrangement and layer it over different backgrounds until I find one I like.  In this case I chose blue.

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My little teapot is layered over a Brilliant Ring die cut.  I think it looks a little like a saucer!   I surrounded Grandma's Teapot with pretty florals from the Fern & Daisy Pop Up Easel.  This set includes flowers, leaves and little butterflies too! 

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Everything is layered over the new Lattice Plate that makes me think of a pretty tablecloth, completing the scene. 

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I think this will make a great Mother's Day or simple "hello" for one of the Grand Dame's in my life. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Supplies

 

Comments

Hi Jeanne, I love your idea with the plastic sheet and arranging your die-cuts over the background before deciding which to use, I must try that technique.
You have created a beautiful and colourful card, I'm loving the teapot, although I'm a coffee girl myself, I have one cup of weak black tea first thing in the morning, then the rest of the day I drink weak coffee. In our house my hubby drinks tea all day and I drink coffee all day haha, in the evening it's a glass of red wine for me and a whiskey for my hubby hahaha.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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