I popped in to share an itty bitty tutorial for RRR, one which some of you know. The process of tea staining ribbons and laces. I love to do it every now and again. It softens things and it gives it history. I also do seam binding sometimes and decided to pop a bit of the baby pink seam binding in for fun. It came out a yummy soft peachy pink. The crochet lace I tried is the Juliet lace and it picked up the tea really well and it smells wonderful. I generally use 4 packets and boil the water like I am making tea and pop them in to steep. As you can see it gets pretty dark. I leave everything in there for several hours and than take it out and dry it on a tea towel.
As you can see I am starting my Mother's day cards....the first is one made for a customer. That is her Mama and her as a baby and I simply adore their picture. I love how the tea staining softens everything and gives it authenticity, especially with lovely old pictures. The other card I used a Crafty Secrets stamp set. It is know secret I love silhouettes. I have a small wall area with a grouping of them. So fun to use on cards. As always I Hope you enjoy! hugs, cherry