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
Pretty cards, Cherry! The first one is so precious. I love your bows, too.
Very nice cards! I was thinking on making some Mother's Day cards too! Thanks for visiting:)
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Beautiful cards Cherry! The last one with the little one being tossed in the air is my fav, so sweet!
Hi Cherry, these are all SO lovely!!! Love that key, can I ask where it is from? I have been looking for one.
How do you make your beautiful seam binding bows? Would love for you to show how you do them. Thank you for your beautiful inspirations. I love your blog the best!!!
Using the photo is such a great idea, it's beautiful! I love these stamps, too, they're so gorgeous!
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Such beautiful cards! What stamp sets did you use on the Mother's day cards. I love the vinatage look! So pretty!
Love your cards! What stamp sets did you use for these? I love the vintage look. BTW I followed your link to RRR! WOW, what great prices on the lace and ribbon! I ordered and I have already received within days! Yay! Thanks so much!
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