This week at The Shabby Tea Room the theme is "High Tea" along with this beautiful inspiration photo:
I have a drawer in my craft room dedicated to empty containers that I can turn into something for a project. Since the theme is High Tea, I thought I would raid the drawer for a jar to turn into a container to hold Friendship Tea.
I decided that I was going to also create a card to go along with it and make it a gift set. For the steam, I inked the stamp first in Versamark and then in Bamboo, so I only have to stamp it once. Then I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, heat set it, cut it out, and adhered it to my card. I used a gold metallic marker to draw around the doily and sentiment panel.
I loved the gold details in the inspiration photo. For the jar, I used a glue pen to add gold glitter around the outside of the cardstock. I also stamped the image in Versamark and sprinkled it with gold glitter. Here's the jar all alone:
And a closer view of the top (I adore these paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts):
Just for fun, here's the recipe for the tea I'm going to make to put in the jar. I need to pick up a few of the items at the store tomorrow. I couldn't wait to share this jar and card with you until then. My sister gave me some for a gift. I enjoyed it so much that I found a recipe that I like on the internet, except I can't remember where I found it. I love that it's instant and that you can vary how much you put in depending on your taste and mood.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups Tang
1/2 cup instant iced tea (plain, unsweetened)
1 package Lemonade Koolaide
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspooon cloves
Combine together in a food processor. Store in a sealed container. Put 2-3 teaspoons of mix per mug of hot water.
Stamps: A Sip, Playful Petals - Close to My Heart (CTMH); Favorite Thoughts - Stampin' Up!
Paper: Sky, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Life Delights - CTMH
Inks: Sky, Bamboo, Chocolate - CTMH; Versamark
Lace Ribbon, Gold Metallic Marker - American Crafts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Gold Stamp Sprinkles - DeNani Design
Paper Doily Die - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Seam Binding
Mocha Opaques - CTMH