Hello, everyone! Today I’m sharing an older (and gorgeous) set from Taylored Expressions. I adore this tea set and think it makes not only beautiful cards, but it’s also perfect for gift sets.

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I stamped my images on to Choice Watercolor Cardstock with Ranger Archival ink. I usually use Memento Tuxedo Black ink for most (if not all) of my stamping, but when it comes to watercoloring, Ranger Archival ink is perfect because it doesn’t bleed. I didn’t heat set it but I know some people do. Versafine is another ink that’s good for watercoloring, though you’ll most likely want to heat set it.

This cardstock blends watercolors beautifully and I love the thickness of it. The quality is excellent and I was able to go over some spots several times without worrying about my cardstock breaking down and getting mushy.

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I colored my images with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and have to say that I love these markers! I used them with a watercolor brush/pen. The colors were wonderful and I love that you can have soft or bold shades of the same color. These markers are not a perfect match to the other lines of Distress Inks, however, I do think they compliment them beautifully and offer even more blending goodness. 🙂

For this card, I used Creativi Tea and Life Saver (sentiment). I love the paper pad too, MME Hootenanny, which has so many gorgeous papers! I layered my image with the Medium Layered Doily Die, which is such a pretty die! The ribbon is from August’s KI Kit and was a perfect match with the patterned paper.

The supplies that were used today:

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!