If you've been following along with the Teapot Tuesday challenges that I have been doing you will know that I skipped last week. Not because I wanted to, mind you. Last week just got to be too hectic. Sorry Cindy that I missed last week's tea party. If you want to see the teapot from last week please click here. It's a cute little Santa teapot and Cindy's card is gorgeous.
This week she featured another Christmas/winter teapot - this lovely tree pot (ha!). You just have to see the fabulous card that she made so do make sure to visit her glob. She is such a paper genius!!!
I had been wanting to show off (yes I said it!) my Fabulous Flower Christmas Tree Ornament and this worked out almost perfectly. I think it resembles the top of the pot lid - what do you think? The colors are very subtle as I used VersaMark ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then got out my pastels and just dabbed a little Creamy Caramel on the petal edges. Please believe me when I say that it truly is prettier IRL!
The tree is made very similarly to my Fabulous Flower Angel which I posted here. The difference in this tree is that I used all four of the pattern pieces and instead of threading the cord through all the layers, I only threaded the cord through the topmost layer and used a toothpick for the trunk. Once I had the layers on the trunk (toothpick), I used a little Crystal Effects on the underside of each to keep the layers in place. If I were to do the tree in green - which I will in the next couple of days, I will use ink on the toothpick in either brown or green.
So once, again I thank Cindy for having such a fun tea party and letting me play.