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Stacked tea cups 2

Beautiful tea cups that I found at http://http://manhattanmaven.blogspot.com

I’ve just finished the second card and came to share it!
These on the right are  the original tea cups.

And below are the ones I made today. For some strange reason I forgot to take pictures of the third and fourth cups while I was making them, I’m a bit bewildered about it since I remember thinking about taking those pictures as I was making them :D

Handmade illustration of a cup made with acrylic and colouring pencils
So here we go, this is the first one, behind it is the  plate. It’s not painted yet but I had embossed its edges.
Three dimensional embossed golden paper spoon

back view of a handmade paper golden spoon embossed with water

 For the spoon I did an experiment, I embossed it using water, and look at it! Completely three dimensional! :)

Handmade paper tea cup, really cute, over a matching plate with an embossed golden spoon with lavender twigs tied with a purple bow on it

I made some lavender twigs with a purple bow for the spoon.
First part of the second cup, it's a paper cut out pattern before cutting the cup's shape from it
And began cutting  out the pattern for the second tea cup.
My daughter told me that it couldn’t be used to drink tea from after all the “holes” I had made on it, but I told her that we didn’t know if perhaps it was lined with glass on the inside ;)
Picture of the two first cups stacked up together
Here are the first two cups stacked up.
And here should go the other two cups I somehow missed taking snaps of! o.O
handmade paper cup in progress, the inside part has a botanical motif with a purple berry
So I’ll have to skip all the way to the fifth cup! Which here has the inside already painted.
Handmade paper cup illustrated paper cut-out with a beautiful botanical pattern
And here it had the handle “on” for the shot. It’s a separate piece.
The blue botanical pattern reminded me so much of a “Nantucket Briar” box we used to have eleven years ago! It had bathing “milk” in it, it used to bubble up A LOT! And it was incredibly fragrant! Those were the good old days! :)  
Hand made paper cut out tea cups, embossed and painted with acrylic and colouring pencils
Here are all cups finally done :) All that’s left now is the card, and an envelope!
That one I haven’t made yet, but these are two more pictures of the finished card:

A perspective view of a handmade card that has five handmade really cute tea cups
Handmade card with really cute stacked tea cups
I hope you like it! If you have any suggestions of other kinds of cards I could make using teapots and tea cups I would love to hear them!
I have a couple ideas in mind but nothing in concrete yet. 
One of them would be a big cup with a tea bag that could be pulled out and the message could be written on the tea bag. Maybe it could open like a little card. I’ll have to experiment a little bit with it to understand how it could work! 
I’m so glad my kids have a school break and I get to work again! 
My youngest just started kinder garden and
I’ve been quite busy adjusting to the new schedule and have missed writing in here!
Here is a pretty song that I was listening to while finishing this project :)

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