Keeping it simple doesn't have to be boring, or plain. This week I used the masking technique and a simple stamp of 3 teacups lined up in a row to make a card that looks like a lot of effort went in... when really it was too easy (but shhh don't tell).
Using the masking technique I showed you last week on #techniquethursday I started with a row of teacups along the base card. After placing my mask on top I stamped rows up the card in different shades of blue, repeating my initial colour on the fourth row. Afte layering this on some matching blue card I used my bigshot to cut out some contrasting frames with a sentiment on the whisper white. A bit of ribbon, and two pearls and it was all done. All up this took about 10 minutes to make.
I was inspired by vintage blue and white china for the colour palate and idea. I love the effect of the layered teacups. It looks almost like a designer paper rather than stamped image. I love it when stamps give that effect.