My first attempt at tea bag folding. I love entering challenges because it encourages me to think and create differently. The Cuttlebug Spot certainly did that for me with this challenge :)
I used text weight daffodil paper, since pretty tea bags are difficult to come by in the U.S.
I would like to try this technique again in the future; perhaps I will even try some different folds.
I didn't know how I was going to turn this into a card. I started with the large gem brad (Bazzill) and two primas behind it for the flower center. Then I went in search of coordinating papers. I decided on this textured cardstock and designer paper from a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' kit. I cut the designer paper and used my Birds & Swirls embossing folder. I layered my tea bag flower on a scalloped circle I cut using my Nestibilities. Then I was stuck. I happened upon an old sketch by Julee; it was Mojo Monday # 46 sketch. I then went through my smaller gem brads (also by SU!) and found exactly four. Don't you love when that happens? For the sentiment I used my Nesties again and stamped the sentiment (by SU!). Not bad for a first try :)