Its no secret that I love a good cup of tea, and always enjoy a lovely afternoon tea time with family and friends. I particularly delight in seasonal themed afternoon teas and a spooky Halloween tea is right up my alley.
Note: the Feather and Raven set is from last year's release but it is listed in this year's seasonal catalog, so if you didn't purchase it last year, request it at your LSS or favorite online retailer, they will be able to order it. (Also, if you click the link in this paragraph, there were several available from that retailer at the time I wrote this post.)
Just a little insight into designing samples. When we are designing in early summer, we don't have the new Halloween paper to play with, so we either need to make it with stamps and inks, or use paper from stashes that are available year-round.
The Feathers and Ravens set from last year make for a foreboding feel to the tea invitation. First, ravens symbolize death. Secondy, I placed the raven feathers so that they seemed like they were for stirring the tea instead of a little teaspoon. Black feathers mean bad tidings. And last, to play off that, I used the Frightening Faces cat face on the tea cup where the raven is perched for a little twist since cats are the predators to birds.
I would recommend that you don't miss out on the Frightening Faces dies, because you really can use them year round to give faces to all sorts of things!
Distress Resist Spray and let them dry. It gave them all a shiny textured finish that really makes them all stand out.