Notice those colors on the leaves. How do you think I made them? Distress inks? Nope.
Tea bags. If you rip them open and spread them onto damp cardstock, let them dry naturally, and then scrape the clumps off you get this cool result. The purple-ish tones are from a fruit tea. Cool, eh? Even have a slight scent of fruit tea to your card when you're done. Here's a tute - in German but with photos.
Added some dry embossing (reminds me of a cable-knit sweater). And see the fiber? The egg noodles I buy have that as a closure ;)
I'm joining the fun at:
CASual Fridays - #115 Fall Colors and a Leaf
Moxie Fab World - Handmade Cards - Color Media (tea)
Simply Create Too - #47 Fall/Autumn
Have a great weekend.
Supplies happy anniversary:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann
Stamps: sentiment Technique Tuesday
Tools: dies Spellbinders, embossing folder Cuttlebug
Other: tea bag, recycled twine