Topic: Fantastic Folds
I was assigned a Secret Sister who:
3-says her favorite color is purple...
So for a revealing gift (I had to squelch my crafty urges for three months so she would not guess who I was) I made her one of my teapots and then used the other 1/2 sheet of cardstock to make a matching teacup - designing it as I went along.
I made the set from purple printed vintage-look cardstock:
On a closer look at the teapot you can see that I used a rose-shaped button for the knob on top. It was frosted white so I made it match the purple by coloring on the bottom of it with Sharpie marker. This way the color is muted when it is viewed through the button.
Here is a closer view of the cup. If I were making it again I would make the straight sides shorter. This is more the height of a coffee cup rather than a tea cup.
You can see that on the cup I folded over the upermost edge to make the cup lined rather than showing the inside of the cardstock. This only goes as far as the folds where the cup begins to curve in at the bottom. I also used a plain circle of the cardstock to make a foot for the cup as I was very short of supplies at this point.