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Fly a Kite | Pretty Pink Posh

By on April 20, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Fly a Kite card by Thi Lam | Lemon Tea Crafts

Hello crafty peeps! Today’s card features a beautiful set from Pretty Pink Posh. I love these delicate and beautiful kites! If you love them too, you’re in luck! Pretty Pink Posh has this set and it’s coordinating dies at 25% off for the next 3 days! Visit Pretty Pink Posh for the next 3 days to get this amazing deal!

Now let’s move on to how I made this card. I started by coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a water brush to fade out the color for some gradients in my color. I decided to choose colors that coordinated with Pretty Pink Posh PARTY TIME sequin mix. I die cut all the images with their coordinating dies because cutting those strings by hands is not for me, haha.

I inked up some Bristol Smooth paper with Distress Ink in tumble glass and a cloud stencil I made myself by die cutting watercolor paper with a cloud die. At this point it looked really bare to me, so I decided to score around the edges of the inked up clouds to define it a little. I really liked the way this looked.

I adhere the could with glue onto the background and popped all my other images with foam tape onto the background. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink because I like how dark it is. Since my card is so simple, I really wanted it to stand out. I added the sequins and some droplets and my card is finished!

Don’t forget to go to Pretty Pink Posh today and get this adorable set!

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A Birthday Card | Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends

By on April 5, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends | Lemon Tea CraftsHello friends! April is my birthday month so I decided I’m going to make a bunch of birthday cards! I never seen to have enough when birthdays come up so I thought it would be smart to have a stash of these on hand versus my usual cramming.

Today’s card stars the adorable Birthday Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. I colored these little guys with Copic markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends | Lemon Tea Crafts

I wanted to add a die cutout in the front of my card. I’m really into that right now. I feel it adds a layer and interest that’s super impactful but simple to do. I used the larger die in the Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames die set to cut out a window on a 4.25 x 5.5 in piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock since I knew I would get my ink blending on. I blended Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral in the inside piece and a little Tumbled Glass on the upper corners of the frame piece. I wanted to get all the colors I used to color my little friends onto the background as well.

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends | Lemon Tea Crafts

Once the blending was completed, I popped the frame onto a card base with foam tape and adhered the inside frame flame onto the base with my tape runner. I then kept everything simple by adhering all my colored images with a tape runner. I stamped the sentiment in the set with Plum Memento ink and adhered Pretty Pink Posh new jewels in coordinating colors to keep everything cohesive.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for stopping by!

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Me and My Dragon | Mama Elephant

By on April 4, 2018

Mama Elephant My Dragon and Me - Lemon Tea Crafts handmade card

I bought this stamp set right when they released it and have had this design on my mind for a while. I stayed up late last night to make this card and I am so happy I did. I love Mama Elephant products and am so happy with how this turned out!

I started by stamping out the images from Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon onto heavy weight white cardstock that can handle alcohol markers since I will be coloring with Copic markers.  I colored everything and fussy cut the images since I did not get the coordinating dies.

Mama Elephant My Dragon and Me - Lemon Tea Crafts handmade card

I then diecut the smaller cloud that leaves the outer stitching from the Mama Elephant Cloud Nine Creative Cuts die set onto Bristol Smooth white cardstock. I inked blended with Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and and Victorian Velvet from the top and faded into white. I then splashed some water onto it to get those amazing spots that makes Distress Ink magically. I then felt the bottom was bare and I needed something to anchor the little boy I wanted to put on the “ground” and decided to take out my Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die and have him standing on a cloud. Why not? We are dealing with dragons here! It doesn’t have to be plausible. Haha.  I covered the back of the entire panel with foam taped and left it aside.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from Mama Elephant Scripty Notes with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder directingly onto a A2 top-folding card base. I then lined up the front panel with the cloud die and adhered it to the card base. I then adhered all my images onto the front with Tonic Deluxe Nuvo Glue.   I finished the card with beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

Mama Elephant My Dragon and Me - Lemon Tea Crafts handmade card

That’s my card! I hope you like it and thank you, as always, for stopping by!


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Deer Friends | Hello Bluebird Stamps

By on April 2, 2018

Deer Friend by Hello Bluebird Stamps handmade by Lemon Tea Crafts

Who can resist a good pun? I know I can’t! So when I saw this set, the “deer” pun just called to me. I picked it up immediately and found a little time to make a card over the weekend.

I stamped the deer friend images onto a good heavy white card stock with Copic-friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored everything with Copic markers keeping the color scheme simple and light. I die cut the frame out of Bristol smooth paper. (Originally, I thought about blending ink on this as well and somewhere in the process, I honestly forgot. Haha.) I inked up the background with Distress Inks and splattered with some watered down Distress Ink as well. I mounted everything on with foam tape for dimension and finished with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti mix.  This was a relatively easy card but the cute images really makes it something special!

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I hope you love this card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

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You Make Me Smile…

By on March 24, 2018

Lemon Tea Crafts - Handmade card

Today I felt like mixing it up a little bit…literally. I stretched the supplies I had and made this card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms and Lawn Fawn Quilted Background die. (This post contains affiliate links).

This card has huge impact because of the intricacy of the dies and the floral stamp, but it was actually quite simple to make. I colored the flowers with Copic markers then die cut them with coordinating dies. I die cut the frame and quilted background using one piece of paper. What I did to save waste was I cut out the frame first, then I lined up the inside piece into the quilt background die, and die cut that so that I didn’t waste two big piece of paper.

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I then inlay the two die cuts onto a A2 top folding card base. Popped up the flowers with foam tape and embellished the card with Pretty Pink Posh 4m clear droplets…my favorite finishing touch with flowers.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Flirty Frame and Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings with Versamark ink onto black cardstock. I fussy cut the frame and popped it onto the card with foam tape and this card is done!

Handmade card by Lemon Tea Crafts

I made this card to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Floral Frenzy.

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Make Lemonade | Featured on Lawnfawnatics #24

By on March 20, 2018

Lawn Fawn Make LemonadeI am literally jumping up and down. My card I made for Lawnfawnatics challenge #24 was featured by Lawn Fawn! What an honor! I’m on cloud 9!

I thought I would share how I made this card today!

For this card, I used the following Lawn Fawn Products (this post contains affiliate links):

I actually colored the images from Make Lemonade at Kathy Racoosin‘s Coloring Challenge Roadtrip hosted at Lawn Fawn headquarters a few weeks ago! When I got home, I wanted to make a card with it as my own little keepsake of what I did there. I bought the quilted background die from the new release because it’s amazing and knew I wanted to use it so I decided to design around the images and the die. Turned out it was a great idea! Lol.

I started by diecutting a piece of white cardstock with the quilted background die. Okay, I need to confess this. I made a major mess with all those little pieces in-between the quilt when I poked them out. I didn’t anticipate that while I was doing it but it was worth and and nothing a quick vacuum couldn’t fix!

I decided to use a piece of the yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn rainbow pack to back my quilted piece. I love the color that peeks through the little holes when I first saw all the great cards the Lawn Fawn design team made with this die. It looks just as great in person, guys! I kicked it up a notch by using my inside out stitched heart die and lighted it up to the top 3rd of my quilted background panel. I wanted more of the yellow to show.

I then just glue the quilted piece on top of the yellow piece and it already looked amazing! I popped on the Make Lemonade images onto the open heart.  I mounted the lemon and glass with foam tape for a little dimension against the pitcher. I then heat embossed the sentiment onto some scrap of the same yellow background paper with white embossing powder and adhered it to the card. And it’s done. So simple and so much impact due to the beauty and intricacy of this quilted die!

I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by!

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easter | holiday | st. patrick's day

Pretty Pink Posh March Release | Blog Hop

By on March 9, 2018

pretty pink posh march release

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop so far! I know I am!

Prizes Galore

Before I continue, don’t forget: there are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/12/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Pretty Pink Posh St. Patrick's Day Card

Card #1: St. Patrick’s Day Card

Okay, let’s get started! For my first card, I mixed new and old products together to create a fun scene. I started by inking up the background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean (around the edges for depth) for a blue sky then splashed with water to lift up some of that ink for interest. While that dries, I moved on to color my little friends from the Best of Luck stamp set. I stamped everything with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I didn’t have the dies for this one, so I fussy cut all my images however there are coordinating dies for those who do not enjoy fussy cutting as much as I do.

After I finished coloring and cutting, I moved onto die cut a few pieces to finish off my scene. I used the straight piece from the Scallop Border dies on green card stock to get a piece of grass. While my die cutting machine was still out, I also cut a picket fence using the Picket Fence die in white card stock.

Now we are ready to assemble the scene. At this point, I would make sure that the inked up background is completely dry so you don’t get embossing powder stuck on everything. My background was dry, so I inked up the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then adhered the picket fence and the rainbow to my background piece. I popped up the green grass on foam tape then tucked my colored shamrocks in behind the grass. I then adhered the little leprechaun and the pot of gold to my grass. At this point, I felt it looked empty and needed something else. So I decided to go jewel-crazy. I used the beautiful new jewels from Pretty Pink Posh in Shamrock and Sea Glass to match the grass and sky. Photos do not do the “wow factor” of these jewels any justice! And that’s it! I’m finish with my whimsical St. Patrick’s Day card.

PPP Easter Card

Card #2 – Easter/Spring Card

Speaking of Pretty Pink Posh’s new jewels, I created this second card all around the jewels. I knew I wanted to use them in a shaker and had this crazy idea to use the new decorative egg dies to do this. I wanted each stripe to be a different color and I am so happy with the results! There’s almost no stamping besides the sentiment on this card and no coloring at all.

I started by die cutting one of the decorative eggs onto white cardstock. I then cut out the Decorative Tag 1 die on pattern paper to back the egg and give it a little more weight on the card. I wanted to inlay the egg into the tag, so I cut the egg out of the decorative tag piece I just cut.

I then inlayed that piece into another piece of white card stock. I trimmed off the edges with the Scallop Border Die to add more. of a spring feel to my card.

Now I started to build the shaker. I cut a small piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the egg, I then used foam tape to build the channels between the different color jewels. I used Kristina Werner’s method were I removed the liner on the foam tape so I can easy mold the tape around the curves of the egg. I then filled each of the spaces with a different color jewel: spring green, pink blush, sea glass, buttercream, and pansy purple.  (Yes, I did line up every jewel to face the right direction. Yes, it’s crazy. Yes, it was worth it!) After I finished the shaker element, I mounted the panel with foam tape onto a A2 card base backed with the same pattern paper I used for the decorative tag 1 die to keep it cohesive. I then stamped the Happy Spring sentiment from the Bunny Friends stamp set and adhere 3 jewels to the front of the card.

These are my cards. I hope you like them and I hope you continue to hop along with us! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

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More Than Words Appreciation Card | Pretty Pink Posh

By on February 1, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose Thank You Card

Crafty Confession

I started this card 2 or 3 weeks ago. I colored the Pretty Pink Posh Wildflowers yellow and then it happened – I was stuck. I had absolutely no mojo to continue. I wasn’t sure what it was but I didn’t know where to take the card after that.

Over the weekend, I decided just to finish it and maybe I can move on to the next project. I didn’t have much expectations since I just didn’t have it in me but can I tell you? This card is magic! It turned out better than I could imagine and I’m totally feeling my own work. Haha.

Supplies I Used:

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose Thank You Card

The Process

I colored the roses with Copic markers and fussy cut them by hand. I die cut the stitch note background out of craft paper and used Versamark ink to stamp light, monochromatic impressions onto it to make my own background stamp. I used the Stitched Notes die to cut out the large rectangle. I glued this rectangle onto an A2 cream background and put it aside for later.

I then diet the decorative tag 1 out of black and the oval frame that comes with it with a cream card stock, the same cream card stock as the background. I used Versamark ink and embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder onto the black die piece. I secured the cream oval frame with multimedia matte glue and then popped the entire thing with foam tape onto the craft piece I made earlier.

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose Thank You Card

I continued putting the card together by adhering the leaves from Wild Roses flat onto the background then popping up the flowers with foam tape so that it’s the same dimension as the black tag with the sentiment. I love this kind of dimension and try to do it when I can. I finished the card with 4mm droplets and metallic gold confetti mix. This week, I used a 60% off coupon and got the Spectrum Noir glitter pens in clear and I am in love. They are even more sparkly than my Wink of Stella. I am just sad that I wasn’t able to photography the sparkles. It’s amazing!

I really do love this card and how you like it too! Thank for stopping by!

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose Thank You Card

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A Baby Boy (and more laundry) Soon | Lawn Fawn

By on January 22, 2018

Lawn Fawn little bundle - handmade card

I love this stamp set. When I heard a friend of mine was going to have a baby boy, I couldn’t contain myself. This card is so cute but so easy to make I will definitely reproduce this for a girl card!

I started with a A2 size piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. I used a cloud stencil I made by die cutting the Lawn Fawn Cloud Border die onto thick watercolor paper on for sides. I have been reusing this and it’s holding up great. I would say I’ve made about 8 cards with the same cloud stencil now.

lawn fawn handmade baby boy card

After blending the clouds onto the background, I stamped a bunch of the stamps (and only ended up using a few) onto different plaid paper from the Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid winter 6×6 paper pack. I decided to be ‘extra’ and Stamped onto white cardstock and die cut it so that when I glued the paper pieces to it I would have that cute white border. I loved that I did this. You can totally skip this step if you want, but I liked how polished it looked this way.

I used the Lawn Fawn inside outside rectangle dies to make the background smaller and adhered this piece directly onto some of the Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid winter paper just to pull everything together. I cut this down to 4.25 x 5.5 and adhered it to my 110 lb A2 card base. I directly glued the string onto the cloud background. I popped everything else on with foam tape. The two little birds was colored with Copic Markers and I finished them off with a coat of Wink of Stella, clear.

I hope you like this card as much as I do! It’s one of my favorites!

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Happy 4th Birthday, Pretty Pink Posh!

By on January 15, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Handmade Birthday CardMade a card for Pretty Pink Posh’s birthday celebration. I am so thankful for Paulina and this company in my journey into card making. I am almost at a year at this and the inspiration I’ve seen, the amazing products I’ve gotten familiar with and the absolutely wonderful card makers and designers I’ve met has made it such a great journey. I also wanted to give a shout out to a friend who got me into this just in case she’s reading this post…you know who you are. Love you, twin!

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I stamped the Birthday Scene stamp onto Bristol Smooth paper and another time on masking paper. It took a little bit of time to cut out the mask, but I think the results are worth it. Plus, you can save the mask and reuse it a few times by just sticking it with your stamp set.

I masked the stamped image and used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and blend from the top and bottom and into white in the middle. Unmasking the image was so fun! I colored the scene with Copic markers. I die cut two borders with Stitched Borders 2 for the top and bottom of the card and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with sparkling clear sequins, white gel details and some Wink of Stella, clear.

I hope you like this card and thank for stopping by today!

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