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Dancing Queen | LDRS Creative

By on April 30, 2018

LDRS Creative Dancing Queen handmade card by Lemon Tea Crafts
Hi there, crafty friends!

Another Monday and I was dragging until I got home and got this sweet package from LDRS Creative! Inside were a bunch of goodies but what I was most interested in trying was their new hybrid inks. I’ve been exclusively a Distress Ink kinda girl, but I wanted to try something new and these inks did not disappoint!

I started my card by trimming down a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to 4.25 x 5.5 for an A2 card. I used a mini ink blender and blended Lipstick Jungle and Pink Tutu. The blend was amazing. I decided to splash it with some water to see what happens…nothing! Haha. Lesson #1. Hybrid inks do not lift with water. Next I watered down some on my stamp block for some splatters…Lesson #2. Hybrid ink splatters! BUT it doesn’t have the same consistency as a dye ink. It’s hard to explain. It’s sticky and thicker. But it worked beautifully.

LDRS Creative Dancing Queen handmade card by Lemon Tea Crafts

Time to color! I stamped out the ballerina onto some 110 lb. card stock and colored with alcohol markers. I went with classic pick for her to match the background. I fussy cut her out with scissor and was super careful not to amputate her skinny little legs! That wouldn’t have been cute. I put some foam tape behind her and set her aside. We aren’t ready to mount her quite yet!

First, I need to emboss the sentiment on the inked background. I inked up the sentiment with LDRS watermark ink and used silver embossing powder to get a soft sentiment look to match all the soft pinks on the card.

I adhered the ballerina onto the base and the entire thing onto a top-folding A2 card with a tape runner. To finish it off, I added beautiful Pretty Pink Posh sequins and voila! We are done!

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Woodland Critters are my Fave | Pretty Pink Posh

By on April 23, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters handmade card by Lemon Tea Crafts

Happy Monday, crafty friends!

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you will know that I love me some woodland critters. These adorable images from Pretty Pink Posh are especially near and dear because it was the first Pretty Pink Posh set I ever bought and I also feel they were what got me the honor of designing for PPP.

The card I’m sharing today is definitely one of my favorites! I love ink blending and trying to get more adventurous. Today’s card uses Distress Ink in Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose. I blended heavily on the bottom and faded to the top to ground my images and have some contrast for interested. I splashed some water to get those amazing water marks off the Distress Ink and let that dry while I worked on coloring my critters.

I stamped my critters with Versafine ink in sepia. I don’t know why but I tend to do this with animals that I want to water color. I just like that softer look. I watercolored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut them with coordinating dies.

For my sentiment, I decided to die cut the “hello” from the Hello Friend Script die in rose gold foil paper I had left over from another project I did previously. I felt the rose gold would compliment the pink background well. Boy was I right! I die cut “hello” 3 more times on white card stock and glued them all together for dimension.

I popped all the critters on foam tape then stuck the mushrooms behind them with a tape runner just to get some depth into the scene. Everything was then adhered to an A2 card base and voila!

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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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