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Oh Happy Day | Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight

By on May 22, 2018

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Hello my friends! Today’s card highlights Oh Happy Day from Mama Elephant’s May release. I tried something new and did the off set shadow stamping for the first time! There were definitely a few lessons learned but it turned out cute! I’m definitely going to try this again.

First, I stamped Party Animals on Bristol smooth card stock because I decided I will be taking my Zigs out to play for this card. I colored the critters with Zig markers and fussy cut these sweet images because I did not get the coordinating dies. I chose to use these little guys because once I saw the “Time to pop the bubbly” sentiment, I knew I wanted to use these specific fun images with them.

Next, I used the outside frame die from Cloud Nine Creative Cuts to die cut the background. I used my Misti and stamped Oh Happy Day with Versafine Vintage Sepia. I then cleaned off the stamp and moved the card base over ever so slighty and stamped it again with Versamark clear ink. I covered the entire thing with clear embossing powder and heated it until it was smooth and melted.

This is where the magic happens. I ink blended the background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio. By doing this, the area where I offset stamped in Versamark leaves a white offset shadow behind the dark stamped sentiment. I cannot stress how much I love this look and will be doing it again!

I then popped the Party Animal images with foam tape and arranged them on my card. I added the small sentiment by stamping it in Versamark onto colored cardstock and covered it with white embossing powder and heat set it until it was smooth and melted. I cut it down and popped it onto the card with more foam tape.

I finished the card with Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear jewels because they look like champagne bubbles!

That’s my card. I hope you like it and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting, friends!

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Animal Parade | Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight

By on May 21, 2018

Mama Elephant Animal Parade

Hi again! Today’s card features Mama Elephant Animal Parade! I made a birthday card using a few critters and the fun wavy sentiment from this set.

First, I stamped all the images with Copic-friendly ink onto white heavy-weight card stock. I then colored with my Copic markers. I heat embossed the “Happy Birthday” sentiment onto the adorable flag that the bear is holding. I die cut everything with coordinating dies and set aside to work on my background.

Mama Elephant Animal Parade

For the background, I used the largest rectangle from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts (it perfectly covers an A2 card front) to die cut a background piece I can ink blend on for the background. I blended Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar keeping it darker at the bottom and gradually lighter on top.

mama elephant animal parade

Then, I used the On the Hills Creative Cuts to die cut the  clouds and the curved ground onto white card stock. I popped these pieces up with foam tape and adhered it to my ink blended background.

Next, I arranged the animal parade with more foam tape onto the background. I finished the card with some Pretty Pink Posh iridescent star confetti.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope I inspired you to make something today!

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Donut Treats | Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight

By on May 17, 2018
Mama Elephant Donut Treats

Hello there! Today’s card features Donut Treats from Mama Elephant’s May release. I just love this set so much I used it in my previous post as well!

Today I used all the images from the stamp set and it’s coordinating dies. My favorite thing that Mama Elephant does are these dies that cut out little slits for you to tuck things into it. They did this with Page Huggers and their Dim Sum stamp sets! (Two of my favorites as well.) This set has a die that cuts out a slit in the box so you can tuck one of the images into the donut box! How cute is that!

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

Okay, enough enabling, let’s start the card. First, I stamped out all the images on white card stock with Copic-friendly ink. I colored all the images with Copic markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies. For the box, I white heat emboss the image onto craft card stock and die cut it with it’s coordinating die as well.

Next, I proceeded with some ink blending on the background. I used Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon and blended it into Spun Sugar but it doesn’t show up in my photos enough. Boo. I splashed some water for interested and set it aside to dry.

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

I then decided to live dangerously because I wasn’t patient enough to wait for the background to completely dry and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on the top corner. I carefully covered just that area with silver embossing powder and melted it until it was smooth. Luckily it worked out for me but I definitely do not recommend this method. Next time, I will heat set the entire thing to ensure it is dry.

I popped my stamped and colored images onto foam tape and adhere them all into a fun scene onto my inked background. The entire thing was then adhered to an A2 card base. I finished the card with some sparkling confetti mix from Pretty Pink Posh and my card is completed.

I hope you like my card and as always, thank you for stopping by!

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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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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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Happy Birthday, Rina!

By on June 21, 2017
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Lawn Fawn Party Animals – A Birthday Card for Rina

Happy Birthday, Rina!

I made a card for my crafty friend who’s birthday is today! (Check out her YouTube channel to see her amazing craft room!)

I also wanted to make a card for the Lawnfawntic Challenge – Watercolor so I combined the two projects into one card!

For Rina’s card, I used Lawn Fawn Party Animals. I love it when I am able to incorporate the tiny detail stamps, like the confetti and asterisk, that comes with the stamp set! I don’t know why but I always feel a real sense of accomplishment when I do this! Ha!

All the stamped images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background is watercolored with Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. I adhered all the critters to the background and popped up the two little birds and the items the parties are holding with foam tape for dimension. I glued on some tiny star confetti to the background and voila! Rina’s card is finished!

 

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Happy Birthday to my favorite Pupperoni!

By on April 11, 2017
Happy birthday to ME from Simon Says Stamps!

For my birthday, Simon Says Stamp offered me a free stamp set with purchase. Since I wanted to get a few things, I went ahead and ordered this month and got this adorable set. I like that I can use this set to make some ‘boy’ cards for all the little boys in my life. Most of them aren’t too fond of fairies and unicorns. Haha.

I am really happy with the scene I created.

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I sent this to a friend's son who turned 9 and loves pizzas and puppies! Can't get anymore perfect than this!

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Have a Fairy Nice Day

By on March 1, 2017
First shaker card!

I made my first shaker card! I wanted to try the fun foam method from Jennifer McGuire and it was a lot of fun. This was a lot of fun. I made a few other cards I will share soon using the foam tape method to see which I like more. I know the fun foam technique mails better but so far I have been hand delivering these so maybe I need to do some cost analysis to see which is cheaper if I’m going to hand deliver. (Or maybe I will just use whatever is closest when I get my supplies from my craft area.)

Shaker Close-up

Lessons Learned:

  • Cut the foam a little smaller than the front facing piece of cardstock so the sides don’t show. (I’m sure this was mentioned in the tutorial video, but I forgot.)
  • Fishing wire is not the same as nylon thread (The finish wire was a little thick. Now only was it more visible than I would like, it doesn’t allow for much movement. This is what I get for being lazy and trying to use what my husband has.)
  • Distressed ink takes a while to dry…so don’t put embossing powder on it until it’s COMPLETELY dried! (You will see no distressed ink piece in this entire project…it was scraped after two attempts. Another time!)
  • If you decide to color with Copic markers, use Memento Tuxedo Black ink since it is Copic-friendly and does not bleed.
Inside of the card

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Hope you like the card! Feel free to leave any questions or comments!

 

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