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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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She’s So Lovely | Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight

By on May 18, 2018

Mama Elephant She's So Lovely

Hello friends! Today’s card highlights Mama Elephant¬†She’s So Lovely. It’s hard to choose but this could possible be my favorite set from this release. I have a 9 year old daughter and this set just speaks to the momma in me.

First, I stamped all the images onto white card stock with Copic-friendly black ink and colored all the images with Copic markers. I added some details with white gel pen to increase the cute. I die cut out the images with their coordinating dies and set them aside to work on my background.

 

Mama Elephant She's So Lovely

 

Mama Elephant She's So Lovely

Next, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with the largest die from the Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts which cuts out a rectangle that perfectly covers an A2 size card. I masked stripes off with some painter’s tape and ink blended the stripes with Distress Ink in Tattered Rose. I normally ink blend with Bristol Smooth paper but wanted to try the watercolor paper and I have to say I love the texture it added. I will definitely be doing it again. I carefully peeled off the tape and my background was finished.

Mama Elephant She's So Lovely

After the background was completely dry, I heat embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder. I then adhere the images onto the background with foam tape for dimension. I finished the card off with rose gold heart confetti by Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s my card! I hope you like it. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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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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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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Simon Says Stamp & Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Exclusive 2017

By on September 15, 2017

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Hello crafty friends!

I am lucky enough to have my hands on this amazing stamp set, Damask Greetings , an exclusive collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh. This set is so interesting. It isn’t my usual style but I am so happy to be pushed out of my comfort zone because I am in love with what I made with it. Actually, while I was making it, all these other ideas came to me so I will probably be making a few things with this set to share!

I created a pattern using two of the stamps from the set and some Memento Dye Ink in New Sprout and Summer Sky. I used my trusty Misti stamping tool to get clean stamps each time. This ink can be tricky in that it takes a few stamps to get a good solid image. I used qStitched Borders 2 die at the bottom and mounted this panel to a piece of teal cardstock with foam tape for dimension. I mounted this entire thing on an A2 card base and it was done!

It was still looking like it needed a little more, so I took out my favorite 3mm sparkling clear diamonds and a few sparkling clear confetti and added it to the damask pattern. The shine is everything! It totally finished the card and I can’t stop looking at it!

I hope you liked the card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

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Pretty Pink Posh – Fly A Kite

By on August 3, 2017

Hi everybody! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. Real life has been tough and it’s been interfering with my crafty life. I’ve had to focus on a few things and today’s card kind of pulled me out of a difficult time for me. I was looking at my stash and noticed this set on the top of my pile. I’ve been meaning to make something with it for quite some time, and this sentiment just stood out to me. “Let Your Dreams Soar”. I needed to hear this as I make a few life changing decisions for my future as well as my family.

This card is pretty simple but it’s also a good reminder that life can be just that – simple. I started out by creating a background of clouds using a cloud stencil I made myself, Distress Ink in tumbled glass and a blending tool. I like to use Bristol Smooth paper for blending. It makes the blending effortless and you can get professional looking results with not a lot of elbow grease.

Today I decided I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers so I stamped the Fly a Kite stamps onto Bristol Smooth card stock as well. I colored the images and fussy cut each one. Can I tell you? I thought it wouldn’t be possible to cut out those kite tails by hand, but I did it! I felt so accomplished and it was actually very therapeutic!

I ran the background clouds through my Cuttlebug with my favorite Stitched Border die at the bottom. I mounted all the images onto the cloud background. I then mounted that on foam to the pink striped pattern paper. The entire piece was then adhered to a top folding A2 card base. I finished the entire card with a few Sparkling Clear confetti and it is exactly how I imaged it to be!

I love these kites and I hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by!

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board

By on July 20, 2017

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board. It’s been a while so I’m excited to make something for these fun series of challenges. Everytime I feel a creative slump, I would work on a challenge to get the creative juices flowing again. And it’s also fun to see what others do to get some inspiration for your own creations!

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Here’s the color inspiration board for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9

The Process

I decided to use Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set for this card. I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth card stock because I had some out. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink since it’s Copic-friendly and I knew I will be coloring with Copic Markers. After coloring, I fussy cut all the pieces with my scissors.

I used my Cuttlebug to die cut a large 4 inch circle. I cut another 4 inch circle then used Lawn Fawn’s grass die to cut a line of grass. For the grass piece, I blended Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn. For the larger circle, I blended Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for a teal blue sky. I then splashed on water and ink over it to get some texture for my background.

After the background dried, I adhere the grass to the sky with some strong adhesive tape to a piece of patterned paper I cut down to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. I arranged my trees and adhered them with a tape runner as well. I then mounted the car and trailer on foam tape, and adhered them to the card. I decided to stamp the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Bannertastic banner I stamped first just to give it a little more structure. I also adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape for dimension. I finished the card by adhering the entire thing on a 4.25 x 4/25 inch card base. You can see a little of the white sticking out and I really like that look.

 

I think I overdid the orange but I didn’t plan on using the pattern paper until the end. I receive it with a Lawn Fawn order so I decided to use it last minute. Also the pinks I chose weren’t pink enough. Overall, I’m happy with the card and it was a lot of fun to make!

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Smile for Bear Hugs!

By on July 19, 2017

Today I am sharing a card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Bear Hugs stamp set and Smile Shaker die from the Pretty Pink Posh July Release. That's right. I'm still making stuff from this amazing release!

Even though I'm using the Smile Shaker die, I am not making a shaker card today so please 'bear' with me. (See what I did there? Hahaha)

I started my card by making a top folding A2 card out of Bristol Smooth paper. Lately this seems to be my go-to paper since I'm obsessed with ink blending. I am starting to feel pretty limited by Distress Inks when it comes to colors so if anybody has any suggestions on inks that blend well so I can add more color to my creations please leave me a comment! Anyways, back to the project at hand. I blended Distress Ink in Scattered Straw from the bottom and faded out to white. I then added some paint splatters by mixing my Distress Ink with little water and flicking it on with a paint brush. I'm still working on this technique, friends. There's always more paint on the hand that flicks the paint than the actual paper! I'm sure with practice it will start to feel more natural. I don't know how to explain it but my paint flicking is pretty awkward. Haha.

While the background dries, I stamped my bears and honey on Bristol Smooth with Memento Tuxedo Black. I saw some girls on YouTube doing this and wanted to see if the Copics will blend better on Bristol Smooth that the usual 110 lb. card stock I've been using. I don't know if I was suppose to wait for it to dry, but the Copics smeared the Memento while I was coloring. I was able to save it but this wasn't ideal and I don't know if I would try it again. I decided it that the card was looking 'bare' (love the puns), so I decided to color some small bees from the Bee Friends stamp set. Bees and honey goes together, right?!

I took some glittery card stock I got from my birthday that I haven't used yet and die cut the Smile Shaker die with my Cuttlebug. (Here's a tip: this die is so detailed and delicate, I always get better results with a shim under one of my plates.) I love how it came out! So glittery and beautiful!

Card assembly time! I glued the Smile Shaker piece directly onto the card base with Ranger Multi Media Matte. I love that this dries matte! It helps out with thin die cuts like this since when glues oozes out a little bit, it dries completely matte and you won't see the residue. Pro results without pro techniques! I then mounted all the bears and bees with foam tape. I put a honey jar and the honey stick around the bears just to ground them a little bit and decided to add the "You're Awesome" sentiment from Bear Hugs by embossing it in white onto black cardstock and mounting it on foam tape as well.

I love how this came out and I hope you did too. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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