Friday, 21 February 2020

A Simple Thank you - Using Embossing Pens with your Stencils Video Tutorial

Hi Jo here with the details of our FB Live Video. 

Be sure to check out the video below for details on how we achieved the effects on our project today.

For my card today I used some new products from Thirsty Brush & Co. I was lucky enough to be given some of Claire's new embossing powders and the Luminosity Starter Kit which includes a really great dual tipped embossing pen.
As soon as I saw it I wanted to create this project!

First of all I inked my background with Distress Oxide Inks and my Beautiful Blender Brushes. I then used the pen to outline the design from the Unbe-leaf-able Stencil. 

I applied the Gold Digger Embossing powder and set with my heat gun. The shine was stunning.

I then cut my 'Thanks' sentiment from velum & our Liquorice Black cardstock.

My secondary sentiment is from the 'Say Anything' Stamp set and I used the Luminosity Embossing Ink & White Powder to stamp and set it.

I love how bright & fresh this card turned out. The shine of the embossing powder is beautiful and the pattern almost looks like Peacock Feathers.

I hope you enjoyed the card & the tutorial video.

Don't forget to join us for another FB Live next week where we will be showing you some of the New Release for March. Tune in Thursday at 8pm.


Fairy Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday! DT Annalisa here, today's creation features the new Fairy Garden stamp set. There are a lot of great little images in the set that I thought would be great for a wreath around one of the cute fairies.

I stamped and coloured the fairy and the smaller stamps with copic markers. I used a light grey copic for the circle and added some white circles using a white Gelly Roll Pen. I used the 'fairy happy birthday' for the sentiment and added the exclamation point with the heard at the end.

I adhered the scene to some card stock and added a border on the top and the bottom using some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. I used a scalloped border punch I have had forever for the top section.

I layered the largest frame from the Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame Die Set on top to complete the scene. I used some Stickles on the small stamps and the fairy's wings for some shine.

I hope you enjoyed this card. If you are interested in purchasing any Time for Tea Designs products be sure to Use code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the shop to get 10% discount off your entire order.

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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Hooray Spring is on its way!

DT Annalisa here. Spring is less than a month away so I am sharing a happy spring card featuring the adorable Hip Hop Horray stamp and die set. I decided to make this a slider card because the little trampoline and the bunny were made for this.

To start I used a clouds stencil, some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and my Beautiful Blender Brush to create the sky background. Next, I created some grass using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink and some water droplets. I cut the grass with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders die set. To get the stitched lines around both the grass and the sky I cut them both using the rectangle from Mama Elephant's Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die set. I added the sun and the clouds using the Box Clever Die Set. These smaller elements in the die set are so useful on my card projects.

I stamped and coloured two bunnies, carrots other some other cute elements in the Hip Hop Hooray stamp set. The little ladybug and one of the butterflies are from the Fairy Garden stamp set.

I used a slider die I had in my stash to cut out the slider area in the sky. I used a penny on the back end and adhered it to the jumping bunny to create the slider portion of the card.

I used the "Hip Hop Hooray" for the sentiment. I like that this sentiment can be used for anything you want it to!

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Monday, 10 February 2020

Spring Scene - Fun With Stencils!

Hi crafty friends! Are you ready for some new inspiration from Time For Tea Designs? DT Jennifer here with some spring-y fun (in more ways than one!).

For my card today, I've mixed and matched a bunch of stamps, dies and stencils to create this fun spring scene!

To create this happy card, I first cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. This will be the base piece for creating this scene. I had envisioned the sunrays in the background of the card, with 2 "spotlights" where we can see the fairy flying down towards the flower and the second, larger spotlight where the bunnies are enjoying the flower.

I stamped all my images, and cut the flower with the coordinating dies. I ran all the rest of the images through my Scan N Cut and cut them all out. Then I colored everything that needed it using Copic markers, added stickles and Wink of Stella and set aside.

Now comes the fun part - building the scene! I first placed the Large Circle Masking Stencil over my ground section, taped off the grass, and added clouds using the Sunny Side Up stencil, my Beautiful Blender Brushes, and Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Inks. I flipped the tape around and laid the base for the grass using Twisted Citron. Then I went over it in layers using the grass cut out side of the stencil and Mowed Lawn ink. I removed all of that masking and laid the Small Circle Masking die over the upper right corner to do a little more cloudy sky background for my fairy element. 

Next I used the negative of the stencils and masked off both of the sections I just made. This is to protect them from getting sunrays over the top of them. First, I taped off a straight line and added more hazy grass using Mowed Lawn ink, and oversprayed it with water from my Mini Mister to create some texture and break up the solid block. I flipped my tape to protect the new grass, and using the sunrays section of the Sunny Side Up stencil, I added lots of sunshine to the background using Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks.

After everything was dry, I attached the background of the scene to the red cardstock base and added the stamped elements to the scene. I've used foam tape in varying thicknesses to make things stand out a bit more.

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Thinking of You - Simple Stenciled Background Tutorial.

Happy Monday everyone!

Jo here with an extra tutorial video for your Monday inspiration!

Be sure to check out the video below for all the details on how I put together this Tropical feeling card.

If you saw the last video you will have seen me colour up a number of my images from the Toucan Do This stamp set. This larger Toucan was left over and I really wanted to use him in another project.

I also really wanted to use the Tropic Like Its Hot stencil as it makes the most beautiful backgrounds. This coour combination was one we came up with during our FB Live Event last week and I love it. Its a great combo for this kind of tropical look and is easy to recreate.

Check out the video, grab your Beautiful Blender Brushes and Inks and give it a try.

I added the ranch and leaves from the Toucan Do This stamp set and some flowers from the new Hip Hop Hooray stamp set. My images were coloured with my Copic Markers. 

Most of my images were adhered with liquid glue. I did add some foam squares to my Toucan so he sits on top of the branch. I also added Glossy Accents to his adorable beak and the centre of my flowers.

The sentiment is from our Say Anything Stamp and Die set. This set is so versatile and I could've chosen a number of different combinations from the set but I felt this one went really well with the scene.

I hope you like the project today. 

Here are some of the products I used below.


Friday, 7 February 2020

A Little Toucan of My Affection Valentine's Card - Stenciling & Copic Colouring Tutorial Video

Hi Jo here with a video and tutorial from Thursday night's Facebook Live Event. 

Be sure to check out our video for more detail on the techniques we used to make our card today.

I decided to make a card for Valentine's Day as its only a week away & I wanted to use a slightly different colour combination to the traditional Red of the season.

We had so much fun making this video. We had new viewers and some of our regulars and we just chatted away about all kinds of silly things, like Coronation Street, Mobile phones, Liverpool F.C & our little poor Clyde (the kitty) who had to go to the vets to have 2 of his teeth out. Poor guy!! :( 
He is fine now :)

In between the chat I did manage to show everyone how I used one of our Square Grid Masking Stencils to create my background. I used Distress Oxide Inks and our Beautiful Blender Brushes to blend. I added some white Acrylic Paint splatters before removing my stencil.

While my background dried I stamped and coloured my images. I die cut them with the coordinating dies.
I stamped my sentiment directly onto my background using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

To add a splash of colour to the top left grid I stamped and coloured some flowers from the new Hip Hop Hooray stamp set.

I layered my background panel onto my 5" Square Card Blank. I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue for some of my images. The Toucans I adhered with foam squares to give them some dimension.

This was a really pretty and simple card to make. I love the colour combination I used too. (Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserve.)

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today and our video too!

Please be sure to join us for our next Facebook Live Thursday at 8PM GMT.

Here are some of the products I used listed below.


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