Friday, 12 August 2022

Porthole Sea Shaker


Hello and happy Friday! DT Annalisa here today sharing a porthole sea shaker card that I created using supplies from the latest Time For Tea Designs release. The sea creatures work perfectly with the Slimline Porthole Dies; I love how they peek through the openings.

To start, I die-cut some wood grain card stock using the largest rectangle die in the Slimline Scalloped Trio Circle Nesting Dies. I ink-blended this with Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Once the ink was dry, I die-cut the panel with the Slimline Porthole Dies.

I used the same die on some silver metallic card stock to create shiny portholes. I then used the circle frame in this set to cut some white card stock which I then coloured black with my copics. I used liquid glue to adhere these to the backs of the silver portholes so the black would show through.

I created an 8.5 by 3.5-inch slimline card base and ink blended it with Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina Distress Ink with my Beautiful Blender Brushes. I then added some white splatter of acrylic paint with a paintbrush.

Next, I stamped the critters from Fintastic Friends and die-cut them out with the coordinating die set. I coloured them with my Copics and added white gelly roll white pen accents. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed some white embossing powder onto some black cardstock and then die-cut it out.

I used tape on the back of the woodgrain cardstock to connect the port holes to the front panel. I stuck down the critters to the card base in the areas behind the port holes and then added some Glitz Recollections Chunky Glitter down on top of them.

I used double-sided foam tape (which I doubled up) on the woodgrain panel to adhere this down onto the card base.

I added the sentiment using liquid glue to complete the card.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post,. Don't forget to use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Hey Tea-Timers! It is time for the AUGUST (seriously?! How quick is this year going?) tutorial blog, and I thought I'd share a step-by-step process for making this fun slider/shaker card!

Products needed:

Step by Step instructions

1. Use the one of the Ocean Wave dies to die cut a wavy edge on a scrap piece of card - we'll be using this as a stencil! 

2. Take your die-cut card and ink blend various blue shades over the wavy edge onto an A2 piece of white card, going from lightest at the top, down to darkest at the bottom.

3. Die cut a wavy slider channel in your card panel using the Wave Slider Dies.

4. Stamp, colour and die cut one of the whales from the Get Whale Soon stamp & die set. Add highlights with white gel pen.

5. Take a penny or slider element and place it behind the slider channel. Add a circular foam dot to the back of the whale (if you add just one, this will allow the whale to spin around as it travels up and down the slider channel, you can add another if you don't want your whale spinning!). Attach the whale to the penny/slider element through the channel.

6. Die cut several frames using the A2 Nesting Frames Dies, and stack 4 or 5 of the largest frame on top of each other - you'll need enough height that the penny/slider element can move freely, so you may need more or fewer depending on the thickness of your card and depth of your coin/foam tape.

7. Stick your ink blended panel to the top of the stacked frames, then glue the frames to your card base.

8. Add some non-dimensional sequins around the whale (bulkier sequins may get trapped in the slider and stop the whale from moving as easily).

9. Glue a further frame over the top of the card panel. 

10. Attach a piece of vellum to the reverse of one final frame, then glue this over the top of the card panel, to seal in the shaker contents.

11. Stamp out the sentiment from the Get Whale Soon set in blue ink, onto white cardstock, and die cut with the co-ordinating dies. Glue the sentiment over the top of the acetate.

I hope you enjoyed this month's tutorial! I'm fully aware that this card is totally extra, but I love it!

If you're after anything from the T4T store, don't forget that discount code T4TJAYNE10 will give you 10% off your entire order!

Happy crafting! 

A birthday in the desert!

 Hey Tea-timer friends...

It's DT Ashlee here today with some new inspiration using the Happy hump day set from the latest release at Time for tea designs!!

To create this card I started with a white cardstock base. Using a piece of yellow Cardstock I die cut the frame from the Waves cover die (also from the latest release). I then adhered the frame to the card base using liquid glue. 

I picked out a couple images from the hump say stamp set so I could make a little desert scene. I stamped, coloured and die cut them then adhered to the card base using foam tape. 

(Images were coloured using Spectrum noir tri-blend markers)

To complete the card I stamped the sun, added a sentiment and a touch of sequins for a bit of bling!!

Thanks for stopping by the T4T blog today, I hope you enjoy my latest card. 
Happy crafting, Hugs Ashlee. 

(You can shop the T4T store using my code - T4TASHLEE10 - for a discount off your order)

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Fishtail banner dies - birthday card

Hi tea timers!

It's Miki here from the Design Team and I'm so excited to share with you today's card using the new release. How amazing are the Fishtail banner dies Jo designed? I came up with a super simple design using them.

I started by using the Fishtail banner dies and cut it from white card stock 5 times. I then took one of the die cuts and positioned it in my misti. I picked the It's your birthday sentiment from the Happy Hump Day stamp set and curved it to fit on my banner. I picked it up with my misti and did a trial run to ensure I was happy. I left that aside as it was a bit wonky. Once I was happy with the position of the sentiment I stamped it on all 4 banners in the Paris Dusk ink from Memento. I had to stamp it a few times to get a super deep blue. Next I folded my banners to ensure they were all standing up. 

For the background I used one of the designs from the Pawsome Rainbows paper pad and cut it slightly smaller than an A2 card. I added some foam tape to it and glued it on an A2 card base.

I then glued each of the banners on my pattern paper, trying to get an even alignment. I used liquid glue for this as it allows for a bit of wiggling around.

I then added some silver gems all around and that finished off my card.

I love the banner die, the dimension is amazing, I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Until next week!



Monday, 8 August 2022

Having a Whale of a time with some Fintastic Friends

Hi Tea Timers, it's DT Randy and welcome back to the blog. The new release is now in the shop and there are so many amazing sets! I am excited to share a new underwater scene I created using the new Fintastic Friends stamp and die set. 

Sets used:

I first die cut out 3 card panels using the rectangle die in the Autumn Scene Cover Plate die set. I then took some diorama dies in my stash and cut out from 2 of the panels. You can create your own diorama cuts as well. All you need to do is draw a fun shape on the first panel and cut it out. Then you place that panel ontop of another panel and draw the similar shape but smaller and cut that out. 

I blended Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistashio on the full panel. On the two panels that I cut out the diorama, I used the same colors on top but added Antique Linen on the bottom. I covered the bottom portion and splatted white water color over it. I then splattered the bottom portion with brown watercolor.

I stamped out my images and stamped the fish and the seaweed a second time. I then diecut them out using the coordinating dies.

You can use any color combination for the fish as it is so fun to mix and match colors. I used the following colors for the other aquatic animals:

  • Whale: B91, B93. B95. B97, B99
  • Dolphin: W00, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05
  • Octopus: R20, R22, R24

To assemble my card, I used foam tape on each panel to add to the layers. I then used a combination of liquid adhesive and foam tape to attach all of the aquatic animals. To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment onto teal cardstock and die cut it using the coordinating die. I love that the coordinating die is included in the die set as well.

I hope you liked this tutorial today. If you like any of the sets that I used today, don't forget to use the code T4TRANDY10 for some savings on your next purchase.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Have a Whale of a Time


Hello and welcome! DT Annalisa with another card I created using the brand new release! For my card, I experimented with watercolour and used the Fintastic Friends and Beach Buds stamp and die sets for this underwater-themed card.

I used my A2 Layering dies to cut down a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 4 5/16 by 3 3/4 inch panel. I pressed some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto my glass mat and sprayed it with a bit of water. I added some clean water with a paintbrush to the water colour panel and added some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink with my paintbrush. This created the water background for the scene. I also added some water bubbles and splatter.

A big thanks to Jenn Shurkus and Lawn Fawn and their 'Create with Us' series for the inspiration and how-to for this watercolour technique. As a perfectionist, I struggle with water colouring, but Jenn shows you how in this terrific 'pool party' class which you can watch anytime on replay.

I stamped (with Ink on 3 Blackout detail ink) and coloured (with Copics) the images and then die-cut them with their coordinating dies. I heat embossed the sentiments onto black cardstock using white Alabaster ultra fine embossing powder by Brutus Monroe. I then die-cut the sentiments out with their coordinating dies. I really like the wavy dies in the Beach Buds coordinating dies set!

I added foam tape to the sentiments, whale and dolphin and adhered them to the panel. I used liquid glue for the remainder of the elements.

The A2 card base was created using light blue card stock. I added the sea panel to this with foam tape.

I added glossy accents to the whale, small fish and water bubbles to complete the card.

Thank you so much for checkout out my blog post. Don't forget to use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.

Creative planner page

Hello creative stamping friends!

I have made a page in my creative planner with the new memorykeeping stamps.

I really love how this page came together and I had so much fun using all the sets and different colors ink. My goal for this planner is to write down my daily memories so I won’t forget the small details, without it getting to chunky, so just embellishments like stamps, washi or rubbons 

I hope you will have a wonderful weekend


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