Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Sneak Peek Day 5!

Welcome to Day 5 of our Sneak Peek Week!

Elaine has the most adorable slimline card for a new arrival.

Hello crafty friends!
DT Elaine here to share a neutral themed 'new baby' card using 'Slimline Scalloped Frame Die' along with an image and sentiment from 'All Occasion Critters'.

I first cut the large slimline scallop frame from some hot pressed watercolour cardstock and then stamped the cute bear sleeping on a cloud using my Antique Linen distress ink.  The stamped image line gradually disperses and fades as water and ink are added with a paint brush.. I use a size 2 round brush. 
To watercolour the image I used just four distress inks; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce and Worn Lipstick.  To use the inks for watercolouring I smooshed the ink on to my glass media mat (any non porous surface will do, sometimes I use a piece of laminated paper) and added some clean water to my paintbrush.  I then picked up some ink from the mat and started painting.  I started with the lightest colour, Antique Linen and them moved on to the darker colour, Vintage Photo.  The key to this technique is to be very patient and let your layers dry before going back in to add shading and depth with a darker colour.  The paper and paint brush you use will give different results so dont be afraid to take your time and enjoy the learning process.  It really is trial and error.

Once the image was coloured I cut out a mask and covered the bear and cloud.  I used the 'Sunnyside Up Again' stencil all over the card panel and used a Time for Tea blending brush to lightly ink on some fluffy clouds with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Before I removed the bear mask I added some splatters using watered down distress ink and some Perfect Pearls in Copper.  Once the splatters have dried the image mask can now be removed.

Finally for the sentiment I used 'Welcome Little One' stamped with Archival Ink in 'Potting Soil'.

My card base is a piece of kraft card cut to 20.8cm by 17cm and scored at 8.5cm on the 17cm side.  The scalloped frame panel was glued to the front of the kraft cardbase using liquid adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this card and the soft whimsy feel!  The new release is launching on Friday 24th July and a full reveal of all the products along with inspiration will be shown on the Time for Tea Designs Facebook live on Thursday (23rd July) so be sure to tune in!  

Happy shopping folks!

Elaine xoxo

Look out for more examples of our new Slimline Dies in the full reveal tomorrow!

Join us on FB Live at 8PM BST where Jo will do a full run through of all the new stuff!


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