Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Monday, 28 June 2021
Hello crafty friends!
It is DT Natalia here today, and I wanted to share with you how I made this slimline card using mirror stamping!
It was my first time using this technique but I will certainly use it again as it is a game changer and stretches the use of our stamp sets so much.
To start with, I stamped out the images from the set and set those aside. I then used my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat to do the mirror stamping and followed the steps below:
- Take the stamp you want to mirror and place it on your stamping block (not your stamping platform for this one, I am afraid!)
- Ink it up with your ink of choice, I used memento as I was going to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for colouring.
- Stamp the image onto the mat - be careful here not to move the block too much as you put it down as that will smudge the print and you won't get a neat impression.
- Take a piece of cardstock and place it directly onto the stamped image on the mat - again, careful not to move it or the image will smudge. I found my first impression was never neat so I picked the image up a couple of times and I for me, the second image was the best of all.
- You will notice that the image is not as neat as if you stamped directly onto the paper with your stamp, but that is OK - use a black fine liner (I used my uni ball one) to go over the lines and nobody will ever know!
I then coloured the images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the mirror stamped images, I just fussy cut them and used a craft knife to make a slot in the place for the bunny to sit in.
I thought the planes were looking a little too plane so I took the little hearts and stars from the stamp set and stamped them onto the planes with my memento dew drop inks. I did a bit of masking with a piece of paper so that the little decorations would be all over the plane, coming out the edges.
If you look closely (it is always so hard to capture small details in pictures isn't it), you will also notice that I stamped some clouds onto vellum and used white embossing powder on them. I just think the little details is what finish up a card nicely and add to it!
Now onto the background: I used the middle from the slimeline scalloped nesting die set and die cut it from a pearlescent teal cardstock which has a bit of shimmer to it. Then I cut a white piece of cardstock just a bit smaller, where my elements would go. I used the new slimline scene builder stencil for the clouds, together with broken china distress oxide and a blending brush. What I love the most about this stencil is the fact that it is slimeline sized! so easy to create slimline scenes.
I added the little birds flying on the sky directly onto the background and used a few gems and sequins from my little things from Lucy's cards to finish off the card.
I hope you like it and most of all, I really hope it inspires you to try something new!
Remember to use the code T4TNEILA10 to get a 10% off your shop - there is also a 30% off all standalone dies going on at the moment! (code does not apply)
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Good afternoon Teatimers, DT Lyndsey here and today I want to share with you this sweet CAS card using the adorable Car Critters stamp set.
I wanted to use the critters from the set without adding them into the car to show that this set is so versatile and can be used in many different ways.
I die cut the 'friend' sentiment from the Slimline Scalloped Frame Die from teal card 3 times and added this under the window with the stamped Hi! just above. Finishing off with a small die cut heart and a few clear sequins.
This card is just perfect for popping in the post to someone just to say hi.
Thank you for joining me here on the blog today, don't forget you can use my code T4TLYNDSEY10 for 10% off your order in store.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Saturday, 26 June 2021
Well the weekend is finally here, feels like it’s been a long time coming this week. It’s another cloudy day here today so a day of crafting maybe in order!
For today’s card I have an adorable Panda card you using the Pandamonium Party Stamp Set. It was nice to colour up some old favourites and the great thing about the pandas is when you don’t fancy doing loads of colouring then you don’t need to. I stamped them out and just added a little bit of shading with some warm grey copics and a little rosey cheeks and paws with R11. Then finished it off with three white dots on the cheeks using a white gelly roll pen.
I also coloured up some bits of bamboo and leaves and the balloons just to give it a pop of colour with the red and yellow.
For the base of the card I used the Mini Slimline Scallop Dies which I taped together at the back using some washi tape whilst I stencilled onto it. I used the new Slimline Scene Builder Stencil to create some clouds and then went over the top with a bamboo stencil from another brand. When I finished this up it was way too much though like one of those magic eye stencils that send your eyes funny lol! To fix it I just cut out another white frame and layered it over the top.
Before I placed my pandas on the card I wanted to create my sentiment to see how everything fit. I used the rectangle die from panda stamp set to cut out my base. Then added the same green distress oxide on top that I used for the bamboo and stamped straight on top of that. It’s a big sentiment box but I like the block of colour it adds to the card and breaks up the background a little. I popped this in the middle at the bottom and laid all my pandas and accessories around it and that was my cad finished up. Since the pandas don’t need colouring much and the slimline is quite small it really was a quick and easy card to create. This is perfect for when you need something last minute be sure to check out next weeks too when I create another quick and easy mini slimline card.
Thanks for reading the blog hope it helps and you enjoyed my little tutorial. If you want to pick any of the items up in the shop or anything else you can get 10% off your order using code T4TNATALIE10. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week ❤️
Friday, 25 June 2021
Happy Friday, DT Annalisa here, sharing a sun-filled scene using several Time For Tea Designs stamps and dies. Just a heads up, starting today, a 30% off super Summer sale on all stand-alone dies! Now is a great time to grab any of those dies you have had your eye on!
For the card base, I used my Brother Scan N Cut SDX125e to cut a card base design from Lori Whitlock's SVG Shop (Center Box Card Beautiful Day), which I adapted to create my card. I used the new Brighter Days 6x6' Paper Pad for the sky panels of this card as it is perfect for this scene. The tree and grass areas are also from the SVG file and I coloured them with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and Twisted Citron using my Beautiful Rainbow Blender Brushes.
You can easily create this card using the Die-namic Display Card Dies. I just don't happen to have it in my stash. It is such a great die when creating adorable scenes.
With the card base ready, it was time to get my elements ready to go. I used the Windmill Add On die for the flowers, pots and fence, which I coloured with Distress Oxides. I can't tell you how useful this set is, I use it SO much. I cut out two fences and glued them down to the grass area and added a pot and green bush in front to make it look like it was one big fence.
For the critters and other elements, I used the following stamp sets: You’ve Got Mail, Happy Mail Critters, Happy Mail Critters Digi Stamp Add On Collection, Up, Up & Away, Be Owlsome and Buzzing For You A7 clear stamp set. I coloured them all with Copics, added white highlights with my trusty white Gelly Roll Pen and cut them out. Once everything was ready, the fun part of slowly adding everything to the card and making it come to life began. This part is when I am in my happy place - how could I not be with all of these adorable critters?!
Thanks so much for reading along, I so appreciate it. You can use code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get a 10% discount on your entire order.
Our fabulous Sizzling Summer Sale is here! Grab yourself a bargain on your favourite Standalone Dies until the 30th June.
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Hello crafty friends, Kitty DT here. Today I am sharing a card using some of the latest releases, including one of my favourite stamp sets...
You can save 10% off your next order using my code T4TKITTY10. I also want to thank you all for joining me today, I will be back next week with another creation. Do check back daily to see more inspiration from the fabulous team.
Hello and welcome back to the Time for Tea Designs blog. Silvia's here today and I'd like sharing with you this paper hugs card.
I started die cutting all the pieces I needed to build up my scene from white cardstock with the following die sets: "Slimline Hillside Scene", "Smile Inverted Scallop Frame", "Tree of Love Cover Plate".
I then ink blended the hill and the grassy borders with bundled sage, mowed lawn and evergreen bough Distress Oxide inks and the tree with vintage photo and ground espresso Distress Oxide inks.
Remember that you can get a 10% off your Time for Tea order with the code T4TSILVIA10.
Thank you so much for passing by and having an amazing day. Hugs, Silvia.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Hello all Tea Timers, Claudia here with a fun new card inspired by the latest fantastic release. The ideas are many and this card was in my mind for a long time but finally I made it!
- Cow: E47, E57 / E13, E11
- Llama: E33, E53, E51, E13
- Pig: E13, E11
- Panda: W1, W0
- Bunny: E18, E15, E33, E53
- Car: R89, R59, R37, R35 / W8, W6, W5 / W5, W3, W1 / Y38, Y17 / R37, R35
- Glass: G0000
- Shadow: W3, W1
After coloring everything in, I decided to add the sentiment "You're on your way!". Next, I adhered this panel onto a card base. I also added some glossy accents onto several parts of the image. I also used a black glaze pen onto the eyes, noses and panda. I hope you like it xxx
- Time For Tea Designs - Car Critters
- Mama Elephant - Basic Rectangles
- Transotype: Perfect Colouring Paper
- Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
- Copic Markers: see above
- Ranger: Glossy Accents
- Black Glaze Pen
- Copic Multiliner 0.3
- Full Stick Post-It Notes
- Pritt Adhesive Rollers
Monday, 21 June 2021
Hello there, crafty friends!
It is DT Natalia (@cardsmadebynatalia) with you today. I hope your week is off to a good start! Here in the UK, temperatures have dropped and jumpers are out again, but I keep positive that the sunshine will come back *fingers crossed*!
I have a simple card for you today which I made with lots of ink blending and the gorgeous Street Scene Builder stencil.
This stencil goes perfectly with the houses in the Hillside Village Stamp set but I thought I would showcase it on its own, and use it with some black shoot distress oxide to create a village silhouette in a summery starry night ★
For the sky, I used a small die cut circle to create my mask for the moon and then I used the following distress oxide inks:
To finish it off, I used the large script hello die of which I glued 4 layers of white cardstock to give it some dimension.
If you head over to my IG account, there is a reel I posted a couple of weeks back with how I made the same sort of sky but on a tag! It might help you if you decide to give this a go, which I totally recommend!
Remember that you can use the code T4TNEILA10 to get 10% off your shop when you place and order over at the Time for Tea designs shop ❤
Sending hugs and see you next week!
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Good afternoon Teatimers, DT Lyndsey here and today I want to share this cute snail mail card using the fabulous You've Got Mail set.
I used the envelope die from the Happy Mail Gift Card Holder Add On Die Set to cut envelopes from the funky striped paper from the Brighter Days 6x6 Pad and added a little letter popping out of each one. I added these to card around my Snail along with a couple more tulips, before stamping the 'Snail Mail ' sentiment in the top rh corner.
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Sending paper hugs crafty friends! I have been wanting to use the Paper Hugs Sentiment Die for so long and as soon as I saw the Slimline Postage Frame Dies I knew that was it that was my card! I wasn't sure which critters I was going to use I was thinking the Paper Plane Pals but they just didn't work with the layout. So I got my trusty folder of already coloured up images out and there were the Crafty Cats.
Friday, 18 June 2021
Hello friends , Claudia here! I hope you are having a great Friday. Today I have a very fun interactive card. I once again used one of my favorite sets Lucky Ducks
DT Annalisa here today, sharing a waterfront scene I created using the new Slimline Hillside Scene Dies and Sunrise Scene 6 x 6” Stencil. I am sad that spring is coming to a close as it is one of my favourite seasons. I am just not happy when it is hot and humid. How about you, what is your favourite season?
To start, I stamped, coloured (with Copics) and die cut the ducks and other accessories (flower, dragonfly, etc.) from the adorable Lucky Ducks stamp set. I also used some other T4T stamp sets (You’ve Got Mail, Life's Ups & Downs, Beavering Away, All Occasion Critters Clear Stamp Set) and some other stamps and dies in my stash.
I created the grass layer using Distress Oxides (Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover) and my Beautiful Rainbow Blender Brushes. I added splatter in white and Lucky Clover and once the paper was dry, I die cut it using the slimline grass die from the Slimline Hillside Scene Dies. I absolutely LOVE this die set, the grass cuts so beautifully and I love the end result.
For the water layer, I used Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean with the Sunrise Scene 6 x 6” Stencil, I love the water ripple effect that this stencil helps you to create. Once again, I added white splatter and die cut it out using the Slimline Hillside Scene Dies.
For the final background layer, I used the Sunrise Scene Stencil and Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress Oxides for the sun. The sky was in Tumbled Glass and the clouds in Speckled Egg. I die cut this background using the largest die in the Slimline Scalloped Trio Circle Nesting Dies.
Once all of the elements were ready, I began to assemble the card, starting by adding the water layer down on top of the background layer using liquid glue. Then I added foam tape to the grass and added it on top of the water. I then adhered all of the critters and elements using liquid glue.
I stamped and die cut out the sentiment from You've Got Mail and its' coordinating dies and stuck it down with liquid glue to complete the card.
I just love creating cute scenes like this one, if you do too, be sure to enter your creations into the June T4TD challenge as the theme of this month is "Create A Scene." Please visit the challenge blog and submit your entries. For each challenge, we will select a random winner to receive a £25.00 gift certificate to use at Time For Tea Designs! We will also select one winner to Guest Design for us the following month.
Don't forget I have a 10% discount code for the T4T store which can be used on anything, anytime and has no time limit - T4TANNALISA10.
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Hello crafty friends! DT Kitty here, back with my usual Thursday inspiration. I have been playing with another of the new releases combining some summer rainbow colours...
For this card I used Time For Tea Paper Plane Pals & Hillside Village Stamp Sets. I coloured them all with Copics and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I love how all the critters fit into the paper plane, such a fun idea for the dies! I used my Time For Tea Scene It Stencil and some Distress Inks
to create the rainbow clouds on the background panel. I added a stamped and
layered sentiment which is from the same stamp set. I finished by adding
some clear drops. A nice quick and easy one to recreate for this week!
Thanks ever so much for joining me today. Don't forget you can use my discount code T4TKITTY10 to get 10% off your order at Time For Tea Designs.
Hello Time for Tea friends! Silvia's back today sharing with you a slimline card.
I started die cutting a white and a dark green panel with the biggest dies from the "Slimline Postage Frame" die set and I ink blended the white one with tumbled glass and salvaged patina Distress Oxide inks.
I then die cute a hillside and a grassy borders with the new "Slimline Hillside Scene" die set and I ink blended them with bundled sage, evergreen bough, mowed lawn and rustic wilderness Distress Oxide inks.
I also die cut a white fence and some cute puffy clouds with the "Windmill Add On" die set.
I put everything together, I stamped a sentiment in black and that's all.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll enjoy this card and don't forget you can get a 10% off your Time for Tea order with the code T4TSILVIA10.
I wish you and amazing day. Hugs, Silvia.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Hey Crafty People!
It's Tasha here with another process video, and this time I'm breaking out some AWESOME products from May's release to create what is the PERFECT* card for my nephew's birthday! (*Trust me! His two favourite things in the world are cows and cars...so I hit the jackpot here! 😉)
Paper Plane Pals
Pull Tab die set
Slimline Hillside Scene dies
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