No One Stacks Up To You

Hi everyone,

How time flies!  Looking back at the past six months since I started blogging on my cardmaking journey, I have “met” really wonderful fellow crafters around the world.  It is amazing how each crafter generously shares their work, techniques and tips, and I am really fortunate enough to be part of this community that is built across the globe with no boundaries.

So, I salute to each and everyone of you crafter out there and would like to say, “No One Stacks Up to You”!  You all are an awesome bunch!

I made this card with the whole idea of sending a blessing to fellow crafters out there, at the same time, to show a quick time-lapse video on how I normally do quick masking…with none other than the good ‘ole Post-It tag for the images, and use of washi tapes for the clear stamps before inking.

Images are stamped using Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut, Cranberry and Simon Says Stamp - Audrey Blue.  They are all colored with Copic Sketch markers and background is water colored using Distress Markers - Weathered Wood (see Supplies and Tools Section below).

Stacking up the @averyellestamps teacups #timelapse video. #inkapaper #cardmakingtechniques

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The sentiment is stamped using Watermark and embossed with Zing Embossing Powder - Teal Metallic Finish.

I hardly layer my card as I try to make it single layer but I decided to edge the 4 sides of the water color paper, ink with Distress Ink - Broken China to make it more vintage looking. 

I mist water over the 4 sides of the paper to allow the distress ink to spread a little.  The water is mixed with Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl color. After doing that I used a paper scraper to age the 4 sides. 

With that, I figured it’s best to layer over a blue color cardstock that matches the Distress Ink - Broken China shade as much as possible.

I would also like to highlight this stamp set by Avery Elle - Tea Time. 

Personally, I like stamps that comes with small accompanying images so you can create your own design and this set really allows for that flexibility.  Although I didn’t use any of the small images for this card, but I know I will still be able to create more tea cups with different looks in my next projects with this clear stamp.

Here is a closer look at the clear stamp, that comes with an accompanying craft dies,

Avery Elle Tea Time Card Ideas

I hope you like this design and try out the masking technique.

Supplies and Tools

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