Monday, 30 June 2014

Birthday Tea Bag Easel

Todays blog post card features one of my most favourite traditional card making techniques, tea bag folding.  I combined this with more modern techniques to make a card that I hope my sister-in-law (to be!) will love when I give it to her for her birthday next weekend.

The tea bag flower is pretty darn large in size, about 5 1/2" across! All the papers are news from my stash (I really have too many papers to remember where they all came from haha!).  The "mirri" is just a generic mirror card and the cardstock is from American Crafts.

 
I made a basic easel fold, and covered in patterned papers, I cut flowers using my Sizzix dies from the same papers as well as plain cardstock. The flourish dies are by Tonic and the tag you can see poking out from under the sentiment is by Tonic also. The layering dies behind the tea bag flower are by Spellbinders.
 
I used a large button for the centre of my tea bag flower, with a small die cut flower layered on top. I used some strings of lovely pearlescent sequins to finish.  The edges of the tea bag flower are inked using Distress Ink in "Mowed Lawn".
 
I cannot recall the make of the sentiment die.

xxSAMxx

 I would like to enter this card in the following challenges please:

613 Avenue Create - #78 Anything Goes (Mon 7 July)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (Sat 12 July)
Order of the Opus Gluei - #186 All tied up (13 July)
Scribble and Scrap - #21 Anything Goes (Fri 4 July)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes / Blog Hop (Sat 5 July)
2 Sisters Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishment (Tue 1 July)
Crafting At The Weekend - #3 Anything Goes (Sat 26 July)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Petals and Pearls (Fri 4 July)
Paper Crafting - #13 Anything Goes (Fri 11 July)
Paper Creators Crafts - #26 Anything Goes (Fri 11 July)



16 comments:

  1. This is a clever and effective card xx

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  2. Beautiful, love the papers and design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Wow, stunning tea bag folding. THat's quite a lot of work. Love that birthday die cut. Beautiful card.

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  4. Wow this is super delicious delicious colours delicious die cuts and super delicious tea bag medallion - love it hugs Judith x

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  5. gorgeous card Sam amazing flowers and flourishes and fantastic colour combo.
    Janet xxx

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  6. Lovely card, love the big flower, and all the die cut details, thanks for playing along with the Paper Creator anything goes challenge, good luck, hugs Colette xx

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  7. thats realy pretty,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

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  8. This is SO pretty! I love the cut-out of Happy Birthday and the bright colours!
    The 3d nature of this card is extra-special as well! Thank you for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

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  9. Really, really pretty Sam! The papers are fabulous, but it's your techniques that makes it stunning! Erin xx

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  10. Gorgeous card. I love the papers. Thanks for joining in our 'Petals & Pearls' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  11. Hi Sam, this is such a great card. Love the colour combination and the white swirls. Thank you for joining us this week at That Craft Place and remember that we have a blog hop with great prices and blog candies in every stop.
    Cheers,
    Aurora

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  12. Great card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  13. My gosh, your sis in law (to be) is a very lucky lady. I think she will love this and how could she not? It is so beautifully done; with such rich coloring in the papers and the folding of the flower. It's all so intricate that anyone would feel quite spoiled to be the recipient of this hard work! Thank you for taking the time to find our Opus Gluei challenge, this is marvelous and we love to see where our themes take participants! I sure hope you come back for more arty fun with us at Opus Gluei!

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  14. Hi Sam just dropping by to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog have a great day xxx

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  15. Eyecatching card, probably because i like easel ones, nice pastel colors, good job

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  16. This is a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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xxSAMxx