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.
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)