Wednesday, 1 June 2011

distressed tea cards

The challenge over here this week is tea cards. Mine are distressed tea cards because of both the stamps I used (Tim Holtz) and the state I got in trying to create them ! Oh boy they may only be small but trying to create them with the white border round them caused me no end of problems. The first mask I made was too flimsy and broke, then I tried mounting onto white card but cut the whole bottom off accidently like you do and so it went on. Anyway by the skin of my teeth I`ve finally managed to create three using distress inks and the forementioned Tim Holtz stamps. I`ve used bitty grunge for the background overstamped in the same shades of distress inks and another micro set from QVC overstamped in black archival ink. I do like the way the white border makes them pop against the bright colours but I shall be investing in some very thin masking tape that I know Chocolate Baroque sell in the near future ! I appologise for the blurred photos, I really need to use a better camera than this one. Thanks for looking Lavinia


  1. Looking good despite the mess you got into - first I've heard of tea cards in the craft world. Are they the size of the old cigarette cards or the ones which used to come in packs of tea? That's showing my age!!

  2. Looking good Vinny :) so nice and vibrant, glad you managed to find the time to get messy and join us this week at JFF
    Von xxx

  3. Sorry my choice of tea cards caused you so much hassle but the wonderful colours you have used surely made up for that. What gorgeous vibrant hot colours.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF Hugs, Neet x

  4. Gorgeous hot vibrant colours, those mini stamps are perfect for these aren't? Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun its good to see you. XOXO Zoe

  5. Glad you persevered with them and eventually got some stunning results. Love the colours and those stamps accompany them perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us again this week on JFF.

    Sam xxxx

  6. Fab tea cards Vinny. Love the colours you have used. Very dramatic.
    Regards Florence.

  7. They are tiny little suckers aren't they but they are a joy to behold, lovely bright colours and pretty stamping.