Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tea Is A Cup Of Life

Hi everyone! The apartment inspection is done. Yeah! I had to laugh at the comment that I needed a larger crafting area. Anyway my reward for all my hard work was to take some time to play just for the fun of it.

I decided to try some stenciling techniques and wasn't sure what I was going use as an image. Then I remembered I had a teapot stamp and sentiment that had never been used. I decided to create a pocket which would hold a tea bag on the card.

Drum roll!

The base panel was an experiment. It came out being more shabby than I had planned but I decided to go ahead and use it.  I don't know if my results was the brand of molding paste I used or whether I didn't put it on heavy enough. Anyway after running the panel through the laminator after the paste was dry with a foil transfer sheet this was the result.

The panel the sentiment is stamped on and the teapot is on was another stencil play which didn't work out. I don't know if the paint dried too quickly or if my wipe was too dry to pick up the paint. Still I like how it turned out.

The teapot paper was made by using paint with a cosmetic sponge. Who says you need to spend money on papers when you can create your own. Beware though as it can become addictive.

Do you use stencils? If so do you have a go to stencil?

I hope my sister will enjoy her tea.  It will be a nice surprise to have a card like this in the mail.

Need to get back to work because although my "playroom" passed inspection I have a lot of re-organizing and purging to do. I did send a care package of some of my stamps and things I knew I would probably never use again.

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back as the first of the month I plan to have some challenge entries ready and posted. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Your sister will enjoy getting this card in the snail mail. You have done a lovely job.
    Glad inspection went ok.
    I am in the middle of downsizing my craft room and having a very hard time getting rid of things.

  2. Love this tea bag holder. Your sister will enjoy it. For my girlfriend's birthday I made her a different style of teabag holder and she was so in love with the idea that she made a bunch of them for her girlfriends for Christmas.


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