Tea Friends Part 2

March 12, 2019

Tea Friends Part 2

I am back to share 5 more projects featuring the “Tea Friends" stamp set by Kindred Stamps. If you haven't seen the first 5 projects you can check them out here

The sixth project is a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout.

This is a simple layered layout that was created with card stock, pattern paper and simple embellishments. The queen is my favorite character from this stamp set, so i made her my inspiration for this layout. Many keep 12 x 12 layouts in scrapbook albums but I personally frame them and display them in my home, I rotate my layout based on the season or Holiday.

The seventh project I created a pencil and paper clip gift set. This coordinates perfectly with the altered notebook I shared in part 1.

To make the paper clip color and fussy cut out a character then place on solid colored card stock and trace and cut out a backing piece. Using a strong glue sandwich a large paper clip between the image and backing piece. To make the pencil holder cut a 1 ¾ x 11 inch card stock and score at 8 ¼ and 8 ½ inches on the 11 inch side. Fold score lines and punch a ¾ inch circle on the bottom flap. Add double side tape to the top back of lower flap and adhere to the lager flap. Make a belly band to hold paper clip mine is ¾ inches wide.

The eight project is a postcard.

Cut heavy weight card stock to 4 x 6 inches then stamp out images. I did a bit of masking using full sticky post it notes because postcards are one layer. First I stamped my cat then masked it, then the man and masked him and lastly my stack of cups and masked it. I masked everything so could ink blend on background with broken china distress oxide ink. I created splatters with clean water and black Zig maker watered down. I color all my images with Zig maker because they don't bleed through card stock.

For the back of the post card I used an older Tim Holtz postcard stamp then draw my line with a black micro pen, lastly I add the bottle image from the stamp set.

The Ninth project is a paper hat.

I created a template with good ole trial and error, then traced it onto pattern paper by Graphic 45. I'll save you the trouble, Free Template. To assemble this hat start by creating an oblong cylinder then make card stock tabs (¾ x 1 ¼ ) add them to the smaller oval and bend them to fit into the top of the cylinder use double sided tape and hot glue to adhere. Then add tabs to the bottom of the cylinder and bend inward more double sided tape and hot glue and add to the larger oval. Assembly takes a bit of fiddling and you might need to trim you top oval a bit. But any imperfect seams can be hidden by trims and stamped images. I added my hat to a stretchy headband because my daughter wanted to wear it. This could be used as party decor or even turned into and ornament.

The Tenth project is a mix media art piece

I layered on old book paper with mat median on to heavy weight card stock background and then added a white wash on top. Next I stenciled on the clocks, to push them to the background I inked over everything with distress oxide inks in broken china and faded jeans. I used the two small flower stamps to add a bit more of darker blue to the background. I sketched out a keyhole and stamped all the characters into it masking as needed. I colored them in with my zig markers and add my keyhole image to my background piece. I used a black maker to doodle a border.I stamped part of a sentiment from the stamp set under my main image. 

I hope you enjoyed all the projects! I will be back soon to share more of my craft room creations with you.

Brandi M

The Craft Bean



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