Yippee!!! Today is National Bubble Tea Day and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are celebrating along with Trinity Stamps with a fun blog hop full of inspiration and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps store!!! I made two fun cards to share with you today. I hope you like them.
I had so many fun ideas that it was hard to narrow it down. I had a blast getting inky, coloring stamp sets I haven’t been able to use much and playing with dies in different ways. Let’s jump in and I’ll run through how I made each card. Then at the end of this post I’ll give you a list of linked products so you can easily find them.
For this super fun slimline card, I started by inking up a light teal panel with mermaid lagoon distress oxide on the edges. Then I used the slimline halftone dots stencil with blueprint sketch ink. For more texture, I flicked watered down ink from both oxide colors and also watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry while I die cut all the parts to my boba tea cup, using Summertime Sips die set. I cut 2 cups from acetate so I could sandwich the vellum “drink” and boba inside. Then it ended up being helpful to die cut the lid twice and glue one on each side to help keep the top together too.
Next, I stamped images from Let the Good Times Roll, Unbelievable and Classroom Cuties, and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies from each set to cut them all out. It was helpful at this point to use some liquid glue and adhere things like the balloon, roller skates and boba cup in place.
I adhered the stenciled panel to a white card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. Then I carefully adhered parts of my cup where I could hide the glue like the lid and straw, behind the boba, and eventually behind the unicorn too. Then I added foam squares to the images and sentiment and put them in place last.
For finishing touches on this fun card, I added glossy accents to the balloon, roller skate wheels, small boba cup and the open letters on the sentiment. The last thing I did was added black glaze pen to the critter’s eyes.
Isn’t this just so much fun!?! I love it!
For this second card, I also started with inking up my background. This time I took an oversized panel measuring 4.5×6 and inked it up with mustard seed and scattered straw distress oxide inks. Then I added the slimline diagonal stripes stencil and inked it up with mermaid lagoon distress oxide. Once I removed the stencil, I flicked some watered down mustard seed, mermaid lagoon and black acrylic paint on the panel. I set it aside to dry and stamped some images from Classroom Cuties. I colored those with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
While my panel was still drying, I dug through my stash to find the words to complete the sentiment I was going for. I found them in the hello and sweet senti-mini sets. So I stamped and heat embossed them in white on black cardstock and trimmed them into little word blocks.
Finally, I pulled out the Marshmallow and Graham Cracker alphabet die sets and cut the letters for the rest of my sentiment, being sure to keep all the inside pieces because I wasn’t 100% sure what I would need.
Moving on to assembly, I adhered a black panel measuring 2.25×5.5 inches to the bottom of a white card base. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 2×5.5 inches, where the words “to my tea” were cut from and added foam squares to the back. I adhered it in place next. To keep spacing simple, I added foam squares to the back of everything else and adhered the left and right sides first, finishing with the word “boba” last.
For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to the boba cups and black glaze pen to the people’s eyes.
Classroom Cuties stamps and dies
Unbelievable stamps and dies
Let the Good Times Roll stamps and dies
Slimline Stripes stencil
Slimline Lots of Dots stencil
Marshmallow Alphabet dies
Graham Cracker Alphabet dies
Summertime Sips dies
Hello Senti-mini stamps
Sweet Senti-mini stamps
Now onto the super important hop information! You should have come from my friend Silvia and will be heading next to the amazing Christine! If you happen to get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and you’ll find your way from there.
Commenting will be open until May 7 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner of a $25 Trinity Gift Code will be selected randomly across all participating blogs.
Thanks for hopping along! I hope you have a blast and find some fun boba inspiration! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!