Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stamped Tea Bag Idea #2

Tuesday I shared my idea for using a stamped tea bag as a focal point of your card.  Today I wanted to share another idea I had - a cut out card with the tea bag mounted in the cut out!

I started off by inking up & stamping the tea bag as I did in the original technique.

 Next I cut and folded a card.  I then die cut a scallop oval from the card.  I cut a matching oval from 2 sheets of a darker shade of blue cardstock.

I mounted one of the darker pieces of cardstock on the inside of the card, then glued the stamped tea bag over the opening.

Here is what it looks like so far.... Kinda rough but that's o.k.

because we're going to use the second die-cut piece to cover the messy parts.

And I added a bit of stamping to the inside of the card....

and a few extra bits to the front as well.  You can see the sentiment through the tea bag when the card is flat (it wasn't all the way down in this photo).

So, what do you think?  
The possibilities are endless aren't they?
Gotta get dh to drink some more tea...he's not drinking it fast enough - LOL!!


  1. Love the see through tea bag focal point. It is so beautiful when the card is opened to see the image again on the inside. I really like how you finished the inside and the colours you have used.
    This is another very inspiring tea bag technique. You can also water your houseplants with cold leftover tea, so brew some for your plants and use the tea bags for your art! Thank you for sharing and for the creative inspiration. Have you any more great tea bag techniques, I would love to see them.
    Jacquelene L

  2. What a time to be out of tea Tetley the right brand?...haha...thanks for the inspiration !

  3. A really cool technique, love the result. Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Looks like I'm going to have to start drinking more tea. Thanks for sharing your lovely card. As well as the great idea of using the window to showcase the tea bag.

  5. This is a gorgeous technique and so freaking clever.

    Mary Anne

  6. As much as I make home made Ice Tea, I can't tell you how many tea bags I've thrown away. Thanks to you, a whole another medium to start stock piling and to use. Thanks for the cool technique.
    Hugs Robin


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