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Tea Time! :)

It's a quite afternoon here at my craft room now. Perfect for a cup of tea and a card to brighten up your day. How are you all doing? :) 

This card is made using my Sizzix Bigshot machine, Teapot Stamp Framelits Set ( I only used the stamp from this set, and yes, Sizzix has got lots of really cute stamps!), Sweet Girl Thinlits Die Set and other supplies listed after this post.

Making cards with Sizzix is easy as 1, 2, 3! After preparing the card base which is basically just cutting 6x5 inch cardstock and fold it in half, go ahead and do the Sizzix magic!  Prepare the shapes by die-cutting using the Sizzix Bigshot. This wreathe for example, was from a thinlits die, and to cut thinlits you just need to assemble the "sandwich" which is composed of:  Sizzix magnetic Platform + Sizzix standard cutting pad +paper + thinlits dies facing down + cutting padRoll the sandwich through the machine and you will get the die-cut in seconds. I cut two of the same shape and layered it with foam dots for dimension. Added stickles as accent.  The sentiment stamp "you're my cup of tea" fits perfectly inside the wreathe. Love it. 

Using the same steps I mentioned, I made this tea set and tea cup. Then whitewashed it with pigment ink. So pretty, isn't it? :) 

Hope I inspired you today. See you again soon!  --- Gen 

Sizzix Bigshot machine
Teapot Stamp Framelits Set
Sweet Girl Thinlits Die Set 
patterned paper - Crate Paper 
white pigment ink
foam dots