Stamperia Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! Today’s Stamperia Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box project is the loveliest way to welcome summer! It speaks to blue skies, sunshine, refreshing lemons, sea breezes and relaxing days by the shore. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s Make & Take Tuesday as much as I did! Our tutorial this week will focus on building the elements on the card front and embellishing with all sorts of paper pretties.
Old World Summer by the Sea
I don’t know about you, friends, but I wish I could step into this view and stroll along the shoreline! I’ve only recently added this gorgeous paper collection to my stash, and I’m so glad I did! Here are some of the fun details on this 5×7 Tea Party in a Box project.
- First, create lots of depth and dimension by placing foam tabs between your chipboard layers. This is what gives your work this “I could walk into this picture” effect.
- Next, balance out all the vibrant yellow hues with some deep blues. Blue ribbon, buttons, gems and a beautiful dragonfly really made the lighthouse scene pop.
- Third, add a bit of sparkle and shine with Fine Pearl Glitter Glass and Reneabouquets lemon branches. Spread a little Dries Clear adhesive on the lemon blossoms, then sprinkle with the glitter glass. It doesn’t show up here so well, but in real life, it’s stunning.
- Lastly, add a bit of Rusty Hinge Ink and Crackle Texture paste to the brick window to give it that Old World feel. We’ll talk more about this in the video tutorial.
A Peek Inside
I have as much fun creating the insides of my cards as I do the outsides. It’s always an adventure to open such cards, as you never quite know what you’ll find waiting within. This time, I added a kinetic waterfall feature to the top half of the card, and a Tea Party in a Box on the bottom.
Since it’s too hot to send chocolate in the mail right now, I opted to make a beautiful little tag and bookmark combo to take the place of the chocolate. But all the other usual suspects are tucked inside.
I dug into my stash of vintage costume jewelry to adorn the bookmark. The dragonfly pin on the tag is altered with wax and sprays. And the tea sachet was just too pretty not to share up close.
Stamperia Blue Dreams Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to take a closer look at this gorgeous paper collection and learn how I built the layers on the card front, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.
Suddenly, I’m craving a tall glass of lemonade. Wonder what that’s all about?
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