How To Create Tea-rrific Dimension With No Added Bulk | Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a card that adds amazing dimension to your handmade cards without adding bulk for postage.20200522 111410 1To start I took a piece of watercolor cardstock, and I stamped images from Tea Time Stamp Set onto it using Obsidian Pigment Ink. When I was happy with the amount of images I had, I then went ahead and colored them using Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set. Once they were colored and dry, I then added a little more shadow using colored pencils. Then, after this was done, I cut the images using the coordinating dies.

20200522 111417 1 To create the dimension, I cut a white cardstock panel to 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I scored this at 1/2″, 1″, 4 1/2″ and 5″. This will create the little pop-up and the front of the card. I also cut a panel that was 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ to attach the pop up to. Then I stamped my sentiment. You want to do this before the pieces are attached as it makes it much easier. When the sentiment was stamped I then went ahead and adhered my die-cut images into place. You can then go ahead and add the pieces together to create the pop-up.

20200522 111422 1Before adding this onto my card base, I added a little strip of patterned paper from Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack.

I just love how this turned out! It has so much dimension, but the pop-up can be laid flat to fit in a standard envelope.

To see how this card came together please check out the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tea Time Stamp & Die Bundle
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barbara lassiter June 5, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Very clever and cute card. I’m definitely going to try this idea to create dimension!

mommyeyedr June 5, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Very cute and clever …could even put a tea bag in that pocket.

Karen Brown June 5, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Really nice card! I enjoyed the video.

Maureen Reiss June 5, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Super cute card!!!

Patricia Wilson June 5, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Interesting card design. Will have to try making one like that. Thanks for the tips.

Annette Reed June 5, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Love this idea. I like adding dimension and pop-up elements. Thanks for the video tutorial. Your card looks fantastic.

Karen Hale June 5, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Love it, Love it! Always looking for more dimension without added bulk. Darling card. Thanks for the wonderful tips.

Judi Dempton June 5, 2020 - 9:23 PM

So cool! Thank you!

swanlady21 June 6, 2020 - 7:39 AM

Wonderful ideas … both the dimensional box, and cutting a slit in the cups to stack them. Love it. Hope to try one myself.

genmil June 6, 2020 - 8:26 AM

You are just always sooooooo amazing I love this stamp set so will give it some love
Thank you for inspiring us

Inkin' Chickie June 8, 2020 - 5:27 AM

Great video on creating the card layers. I like the little cup stack.

michiganderintexas June 9, 2020 - 2:08 PM

how do you share a designed card?


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