Tuesday, May 7, 2019

You're Tea-riffic


I'm having a blast playing along in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I have a second card to share today that features a fun DIY weathered wood background.


Here's a mini tutorial ...

  • Gather your supplies - White Glue, Paint, Stiff Cardboard, Sandpaper
  • Cut your cardboard to size and using a Scoring Board, create boards every 1/4 inch
  • Cover your entire piece of cardboard with white school glue and let dry till tacky


  • Paint over your tacky glue with your choice of paint (I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Paint ---- (NOTE: do not apply using applicator, remove lid and use a paintbrush!)
  • Dry using a heat gun (if you did it correctly, cracks will appear)
  • Add a coordinating color of paint  and heat set (I added Hickory Smoke Distress Paint) 


  • Apply a little bit of Picket Fence Distress Stain and rub in with your finger (heat set)
  • Re-score your lines
  • Sand edges and center to create a rough, worn look


Here's a free template for the cup I used as well.
 If you'd like the saucer to go with it visit my Patterns and Templates Page.

Supplies and Tools:

  • Blueprint Sketch/Hickory Smoke Distress Paint (Ranger)
  • Picket Fence Distress Stain (Ranger)
  • Sandpaper
  • Cardboard
  • Elmer's Glue 
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  • Mixed Media Grunge (Stamplorations)
  • Heart Punch
  • Polkadot Stencil (Firefly)
  • Latte Love - Fiskars
  • These colors of distress ink (Ranger)
    • Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
 The teacups were cut from watercolor paper and painted in coordinating distress inks before adding some polka-dots with a stencil.

This post linked to:
Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Must use a stencil
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + optional Mixed Media
The Paper Players - Life is Better with Friends


22 comments:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stack of cups on your card and I love the fantastic colors too.

Becca Yahrling said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Esther. I may just try this one!
Your BG came out really beautiful and looks just like wood.
Awesome card.

tonyamaries said...

I LOVE this! Pinned it to make it later! tfs

Suzanne H said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial and the teacup freebie! Great colors and card.

~amy~ said...

Wow, gorgeous Esther. That background is amazing and I love those cups! Thanks so much for sharing.

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, how cute! Adorable colorful cups!

Theresa

Billie A said...

Stunning colors an love the layout.

Maria said...

What a colorful lovely card!! Amazing background! Lovely cups with the hearts! Thank you for the tutorial!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello Esther:
There is just something about stacked cups that I'm always drawn to in an image. You did such a lovely job with yours. Very rich tones and lovely accents.
Blessings,
Karen L

Greta said...

Beautiful background & love the stack of cups!

New Creations said...

Great techniques on this, fabulous!

sarascloset said...

I am in love with your faux wood! Love the bold colors and design of this card, Esther! I need to get makin'! Hugs!

VanessaB said...

LOVE this card! the colors are amazing and i love the texture!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That’s a great background! I’m going to have to try this! Love the teacups and the colors too! Pinning for future reference!

Marianne said...

Such a gorgeous and cheerful card, Esther. Thanks for the tutorial on how to create that fabulous background.

Fikreta said...

its wonderful card!

Helen Gullett said...

Esther... that is amazing card! I love your stacked cups and background. Thanks for showing us how to create it, my friend (I pinned it to try later 😉)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the vivid colors but especially love the hand made wood background! Thanks for the helpful tutorial and thanks for joining us at Paper Players!

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you did the wood grain background, and the stencil on the cup is cute, pretty coloring!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thanks for sharing your technique, the background and cups are beautiful.

Hetty said...

WOW, Ester, that is one terrific card and such a wonderful technique.
Will have to try this!!

Dandi93 said...

Awesome cups and card Esther, your woodgrain background panel looks amazing