TGCDT - October 2022 - Cuppa Tea

                  Hello & Welcome to Crafting Down Under. My name is Brenton. And this is my monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative side with you on the 2nd Friday of each month. Be sure to visit all the presenters in this month's hop - links can be found at the bottom of this post.

        For my BLOG HOP I am sharing a card using a NEW Technique that I have seen, from a fellow demonstrator Gail Ellis and I Loved and I though Id use the Cup of Tea Stamp Set, which is also are part of a suite of gorgeous products. I knew just exactly what I wanted to create for you all this month. the technique is called the 'Tile Technique' and it serious looks like a tile when you have finished. This card is for a more Intermediate to Avid stamper, though a beginner certainy can create this too,  So Lets get Creating, I hope you enjoy creating this card as much as I have. 

Cup of Tea

What you will Need:

  1. Card base in Thick Basic White  11in x 5-1/2in scored @ 5-1/2in on long side
  2. Layer #1 in Orchid Oasis 5-1/4in x 5-1/4in.
  3. Layer #2 in Basic White 5in x 5in 
  4. Layer #3 in Orchid Oasis 4-1/4in x 4-1/4in 
  5. Layer #4 in Basic White 4in x 4in (used for stamping the card front) 
  6. Basic White for sentiment.
  7. Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch & Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  8. Simply Scored Scoring tool & Paper Trimmer.
  9. Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Tool.
  10. Adhesives, Embellishments, Paper Snips and Bone Folder.

Lets Get to Creating:

  1. Cut all your cardstocks. And score your card base @ 5-1/2in
  2. with your Basic White Layer#4 grab your scoring tool and place your cardstock on the board on the diamond, meaning, your point touching the top of the score board. then score down the centre from one point to the other, then score again at 1 inch intervals, please be careful, and make sure that you score a couple times for a nice deep score mark.  Then rotate and repeat the same scoring intervals. When you have finished scoring and you have your cardstock laying square, your score lines should run diagonally in both directions.
  3. With the Cup of Tea Stamp set, grab your preferred tea cup stamp and stamp in Orchid Oasis in the centre over the top of the score lines, but don't press to hard as the ink will bleed into the score lines and you want them white, Like a tile grout lines, and then stamp the leaf bunch out the top of the cup, Using the large leaf sprig, stamp around the corners. You can leave it there if you like or you can continue to embellish, remember not to overcrowd and leave some white space. 
  4. Once you have finished stamping, allow to dry a little, not to long, grab your Versamark and stamp over the top of your stamped square layer. Then cover with Clear Embossing powder and shake off the rest, slightly tap the back of the cardstock to remove any excess. 
  5. With your heat Tool, heat your embossing powder until it turns, do not over heat or burn your embossing powder. Once you have activated all the powder, I like to let it lay flat, if you have the F Block, place it under there to help flatten. 
  6. Stamp on some basic white cardstock your sentiment and using the rectangle stamp punch, punch out the sentiment.
  7. Then using Multipurpose liquid glue, adhere the "Tiled" stamped & embossed layer to Orchid oasis layer #3. The using some 2022-2024 in Colour Bakers Twine Pack in the Orchid Oasis colour, wrap around the card 3 times and fasten to the back with some adhesive tape or glue dot.  Then I like to tie a knot around the three lines of twine, as it is easy to slide along to where you like. On the back use your dimensionals, don't be shy in using as you want this layer to be stable.
  8.  Adhere the Orchid Oasis Layer #2 to the card base, 
  9. Emboss the Basic White Layer #3 with the time worn type embossing folder
  10. Then adhere the embossed layer #3 to the card base. Then adhere the layers with the dimensionals on top of the card base. Embellish with whatever embellishments you wish, I did not use any further embellishments as I though it didn't require any. Once you have don't that your card is now complete. Try it out with different stamp sets and different colours. I have done one prior on my Instagram using real Read and the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set.  Have fun and Happy Creating. 

Here it is in Real Red


            Thankyou all so much for stopping by. I have had a BLAST creating this card for you and for my Blog Hop.

#TGCDT Inspiration Hop Links

        Click on the names below of our fellow #menofstampinup to see what they have all created. Enjoy hopping along for more cardmaking and papercraft inspiration from the The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team. Don’t forget to come back and order your Stampin Up products from Crafting Down Under.

Brenton Golley - You Are Here

Jay Soriano & Barry Selwood

Bruno Bertucci - NP

Daniel Nickeson - NP

Kevin Estey

Martin Stone

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             AGAIN Thankyou all so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it & grateful for your time.
         Until next month, 
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