National Tea Day Blog Hop Honey Bee Stamps

April 21, 2019




Hello everyone! welcome to my blog. It is National Tea Day and here in the UK  is celebrated across the country in tea rooms, hotels, pubs and cafés through special events and charitable fundraising events, including a tea 'Fes-Tea-Val' at Chiswick House & Gardens in London.

Honey Bee Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s gather together 23 papercraft artist from different countries to celebrate this day and I'm amongst those who joined the celebration! Yay!!!!!


The teacup in the mice hands is from Pinky the Pig stamp set and the little tea bag is from Tea Time stamp set.


Ok so for today I went a bit crazy. I wasn't fussy about my colouring and this is my first distressed brownish background ever. When thinking about tea I just couldn't think of any other colour.

I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper (217 grams) because it is awesome to use with water-based markers.

To add colour to the background, I applied an easy technique called "ink smooching" and I used a selection of brown and yellow Distress inks.

I first applied the ink directly from the ink pad on a piece of clean film, I sprayed water over and then I smooched the ink on the already stamped and die cut panel. I simply tap the creased and inked clean film over and over the paper using different ink colours.

I allowed each layer of ink to dry before repeating the process with the next colour and I was being careful of not covering the stamped images with the ink. I didn't mask the images.


I added colours to the images using Zigs and I then die cut the panel using  Bee Bold Alphabet Honey Cuts ( die set)  and Double Stitched Square Honey Cuts .


I embellished with  Gold Lights Confetti Mix  and Nuvo Crystal Glaze .


GIVEAWAY 

Honey Bee Stamps is giving a $30 gift card on the Coffee lover’s blog post here and the HBS Blog here. All you need to do to enter the giveaway it is too leave a comment along the way to win.

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That's all for today I hope you enjoy these projects and the hop!

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Bibi


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48 comments

  1. awwwww...this is so much FUN!

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  2. Awesome mice! Great coloring! I Love the Tea splatter background of your card!

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  3. Wonderful, so fun and cute and the colors are perfect for this card. thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  4. Adorable card! Your coloring talent is amazing. Wow.

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  5. Oh my what a cute card and your background is simply gorgeous!

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  6. Love those sweet mice with their teacups! So adorable! The background looks like tea too! Happy Tea Day and Happy Easter!

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  7. Your mice are so cute! I am inspired to use the smooch technique again. Thank you

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  8. Cute card using the the Mae the Mouse set.

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  9. Oh my, what a darling scenery and great sentiment.
    Super card.

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  10. Cute as can be! Love these adorable tea drinking mice! Adorable card! Happy National Tea Day and Happy Easter to everyone!

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  11. Your card is fantastic and my favorite from this hop!

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  12. Oh my goodness....they are sweet!!!

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  13. lovely card - these critters are adorable:)

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  14. Oh my word, this is THE cutest card ever!! Gorgeous coloring.

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  15. Unexpected combo of mice and tea, but very fun!

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  16. Great background for these cute tea drinking mice.

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  17. So adorable those little mice. Brilliant, thinking outside the box using these with the tea set!!!

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  18. Happy tea day! Great and cute card you have here!

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  19. The kids are a cute touch.😁

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  20. That is too cute!! I love the colors!! You did a wonderful job!!

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  21. Stunning! Your background is amazing, and such a fantastic coloring job!

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  22. Love the trio of mice, cute card.
    Thank you for sharing on the wonderful Blog Hop.

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  23. Oh how sweet and so different from the rest of the blog hop. Love it

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  24. Love how you gave each mouse its own personality!

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  25. Great job on this sweet card. Love these little mice. Using that little tea bag tag was so smart. Cute.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Happy spring week.

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  26. Marisela Delgado said: Que lindo! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  27. Your coloring is absolutely amazing! The mice look so real! It is so cute with the tea cups in their hands! B

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  28. Mae is such a sweetheart on your lovely card. Happy tea day!

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  29. The mice are very cute. Good idea to add them to the tea theme.

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  30. These are so cute! This looks like a lot work with all the details! Great job!

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  31. fantastic coloring! cute card!

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  32. Wow! I'm totally in love for your gorgeous card! Amazing colouring!!!

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  33. Oh! Such a super cute card, Bibi! Love those little mice that add such a different twist to this blog! Very clever! Thank so much for sharing and the inspiration.

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  34. Hi Bibi :) Your critter card is 100% pure sweetness!!! Also you coloring is through the roof! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

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  35. Wow! Your coloring is amazing!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  36. These critters holding teas are just too cute!

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  37. Aww, the mice are very cute! Great card!

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