Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 64

Technique Time: Try something new or revisit an oldie! This challenge came at the right time as I tried a new technique this weekend but haven't made a card with it until today. I tea stained a piece of white card stock. It is easy to do and I love the results. Use about 1/4 cup boiling water, pour over a tea bag (I used plain Lipton tea), wait a little until it cools. Then squeeze out most of the water and dab on the card stock until you get the the effect you want. Let dry overnight.
I stamped the winter collage (by Memory Box) using brown ink, and tore and inked the edges. The dark brown and blue DP's are from my stash. I used chalk for the blue bird then added blue pencil. Also used pencils to add hints of green and red on the branches. I still think the card is missing something. Any ideas?


Deena said...

oooh...I like this technique and the results of it!!! going to have to try this one for some Christmas cards...looks super cool! Thanks for joining in the forgotten technique challenge at Shopping our Stash this week!

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful card, and you've done brilliantly with the tea dying technique, you've made me want to try that out now! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

Carla said...

So pretty! I love the soft tones. I can't think of a thing to add to the card!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!