Hi everyone, and a very happy Monday to you! Today I’ve got a quick Sizzix tutorial to share with you, made with the adorable new Tea Time Bigz die from Tim Holtz’s new CHA release.
If you like coffee and tea related products, you are going to love the new Tea Time die. This wonderful die cuts both of the tea cups you see here, as well as the tiny tag and saucer, all in one fell swoop. And even better than that, the die cuts the slit at the top for you, making it super easy to nest the cups together into a nice tall stack. I used just two cups here, but think how fun it would be to keep going, and have a whole tower of cups to play with.
For my projects, I cut my shapes from Ranger manila cardstock using this basic Sizzix die cutting sandwich for Bigz dies: Standard Cutting Pad, Bigz die (cutting side up), cardstock, Standard Cutting Pad.
If you look very closely at the tea cups, you may notice a faint white script print on each. I got that look by stamping a Tim Holtz script stamp onto the cups using Picket Fence Distress Paint before adding color to the images using a variety of Distress Inks. It’s a very subtle touch, but adds just that extra element that will make your projects shine.
Here is my color palette for this project. I used Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Glass inks, and since I had a bit of Picket Fence paint still left on my craft sheet, I added that in, too. Once I had colored the two cups and the saucer, I sopped up the remaining ink with Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, for a finished trim that perfectly matches my card design.
The tea tag was simply inked with brown Distress and embellished with a Small Talk sticker. I used a tiny attacher staple to secure white string to the back of the tag, then slipped the end of the string through the slit die cut on the top cup. Added the hand-dyed crinkle ribbon below the cups, and finished off with a stamped sentiment from Stamper’s Anonymous. Background papers are a mixture of patterns and cardstock from Tim’s Wallflower and Core’dinations paper collections.
I hope you enjoyed my card! This was one of my favorite projects I made for Tim’s CHA Sizzix booth in January, and I hope you like it, too. Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!