Today I’m participating in a Trinity Stamps collaboration blog hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers for National Bubble Tea day. If you have come here from Shanna’s blog, you are in the right spot! The full list of stops is at the bottom of this page, as well as on the Trinity Stamps and Coffee Lovers blogs.
Now, I’ll admit that I had no idea at all what Bubble Tea was, so I had to google. I’m not a tea drinker in general, only when I’m sick really, but Bubble Tea looks delicious!
All the photos I saw on Google were bright, colourful and kind of rainbow-inspired. Which make me think about using a rainbow in the background, colourful clouds and cups of bubble tea in pastels.
Naturally I used Coffee with Character stamp set from Trinity Stamps. The big and small take-away-cups got stamped up a couple of times each and coloured in with Copics in an ombré look. The berries were added later once I was sure all the ink was dry so it wouldn’t bleed into the other colour. I also stamped the little tea bag on the logo part of the cup. The cups were then cut out using the coordinating die and set aside.
The background was quick and easy to make. I have used the Mini Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Oxide inks in, from bottom to the top: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet. I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to achieve that smooth blend.
While I had the coloured card stock out, I also cut out the word ‘BUBBLE’ using Bottlecap Letters dienamic, also from MFT Stamps. Again, in the same colour order as the background and the rainbow. All very, very matchy-matchy.
On a piece of vellum, that I had run through my die cutting machine with a Stitched Cloud Edges dienamic, I heat embossed the words ‘Let’s get a _______ tea, friend’ using the sentiments from Caffeinated Sentiments. The is WOW! Embossing powder in Metallic Gold Rich. Using the Lawn Fawn liquid gluetube, I adhered the BUBBLE letters on to this and adhered it to the card.
With the help of foam tape, I raised up my cups and adhered these to the bubbly bits of the vellum cloud. Then I placed the rainbow so that it goes from one big cup to the other.
I thought the card was done at this point, but something was missing. I had a look at Google again… thank goodness for Google, eh?? After some more research, I decided to add tops to the cups. I quickly stamped up four tops, added some shading to them with Neutral Grey Copics, adhered them to the cups and then filled them up with Glossy Accents to mimic the plastic look of them.
And with that, my card was done! Now, to find a place around my neck of the woods that actually does Bubble Tea… hmm..
I have used some compensated affiliate links in this post, at no extra cost to you. The rest of them are there for your convenience, in case you want to grab something for yourself.
Now for the fun stuff! It wouldn’t be a blog hop with out prizes! One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Trinity Gift Card. Leave your comments on all of the participating blogs by Wednesday, May 8th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement on the CL blog the following week.
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