Like a tea-tray in the sky pull-tab card

Published on
20 August 2020
B. Robles
B. Robles


I hope you are doing well! If you follow me, you might notice this year I haven’t share many cards, and I frequently say I had a lack of inspiration. Well, the thing is I’m pregnant! And, although I’m super happy and I’m doing great, I feel a little bit tired and sometimes overwhelmed by this COVID situation. And to be honest, I don’t feel like crafting as much as I used to.

But today I have a pull-tab card to share with you. I recently got Mama Elephant “Tea Time” dies, which was in my wishlist for so long. I took inspiration from Alice in Wonderland and made an interactive card in which the dormouse peeks out from the teapot when you pull the tab. How fun is that?


This is an A7 card because I needed it to be big enough to fit the pull-tab mechanism and the sentiment. I used watercolor paper for the background, blending Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. I splattered some water and added some flicks of silver watercolor paint. I needed a custom made sentiment, so I used Mama Elephant “Sketchy Letters” stamp set to spell it, and heat embossed it on white.


The teapot was inked using Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks. Then, I decorated it stamping some images from Mama Elephant “Brushed Florals” stamp set. I didn’t want the image to have a bold black border, so I stamped it using Memento Peanut Brittle ink and colored it with alcohol markers, adding some accents with color pencils.


For the pull-tab mechanism, I used Waffle Flower “Pull-tabs” dies. I used foam squares to adhere the background to the card base and the teapot to the background. Finally, I added some embellishments from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

Here you can watch a short clip of the cute dormouse peeking out from the teapot:

I love everything related to Alice in Wonderland, so if you are a fan too, I hope you like this card!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Oh So Cute

and into Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supply list


  • Mama Elephant “Brushed Florals”
  • Mama Elephant “Sketchy Letters”
  • Mama Elephant “Page Huggers”
  • Lawn Fawn “Lovable Legends” (for the scalloped detail on the teapot)
  • Hello Bluebird “Party on the Farm” (for the bowtie)



  • Mama Elephant “Tea Time”
  • Mama Elephant “Page Huggers”
  • Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs”
  • Hello Bluebird “Party on the Farm” (for the bowtie)



  • ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers
  • Prismacolor Premier color pencils



  • VersMark
  • Memento Peanut Brittle
  • Lawn Fawn Yeti (for the flower)
  • Picked Raspberry Distress (for the flower)
  • Versacolor “Mint” (for the leaves)
  • Chipped Sapphire Distress
  • Blueprint Sketch Distress
  • Squeezed Lemonade Distress
  • Mustard Seed Distress



  • Neenah Solar White cardstock
  • Distress watercolor cardstock
  • Canson Bristol paper
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor (Nº95: Silver)
  • Ranger super fine white embossing powder
  • Sakura black glaze pen
  • Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Sprinkles: Shooting Stars”
  • Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Itty Bitty Stars – Sweet Yellow”



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