Tuesday with Tara {take 5}

Hey!  Happy Tuesday!  Since I hear things have gotten a little BIRD CRAZY in the store, I thought I’d share a card I made with those awesome stamps… this one was made for my husband (we just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary yesterday!) for Valentine’s day, but it’s just a fun take on the stamps that I hope you’ll enjoy!

My crazy bird was stamped twice in black on watercolor paper and colored up with Distress Markers & a water pen.  If you’re lucky enough to purchase the new dies as well as the stamps, you’ll be able to easily cut out some pieces (like the wings) to layer 3d over the base image.  I used some fine tip scissors and foam squares to add some dimension 🙂  All of this was layered over a bird stamped on a small tag, so I didn’t have to worry about cutting out the feet or smaller details like that!  A bit of clear texture paste was applied to my tag through a small detail stencil to act as a resist under some Distress Ink which I did around the edges and corners.

I used some vintage (aka really old ones that I’m not sure are still available!) alphabet stamps from Hero Arts to stamp my sentiment and the big 4 is from a Tim Holtz BIGZ alphabet die.  The hearts & patterned paper were also from my stash, but you can totally mix things up with whatever is in YOUR stash to create something similar yourself 🙂


I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shimmer and some Glossy Accents on the eyes to make them pop a bit as well.  These crazy birds have been CRAZY popular and I think even Tim Holtz was surprised by it, so it’s fun to see the new additions to the collection that you can use with these stamps to really get some mileage out of them!  They’re really a ton of fun to play with, and if they make you smile I hope you’ll pick up a set and get to work/play with them 🙂
Have a very happy Tuesday and a creative week!
Inky hugs,

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2 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 5}”What You're Saying

  1. Cheri says:

    LOVE this Tara! And I’m not *bird crazy* haha!!! Nice to see you creating more!!

  2. Tara says:

    thanks Cheri! it’s nice to be creating more too 😉

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