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Tuesday with Tara {take 96}

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
I’ve got something completely different than my usual style to share with you today… just a bit of simple, fun experimentation that I decided could be turned into a card!


I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper and inked it up with purple color burst- a pretty background just waiting for something to be added… and then I pulled out this fun circle face mask and some turquoise glitter paste…
What a fun & simple combo of elements!  After the paste was set and dry, I used a wet paintbrush to lift color from a few spots in the face to add contrast.  Just paint with water and dab with a towel or rag to lighten the intensity of the color burst.


I finished everything off very simply by mounting on white cardstock and adding white text stickers by Tim Holtz idea-ology.

It’s kinda different… a little bit magical, perhaps!  It’s glittery at least!  Hope it brings a smile… inky hugs,



materials used:

Circled face bit stencil

Color burst

Watercolor Paper

Glitter Paste (by Bo Bunny- but you can make your own with 3D gloss gel  & glitter)

idea-ology small talk stickers

Tuesday with Tara {take 87}

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
I apologize in advance if extra bits of spring goodness are peeking through on my projects, especially if it’s feeling like you are in the middle of a never-ending winter!

The background of this card is a bold abstract I created using Color Burst and a stencil.  If it looks familiar, it’s because I made a variety in one sitting and have been creating cards with the pieces as inspiration strikes!  Any stencil with a bold, open design would work great for the “sprinkle & spritz” technique I’ve used.

Here’s a close up of the white embossed sentiment and some of the cute little die cut birds…

These little birds are such a fun addition to a card!  I feel like I need to invest in more birds to go with this sentiment… these are by Memory Box, and while they aren’t in stock I’m sure Raya could help you buy something similar 😉

if you love a good discount (don’t we all!?!)  check out the current specials on the online store here!  There’s a ton of new stuff arriving these days, I know my wish list is a whole lot bigger than my budget… lol, I hope you don’t suffer from the same affliction!

inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 85}

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Happy Tuesday & Happy Valentines Day!  I hope it’s a great day for you filled with time spent enjoying the people and things you love! ❤️


Today I’m sharing the card I made for my Valentine, my husband, Brian. As you can see from the sentiment (by Hampton Art Stamps) I love him more than coffee (that’s a whole lot *wink*).


I paired this fab sentiment, which I white embossed on a black die cut label, with a coffee cup die cut by Tim Holtz, which I inked up with a stencil & Distress Ink (offset in two colors to fill in the space) and finished with a corrugated sleeve & watercolor heart (a cutout left from a previous project).  Black paint splatter tied everything together for me!

IMG_9207I must confess, I wanted a fun & colorful background for my die cut pieces and was dreaming about the Distress Oxide inks that are coming out soon… have you seen how they look on kraft cardstock? Sigh. They are definitely on my wish list!  But since they are still on pre-order, I realized I had another option for a colorful background on kraft and pulled out my Distress Paints.


After dabbing some color onto the card front, I misted it with water to blend colors and add some fun drippy details.  I alternated drying with my heat tool and adding more paint and water until I was happy with the blended background.  I set this aside to dry under some weight (sizzix bigz dies did the trick!) to make sure my card was flat before adhering my layers. Hope you like it!

Inky hugs,