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Tuesday with Tara {take 116}

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is very simple… but it features one of my favorite things, coffee, together with some great images from Concord & 9th.

The coffee spill effect on my central point was created with the splatter/shadow type leaf shape from the set, inked with two colors of Distress Ink and misted with water.  It’s kinda a funky shape thats fun to use behind the sentiment instead of behind the lace leaf that it was designed for!

I used a shimmery silver embossing powder over brown ink and it ended up somewhat translucent over the text and the little heart on the coffee cup.  I decided to play up that shimmer and use silver glitter paper, bling and some brown crinkle ribbon to complete the card.

For a neutral colored card, there’s actually quite a bit of shimmer going on!  The background of my card was simply stamped, repeating the sentiment in a staggered fashion in two different shades of brown Distress Oxide Ink.  I added a few hearts to fill in open spaces and then inked over it all, going darker from the edges in, with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

We have much to be thankful for… but every day I start with being thankful for coffee 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

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STAMPtember Blog Hop!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Welcome to our STAMPTEMBER blog hop!  We’re glad you have joined us and I hope you’ll enjoy the fresh inspiration from the ladies who are participating today!

We were each give a fun postage strip die set by Memory Box to create with- it includes a border die and a strip that cuts out 5 identical postage stamps.  This die is on sale right now for 25% and as you’ll see in the hop, it’s very versatile and a lot of fun!

I decided to make a tri-fold card and use the border die along the right cut edge.  I used my Scor-Buddy tool to measure the first fold (based around the layers I wanted to create behind my tag, it was 3.5″) then marked the second scoring line based on a standard 4.25″ card width. Once the border was cut, I was left with a center panel that is 4.25″ and two side panels that are 3.25″ each.  It’s a tricky fold to photograph… but here’s a look at my ‘closed’ card:

I stamped a small sentiment onto a postage stamp die and adhered it to my right panel, which I inked up with Distress Ink and misted with water for some subtle texture.

My tag features a Distress Oxide background on a kraft tag.  I die cut some words from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and paired them with a paper doll die cut.

The finishing touches on my tag are some yummy brown crinkle ribbon (dyed with the two colors of Distress Ink I used to ink the side panel on my card), a vintage key charm and a mini safety pin which I added a few seed beads to as a fun throwback to my childhood (tell me I’m not the only one who loved making ‘friendship pins’ and trading them)!  The layer of olive corrugated paper adds more fantastic texture, which is always an important element on my projects!

I hope you like my project… and I’m so excited for you to see what everyone else has done!  I love product based challenges like this because it’s so fun to see the variety that comes from working with a single item!  Happy hopping, and happy shopping!  There’s a lot of great product on sale in the store right now and tons that is fun & new!

 

Now.. check out the other great projects in today’s Blog Hop!  If you find any bad links or get lost along the way, please stop back here, all the links are listed below!

  1. Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
  2. Karla Yungwirth                  
  3. Amber Trubiak                                  
  4. Nancy Frustaci                                      
  5. Julia Chupik                        
  6. Karen Warner  
Inky hugs,
Tara
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Tuesday with Tara {take 109}

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Guess what arrived after last week’s blog hop post went live?  My package that included the freebie stocking die, which I hope many of you will have arriving soon at your homes after you did some retail therapy in the online store 🙂  So, as promised, I’m sharing one final “Christmas in July” creation… on the first of August 🙂

I decided to go with a tag… which would be fabulous hanging on a gift bag or bottle of wine as a gift, or it may end up the focal point of a card later on!  I die cut the gorgeous stocking die twice, once out of kraft and once out of the silver glitter cardstock.  I taped up the back of the glitter die cut to keep all those detailed pieces from going anywhere, then layered the kraft die cut over it.  I love the contrast of the neutral kraft over that glittery base!

I inked up a manila tag with a variety of green & blue Distress Oxide Inks, then added a bit more shading a stamped sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  A few brown toned sequins worked well to mix with both the kraft & the glitter elements.

I pulled some pre-inked pieces of crinkle ribbon from my stash that coordinated nicely with my tag and added a little piece of Christmas idea-ology by Tim Holtz to finish it off!  All in all, it’s a pretty simple project, but something as detailed as this stocking die doesn’t need much to look complete!  Plus, I think I managed to make something completely different than everyone else who did the hop, which can sometimes be a challenge after you’ve seen their amazing inspiration pieces!  If you missed the hop, check it out HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

 

Supplies I’ve used:

Dee’s Distinctively Stocking Die

Silver Glitter Paper

In the Making Retro Merry Christmas stamp (love that the words are separate so I can rearrange them!)

Distress Oxide Inks (a variety from set 1)

Manila Tag #8

Crinkle Ribbon (inked with assorted Distress Inks)

Christmas charm by Tim Holtz idea-ology