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Tuesday with Tara {take 94}

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday! 

I hope you had a great Easter and hopefully enjoyed some spring activities… like decorating eggs and eating chocolate!  After my egg decorating last week, I was left with some beautiful tie dyed coffee filters, so I glued one of them to a white card front and today I have a fun & simple card to share with you!

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I didn’t want to do much to take away from the fun  background, so I paired a die cut sentiment and some stamped & die cut butterflies, added a few tiny flowers and little enamel accent details and called it done!

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I selected the less realistic butterflies from the stamp set, as the curves suited the font from my sentiment better.  The bottom (solid) layer was misted with water before stamping to blend the multiple colors of ink I had used.  enamel accents on the body of the butterflies adds a touch of shine & dimension.

Hope you like it!  Inky hugs,

Tara

products used:

Watercolor cardstock

white cardstock

Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn Thank You border die

My Favorite Things Beautiful butterflies stamps & dies

Big Shot Cutting tool & magnetic platform

Garden Patina Enamel Accents

Tie dyed background paper from coffee filters I used on my Easter Eggs 

mini Prima flowers and bling from my stash

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 92}

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating Easter… and spring is in the air (the green grass behind my card is my actual lawn!!!) so I wanted to ink up some stamps that had never been inked.  Even though I love these Tim Holtz blueprints designs, I usually forget I have them until after Easter!

This year I decided to combine the bunny & egg images with seasonal chit chat stickers and some book pages that I prepared with white gesso… I also wanted to play some more with my Distress Oxide inks 💛

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My card base is 5.5″ square, and I started with a stenciled background featuring Distress Oxide. I absolutely love how crisp & vibrant these inks are on kraft… especially after they are misted with water. Here’s a look of the background before I layered my stamped images over it. You can see little splatter marks if you look closely:

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I added a bit extra over a doily mask in the top left corner afterwards to balance things out.  As I mentioned, I stamped the images on gesso primed bookprint and it was interesting seeing how soft the Distress Oxide came across on it (applied with an inking tool).

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With the egg, I also painted some blue shadow using water mixed with the Distress Oxide ink. I learned that you can lift/remove color with water as well by dabbing a rag over wet spots. Pretty cool technique I will try again!  I splattered the same blue in the background as well, and added some raised sparkle details with Nuvo drops.

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I inked around the bunny image, leaving him to be white chocolate 🙂   A few details finish off the card- a chiffon flower by Prima, a fun metal clip with some distress dyed Crinkle ribbon. Hope you like it!

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inky hugs,

Tara

materials used:

Kraft cardstock (5.5″ square card)

Archival Ink, jet black

Distress Oxide Ink: Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio & Spiced Marmalade

Mister bottle

Tim Holtz blueprints stamps

Be Creative Tape

Nuvo Glitter drops: white blizzard (photos picked up the iridescent glitter as aqua!)

Tim Holtz Scribbles & Chevron stencils

Dyan Reavely modern script stencil

Doily mask

white gesso

Tuesday with Tara {take 91}

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got a simple card to share with you today- it’s striking with some bright colors and die cut words paired with pretty patterned paper.
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I wanted to try pairing the “hello” with another dies from my collection and this script seemed perfect, especially when I found this fun butterfly print in one of my Prima 6×6 paper pads! I applied a heavy layer of Distress Ink with ink blending tools to the cardstock, then misted and splattered water on it for texture.  I love these shades of orange/coral together ❤

Because of all the details in the patterned paper, I kept everything else very simple. It would be a great layout to feature a stamped pattern as well. So many possibilities 🙂
Another look:
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Have a beautiful week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

p.s.  Have you seen the spring clearance sale going on???

Supplies used:

Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon & Carved Pumpkin

Mister bottle

Ink Blending tool

hello edge die (my favorite things)

beautiful die (handwritten love by Sizzix/ Tim Holtz)

patterned paper (Prima)