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Tuesday with Tara {take 103}

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card set I created together with my mom when she was here visiting last week.  She was needing a variety of cards to keep on hand, so we picked up some basic supplies (a set of ivory cards & envelopes and some cute die cut labels) and set to work!  Mom had never had a chance to play with Color Burst before, so we decided that would be a fun medium to work with!  We used some small pieces of watercolor paper and experimented with a variety of colors & techniques- so much inky fun! The cards I’m sharing today feature one of Mom’s favorite color schemes, teal/aqua & purple.  I hope you like them!

As you can see, we stamped sentiments on the labes and embellished them with some pretties by Prima.
Here’s a closer look at the cards… and my cat who wanted to help with the photos 😉

You can see some subtle patterns in this one from applying an inky stencil and some salt to the paper while it was still wet.  I almost didn’t cover the background at all, it was so pretty!

I had some resist design paper we used for the border on this one, similar to designs you will find in the Prima Paintables pads (which are 40% off right now!). I used some watery ink spots from my craft sheet to add subtle color to the die cut shape.

This final card has a softer look, from picking up color that was left on our craft sheet after applying just a small amount of Color Burst to the paper.  The ribbon was also inked up using that leftover color 🙂

I know this final photo isn’t very good… but I had to share how helpful and accommodating Miss Abbey was while I was trying to take pictures.  LOL.   I have another group of cards I’ll share on another blog post that includes her as well!  Usually I can work around her, but she must have known I needed the photos right away so I could pack up the cards to send home with Mom!  I hope this helps you see how using a few basic supplies can allow you to create a fun variety of cards to have on hand!  Sentiment stamps can be your best friend… and pretty embellishments make putting it all together really easy!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Supplies used:

Cards & Die Cuts

Watercolor Paper

Resist finish paper (like Prima Paintables here, here, here and here!)

Color Burst brights & Earth Tones

Assorted Sentiment stamps (this one would be great!)

Dusty Concord Distress Ink

Assorted ribbons & flowers from the stash 🙂

Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet

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