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Tuesday with Tara {take 110}

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I created with my mom when she was visiting earlier this summer.  We wanted to make a variety of all purpose cards for her to use, and came up with a plan featuring the gorgeous Wildflowers dies by Tim Holtz.

I started by preparing some black card stock and adhering some wide Be Creative tape to the back of it (I have a large roll around 5″ wide, but you can also get it in sheets which is great for this purpose!).  I then cut the wildflowers from the adhesive backed card stock, which made these detailed images a breeze to adhere to the cards!

 

Next we took some pre-cut pieces of watercolor card stock and inked them up with Color Burst- we had a great time combining colors and adding copper Liquid Metals Color Burst to some of them!  As these were small pieces, I generally chose 2-3 similar colors to blend on each piece.  I love how easy it is to mist with water, sprinkle some powder and mist some more… The backgrounds were set aside to dry while we grabbed some pre-cut tags and stamped sentiments on them.

 

Once we had all our pieces, we assembled the cards- six in total from the seven floral dies we cut!  To some we added ribbon or a stenciled background, but they are all very similar.  This was a quick and easy card set, but I think the results are very striking!

Do you see the difference in texture on this next card?  This background was made with Distress Crayons and water instead of color burst.  It’s interesting how the crayon clings to the texture of the card stock.

For this last card we added a simple stamped background for a completely different look.

As I mentioned on the previous post I shared with pics of another group of cards Mom & I created, my cat Abbey was super helpful when I was trying to photograph the cards!  LOL  Here’s a photo of her helping that just cracks me up.

I was trying to get a ‘card set’ photo but after this one I just gave up… sometimes you just have to let your pet win the battle!  Anyways, I hope you like these simple cards and the simple contrast in the design.  They were a lot of fun to make!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a creative week,

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies

Be Creative Tape– large pieces/sheets to back card stock prior to die cutting

Black Card Stock

Watercolor Card Stock (I used pre-cut pieces)

Color Burst Brights

Color Burst Earth tones

Color Burst Liquid Metals (Copper)

Distress Crayons Set 2

Assorted Distress & Archival Ink

Assorted Sentiment Stamps

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 107}

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

If you follow us on facebook or have been browsing the online store lately, you may have noticed Scrap n’ Stamp is celebrating Christmas in July with a variety of Christmas goodies on sale all month long!  I decided to join in the fun and pull out a few Christmas supplies (bought in after Christmas sales!) that had not yet seen any love… I’m featuring a stamp by Impression Obsession, dies by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix and watercolor painting  with Colorburst.

I stamped the ornament collage image in black Archival ink on watercolor cardstock, then misted water onto my craft sheet and squeezed a small amount of ColorBurst into the puddle. I mixed and painted with a brush, gradually adding more water and color to get the desired look. I’ve used two different shades of blue, plus a touch of green and a mix of sepia (brown) and cooper (metallic).

I wanted to add something extra to the ornaments, so decided to try painting on some transparent texture paste.  It’s a unique look, with very visible brush strokes.  Kinda cool… but I think I’ll stick to good ole Glossy Accents next time 🙂  I do love that copper shimmer in the bows, though!  And it looks fabulous in my splatter spots as well!

The title is a combo of a positive cut of the ‘merry’ die by Memory Box and a negative cut out of ‘Christmas’ by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  I love these together, and added some torn kraft glassine paper behind them to add some extra dimension.

My card is on a 5×7 kraft card base, which framed this larger stamped image & the die cut words quite nicely.  I don’t normally do larger cards like this, but sometimes it’s best for the design 🙂  I hope you like it and I hope you are checking out all the specials on Christmas goodies in the online store!

Next Tuesday we are hoping to be back with another BLOG HOP for you to check out with more fun Christmas inspiration!  Hope to see you then!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Holiday Words 2 dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Merry script die by Memory Box

Ornament Collage stamp by Impression Obsession

Black Archival Ink

Watercolor Cardstock

Colorburst (shades of blue & brown/copper from brights & earth tones sets)

Kraft Glassine by Tim Holtz

Transparent Texture Paste

Assorted card stock

Tuesday with Tara {take 104}

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a simple, classy card to share with you that features a new stamp set by Concord & 9th, which is new in the online store!  

Maybe you’ve noticed, but I really love sentiment stamps, and this set was so versatile and just so CLASSY, I couldn’t resist it!  (Apparently I’m not the only one who thought so, because it is currently sold out… but I’m sure Raya will be getting it back in stock again before long!)  I’ve paired it with a Tim Holtz floral die cut out of my card front and layered an inked piece of book paper behind it (I used Distress Oxide with lots of water over a gesso base) and added a strip of yellow paper and a small stamped & die cut butterfly to finish it off. (Did  you see that Tim Holtz released 12 more colors of Distress Oxide?  You can pre-order the bundle here & save!  So much inky fun!)

I kept the inside very simple, but wanted to share with you the inside sentiment that’s also included in the stamp set:

This will be my new go-to set for thank you cards!

I’ve got another card to share with you using this stamp set, so I encourage you to come back and see us on SATURDAY for a fun CANADA DAY BLOG HOP featuring a fab new beaver stamp & die set that’s in the store!  We’ve got some great artists and creative fun to share with you, so be sure to carve out some time on your Saturday morning to hop with us!  It’s our first blog hop, and we’re pretty excited about it!

Hope you have a great week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Concord & 9th Being Classy stamp set

Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber & Wilted Violet

Tim Holtz Die Mixed Media 2

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Clear Stamp & dies