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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 106}

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card with a mixed media twist… a fun textured background!  I started with a simple little tag that had been inked up with Distress Ink on a previous play day… added one of the amazing new butterflies by MFT, stamped with Distress Ink and die cut from watercolor paper.  I added a simple sentiment by Mama Elephant (couldn’t find this one from the ‘everyday greetings’ set in the online store, but there’s a bunch of other good ones!) and some ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

I wanted a simple background, but I didn’t want a boring background, so I decided to collage a black and white piece and add some mixed media.  I trimmed a base of white cardstock and layered over it with torn book paper, tissue wrap (I used pre-printed, but I love that you can stamp plain with your own images for more variety!) & washi tape.  I then selected a stencil and spread plain white texture paste through it in a random pattern.  I love how it dries with a bit of transparency to see the design underneath it.  To tie everything together, I splattered a bit of metallic paint on my black & white background.


Another look at all the yumminess…
I hope today’s card brings a smile!  It features my ‘happy’ colors, which I am always drawn to!  If you are in one of the many areas of BC that are affected by forest fires and evacuations right now, you are on my mind!  Many of my family and friends are in the middle of this crisis and my heart is hurting for you… praying you are all safe with your loved ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials Used:

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set & Die Set

Mama Elephant ‘everyday greetings’ stamp set

Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron & Mermaid Lagoon

Watercolor Cardstock

Ranger Texture Paste

Tissue Wrap & Washi Tape

Colored Card & envelope

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