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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

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 102}

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Father’s Day is coming up so I thought I’d share a fun masculine card idea with you featuring the popular paper dolls by Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide and a bunch of kraft colored goodness 🙂

I started by working with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on a #8 manila tag.  I used what I like to call the ‘dip & drip’ technique- rubbing a few colors onto my Ranger Craft Sheet, spritzing with water and dipping the tag into it.  I let it drip a bit, then dried with a heat tool and repeated the process.  The Oxide inks layer beautifully, giving a really funky effect.  I finished off the tag with some brown ink around the edges.  I also stamped a vintage button border in the same brown along the left side and added a few rings of white paint (using a lid as my tool).  The card background is also Distress Oxide, a simply stamped a small dot background onto the kraft card base and a few of those paint rings as well.

I’ve been looking for things to seat the sitting dolls on, and this coffee cup seemed like a fun ‘larger than life’ option- especially for my coffee loving Dad!

I always like to add texture, and this mustache ribbon from my stash, the burlap coffee sleeve and the decorative brads helped to complete this card.  It can be a challenge for a lot of us making masculine cards that aren’t boring, but details like this make it easy!

I hope you got a bit of inspiration for some masculine creations this week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Assorted Colors of Distress Oxide

Sizzix Coffee Die

5×7 Kraft Card

#8 Manila Tag (#5 fits nicely on an A2 card)

Small Dots Background Stamp

Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts (from years ago!)

Assorted decorative brads from my stash

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 98}

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had a great week!  Since I neglected to post a Mother’s Day card last week I thought I’d share a card celebrating women… it came about from some fun creative play with Distress Oxide and paper dolls and botanical due cuts from Tim Holtz idea-ology.

I started with a kraft card, some collaged papers and white gesso.


From there I inked & spritzed a subtle background with Distress Oxide inks (iced spruce & vintage photo) then stamped a background stamp with Faded Jeans.  I missed the stamp heavily for puddles of Oxide goodness…

After selecting die cut images, I inked a small Manila tag as well, adding some broken china for a little brighter color. I stamped the same background image on my tag, then added some script as well.

The finished card is a simple, vintage collage with some great inky layers.  Hope you like it and it inspires you to play with Distress Oxides!  They’re pretty fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials used:

kraft cardstock

manilla tag

Distress Oxide inks Broken China, Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo, walnut Stain

Idea-ology Paper Dolls

Idea-ology Botanical layers die cuts

Hero Arts background stamps

White gesso

ink blending tools & foams

crinkle ribbon

idea-ology baubles

idea-ology small talk sticker