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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 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 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