Tuesday with Tara {take 53}

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend and whatever celebrations you took part of for Canada Day or the 4th of July!

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I had a request for thank you card ideas, so when I saw one on Pinterest that inspired me to make this week’s card, I knew I could turn it into a lovely thank you 🙂  The card itself is very simple, featuring one of the gorgeous Sizzix thinlits dies by Tim Holtz over a pretty watercolor background I created with Color Burst.  The same background design paper is cut into a strip, which gives a strong visual to the front of the card and draws the eye to the three main elements- the lace pattern, the sentiment and the cat!

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The sentiment is from my new fave Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day” set.  It’s such a pretty script and a really nice mix of sentiments too 🙂

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I tied a small bouquet to the crazy cat’s tail (the cat crazy stamps by Tim Holtz are just as fun as the birds!) to help him/her show appreciation.  I picked up some color on my craft sheet to add to the flowers since the original white color blended into my cream card base a bit too much.

Here’s another look at the card, the sun is shining bright so it was tricky getting photos without shadows, but I wanted you to see the pretty colors in the full light!

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This would be a simple card to reproduce multiples of (if I was someone who did that!) and play with a variety of colors, sentiments, cat & bird images…

Hope you have a creative day and that your summer is off to an amazing start!  Thanks to all of you who left kind words on my last post- I’m glad my ‘something different’ inspired you!

Inky hugs,


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3 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 53}”What You're Saying

  1. Julie/aka Mom says:

    Great card Tara!

  2. Jane Z. says:

    Another fabulous card, Tara! Love the Tim Holtz products you used. The sentiment works so well too! Those cats look fun to play with! 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    Great card- I love the crazy cats! The bouquet on the tail is a fabulous detail that I plan to use, and your use of colour looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing this card – I think I am going to make a stack of variations to have on hand for thank yous. Colouring the cats will be nice and relaxing at the lake this summer.

    Btw, we are visiting BC from Ontario this week, so hoping to come by the store to check it out!

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