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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

Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Welcome to our Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop!  We are blog hopping today in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, sharing projects featuring the cute new ‘Busy Beaver’ stamp & die set by Taylored Expressions!

Grab a coffee and relax for a bit while you enjoy our little hop!  Be sure to leave comments along the way because Scrap N’ Stamp Canada has some prizes to give away randomly- $150 in gift certificates (3 lucky people will get $50 gc’s) and a Busy Beaver set with a bonus maple leaf tag die!  Winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on the SNS blog on Monday!

Today I’m sharing two cards with you- first up is my Busy Beaver Card:

I created a background using some book print paper coated with white gesso, I then used a heart stencil (this one is by Dina Wakley) and some Distress Paint in two shades of red, Barn Door & Festive Berries, to create part of my ‘Canadian flag’ background.  I like combining two shades of paint for some subtle variety and texture.  I used the 1″ Alphanumeric Dies by Tim Holtz & Sizzix to cut CANADA out of my background as well, I love how easy it is when there are multiples of each letter to work with!  The rest of the card is from the Busy Beaver stamp set- I stamped on watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to color this cutie up.  The maple leaf die is from a sweet little tag that is a gift with purchase while supplies last!  Love it!

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set- it comes with some sweet sentiments 🙂  This adorable Busy Beaver Stamp & Die set was created by Raya’s request to help us celebrate Canada’s big 150th Birthday!

My second card uses the same background as the first, but instead of the beaver I added the same ‘kind is classy‘ sentiment I featured on my card last Tuesday.  I also use that cute little maple leaf tag!  This sentiment seemed perfect for my Canadian card, since kind is definitely a word that describes most Canadians I know!

We’ve got a several more stops with inspiration for you to visit… please enjoy hopping on through and seeing what our friends have created!   If you get lost along the way, feel free to stop back here and see what you’ve missed- all the links are listed below!

Tara Nixon Cox                 (you are here!)

Nancy Frustaci

Amy Rysavy

Nicole Wright

Niki Stone 

Amber Trubiak

Karen Warner

Julia Chupik

Karla Yungwirth

 

Thanks so much for joining us celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!  Have FUN hopping along to the different blogs!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. in case you missed it… GO HERE NEXT to see what Nancy has for you!