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Tuesday with Tara {take 97}

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

This week I played some more with Distress Oxide Inks and a beautiful stamp set by Altenew called ‘faithful feathers’ (it was in the online store, but it seems to be gone today- must be sold out!  I’m sure Raya can order more though!)

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The stamp set includes a variety of sentiments and several layers of a single feather design, I used the solid base and the outline for this card.  I inked the solid feather repeatedly with two colors of Distress Oxide, misted with water before stamping.  On some I was more generous with water, which allowed for more oxidizing of the inks and some bleeding, which I thought gave a soft & pretty look!  I blended some ink into the white spaces and layered iced spruce through a stencil for more texture. Finally (after I was sure everything was dry!) I heat embossed the feather outline stamp over the solid images in white.

It made a very pretty background, so I kept everything else simple with a white embossed sentiment on colored cardstock and some thin, colored jute wrapped around the card.
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There are some really great elements in this stamp set, so I’m sure you will see more in the future!

Hope you enjoyed- have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce

Watercolor Cardstock

Faithful Feathers stamp set

White Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil

Ink Blending Tool & Foams

Tuesday with Tara {take 94}

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday! 

I hope you had a great Easter and hopefully enjoyed some spring activities… like decorating eggs and eating chocolate!  After my egg decorating last week, I was left with some beautiful tie dyed coffee filters, so I glued one of them to a white card front and today I have a fun & simple card to share with you!

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I didn’t want to do much to take away from the fun  background, so I paired a die cut sentiment and some stamped & die cut butterflies, added a few tiny flowers and little enamel accent details and called it done!

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I selected the less realistic butterflies from the stamp set, as the curves suited the font from my sentiment better.  The bottom (solid) layer was misted with water before stamping to blend the multiple colors of ink I had used.  enamel accents on the body of the butterflies adds a touch of shine & dimension.

Hope you like it!  Inky hugs,

Tara

products used:

Watercolor cardstock

white cardstock

Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn Thank You border die

My Favorite Things Beautiful butterflies stamps & dies

Big Shot Cutting tool & magnetic platform

Garden Patina Enamel Accents

Tie dyed background paper from coffee filters I used on my Easter Eggs 

mini Prima flowers and bling from my stash

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 92}

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating Easter… and spring is in the air (the green grass behind my card is my actual lawn!!!) so I wanted to ink up some stamps that had never been inked.  Even though I love these Tim Holtz blueprints designs, I usually forget I have them until after Easter!

This year I decided to combine the bunny & egg images with seasonal chit chat stickers and some book pages that I prepared with white gesso… I also wanted to play some more with my Distress Oxide inks 💛

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My card base is 5.5″ square, and I started with a stenciled background featuring Distress Oxide. I absolutely love how crisp & vibrant these inks are on kraft… especially after they are misted with water. Here’s a look of the background before I layered my stamped images over it. You can see little splatter marks if you look closely:

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I added a bit extra over a doily mask in the top left corner afterwards to balance things out.  As I mentioned, I stamped the images on gesso primed bookprint and it was interesting seeing how soft the Distress Oxide came across on it (applied with an inking tool).

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With the egg, I also painted some blue shadow using water mixed with the Distress Oxide ink. I learned that you can lift/remove color with water as well by dabbing a rag over wet spots. Pretty cool technique I will try again!  I splattered the same blue in the background as well, and added some raised sparkle details with Nuvo drops.

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I inked around the bunny image, leaving him to be white chocolate 🙂   A few details finish off the card- a chiffon flower by Prima, a fun metal clip with some distress dyed Crinkle ribbon. Hope you like it!

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inky hugs,

Tara

materials used:

Kraft cardstock (5.5″ square card)

Archival Ink, jet black

Distress Oxide Ink: Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio & Spiced Marmalade

Mister bottle

Tim Holtz blueprints stamps

Be Creative Tape

Nuvo Glitter drops: white blizzard (photos picked up the iridescent glitter as aqua!)

Tim Holtz Scribbles & Chevron stencils

Dyan Reavely modern script stencil

Doily mask

white gesso