Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Tuesday with Tara {take 116}

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is very simple… but it features one of my favorite things, coffee, together with some great images from Concord & 9th.

The coffee spill effect on my central point was created with the splatter/shadow type leaf shape from the set, inked with two colors of Distress Ink and misted with water.  It’s kinda a funky shape thats fun to use behind the sentiment instead of behind the lace leaf that it was designed for!

I used a shimmery silver embossing powder over brown ink and it ended up somewhat translucent over the text and the little heart on the coffee cup.  I decided to play up that shimmer and use silver glitter paper, bling and some brown crinkle ribbon to complete the card.

For a neutral colored card, there’s actually quite a bit of shimmer going on!  The background of my card was simply stamped, repeating the sentiment in a staggered fashion in two different shades of brown Distress Oxide Ink.  I added a few hearts to fill in open spaces and then inked over it all, going darker from the edges in, with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

We have much to be thankful for… but every day I start with being thankful for coffee 🙂

Inky hugs,



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Throw Back Thursday – Art Impressions Girlfriends

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Art Impressions are back in stock at Scrap’n Stamp! Thought it was a perfect time to re- share this colourful card that Tara originally posted Sept 2015 – where does the time go???


girlfriends… coffee… pumpkin spice latte season!

Sorry about the late post this week, hope y’all had a great long weekend (I worked most of it, which has thrown off my days-of-the-week radar!) and if you have Starbucks nearby, hope you’ve gotten a chance to enjoy some PSL!    This is a quick little card featuring a GIRLFRIENDS image by Art Impressions, which came with the sentiment 🙂  It’s been coloured with Distress Markers and trimmed (removing the fourth lady whose skin tone was a bit… off.  ha) then layered on a card base which is layered with some double sided paper from my stash.  A few Prima flowers & pearls finish things off!

Have a great week… see you next Tuesday!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 71}

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  As promised, I’m starting to share some Christmas cards with you this week!  If you haven’t already started creating your holiday cards it’s not too late… today’s is a pretty quick one to put together once you gather the pieces- and I made it in two different palettes to prove it 🙂  I started with Tim’s Fresh Brewed coffee die and looked for a Christmas sentiment to fit the sleeve portion of the die.  I heat embossed a sentiment by Hero Arts that fit nicely and edged all the pieces with Distress Ink.

I decided to find a sketch for my card design, and selected one on Pinterest that I liked.  From there I chose patterned papers and put it all together:


I really like the simple design and the bits of gold add a touch of bling 🙂


Here’s my second card with the same design:



Thanks for checking out my simple cards!  Hopefully you are inspired to start on your Christmas cards if you haven’t already- they don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful and appreciated 🙂

Inky hugs,