Posts Tagged ‘color burst’

Tuesday with Tara {take 87}

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
I apologize in advance if extra bits of spring goodness are peeking through on my projects, especially if it’s feeling like you are in the middle of a never-ending winter!

The background of this card is a bold abstract I created using Color Burst and a stencil.  If it looks familiar, it’s because I made a variety in one sitting and have been creating cards with the pieces as inspiration strikes!  Any stencil with a bold, open design would work great for the “sprinkle & spritz” technique I’ve used.

Here’s a close up of the white embossed sentiment and some of the cute little die cut birds…

These little birds are such a fun addition to a card!  I feel like I need to invest in more birds to go with this sentiment… these are by Memory Box, and while they aren’t in stock I’m sure Raya could help you buy something similar 😉

if you love a good discount (don’t we all!?!)  check out the current specials on the online store here!  There’s a ton of new stuff arriving these days, I know my wish list is a whole lot bigger than my budget… lol, I hope you don’t suffer from the same affliction!

inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 84}

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Since I’ve been working on some ATC’s lately, I thought it would be fun to make some Valentines minis!


I started with a base of watercolor cardstock that had already been inked up with Color Burst and trimmed them down to size (these are slightly wider than a standard ATC).  I used a lot of little bits that were left from previous projects, like die cut words & hearts and book paper.  Sequins & text stickers are tiny details that add to these minis!


The button “flair” on this one was something I designed as part of our wedding favors, I love finding ways to work them into my art!


As this mini featured a larger heart, I chose a simple black Prima flower and a big gold blingy center for it.

I had fun with these cuties, and they would be a great way to make up a bunch of coordinated, but not exactly the same, Valentines for a group of friends!  How fun it would be to give some out at a galentines party if you are single… or they could easily be mounted on a card base so you have room to include a sentiment inside!

inky hugs,


ps. Have you seen all the great stuff on sale in the store right now for Valentines Day? Happy shopping!

Tuesday with Tara (take 75)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Oh deer… and happy Tuesday!  I`ve got another simple card to share, but a closer look reveals some fabulous shimmer that was hard to capture with a camera!

Basic supplies for this card include a couple shades of Color Burst, a stencil & die by Tim Holtz and some shimmering things… Stickles glitter glue, pearly cardstock & clear texture paste with glitter mixed in.  Everywhere there was color I used a combination of blue & green, one of my fave combos!


I`m not sure if it`s because of my all around efforts to keep Christmas simple this year, but I tried adding a variety of embellishments & sentiments to this card and it just seemed to look best just like this.  I`m crazy about the text in the background and didn`t want anything to take away from that- it is perfect in it`s shiny sparkly-ness 🙂

There are just two more Tuesdays before Christmas, I`ll be hard at work getting cards finished up and in the mail (trying something different this year LOL) and look forward to sharing with you my final projects in the weeks ahead!  Hope your days are full of the joys of the season, and a good measure of ink & sparkles!

Inky hugs,