Posts Tagged ‘Paper Dolls’

STAMPtember Blog Hop!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Welcome to our STAMPTEMBER blog hop!  We’re glad you have joined us and I hope you’ll enjoy the fresh inspiration from the ladies who are participating today!

We were each give a fun postage strip die set by Memory Box to create with- it includes a border die and a strip that cuts out 5 identical postage stamps.  This die is on sale right now for 25% and as you’ll see in the hop, it’s very versatile and a lot of fun!

I decided to make a tri-fold card and use the border die along the right cut edge.  I used my Scor-Buddy tool to measure the first fold (based around the layers I wanted to create behind my tag, it was 3.5″) then marked the second scoring line based on a standard 4.25″ card width. Once the border was cut, I was left with a center panel that is 4.25″ and two side panels that are 3.25″ each.  It’s a tricky fold to photograph… but here’s a look at my ‘closed’ card:

I stamped a small sentiment onto a postage stamp die and adhered it to my right panel, which I inked up with Distress Ink and misted with water for some subtle texture.

My tag features a Distress Oxide background on a kraft tag.  I die cut some words from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and paired them with a paper doll die cut.

The finishing touches on my tag are some yummy brown crinkle ribbon (dyed with the two colors of Distress Ink I used to ink the side panel on my card), a vintage key charm and a mini safety pin which I added a few seed beads to as a fun throwback to my childhood (tell me I’m not the only one who loved making ‘friendship pins’ and trading them)!  The layer of olive corrugated paper adds more fantastic texture, which is always an important element on my projects!

I hope you like my project… and I’m so excited for you to see what everyone else has done!  I love product based challenges like this because it’s so fun to see the variety that comes from working with a single item!  Happy hopping, and happy shopping!  There’s a lot of great product on sale in the store right now and tons that is fun & new!

 

Now.. check out the other great projects in today’s Blog Hop!  If you find any bad links or get lost along the way, please stop back here, all the links are listed below!

  1. Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
  2. Karla Yungwirth                  
  3. Amber Trubiak                                  
  4. Nancy Frustaci                                      
  5. Julia Chupik                        
  6. Karen Warner  
Inky hugs,
Tara
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Tuesday with Tara {take 98}

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had a great week!  Since I neglected to post a Mother’s Day card last week I thought I’d share a card celebrating women… it came about from some fun creative play with Distress Oxide and paper dolls and botanical due cuts from Tim Holtz idea-ology.

I started with a kraft card, some collaged papers and white gesso.


From there I inked & spritzed a subtle background with Distress Oxide inks (iced spruce & vintage photo) then stamped a background stamp with Faded Jeans.  I missed the stamp heavily for puddles of Oxide goodness…

After selecting die cut images, I inked a small Manila tag as well, adding some broken china for a little brighter color. I stamped the same background image on my tag, then added some script as well.

The finished card is a simple, vintage collage with some great inky layers.  Hope you like it and it inspires you to play with Distress Oxides!  They’re pretty fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials used:

kraft cardstock

manilla tag

Distress Oxide inks Broken China, Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo, walnut Stain

Idea-ology Paper Dolls

Idea-ology Botanical layers die cuts

Hero Arts background stamps

White gesso

ink blending tools & foams

crinkle ribbon

idea-ology baubles

idea-ology small talk sticker