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Tuesday with Tara {take 110}

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I created with my mom when she was visiting earlier this summer.  We wanted to make a variety of all purpose cards for her to use, and came up with a plan featuring the gorgeous Wildflowers dies by Tim Holtz.

I started by preparing some black card stock and adhering some wide Be Creative tape to the back of it (I have a large roll around 5″ wide, but you can also get it in sheets which is great for this purpose!).  I then cut the wildflowers from the adhesive backed card stock, which made these detailed images a breeze to adhere to the cards!

 

Next we took some pre-cut pieces of watercolor card stock and inked them up with Color Burst- we had a great time combining colors and adding copper Liquid Metals Color Burst to some of them!  As these were small pieces, I generally chose 2-3 similar colors to blend on each piece.  I love how easy it is to mist with water, sprinkle some powder and mist some more… The backgrounds were set aside to dry while we grabbed some pre-cut tags and stamped sentiments on them.

 

Once we had all our pieces, we assembled the cards- six in total from the seven floral dies we cut!  To some we added ribbon or a stenciled background, but they are all very similar.  This was a quick and easy card set, but I think the results are very striking!

Do you see the difference in texture on this next card?  This background was made with Distress Crayons and water instead of color burst.  It’s interesting how the crayon clings to the texture of the card stock.

For this last card we added a simple stamped background for a completely different look.

As I mentioned on the previous post I shared with pics of another group of cards Mom & I created, my cat Abbey was super helpful when I was trying to photograph the cards!  LOL  Here’s a photo of her helping that just cracks me up.

I was trying to get a ‘card set’ photo but after this one I just gave up… sometimes you just have to let your pet win the battle!  Anyways, I hope you like these simple cards and the simple contrast in the design.  They were a lot of fun to make!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a creative week,

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies

Be Creative Tape– large pieces/sheets to back card stock prior to die cutting

Black Card Stock

Watercolor Card Stock (I used pre-cut pieces)

Color Burst Brights

Color Burst Earth tones

Color Burst Liquid Metals (Copper)

Distress Crayons Set 2

Assorted Distress & Archival Ink

Assorted Sentiment Stamps

 

 

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TBT with Shari T – Roses and Hearts Candle

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

 

HELLO THERE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Thanks for joining me today as we continue the Throwback Thursday feature at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog!  As the ‘Season of Love’ is creeping into view, we’re going to share Love and Valentine’s themed projects for the next several TBTs to get ya’ll in the mood!!  Today, we’re going back to a project I created two years ago for the Eclectic Ellapu DT that I was on….

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I gathered up my supplies that I’ll need for this project–let’s see, a 6″ pillar candle, some Distress Paints, some tissue paper & color Core’dinations stock, my Hearts layering stencil and my Tattered Pinecones die.

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I stenciled pink & red hearts onto my tissue paper using little finger dabbers for each paint color.

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I applied a light layer of matte gel to my candle and gently placed the tissue paper down and rolled the candle to let the tissue paper naturally fall onto the surface of the candle.  There were a few wrinkles, but I was able to smooth those down (for the most part) with an additional layer of matte gel brushed over the tissue paper.

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I formed a bunch of paper roses with my Tattered Pinecone die and I’ve found a chipboard heart in my stash that I painted with a coat of gesso.

I applied a piece of stamped tissue paper to my gesso’d chipboard heart with matte gel and heat dried. Then I rubbed Worn Lipstick & Barn Door Distress Stains over the surface with my finger and heat dried, then I finished this heart with a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, and let air dry.

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Isn’t that crackly surface divine?  Before I adhered it to my candle, I rubbed Black Soot Distress Ink over the surface and edges to highlight those cracks!

I stamped the sentiment, from the TH/SA Simple Sayings set, onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival ink and applied the ripped pieces to the candle with matte gel.

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I wrapped the candle with some funky yarn, adhered the crackly heart with foam squares and hot glued the roses in place.  TA-DA!  That’s all she wrote!!  Pretty easy, right?  With just a few products and items, you can embellish a plain candle any way you need and you’ve got yourself a lovely new piece of home décor, or a unique gift to give.  Don’t be surprised if you see other seasonally decorated candles in the coming year! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by & Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 6″ Unscented Pillar Candle
  • Distress Paints & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Tissue Paper; Color Core Stock (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Chipboard (cereal box)
  • Tattered Pinecone Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Heart #5 Sizzlet Die (Sizzix)
  • Funky Yarn; Clear Rhinestones
  • Heat Tool; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Foam Squares; Hot Glue Gun; Round Toothpicks