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Tuesday with Tara {take 103}

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card set I created together with my mom when she was here visiting last week.  She was needing a variety of cards to keep on hand, so we picked up some basic supplies (a set of ivory cards & envelopes and some cute die cut labels) and set to work!  Mom had never had a chance to play with Color Burst before, so we decided that would be a fun medium to work with!  We used some small pieces of watercolor paper and experimented with a variety of colors & techniques- so much inky fun! The cards I’m sharing today feature one of Mom’s favorite color schemes, teal/aqua & purple.  I hope you like them!

As you can see, we stamped sentiments on the labes and embellished them with some pretties by Prima.
Here’s a closer look at the cards… and my cat who wanted to help with the photos 😉

You can see some subtle patterns in this one from applying an inky stencil and some salt to the paper while it was still wet.  I almost didn’t cover the background at all, it was so pretty!

I had some resist design paper we used for the border on this one, similar to designs you will find in the Prima Paintables pads (which are 40% off right now!). I used some watery ink spots from my craft sheet to add subtle color to the die cut shape.

This final card has a softer look, from picking up color that was left on our craft sheet after applying just a small amount of Color Burst to the paper.  The ribbon was also inked up using that leftover color 🙂

I know this final photo isn’t very good… but I had to share how helpful and accommodating Miss Abbey was while I was trying to take pictures.  LOL.   I have another group of cards I’ll share on another blog post that includes her as well!  Usually I can work around her, but she must have known I needed the photos right away so I could pack up the cards to send home with Mom!  I hope this helps you see how using a few basic supplies can allow you to create a fun variety of cards to have on hand!  Sentiment stamps can be your best friend… and pretty embellishments make putting it all together really easy!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Supplies used:

Cards & Die Cuts

Watercolor Paper

Resist finish paper (like Prima Paintables here, here, here and here!)

Color Burst brights & Earth Tones

Assorted Sentiment stamps (this one would be great!)

Dusty Concord Distress Ink

Assorted ribbons & flowers from the stash 🙂

Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet

Tuesday with Tara {take 102}

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Father’s Day is coming up so I thought I’d share a fun masculine card idea with you featuring the popular paper dolls by Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide and a bunch of kraft colored goodness 🙂

I started by working with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on a #8 manila tag.  I used what I like to call the ‘dip & drip’ technique- rubbing a few colors onto my Ranger Craft Sheet, spritzing with water and dipping the tag into it.  I let it drip a bit, then dried with a heat tool and repeated the process.  The Oxide inks layer beautifully, giving a really funky effect.  I finished off the tag with some brown ink around the edges.  I also stamped a vintage button border in the same brown along the left side and added a few rings of white paint (using a lid as my tool).  The card background is also Distress Oxide, a simply stamped a small dot background onto the kraft card base and a few of those paint rings as well.

I’ve been looking for things to seat the sitting dolls on, and this coffee cup seemed like a fun ‘larger than life’ option- especially for my coffee loving Dad!

I always like to add texture, and this mustache ribbon from my stash, the burlap coffee sleeve and the decorative brads helped to complete this card.  It can be a challenge for a lot of us making masculine cards that aren’t boring, but details like this make it easy!

I hope you got a bit of inspiration for some masculine creations this week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Assorted Colors of Distress Oxide

Sizzix Coffee Die

5×7 Kraft Card

#8 Manila Tag (#5 fits nicely on an A2 card)

Small Dots Background Stamp

Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts (from years ago!)

Assorted decorative brads from my stash

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 101}

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

First, can I just say WOW!  Y’all blew me away with your comments on my 100th post, it was such a joy & encouragement to see all of you stop by and I hope you keep coming back!  If you follow us on facebook, hopefully you caught the video of the draw last night – Congrats to the winner of the $100 gift certificate:

Karen

Beautiful work! Always love to see your ideas.

Happy shopping Karen!
‘Tis the season of graduations… Today I’m sharing a card that came about from assorted bits & pieces I had leftover from other projects!  I often color extra images and ink extra pieces when I’m creating, and sometimes I’m lucky enough to find a few that just work together… like this bird image, and the orange & blue background pieces!
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I thought he’d be cute with the “crazy things” grad cap & diploma, so I pulled some color from the blue Colorburst background with a wet paintbrush to be certain it would match.  Once dry, I covered the cap with nuvo glitter drops 💙, which turned out pretty fabulous!  A bit of clear embossing paste through a stencil added more shine & texture to the background.  I kept everything else simple- a black stamped greeting (also by Dina Wakley) and some orange sheer ribbon finish it off!
Here’s a closer look at my little bird…
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Hope you like it, thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials used:

Dina Wakley bird & sentiment stamp (not the exact stamps I used, but these are still available to purchase!)

Color burst

Crazy Things accessory stamps by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Scribbles Stencil

Clear Embossing Paste/ 3D gloss gel

Black Archival Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops

Sheer Ribbon

3d foam adhesive