November Sweater Weather Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Today’s hop celebrates Sweater Weather… these cooler temps let us pull out our favorite sweaters and bundle up in cozy clothes!

As always, we’ve got a prize to be won- a $50 SNS gift certificate for one lucky person who leaves a comment on a blog or social media post!  We also have savings for everyone!  Bundle up for great savings. Various products ‘bundled’ together (ie. stamp & die together) for a great price.  Check them out this weekend in the online store!

Today you’re gonna see cards from me twice along the hop (hope you don’t mind)!  I had an idea for two variations on this new Winter Trees stamp by Paper Rose and decided to share one on my personal blog- it could use some visits since I’ve neglected it a lot and am trying to give it some life again.

For my first card, I’m embracing the winter weather I know many of my friends in Canada are facing on a regular basic.   I selected a few shades of Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg, Shaded Lilac) and smooshed them onto my craft sheet, then misted them with water and picked up the color with my folded card base.  I dried with a heat tool and then dipped it again in what was left of the ink until I got some splatters I was pleased with.  I used an ivory card for this, but tried with another white card base as well and found it to be too absorbent for this technique.  Keep that in mind if you’re doing something similar at home, not all card stock is created equal and sometimes you have to play around with different mediums to get the results you want!  

The stamping on this card is all done with simple black VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  I stamped over the trees once the background was dry.  I also stamped the MFT Buffalo Plaid Background over some book print paper and I really liked how it turned out, so I’ve decided to use a strip of it on my card.  I selected a scrap of blue card stock that matched my inks and layered it behind the plaid as well as die cutting an oval label (from an old Spellbinders set). I stamped one of the sentiments from the Winter Trees set on the label and tied it on the card with some thin purple jute.

And that finishes off my simple sweater weather card!  The cool colors definitely have me thinking about bundling up in something cozy 🙂

Next up in the hop you’ll visit Nancy– you’ve already seen a little peek at her card in our hop graphic, so you know it’s gonna be fab!

Here’s the full hop order, be sure to leave us some comments along the way and check back in a couple weeks for us to announce the winner!

Thanks again for joining us today!

Inky hugs,




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27 Responses to “November Sweater Weather Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. I love the colours you chose, and stamping over the printed paper is awesome!

  2. Love this card Tara – all the colours and the details are fabulous.

  3. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome card! So beautiful!

  4. Susan Powell says:

    these colors are fantastic and I love the trees in silhouette.

  5. Giselle D says:

    I’ve never thought of stamping over a printed paper but the outcome is very coo! Those cool colours definitely remind me of a cold winter evening. Great card!

  6. Meghan Kennihan says:

    This is beautiful Tara! I LOVE the twine and colors!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    I love the details on your card! The trees are beautiful, and I love the look of the buffalo plaid design stamped over the text! Great color combo for a winter card!

  8. Deepa R says:

    Cool colours! Love the scene

  9. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Love the plaid with the trees. A very cozy winter mix

  10. Patricia Beck says:

    Love the colors, and the plaid! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.I have not tried the smooshing technique yet, but I will now. Thank you!

  11. carol says:

    Fabulous card, Tara and you’ve certainly captured the cold wintry weather and early darkness we’re having here in Alberta. Stamping over patterned papers: striking! Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Jeanette Y says:

    Beautiful colors on your card! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Cindy Holmes says:

    I am truly speechless with how gorgeous this card is! You are so very talented!

  14. Cindy Holmes says:

    I thought that I had already commented on this post? But I am unsure if I did now! HAHA! I apologize if this is a repeat! Beautiful card! I so love the colors and the checkered bottom half of the card too!

  15. Mary-Anne V says:

    Beautiful winter scene…love the silhouette trees.

  16. Carrie Erickson says:

    Love the tree sillouettes! Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

  17. Tina B says:

    Love the color choices Tara – very unique and beautiful card.

  18. Jyl B says:

    I really enjoy seeing the cards. Perhaps I will have time to check out blogs.

  19. Cheryl Taylor says:

    A beautiful card! Love the colours and the buffalo check pattern.

  20. Carol Wortman says:

    I just love the background stamp over the book paper! Very nice card I’d like to copy for a masculine recipient. Really love the colors, especially the sky.

  21. Jane McGill says:

    I love the non-traditional color of this card.

  22. Brenda says:

    Great blue choices; it all came together so nicely! Eye catching and eye pleasing. Thank you.

  23. Margaret M. says:

    Love the card. It could be used for anyone but would make a great masculine card.

  24. Jenny Wayne says:

    Love the card and the colours. Beautiful

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