Tuesday with Tara {take 123}

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is built on an old background I created which I hadn’t managed to turn into a card… I shared it here on the blog in it’s original form, and got a bit of a chuckle when I went looking for the original post.  Miracles do happen folks, I completed a card that I started back in September 2015!  LOL  If you want details on my yummy background, please visit that post. Today I’m going to share how I completed the card 🙂

Textured backgrounds like this one can be a bit tricky to work with… and I’ve actually pulled this one out several times and tried layering different things over it.  I finally decided to use the images from the Lawn Fawn pumpkin spice set to create another autumn-ish card before I transition fully into Christmas card mode!

I wanted to use the dies for the stamp set, so came up with a fun stacked mug design for my card.  I stamped and die cut three mugs, then cut slits in two of them to play with the stacking arrangement.  I used my background design to pull colors for my mugs and pulled out my Copic markers to see if I still knew how to use them… my goal was quick coloring, so my blending is less than awesome, but it worked!  I had this cute sentiment from Impression Obsession I thought worked well with the images, so stamped it on a pre-cut label shape, which I trimmed down to align with the card fold.  Once everything was assembled, I added touches of Distress Stickles to be my spice.

I believe Distress Stickles have been discontinued, but if you find some you should grab them up!  Or use them if you have some in your stash- they dry with a matte finish, leaving just the glitter behind, no glossy residue.  This makes them perfect as a spicy accent on my mugs of deliciousness (looks more like a mocha than a pumpkin spice latte to me, this time around!).  I used two brownish colors from my stash for this look.

Here’s a bit of a closer look at the card (I couldn’t bear to crop out all the leaves in the first photo!)

I challenge you this week… pull something out of that pile of ‘unfinished projects’ and see what you can do to turn it into a finished piece.  It feels pretty great!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. mark your calendars, next Tuesday I’ll be kicking off another BLOG HOP right here!

 

Materials Used:

Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice stamp set

Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice die set

Assorted Copic Markers

‘first relax’ Impression Obsession Sentiment

Distress Stickles (pretty sure these are discontinued, but I still love them!)

brown card stock

die cut label

Assorted Distress Ink (including Ground Espresso)

Transparent Gloss Texture Paste

Assorted Stencils/masks

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2 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 123}”What You're Saying

  1. Mary-Frances says:

    Love this card, and how all the little details really pull it together. I often just play with supplies without card ideas in mind, so also have a large collection of backgrounds waiting for card inspiration. Thanks for that inspiration!

  2. Melodie says:

    Love your colour of this card.

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