Tuesday with Tara {take 240} Type Talk x2

Happy Tuesday!  It’s been a wild ride this week… so much has changed in our world and I know for many of us it means a LOT more time at home.  If you are one who is home, I hope you have been able to find some time to be creative.  We would LOVE to see what you’re making and especially if it includes stencils, we’d love to see it shared in our facebook group!  I am one who works in an “essential” industry (pharmacy) and have been too exhausted to even put much thought into creating… good thing I had these cards finished and ready to share with you today!

My cards feature the fabulous Type Talk stamp set by Concord & 9th.  For my first card, I’ve used the floral image that is part of the set, colored loosely with watercolor pencils in the neutral shades of brown and teal.  The typewriter was stamped onto some paper which I inked up with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray– the mix of colors in this single spray was the inspiration for the entire card.

As you can see, the card itself is pretty simple.  I fussy cut the two stamped elements and adhered them to a stitched edge die cut panel.  I embossed my sentiment in ivory and added some stamped dots in a row above and below it.  The fun details that finished it off were some white Nuvo Crystal Drops on my typewriter keys and a bit of thin twine.  As you can see there is a touch of glitter on the flowers as well.

Here’s a more masculine version of the card (very similar, but a smaller scale than this one I shared previously).  The typewriter was stamped on the same piece of inked cardstock as my other card.

I also used the fun interactive element that I featured on my previous card.  You can see it here, as well as a closer look at the typewrite keys.  I love how the Nuvo drops picked up some of the color from the paper, making the keys more ivory than a stark white.

Wishing you creative days ahead… whether you are in full quarantine or doing some sensible ‘social distancing’ be sure to spend some time MAKING something and enjoying the way the arts are coming together during these difficult days!

Inky hugs (from afar),





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One Response to “Tuesday with Tara {take 240} Type Talk x2”What You're Saying

  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Tara this is stunning! I LOVE the colors and the way you get to pull out the sentiment!

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