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Tuesday with Tara {take 189}

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

I am thrilled to have some of the new releases from Tim Holtz in my hands and couldn’t let a lack of studio time stop me from sharing a card with you… this is a simple one that turned out entirely different than what I started creating, but the basic combination of elements is still there 🙂  When I saw the long scribble in the ‘Media Marks 1‘ set, it reminded me of a flower and I wanted to try using it behind one of the new die cut ‘Wildflower Stems 1‘ designs.  Both designs are more than 5″ tall, larger than I imagined when I ordered them, but so pretty as a statement piece on a card!

I die cut an edge on a 5.5″ kraft card and had originally planned to have the flower on the right panel… but in the end decided some simple stamping on kraft was best, especially when I thought to combine it with a piece from a 6×6 paper pad I’ve had in my stash for 6 or 7 years! LOL   The scribble was stamped in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, which is also the color I used on the flower die (together with Spiced Marmalade for the flower center and Mowed Lawn for the stem).   A bit of ‘blizzard’ Nuvo Glitter Drops were scribbled loosely on the colored flower for a bit of dimension and sparkle.  I glued the colored flower onto the kraft base with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Since I was adding a large piece of patterned paper, I kept the rest simple- a small talk sentiment (I think this is from the original set) and a bit of bling complete my card!  I hope you like it… you’ll be seeing more projects featuring both the stamps and die set in the coming weeks, but I enjoyed using them together on this card!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Strawberry Thanks Card

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a strawberry thanks card for you today.  Like many of you I await Spring and Summer and I love strawberries!  Here we go!

Directions:

Die cut the Paper Smooches Thanks Word die (twice) and other pieces of patterned Lawn Fawn paper as shown above.  Although I used older Lawn Fawn paper you can get the same effect by using this Lawn Fawn 6×6 paper pack.

To die cut the blue scalloped edge under the yellow, use the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Boarders die, as shown above.

Adhere patterned paper to an A2 card front.  Using the Lawn Fawn stamp set Sweet Friends stamp images and colour as shown.  Be sure the use Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the stamping so your alcohol ink markers won’t make the ink run.  Below is the directions for the strawberry.

Some Like it HOT blog hop

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Welcome to our February Blog Hop- “Some like it HOT” this theme is all about hot beverages- coffee, tea, hot chocolate… 

We will be giving away 9 prizes – one for each designer. 8 Some Like it Hot prize packs and one $50 gift Certificate Prizes will be chosen randomly from the people who comment.  We are especially excited as this is our first hop with the new design team, I hope you’ll take time to bookmark and explore each of their blogs and leave them some love 🙂  Here’s the full hop order & everyone’s links:

Tara (you are HERE at the SNS blog!)

And now let me jump in and show you my card!  I fell in love with this cutie from Penny Black “Saying a Latte” and have been saving her for this hop- I’ve been out of practice coloring with my Copic Markers, except for small images, but she was a fun one to play with!  I actually have 2 cards featuring her to share (since I colored a backup “just in case I mess up” image as well).  Since I knew coloring was going to take a bit of time, I kept the rest of my design pretty simple- stamping my sentiment on a panel die cut with MFT’s Stitched Edge die.  I also just got the new gradient square stencil by Tim Holtz and the angles seemed like a perfect match!

I used a mix of Distress Oxides on the stenciled details, but I’m not even positive of all the colors because I used a dirty ink blending tool. LOL. (note to self- buy more blending foams!)  I knew the Cracked Pistachio would match my die cut panel, but the rest was just trial and error! I figure you really can’t go wrong with a mix of blues & greens- they are my happy colors!  A few pearl details & twine added some subtle embellishments to my simple card.

And here’s one last pic with the two cards together- the other is free of embellishments, but very similar in design!

I hope you enjoyed my card and are getting warmed up a bit for our “Some Like it HOT” blog hop!  We hope you’ll join us and play along with our challenge blog as well this month!  If you’re ready to keep moving, head on over and check out Dawn’s project!

Inky hugs,

Tara