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Tuesday with Tara {take 326} Cup of Joy

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is Sending you a Cup of Christmas Joy for today’s Random Acts of Cardness theme, coffee.

I finally took some time to play with the new Villainous Potion Distress Inks this week and I challenged myself to use them for this theme!  I first got inky, creating some background paper with a mix of regular Distress & Oxide Inks. I splattered a bit of silver over it and also inked up some thin crinkle ribbon to match.  Love it!

I pulled out the Coffee Understands set by Picket Fence Studios and the Sending Christmas Joy die by MFT.  While I love this big sentiment, sometimes it’s a challenge fitting other images with it on a card.  I played around with my layout a bit and decided on a 5.5″ square card with the girl from the stamp set stamped beside it, since she’s almost as tall as the text.  The tall to-go cup is a great fit to sit over the open “O” in JOY.

I decided to pull it all together with some snowflakes on the background, using Distress Oxide ink through a snowflake stencil (by Paper Rose) which is really bold on the Kraft card base.  I layered it all together and decided to keep it simple and call it done!  The offset layers are a fun & different twist, but the ribbon seems to balance it all out.

And yep… my fingers are still inky!

Inky hugs,



When It Snows

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Hello to you, Kia here with you today for day 22 of the Random Act of Cardness series. Today’s prompt is Scenes, and that is what I have done using Penny Black stamps and distress inks.

First I am using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper for my card today. I have trimmed it to fit a 4.5×6 inch card base, matting with black card from Gina K Designs.

This card was not planned, it sort of fell together. I started with the birch trees and took it from there. Clearly, finding a stamp that would fit and balance the card would be nice. Alas, I came upon the Quietude stamp, which I think is perfect.

To start I stamped the Birch trees on a piece of copy paper, then stamped on the watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

I used the mask to cover the trees and stamped the Quietude stamp using Rustic Wilderness distress ink, with nothing on the reeds. I then added Walnut Stain spritzed with water to the reeds, then to ensure they were waterproof I went over them with a brown Sharpie fine liner pen.

As I went I let the colours dry before adding more layers of colour which helps keep the colours bright.

To finish up my scene I used Bleedproof white watercolour to paint the snow, adding in bits of Abandoned Coral, which I also added to the heart in the tree. I was also wearing a coral top, hence the coral below the picture too!

Using white Gouache mixed with water I added a lot of splatter for the snow, and while still wet I added splatters of Perfect Pearls.

The scene is matted with Gina K Design black onyx card which is glued to a Neenah card base.

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Snowflake Card using Gina K Holiday Hexagons

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Hello dear friends!

Chala here for today’s prompt word “Snowflakes” and I will be using the Gina K Holiday Hexagons for my card.  I also think the Folk Art Snowflakes would be cute as well.

It is that time of year again when we need to embrace the colder weather (and snow) and what better way to celebrate than to play in your craft room where it is nice and warm and cozy!

The first step to create this card is to prepare the “ripped mask” to place on the top and bottom of the card.  You can tear the masking paper yourself or use a tear ruler like I did.

I then lay the masks down to create a strip in the middle of the horizontally laid card panel where we will place our images.  I used and ink blending brush and broken china distress ink to lightly lay down a layer of ink.  Don’t pull up the masking paper yet!  We want to stamp our snowflake images next.

Next I will lay the panel in my stamp platform and arrange the hexagon snowflakes in a pleasing pattern and ensuring part of the snowflake is on the exposed card panel and the other part is over top of the mask.  I then stamp the snowflake images in the faded jeans distress ink.

The fun part is removing the masking paper to see the image we created underneath.

The last thing we need to do to the panel is stamp our sentiment.  I used Versamark Watermark ink and silver embossing power.

I trimmed the panel down so I could add a layer of silver chrome mirrored cardstock to frame it out and then adhered the entire panel onto a horizontal top folding card base.

Here is the finished card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!