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Tuesday with Tara {take 335} Simple Love

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I was inspired by a card & challenge our former design team member, Nancy, shared on Instagram to make a card with no layers a big bold sentiment!  I almost had two cards that fit the challenge, until an ink smudge forced me to trim & layer 🙂

Both card were started with a heart stencil I made just by using the outline of a die cut shape as my frame to blend ink through.  I’ve used a mixture of Kitsch Flamingo & Abandoned Coral Distress Inks.   For this first card, I stamped over it a sentiment I pieced together from the Bitty Buzzwords stamp set combined with a Valentine’s Day greeting.  A big black smudge forced me to trim it down and layer it onto a red card base, but I like the extra bit of color it gives!

The second card was the same technique, just a single sentiment from Picket Fence “Happiness Belongs to You” set.  Both cards have a few bits of bling to finish everything off!

They’re sweet and simple… hope you have a lovely day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 331} Birthday Hugs

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card its designed for those January and December birthdays… the ones that are so close to Christmas that they sometimes get overlooked!  They are a perfect opportunity to use the wintery stamps in your collection and let them know how special they really are.  I actually purchased this ‘Snowman Joy‘ die by Penny Black specifically for birthday cards, though it would definitely work for Christmas too!

I wanted to highlight the simple white snowman on a fun ombre background of blended Distress Oxide Inks.  I chose soft pastels again, blending into the bright pink of kitsch flamingo on top!  I set this blend aside to dry overnight before die cutting with a stitched frame and then white embossed a birthday sentiment from MFT.

I muddied things up a little bit when I added some shading (oops… that’s what I get for having a dirty brush!) so I added a bit of glitter to help 🙂  A few scattered crystals added to the sparkle and finished off this simple card.  Sometimes simple is best, especially when you have a cute die like this one to be your focal point!  I think it’ll bring a smile to the recipient, don’t you?

Inky hugs,

Tara

Time to Celebrate

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Welcome back to real life after a holiday weekend! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt on the Facebook Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page is CELEBRATE! It would be easy to use this prompt for a Christmas card, but I’m ready to ease back into regular cardmaking. 😉  Here’s what I came up with:

 

 

When a card is this clean and simple, it’s nice to add a bit of a WOW factor, and for me, it was cutting the two My Favorite Things martini glasses out of sparkly blue Memory Box glitter cardstock. It’s one of teammate Jess’s “picks”, and it’s a good one! Gorgeous shimmer, and die cuts beautifully. I also cut a few extra martini glasses out of some scraps of blue cardstock – the narrow stems of the glasses are hard to pop up with foam tape, I find.  For a little background interest, I added a light grey stencil of brickwork… perhaps this celebration is taking place in a trendy bar? 😀  The sentiments come from two different MFT stamp sets, Balloon Bundle and A Toast to You. To finish, I layered everything on a grey card base to pick up on the stencilling.

 

 

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