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Tuesday with Tara {take 295} Framed

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s challenge word is ‘frame’ and I took an opportunity to feature a new to me set of Hexagon Frame dies by Penny Black.  Sadly, it’s no longer featured in the SNS online store, but I hope you enjoy the card anyways!

I paired some frame cuts with a fern from the Garden Greens die set by Tim Holtz, but any leafy shape would look lovely as well!  Once I had an arrangement I liked I had to find a sentiment to fit the small space… there are several that would be perfect in the hello sunshine stamp set by Concord & 9th!  I chose to stamp it with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink since I knew it would give me great color on the Kraft die cut panel.  If you haven’t tried stamping with Distress Oxides on Kraft you NEED TO DO IT!

The same green is the dominant color on the fern, which I had previously inked up on a piece of watercolor card stock.  You can see a bit of the shimmer I added with a Nuvo pen on the leaves and the inner frame.

Something about geometric shapes really lend themselves to simplicity, like I’ve done with this card.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you frame today!

Inky hugs,


All Those Circles!

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Welcome to Friday, everyone!  It’s Nancy here today with a relatively clean and simple card to go with the Random Acts of Cardness prompt of CIRCLE.  Can you believe we’ve being doing these word prompts for more than a year now?!  I’m just happy that winter is behind us and while spring in Calgary can be hit or miss, I am hopeful that things will just continue to get better (cue the inevitable snowstorm…).


I had a lot of ideas floating in my head about what I wanted to do to play with circles… there are so many possiblities!  But I decided to create a circle (wreath) out of circles…. I chose some beautiful inks from Versafine Clair and started to play with my Gina K Wreath Builder and some circle stamps from My Favorite Things.

Aren’t those colours delicious??!  I just love the coverage I get with the Versafine Clair inks, even on a solid stamp.  And I enjoyed using the Wreath Builder to create something that wasn’t a standard floral wreath.  In fact, I think this was easier for me than figuring out where to place flowers and greenery.

*Images:  My Favorite Things Color Drops; Gina K Wreath Builder
*Tools:  Gina K Wreath Builder; Misti; Perfect Layers

Tuesday with Tara {take 294} just a note

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a quick, happy little card featuring an adorable image by artist Anita Jeram.  I have always loved children’s books, and was so excited to see that Colorado Craft Company has partnered with Anita, who illustrated Guess How Much I Love You.  Her characters are so adorable and I know that the set I’ve used today “Wishing You Happiness” will be the first of many that I purchase…

I kept my card simple, but colorful to keep the focus on this cute little mouse with his note pad… colored simply with a mix of watercolor pencils and Distress Ink.  I had a scrap of background paper that I tweaked a bit, adding a bit of blended Distress Ink then stamping the MFT Best Friend Background over it.  I love a good text stamp, and this one is great because it has lots of phrases about friendship.

At the last minute as I was about to glue down my layers, I decided some soft yellow polkadots would be a fun addition to this card.  I grabbed the Dotty Lottie stencil I had used on my last card and added some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink very lightly across the panel of watercolor card stock.  It is not neon as it appears in my first photo, it’s actually quite subtle if it’s not in direct sunlight!

I hope you have a great day, and check out the new list of words for our #snschallenge on Facebook!  Today’s word is NOTE!

Inky hugs,