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Tuesday with Tara {take 358} Use Your Wings

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card took an unexpected turn and I really had to use my ‘wings’ to wing it and make it something I could still share with you today!  LOL

You see I was well on my way to finishing my fairly clean card design with a fun folded surprise for the SNS Challenge theme of the day ‘LIFT’, when I decided to finish things off with just a few splatters of white paint…

Do you see where this is going?  (Check out the reel I shared on instagram yesterday!)

First, let me introduce the star of my card- this funky bee by Tim Holtz.  I cut the body and wings from white glitter card stock and then colored the body with a bright yellow Copic marker.  Once everything was assembled, I added Glossy Accents over the body as well for some extra shine!  I paired it with a metallic sentiment from this sticker book (and you’ll see another sentiment later on as well!).  I mounted him diagonally on a light Kraft square, the same color as my base card and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I stamped a script background (by Impression Obsession) in the same ink on the card base.

The fun hidden ‘lift’ is under that square panel: a simple square of patterned paper folded to create a pop up element.  I had every intention of sharing a simple tutorial of that but this card took a turn on me!   Once I assembled everything, ribbon and all, I decided that a bit of bling and a few white paint splatters would be a perfect finishing touch.

I pulled out my white Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray and removed the lid to splatter a touch of paint.  And the next thing I knew that paint was in a puddle on my desk and all over my “finished” card!   Yikes!

It was about half a bottle of paint, so after I cleaned up my card the best I could (putting paper towel inside it so it didn’t stick together) I searched for random pieces of paper to dip and drip in it… who knows, maybe some fab technique will come of it?  LOL.  Once I’d used up all I had time or energy to do, I added a few more spots on my card to try to balance it out and it almost looks like I meant to do it.  Except I forgot about my folded bit and it totally stuck together and tore when I went to open it for a photo!  C’est la Vie, right?

I kinda had to laugh at my choice of sentiments, after the fact… and here I am, taking a chance and sharing my mishap with you.

The card itself is warped from all the paint and I’m not sure there’s really a good way to flatten it out, but I’m gonna tuck it under something heavy for a while and maybe it can still be useful to brighten a creative, but messy, friend’s day!  And if nothing else… I hope it makes you feel a bit better about your day!  ha!

Inky (& painty!) hugs,


Add a Little Funny!

Monday, June 20th, 2022


What better day to add a little humour to than a Monday? FUNNY is today’s prompt for Scrap ‘n Stamp’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge. A few cute images and a punny sentiment, and I had my card:



I find this sentiment particularly funny as it’s a little more unexpected than some of the usual critter puns. Since it was also the perfect reason to play with these fun Lawn Fawn goat stamps (and dies) again, it was even better. For the water, I die cut a Poppystamps whittle wave background, then trimmed it so I could use it as a mask on the card base with some salty ocean distress ink. Stamped and embossed my sentiment, and my CAS card was done!



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Colourful Flowers

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Hello crafters! Welcome to day 30 of the Random Act of Cardness events. Today the prompt word is “Colour”. You have probably noticed that I love colour, the brighter the better.

For my card today I have stencilled the base of the card using a Heffy Doodle stencil along with Squeezed Lemonade and Salvaged Patina.

In my mini Misti I then stamped the corner flowers from the Honey Bee stamp set Floral Vase, along with one of the dragonflies from the Honey Bee Dragonfly set using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

To colour I used Copic markers in the following colours, working from the top down:

Flowers: RV25, RV04, RV02; Y18, Y19, Y35 and the leaves G05, G09, G17; Middle Flowers: B0000; BG53; BG45, BG57; R27, R17, R24; Leaves YG21; YG03; YG23; Bottom Flowers: YR01, YR02, YR65; R05, Y35, Y15; Leaves G05, G09, G17; and the Dragonfly is BG10, C3 and 100.

When all the pieces were coloured I die cut the pieces using the coordinating dies. I then styled the flowers and dragonfly, and attached them to the card front using foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze and die cut with the coordinating die affixing the sentiment to the card front using foam strips.

To finish up I applied Nuvo Shimmer pen to the dragonfly along with crystals from Studio Katia for some sparkle.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card of Colours! Thank you for joining us.

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