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Tuesday with Tara {take 322} Awesome

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I hope your day is AWESOME!  I’ve been looking forward to playing with my new awesome stamp & die sets from Photo Play’s Stay It With Stamps Line!  I’m primarily featuring the die on this card, but you see a small bit of the stamp set here as well.  There is a huge variety of sentiments in this set that lets you use the word for almost any occasion that calls for some awesome!

I really wanted to make an autumn card, but something about being a child/teen in the 80’s took me in a different direction… I keep a pile of scraps and backgrounds that I’ve made to use for quick cards, and this crazy colorful one from some play with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays felt very 80’s awesome to me!  I used a bunch of colors, but I decided to bring focus on the deep night shade in the corner and use that for my die cuts & stamping.

I used VersaFine Clair in Twilight to stamp the sentiment and the background text behind the awesome die cut.  A leafy branch cut from that same deep blue shade anchors it all together, while filling in some white space in that inky background!

I finished everything off by edging the background piece with blue ink (I literally grabbed a blue inking tool and used what was on it… most likely Prize Ribbon Distress Ink) and mounting on a light Kraft background.  A bit of bling, including one a bit larger than I normally use, seemed to fit this bold but simple card design.

Thanks for visiting!  Have an AWESOME day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 320} Blessed to Know You

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I’m working on getting myself mentally prepared for Thanksgiving next weekend (it’s a little bit harder when you live in the south, y’all), so a card celebrating how blessed I am seemed fitting!  Of course, I’m using the ‘blessed’ dies from the Honey Bee “Bitty Buzzwords” set (it’s just so pretty!) and I decided to pair it with an older stamp set by Concord & 9th which is still in stock- Just because.

I started this project digging through some scraps to find something I wanted to die cut my word out of… here I’ve used some orange metallic card stock over a background made from Dina Wakley Media sprays.   Once I started with yellow, I really wanted to find a sunflower image to pair with it… but that’s just going to have to be something that goes on my wish list, I guess!  I noticed the sketchy blossom in this stamp set, however, and decided together with the leaves, branches & splatters that it would be a good fit!   I stamped in Distress Oxide Inks exclusively- Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo.

I added a bit of shimmer to finish off my otherwise simple card.  While I don’t have any of the Mica Sprays, I do still have a good supply of Perfect Pearl Mist (which I’m guessing are like the Mica Sprays without the dye in them) and so I’ve used the color Sunflower here.  If you’ve got the Perfect Pearls powders, you could create your own sprays simply by mixing them with water in a spritzer bottle.   A bit of clear bling finished everything off!

Plan to join us back here on FRIDAY for our upcoming Blog Hop, it should be a great way to kick off the holiday weekend!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 310} Get Well Bloom

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a bit of redemption for the hot mess I made experimenting with blowing Dina Wakley’s Gloss Sprays to make backgrounds… I salvaged what I could from the messiest of the hot mess (like the ones I tried to smoosh together- big fail) and I did some die cutting!  My card today features one of the Colorize dies that Tim Holtz has been releasing, this one is called BLOOM and unfortunately SNS doesn’t have it in stock (but they are trying to get it!).  I’m using the die cuts together with some simple black stamping with a Heffy Doodle Get Well stamp and a big Best Friend Background background by MFT.

These Colorize dies (since bloom isn’t in stock, I’m linking to a random fave!) are pretty cool, you cut pieces for multiple layers which build up to complete the design.  There’s at least 3 pieces for each, thankfully they are marked on the back which color to cut them (according to the package design) so I stuck with the basics here, with my vibrant, messy, glossy twist!  I cut the pieces marked pink from pinkish parts of my paper and yellow from the yellowish parts, etc.  It ended up pretty cool and I love how the glossy bits (where the paint was thicker when it dried) really add fun texture!

As you can see, I added a bit of splatter to the yellow panel to bring a bit more of the gloss on the card.  I’ve been trying to create more ‘flat’ cards these days instead of constantly reaching for 3D foam to add texture.  This card still has plenty with all of those layers in my bloom!  I did not manage to resist the urge to add a bit of bling though… I swear these little Studio Katia crystals call to me!

Apart from putting the bloom die cut together, this card was stamped & assembled fairly quickly and I think it would brighten the day of someone who isn’t feeling well, don’t you?

Inky hugs,

Tara