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Tuesday with Tara {take 365} cheers to you

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Cheers to you!

Today’s card is inspired by the challenge word over at the SNS fb challenge group “stencil” so I used two very different stencils in two different ways… along with a generous heaping of Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink!

My starting point was the tag, which features one of the Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencils and some leftover crackle paste from another project.   This is a very detailed stencil with a ton of fun elements.  I sprinkled some Uncharted Mariner Distress Embossing Glaze over it and once dry, heated it.  I also just wiped excess paste off on the other corners of the tag to clean my palette knife which gives a bit of a resist to the Kraft tag base.  I inked over the entire tag with the Distress Oxide Ink and then added a bit of shading around the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide.

A smaller Kraft tag with a sentiment stamped on it and a ribbon bow adds a bit more texture, as well as a touch of bling.

I built my card on a 5×7 Kraft card base, stenciling and stamping in the same ink.  I’ve used Woodware’s Wheel stencil and my sentiment is by MFT.  The finishing touches are these glittery silhouette birdscut from somesugar crystal card stock.  They pretty much steal the show, but I am here for it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Tuesday with Tara {take 360} Let it SNOW

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

In my mind, I feel like I should avoid ‘snowy’ cards when I’m working on Christmas in July projects… but here I am, sharing a snowy card inspired by today’s SNS Challenge word: WHITE.

Perhaps you remember that I had a bit of an oops with a bottle of White Dina Wakley Media Gloss Spray several weeks ago (see the card & read about it here).  Since I had a puddle of white on my desk, I started grabbing papers & tags and assorted other things and dipped them in the puddle.  I suspected that since it has a glossy finish it would be fun for a resist technique, and I was right!  This card front was plain white Cardstock, which I dipped & dripped and splattered and left to dry.

I die cut the sentiment (Tim Holtz Festive Words) from Glitter Cardstock and added some color blending to the solid layer behind it.  I found a couple of Scribbly Snowflakes left over from last year’s holiday crafting and while I don’t recall what colors I used, I took inspiration from them for the palette on this card- keeping the background softer to let them stand out.

I went to my old faithful, Distress Inks to do some color blending over the card- a subtle mix of Stormy Sky, Salvaged Patina & Chipped Sapphire.  Once it was blended, I spritzed with some water and wiped off the card to really make those glossy bits pop!

I finished everything off with a few sequins and mounted it on a light blue card base.

Hope it gets you thinking about the Christmas creations you might start making this month… and the shopping you’ll do during our upcoming Christmas in July event, celebrating with 12 full days of inspiration and savings!

See you soon!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 359} Bookmarks!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I’m sure I’m not the only person who looks forward to summertime reading!  I used to read so much when I was younger, but I find these days I really have to make an effort and take time to read.  All too often, when I finally do take the time I end up using a piece of junk mail or a receipt for my bookmark.  Friends, we can do better than that!  ha!

Today I’m sharing some sweet & simple bookmarks I stamped.  I paired this little mouse by Anita Jeram (not currently in the online store- sorry!) with some paint splatters & a swoosh from this fun crafty set by Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the painty bits in Distress Oxide Ink, picking the colors based on the scraps of ribbon I could easily find on my work space to match with them!  Here I’ve used Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet.  Lastly, the mice were quickly colored in with some watercolor pencils and honestly, it’s as simple as that!

The stamp set comes with some cute little sentiments that I added to the bookmarks as well.   Before stamping, I cut the bookmarks out of some mini slimline stackables stitched dies by Lawn Fawn, and they are perfect for this!

Here’s a closer look at my cute little bookmarks!  Now I just need to make the time to use them…

Inky hugs,

Tara