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Tuesday with Tara {take 231} Peace & Joy

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got another card featuring the Festive Overlay stamp set by Tim Holtz. I colored directly on the rubber with Distress Markers, misted with water lightly and stamped on an oval panel which I had pre-cut from Ivory card stock. To keep things simple, I added the sentiment in black over it.

I pulled out an old plaid embossing folder (also by Tim Holtz) to add some texture to my background. The green oval has some pearly shimmer to it and the twine & charm I used finish it all off.

Here’s a closer look…

Here’s another look at my card along with the second card I made, using a second generation stamping of the bird on a white panel. This is done by simply misting the inked stamp with water to reactivate the remaining color on it. It gives a softer version of the original image. It’s always nice to get two for one 🙂 I finished it off with some die cut holly leaves and some bling as my holly berries.

I especially like the sentiment I chose for these cards, it’s perfect for people like me who tend to get their cards in the mail a bit late for Christmas arrival! ha!

Inky hugs,

Tara

3D Peony Sympathy Cards

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Hello and Happy Wednesday, Nancy F on the blog sharing a set of cards I created out of necessity due to a family member passing away not too long ago.

I am featuring the Crafters Companion Peony Trio 3D embossing folder, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays and Nuvo mouse along with some extras polishes from my stash. 

With all the cards I make over the year you would think I would have had something in my stash, but alas I did not and so I needed something quick and simple yet elegant and thus my cards were born. I hope you like and find some inspiration. 

How I came up with this design was really a “happy accident” as Bob Ross would say. I wanted to figure out a way to make the 3D image stand out and get my colouring done in a quick and simple way.

What better way to add color then with distress inks. Since I have been on an oxide spray kick as of late, I thought hey why not continue with the theme and try them with the embossing folder, so that’s what I did.

I pulled out some cardstock from my stash in both black and white, and cut it down to fit in the embossing folder. I sprayed the folder directly with the oxide ink and then I ran it through and the end results were very cool.

Some I did just with the oxide spray and some of the panels I would add spritzes of water as well, just to see what kind of effect I would get. The look was so cool in fact that I went on to make about 20 or so different backgrounds with both oxide sprays and mica sprays. Stay tuned, as you will see these later in other blog post.

Once all my backgrounds were completely dry it was time to play around with different products from my stash that sadly aren’t carried in the store but I have linked to something very similar.

I used Opal Gilding Polish, Nuvo Mouses, and Prima Mattalique waxes to bring out the flowers on the backgrounds. I applied all of this with just my fingers which allowed for more control over the different products. For finishing touches, I pulled out my trusty black soot distress ink and went over all the details gently just to bring out the flowers even more.


For the cards itself, each measured differently as I would trim them down to different sizes to make up for certain little blunders, so this time I won’t be adding in the measurements. I do apologize.

The sentiment I decided to use was from the Deepest Sympathy set from My Favorite Things. I used Archival ink as I stamped them onto vellum. I heat set each of the sentiment strips with my heat tool so I would not smudge the ink. I have had issues with stamping on vellum as I am always in a rush and forget to heat set.

To assemble the cards I wrapped the vellum sentiments around the floral image, taping into place on the back. I then added fun foam to the back of the panel and adhered it onto the black layer, and flat onto the card. I kept it very simple this time around as I really wanted the focus on the main images.

I am sorry if this is a bit rushed, both kids are sick, whiny and clingy, which means this mama is on very little sleep and a lot of caffeine and crashing slowly. I hope you were inspired I really love this embossing folder and have some other fun cards in the works for you. Stay tuned,

Have a wonderful week

Nancy F


Asian Lawn Fawn Card

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Hi Peeps! Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a new alcohol ink technique for you!

Directions:

Die cut a stitched rectangle out of Yupo Paper. Add an alcohol ink rainbow and let dry. Dry emboss with an Darice Embossing Folder. Sand raised areas for added dimension and interest. Adhere to an A2 card front.

Stamp out Lawn Fawn images. Colour Lawn Fawn unicorn from the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set with an alcohol based marker. Stamp pink bubble heart with Hero Arts Bubblegum Pink Ink.

Die cut stars and hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Say What Gift Tags also die cut a Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner and stamp the word “smile” on the banner end from Lawn Fawn’s Year Three stamp set.

Assemble card as shown popping up the sentiment and critters with foam tape.

Please note that this alcohol ink panel was a complete failure until I embossed and sanded it… keep those “failures” they may be anything but.