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Friday Dots and Drinks!

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Happy Friday! For Day 16 of April’s Random Acts of Cardness, the prompt is DRINKS! I almost made a coffee themed card, but it is Friday, after all…

 

 

Today I’m using the smaller size of the Tim Holtz Cocktails set – we have the larger size of this set in the store, or if you like the smaller better, we have the wine set in both small and large. (The large are great for filling the front for a quick CAS card!) I added just a bit of colour and shading to the martini with a few Copic markers. For the background, I wanted to give a nod to our Polka Hop from earlier this month, so added sparkly dots with a Flora and Fauna stencil, Versamark and Wow holographic embossing powder – so sparkly in real life! For the sentiment, I used my current favourite snarky one from My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2.

 

 

If you are playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness challenge, don’t forget to tag your social media photos with #snschallenge so it’s easy for everyone to find! TGIF – hope your Friday is full of fun!

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 255} Bee Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  We’ve got another list of 31 words for our ‘Random Acts of CARDNESS’ Challenge over on our facebook group, and today’s is SCRIPT.  I’m sharing a simple card to add to my stash, which is lacking birthday cards right now!

For the ‘script’ part of my card, I’ve used the stamps from the Ranger Letter It Embossing Technique Kit.  I paired it with ‘Bee Kind’ stamps by Flora and Fauna & stacked tiles hexagon dies by Tim Holtz.  This card came together quick and easy because I used a tag I had inked up with Distress Ink and ready to go!  I love having a collection of backgrounds and tags to pull from when I need a card and the shades of yellow here (I’m guessing there’s a mix of Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed & Squeezed Lemonade Distress on this one) had me digging through my stamps for this fun set with flowers, bees & honeycomb in it!  I kept things really simple by doing all of my stamping a bold black ink, Versafine Clair Nocturne, on a kraft card.

The simple script sentiments in the letter it line are perfect for projects like this and they look beautiful heat embossed or simply stamped in black like I’ve done here.  I hope my card today brings a little happy to your day 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 232} Wood Slice Ornaments

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Happy Christmas Eve! It’s a wonderful, busy time of year, but I hope you find time to step back and find time to enjoy the beauty of it! Every year I like to give my family new Christmas ornaments, and this year I wanted to make them handmade. I noticed a lot of varieties of wood slice ornaments popping up online, so I’m adding mine to the mix. I hope you like them!

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I made several styles of ornaments, but first I’ll share the ones I used stamps on! This pair has some painting along with birds (by Flora & Fauna) stamped in Versafine Clair Ink. I left them to dry for a while and colored them simply with watercolor pencils. Having seen several tutorials that used pencils & gambol (which I don’t have) I also blended with a tiny bit of water. Snowflakes are falling… I started with dots of paint, but finished it off with Nuvo drops for texture.

For this one I painted the tree with paint and outlined it with a black Sharpie marker. This pair is already hanging on our tree 🙂

Here’s another set I made using stamps from the same Flora & Fauna Stamp set. For these, I painted a white background on the wood slice. I was curious if it would stamp/color better on raw wood or paint. Both worked fairly well, though I like the pencils on raw wood better!

Next, I tried Distress Oxide on the white painted background. The text is Versafine Clair Ink again.

For this next set, I painted a black background and layered die cut snowflakes over it. I really like how bold and simple these ones are!

Lastly, here’s a set of hand-painted ornaments, inspired by one I saw on Pinterest!

As you can see, I had fun making wood slice ornaments this year! There’s so many possibilities… you just have to raid your stash a bit and see what inspires you!

Inky hugs & Merry Christmas wishes,

Tara