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Tuesday with Tara {take 242} Spring Hugs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

If you’ve been following along with our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge, you may have noticed that today’s theme is TRIO.  I’m sharing my twist on the theme in todays card, which features a trio of circles, flowers & leaves. I’ve also got the added bonus of using a HUG sentiment on my card.

I’ve used flowers & sentiments from another Gina K set called Hugs & Wildflowers.  I had some scraps of paper that had been inked up with Color Burst previously and decided to die cut three MFT stitched circles from the piece.  I ended up using the tiniest circle, which was a good pair with the tiny flower I stamped!  Once again I’m also using a leaf die cut from Tim Holtz.  I anchored all the individual pieces to another stitched die cut, this time a rectangle.  (I used a set by MFT, but this one by Lawn Fawn is in stock right now.) The big hugs sentiment seemed perfect considering our monthly theme, and I added a few vintage ‘chit chat’ stickers by Tim Holtz.  I think these may have been one of the first sets of stickers he released years ago!

As a finishing touch I added some white paint splatters to the kraft card base, which measures 5.5″ square.  I hope you like it and are feeling my hugs from afar… can’t wait to see your ‘TRIO’ designs on our facebook challenge page!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Sending Paper Hugs Blog Hop!

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Paper Hugs Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to send paper hugs your way along with our design team… these projects are soon to be blooming with creativity to bring some cheer to your day!

As usual, we encourage comments on our posts… and will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win a $50 gc for the SNS online store!   Be sure to read through to the end of this post for links to the rest of the girls cards!  Any orders placed this weekend could get a FREE ‘paper hug’ sentiment stamp like the one I used on my card- just put ‘send me a hug’ in your order comments!  (freebies are while supplies last)

I’m gonna kick things off with this card featuring this gorgeous Colossal Coneflower stamp by Gina K Designs.  This stamp set is really gorgeous, with several leaves, blooms & sentiments to mix and match.  I kept it simple with just one flower on my card, pairing it with the Paper Hug stamp by Picket Fence Studios.

I stamped onto some watercolor paper in a pale grey Archival ink so I wouldn’t have dark lines competing with the vibrant colors I wanted to use.  I took my inspiration from an image of echinacea in this gorgeous mix of fuchsia and orange.  I went in with my Aquarell Watercolour Pencils (if you don’t have any, try starting with a set like this one by Nuvo) and just shaded away until I got a color blend I was happy with.  I love blending it all together with a water brush since it’s so easy to work with.

I finished things off with a bit of shimmer… I splattered some shimmer of Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.  I used one of the bottles of Perfect Pearls Mist, which I don’t believe they make any more, but I think you can get the same effect mixing some pearls with a bit of water and splattering with a brush.  It adds such a pretty bit of shimmer to this simple card!  I decided to trim down a 5×7 kraft card base to just 3.75″ wide and make a tall & slim card.

I added a the ‘paper hug’ sentiment, which I inked in a purple ink, then penciled over in orange to add an ombre effect.  A gold pen lightly over all of it adds a bit of extra shimmer too!

 

I can’t wait to share with you what the rest of the team has been creating- hope it brings you warm fuzzies like a real hug, which I know most of us aren’t getting near enough of these days with all the social distancing that is going on 😉  Next up on the hop is Chala– enjoy!  Here’s the full list of links:

 

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

MFT Happy Birthday

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Hi all… Nancy here with a card using some items from My Favorite Things.  I struggle with this stamp, but am pleased with how it turned out for this card.  It’s one of those stamps that I just “had to have” when I first saw it…. but it honestly is sitting and collecting dust.  I’m glad I found an excuse to grab it from my bin to play with it.

It’s a pretty straight forward card… I stamped the greeting in two different ink colours, using the second generation stamping technique right on to the front of a side fold card.  What I mean is that I stamped the A and P in happy with full strength ink and the H P and Y after stamping off the ink.  I added a strip of black behind the patterned paper that is along the side before adhering it to the card front.  A few pieces of bling and sequins and the card was done!

The art of a clean and simple card is leaving a good chunk of unaltered space on the front of your card… sometimes it’s hard to walk away, leaving empty space… but it’s worth it!

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; Lawn Fawn Black Licorice

*Patterned Paper:  MFT Over The Rainbow

*Images:  MFT Happy Birthday Blend

*Ink:  Gina K Summer Ink Cubes

*Embellishments:  assorted bling and sequins