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Snowflake Card using Gina K Holiday Hexagons

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Hello dear friends!

Chala here for today’s prompt word “Snowflakes” and I will be using the Gina K Holiday Hexagons for my card.  I also think the Folk Art Snowflakes would be cute as well.

It is that time of year again when we need to embrace the colder weather (and snow) and what better way to celebrate than to play in your craft room where it is nice and warm and cozy!

The first step to create this card is to prepare the “ripped mask” to place on the top and bottom of the card.  You can tear the masking paper yourself or use a tear ruler like I did.

I then lay the masks down to create a strip in the middle of the horizontally laid card panel where we will place our images.  I used and ink blending brush and broken china distress ink to lightly lay down a layer of ink.  Don’t pull up the masking paper yet!  We want to stamp our snowflake images next.

Next I will lay the panel in my stamp platform and arrange the hexagon snowflakes in a pleasing pattern and ensuring part of the snowflake is on the exposed card panel and the other part is over top of the mask.  I then stamp the snowflake images in the faded jeans distress ink.

The fun part is removing the masking paper to see the image we created underneath.

The last thing we need to do to the panel is stamp our sentiment.  I used Versamark Watermark ink and silver embossing power.

I trimmed the panel down so I could add a layer of silver chrome mirrored cardstock to frame it out and then adhered the entire panel onto a horizontal top folding card base.

Here is the finished card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

~Chala

Tuesday with Tara {take 317} TWO

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card celebrates the BIG event in our lives last weekend… our grandson turned TWO years old!   I was faced with the challenge of making a card for him that was both creative and simple.  I hope you like what I came up with!

I combined two fun stamp sets for this card- a cupcake by Gina K Designs and a dog by Anita Jeram.  I knew I could add two candles to the cupcake but I wanted something simple with no coloring and I wanted a big number 2 on my card front!  I went with a simple blue & green color scheme- doing my stamping with Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and my ink blending with Twisted Citron.  My blending brush was a bit dirty (oops) so that’s why you see some color variation in the green part of my card!

I started by stamping the cupcake and dog on a panel of Cardstock that I cut 1/4″ smaller than my card front, spacing them so there was room on both sides and beneath the images.  I used another piece of scrap Cardstock the same size and sketched a large 2 on it, then cut it out (trimming and adjusting it here and there until I was happy with it).  I then placed it over the stamped images and used a bit of washi tape and some scraps of paper to roughly mask over the parts of the dog & cupcake that overlapped.  I should have done a proper mask, using a post-it note, or even better a product like Masking Magic… but I improvised with what was on the table next to me 🙂

From there, I just gradually added color over the entire background with my blending brush.  Once I was done, I lifted my masks to reveal my design!  In order to add a bit more texture, I splattered some water across the design.  I did forget that I had used water-based ink for my stamping as well… so as you can see, I got some splotches there too.  I decided to embrace it and add some blue splatters too for a bit of a confetti vibe!  A tiny bit of glitter on the candles was my finishing touch after adhering the panel to a blue card base.

I stamped a smaller pup from the set on the envelope to finish things off.  It turned out to be a pretty fun design, if I don’t say so myself!  The only thing I’d change is next time I would probably use a permanent ink for my stamping so it wouldn’t bleed with my spritzing 🙂

Wishing you a day full of inky fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 315} Happy For You

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s Challenge word is SPRITZ so I took it upon myself to use Distress Spray Stains as my ink medium today!  I also took inspiration from the teasers for the new Distress Crayon Release and limited my palette to the three newest Distress Colors- Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina & Kitsch Flamingo.  They’re really pretty together, and while I love the combo they are not in my ‘comfort zone’ together, so I really struggled to get a finished card together (I made a bunch of backgrounds though, so you’ll see them pop up here & there!)

For this background, I used the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and using the stains it was a favorite of mine for the way the inks were able to mix & blend together in some spots and still show spray/splatter marks on other spots.    I stamped first the Tim Holtz Floral Outline Stamps over the Cardstock, then after it was dry I spritzed the three colors over it.  I did not add water to my background, but I did go back over it with some pink (kitsch flamingo) as it was the lightest color and the other colors were definitely dominant.

I really wanted to keep this card simple, and I chose a pretty sentiment from Gina K Designs to go with it.  I struggled a lot with what to add and finally die cut a few different leaves and layered them on the card. I added a few touches of bling and a twine bow for some texture.

I really struggle with designing cards in certain colors and this was an example of that for me!  I do love the colors together with these stamps though, and you’ll see them again soon!

Inky hugs,

Tara