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Tuesday with tara {take 352} Refresh!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a card that is a sweet reminder to *refresh*!  This sweet kitten by Anita Jeram is getting ready to refresh some spring flowers, and maybe taking some time to enjoy the flowers will give you the refresh that you need!

I wanted to work with my new mini slimline stackable dies by Lawn Fawn for this card, so I chose to make a sweet 3×6″ card this time.  I’ve been playing around with a variety of sizes as mini slims lately, but this one (or something a little bit bigger) may be my new default now that I have these dies!

This little card size is not anything new for me, even though it is kinda a ‘trendy new thing’ in card making right now!  I have been making cards this size for around 15 years!  Looking back at my personal blog (which I used when I had a store in Williams Lake, BC) I found some to share from classes I taught in 2009.  I saw some as far back as 2007 when I looked a while ago, but the photos were kinda awful 🙂

I pulled out my Copics to color this cutie, experimenting with this light Kraft Cardstock as my base.  It was a bit hard to see how the blending would come out as I worked (the ink is much darker when wet than it is on white Cardstock!), but I was pleased with the result and impressed with how well even the light colors show up!

I dug through my dies to find some flowers that would coordinate nicely with the cute one on the watering can… and I found these ones from two different funky floral sets by Tim Holtz.  I cut them from a panel of Cardstock I did some ink blending on with a few shades of Distress Oxide Ink, then added a touch of glitter to the finished flowers.

Finally, I decided on some ombre layers to match the mix of colors and of course a bit of bling to add sparkle!

Hope you like this little cutie and that you take some time to refresh… whatever that means for you!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 343} not lucky, just blessed

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve always had a sort of soft spot for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day- I feel like it doesn’t get enough credit from those of us who aren’t exactly beer drinkers! LOL. Today’s card is inspired by the challenge theme about the prize at the end of the rainbow… GOLD.

If I had the inside scoop, I would have loved to have told you the theme was inspired because of the new Foundry Wax release and those delicious metallics, but I am just as anxious to play with those as the rest of the Tim Holtz fans out there!  They look amazing!    Instead  I worked with a combination of Rose Gold foil paper (mine was an adhesive backed foil by Sizzix, similar to this one by Ranger) & Yellow Gold Glitter card stock.

I’m once again using the Lucky Love 3D Embossing/Cutting Folder by Tim Holtz & Sizzix (It should be the last time you see it for a while though!  LOL). I paired it with the ‘blessed’ word by Honey Bee Stamps and LUCKY cut from a basic alpha (discontinued Tim Holtz alpha- but there’s so many great ones available now!)

I completed my sentiment using parts of a couple different sentiment stamps- I knew which words I wanted, just had to dig through my stamps until I found them to make it all work!  The stamped greenery behind the clover is from a Christmas stamp and gives just the right feel I was going for, paired with my words.

Finishing touches include a bit of distress ink around the edges, some gold shimmer spray (this is a discontinued Pearfect Pearl Mist in Sunflower Sparkle, but any gold spray would be lovely!) and a bit of gold bling.  Lastly, I added a bit of green twine to match the green mini slimline card base.

I hope it brings a smile to your face… and helps you to count your blessings this week!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 339} Happily Ever After

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card was created to celebrate some dear friends who recently got engaged.  I took inspiration from today’s challenge theme, which is “tag” but I decided to group 3 small tags (coming soon from Hampton Art) together for my design.

This card went together pretty quickly, with the help of Distress Spray Stain to quickly cover the tags.  I taped them together with washi tape before spraying with shades of blue: salvaged patina, speckled egg & peacock feathers.  I wanted a variety of blues for my card to give a bold base for the glittery wildflower I die cut.

This lovely sentiment (coming soon to the store from Hampton Art) seemed perfect for the occasion, stamped simply in black on the lower two tags.  I added some black bling to the flower to tie it together, then finished with some teardrop shaped bling to mimic the flower petals.

I was pretty pleased with how it came together for a quick card, and more importantly my friend was delighted to receive it 🙂

Inky hugs,