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Tuesday with Tara {take 277} Christmas Joy

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is hoping to send some Christmas JOY your way with this bold & simple card design featuring a great die cut sentiment by MFT over a background created with assorted Rustic Wilderness Distress products.

The background was a bit of a ‘practice’ piece which I stamped, inked & stenciled on while working on some of my recent projects, so it has a variety of designs worked into it that ended up making a pretty fun background for a card like this!

I had hoped to make this card using one of the fun Iconic Christmas shapes that was featured in the blog hop, but I’m still waiting on mine to arrive in the mail… so I pulled out this cute Santa hat from the Festive Things die set by Tim Holtz.  I die cut it from red card stock as well as a scrap of white (the same pearly card stock I used for the sentiment).  Once I glued it all together and did some inking, I added a bit of Nuvo Glitter Drops to the hat.  I found some chunky green glitter I bought last Christmas and added it around the hat in the ‘O’ for a bit of extra fun.

All in all, this card pieced together pretty quickly and you can bet I’ll be making some more with a variety of colors and shapes in the opening!  I also have plans for another card using the letters that I cut out from this one… tis the season!

Inky hugs,

Tara

*Random Acts of Cardness*

Friday, August 28th, 2020

I hope you’ve had fun playing along with the design team with the Random Acts of Cardness prompts this month.  A little secret you may not know is that each of us chooses the words we want to do on the days we are scheduled to appear on the blog.  For today, I chose the word “cheers”, thinking it was a great word to go along with our blog hop this month… and then I had no idea of what I wanted to do with it!

So I gook a page from Chala’s book and pulled out my Foil Quill and my Silhouette and had a go at it.  You can’t tell from this photo, but the words are done in a great pink foil.  So much shimmer!

To finish off this card, I used my We R Memory Keepers Layers Guides to create some different sized mats after stamping the Tonic Studios champagne flutes in Gina K Amalgam Ink and colouring them first with Copics and then adding some “bubbles” with Stickles.

Snow Simple!

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday Crafters!

I feel like we just finally are getting into summer weather and here we are talking about Christmas again!?  Lol!  Today I am playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge and Christmas in July theme by showing  you a card that is “snow simple!”

I really want to show you how you can take a stamp set that you already have and make it feel like a Christmas/Winter card just by adding a bit of snow.

I will be using Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Fairy Friends however, another super cute set that you could use is the Frosty Fairy Friends.  I will be doing some ink blending and masking.

When I am creating a scene card I like to plan out on scrap paper where everything is going to go.  Basically, I stamp everything out and then plan my masking and in what order I need to stamp everything.  This saves me from making too many mistakes and ruining my good cardstock.

Once I have everything planned out I can go ahead and stamp the images that I want to appear in front first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I will then stamp the images again onto a Gina K Masking Magic sheet.  I fussy cut out the images with my Cutter Bee Scissors and apply the masks overtop of the images.

I then ink blend with my foam ink blending tool in the colour Chipped Sapphire adding a nice dark solid layering of the ink to the background.  I then use my small Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brush and blend Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White Ink around the light and fairy house to give the effect of light reflection.  I also take advantage of the circular shape of the foam blending tool and make a circular impression around the actual light in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  Adding this yellow colour gives another dimension to the glowing light feel.

I can then remove the masking paper with my Tim Holtz Craft Pick and colour the images with my Copic Markers.

To make this stamp set feel more “Wintery” or “Christmas” like I begin sketching out where I want the little piles of snow to be with a white gel pen and then I go over these areas with white acrylic paint with a  fine paint brush and also add a few dots here and there to look like falling snow.

Now, you can totally leave your card just like this.  However, I took it a step further (because this girl likes a bit of sparkle on her cards) and I pulled out my laminator and some glitter embossing powder as well as some little iridescent stars that I sometimes use in my shaker cards.     I could have also actually made this a shaker card…but, I was feeling lazy and I also wanted the look of the snow falling without having to shake the card.

I let my laminator heat up and then I sprinkled the glitter embossing powder and iridescent stars in-between the laminator sheet and ran it through.  Using white heat embossing will also work depending on white kind of look you want.  I suggest you do a few test pieces to see how your embossing powders react as well as play around with how much powder to use.

I die cut an oval in another card panel piece and adhered the snowy laminated piece to the back with Be Creative Score-Tape, trimmed off the excess laminating piece.

I then did a bit of stamp surgery using my Cutter Bee Scissors and altered one of the sentiment stamps so that I could just use the word “fairy”.  I then stamped “fairy” and “Christmas” on the lower right hand side of the oval card panel.  I then adhered this panel onto the stamped card piece using one layer of foam tape.  I think maybe two layers would have been better for more dimension.  The last thing to do was then to adhere all of this onto a side folding card, again I used the Be Creative Score-Tape for this.

I really wish that you could see this card in person as when you move it back and forth in the light the look of the snow between the laminated sheet is quite stunning against that ink blended background.

I hope this card has inspired you to look at the stamps sets you have and to see how simple it is to transform them into Winter/Christmas themed cards by adding a little snow.

Hoping you stay cool this week and I look forward to seeing what you create that is “snow” themed by posting your photos on the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

Take care!

~Chala