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Tuesday with Tara {take 293} fresh growth

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s FRESH card is actually a throwback to one of my favorite cards I made a couple of years ago… I’m so enjoying this spring, the warmer days and the fresh growth in flower gardens and seeing leaves & flower buds on trees!  So enjoy this tribute to fresh growth, both outside and in!

Throwback to 2019…

BRING ON SPRING!  I am so ready for some sunshine and to start seeing more green things popping out of the dirt!  Since I still had the same stamp & die sets by Tim Holtz I featured last week out on my desk, I decided to keep working with them… there’s so many fun elements to create with!  I’m embracing green this week though, using the leafy designs on each set together because they remind me of spring!

I started by inking up the white die cut foliage in Distress Inks: cracked pistachio and twisted citron.  I then took a cream card base and stamped the leafy stem as a background alternating with the two colors.  I used a water brush to pull color from the stamp and lightly color my images with the opposite color they were stamped in.  I then took one of the smaller images from the Media Marks stamp set and inked only a portion of it to fill in some of the empty spaces and finished off the card base by adding some twisted citron to the edges of the card.

I cut a strip of craft card stock to go the full height of the card and stamped the sketchy stripes in cracked pistachio Distress Oxide.  I then adhered the foliage with some glitter glue, knowing it would ooze out behind the design a bit and I wanted to add some glitter.  I smudged the glitter with my fingers and since I liked how it was looking I grabbed my tub of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and decided to brush it over the entire strip and foliage. It’s a very thin layer, but has lots of sparkle that really picks up the light!

Once dry, I assembled it and added another sentiment sticker- because the white letters didn’t match my cream card, I rubbed some twisted citron distress ink over them.  I added a thin strip of foam adhesive behind the stickers to give a bit more dimension and stability.

I hope my card brings a bit of spring… or hope for spring to your day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 292} Birthday Wishes & Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  The birthday celebrations are continuing here on the blog (and also on instagram, so be sure to visit SNS & my personal feed-I’m “msespresso” for more chances to win)!  My card today is a slimline one, featuring the Make a Wish stamp set by Gina K.

Today’s card started with a background I made a couple months ago when I made this birthday card– I’ve used similar colors (but more of them!) and the same stencil & glitter paste.   This panel had a few smudges and imperfections, but it’s still so pretty with all that glitter I decided to use it anyways!  I used the Picket Fence Slimline dies to cut the panel and a circle window out of it.  I placed the die cut panel over my card base (which measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches folded) and stamped the cupcake inside the window with Archival Ink.

The stamp set which includes the cupcake is part of the Present Parade Giveaway, along with a Mini Slim Trifold Template & Dies by Taylored Expressions (together they are worth $48.75).

The mini slim set looks like a ton of fun in a little size- it’s designed to help you make a tri-fold card with die cut windows.  The mini slim cards measure a fun 3.5 x6 inches!  It’s a size I’m definitely going to try out soon!  You can enter to win this great prize by leaving a comment here on this blog post. You can also get extra entries over on Instagram- by dropping a like, comment and a follow on my post featuring this card & giveaway!

Okay… now that you’ve got all the Present Parade Details, let’s get back to my card… Once the ink was dry, I did bit of watercolor with Distress Ink.

I brought in a mix of yellow, pink & purple inks since I planned to add this die cut ‘wish’ word that was in my little scrap bin.  I finished it off with some glitter and then some paint splatters to add to the party vibes!

Since I had some pre-done pieces, this card actually came together pretty quickly… apart from the drying time of my paint splatters 🙂  There’s nothing like glitter, confetti and cupcakes to set the party mood!  I’ll be adding one of the sentiments from the stamp set to the inside to tie it all together.  Here’s another look at the entire card, I hope it makes you smile!  

Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fab gift in the present parade!  I’d love to know what you prefer at a party… cake or cupcakes?  And if you haven’t yet, check out the rest of the giveaways the team is sharing… and there’s more to come, so be on the watch for them!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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