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Tuesday with Tara {take 349} Hello There!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Happy Tuesday & Hello There, Sweet Friends!

Today’s card uses a fun combo of products to make a sweet and simple card… florals by Hampton Art Stamps (Hello Beautiful set), Hello There from Bold Text #1 dies by Tim Holtz and the little sweet friend is from Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords.  Of course, I’m still playing around with my new Distress color, so today you see a simple color combo of Distress Oxide Inks- Saltwater Taffy and Twisted Citron.

Of course, there’s more fun details like the stitched border from MFT, 3D foam squares and some lime sequins by Studio Katia!  I wish I could tell you where the pink card base came from, but I’m pretty impressed how well it matched the Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink!

I’m pretty pleased with this card… really want to play around with other sentiments from the die set in combo with stamped greetings!  Hope you like it too 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

H’atta Girl!

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m here today with a card for the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge.

Today’s challenge prompt is FANCY.

I chose fancy strictly because of Easter and the Got Style Stamp Set from Artist Impressions. I remember my youngest daughter making a fancy Easter bonnet at school one year. It was either kindergarten or grade 1 – a LONG time ago. It looked very fancy and she was so proud of it. The whole class was wearing them and we had an Easter egg hunt and a bbq at the school while they wore them. It was a lot of fun.

I stamped the image using Nocturne ink and my mini MISTI. I used the MISTI for two reasons. The first one being I wanted to be sure to get a good impression. The second reason is I like to restamp images after I color them and leaving the stamp in the MISTI means I can do that and it will line up perfectly every time. I like the black lines to be noticeable.

I thought about doing this in all kinds of color but opted for keeping everything green, purple and white/grey.

I’ll list all the Prismacolor pencil colors that I used below – be warned – there’s a lot. If I had tried out the colors first on a scratch piece of card stock I may not have used as many colors. I started with some, decided I wasn’t happy with it so layered on some more and in the end I’m happy with all the layers of color.

When I was done coloring and restamping the image I drew a straight line on either side, then fussy cut the image out to that line. I ran it through my die cutting machine using the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die set.

Looking at it now, my background doesn’t make sense to me. Essentially I have sky behind the ladies then I put patterned paper on the card behind the panel. I was thinking it was cool looking wallpaper but wallpaper with sky? Oh well? What are you going to do? I still really like the card.

The  sentiment is from the same Got Style Stamp Set and embossed with WOW white embossing powder onto some black card stock.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today.

I hope you’re inspired to join in the Random Acts of Cardness challenge.

Here is the list of Prismacolor pencils I used.

934 – Lavender

956 – Lilac

1008 – Parma Violet

1086 – Sky Blue Light

1079 – Blue Violet Lake

1025 – Periwinkle

1018 – Pink Rose

120 – Sap Green Light

910 – True Green

912 – Apple Green

988 – Marine Green

1020 – Celadon Green

1021 – Jade Green

1090 – Kelp Green

1096 – Kelly Green

1097 – Moss Green

1059 – 10% Cool Grey

1060 – 20% Cool Grey

1061 – 30% Cool Grey

1063 – 50% Cool Grey

1065 – 70% Cool Grey

1085 – Peach Beige

997 – Beige

941 – Light Umber

947 – Dark Umber

1094 – Sandbar Brown

 

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan
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Tuesday with Tara {take 346} Amazing You

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Happy Tuesday! My card today is a bit of a continuation of the inspiration I got when I sat down to make a project for the Embossing Magic Inspiration Hop (which you can still check out!) so I initially broke the embossing powder into two different color palettes and made two backgrounds.  The first card is the one I shared on the hop and you can see the details on my personal blog as well!  Today I’m sharing the card I made with the second background!

For this card, the spotlight is on some die cut cut butterflies which were cut from heavy card stock then inked and heat embossed three times to give a substantial enamel texture.  I began by using the excess powder from creating my background- the top butterfly is a mixture of the three powder colors together.  The bottom butterflies started the same then I added a solid color in the final layer to make them each unique.  Because of the way I did this, you’ll see blends of colors across the wings, but plenty of sparkle and shine!

I finished off the card with an embossed sentiment on a small Kraft tag (actually- I combined two sentiments from the same set that I thought went really well together, one stamped and layered as a strip and the other embossed in yellow).

Working with pastels is a challenge for me, but pairing them with Kraft really works and makes the colors pop!  This is also the first time I’ve used two shades of Kraft together like this and I dunno… it’s kinda fun.  What do you think?

Inky hugs,

Tara