Archive for the ‘Heffy Doodle’ Category

Tuesday with Tara {take 363} Celebrate!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got a new take on one of my favorite quick card techniques to share with you today- it features a torn paper mask but this time I went the easy way and used a piece of Heffy Doodle Memo Tape  for my mask.  It worked like a charm and saved me the step of taping down my paper over my card!

I did a bit of experimenting, but all three cards I’m sharing use Tim Holtz’s Floral Outlines stamp set (one card for each stamp) together with sentiments from the Confetti stamp set by Photo Play.  There’s a wide variety of celebratory sentiments in this set, but the script ones worked best for these cards.

This first card is my favorite of the three… but it has a flaw that I won’t point out (you may not be able to see it in the photo!), except to say that you should be careful with the first piece of Memo Tape, it’s got a bit that is extra sticky!  I really like the blend of Distress Ink colors (Salvaged Patina, Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marigold) I used as well as the addition of a metallic sentiment strip to complete the card.

This second card features Saltwater Taffy instead of Salvaged Patina and the same sentiment with some additional small print from the stamp set.  I was really happy with the ombre effects on this and I love the way the floral design hangs over the strip of color!

Lastly, I’ve got a ‘wish’ card that uses the same colors you see above but in a different order… this blend is definitely has more orange tones and the pink almost disappears.  It would be perfect for a fall birthday!

Here’s the two ‘Celebrate’ cards together!

To me, this is a super quick and simple technique to make beautiful CAS cards!  I’m hoping to get it together to do a short video tutorial though in case it doesn’t seem obvious to you what I did.  Or maybe a live demo sometime?  Let me know if this is something you’d like to see 🙂

Inky hugs,


*I use affiliate links when I can. If you shop through one of my links it will allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.*

Colourful Flowers

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Hello crafters! Welcome to day 30 of the Random Act of Cardness events. Today the prompt word is “Colour”. You have probably noticed that I love colour, the brighter the better.

For my card today I have stencilled the base of the card using a Heffy Doodle stencil along with Squeezed Lemonade and Salvaged Patina.

In my mini Misti I then stamped the corner flowers from the Honey Bee stamp set Floral Vase, along with one of the dragonflies from the Honey Bee Dragonfly set using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

To colour I used Copic markers in the following colours, working from the top down:

Flowers: RV25, RV04, RV02; Y18, Y19, Y35 and the leaves G05, G09, G17; Middle Flowers: B0000; BG53; BG45, BG57; R27, R17, R24; Leaves YG21; YG03; YG23; Bottom Flowers: YR01, YR02, YR65; R05, Y35, Y15; Leaves G05, G09, G17; and the Dragonfly is BG10, C3 and 100.

When all the pieces were coloured I die cut the pieces using the coordinating dies. I then styled the flowers and dragonfly, and attached them to the card front using foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze and die cut with the coordinating die affixing the sentiment to the card front using foam strips.

To finish up I applied Nuvo Shimmer pen to the dragonfly along with crystals from Studio Katia for some sparkle.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card of Colours! Thank you for joining us.

Following are Affiliate links for the products I used at no extra cost to you.

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,