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Tuesday with Tara {take 316} Whoopsie

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is another featuring the gorgeous floral outline stamp set by Tim Holtz.  As I mentioned earlier, I played around with it and made a bunch of backgrounds.   This card features one of my favorites.  It really reminded me of fabric, which is why today’s challenge word is CHINTZ.

For this card, I once again used the new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink.  I inked my stamp & misted it with water before stamping and repeated with a second stamp (there are three in this set) to create a pattern across my white card stock.  I then took a water brush and rubbed some Scattered Straw Distress Ink on my craft sheet as a palette and added some loose color to the roses.  I then took a bit of the blue and mixed it with the yellow that was left to blend a pretty pale green for the leaves.  Once it was dry, I used a blending brush to add more Scattered Straw to the edges and splattered over the surface with some Prize Ribbon Distress Spray Stain.

You can sort of see in the close up photo that I did a bit of ‘flicking’ color off my brush after painting the leaves, but it’s very a very fine splatter which adds to the texture but didn’t do anything for the design 🙂

I finished the card by mounting on some dark blue Cardstock and adding a sentiment by Heffy Doodle.  A bit of yellow twine and some bling finish it off!  I think this is my favorite sentiment (and will probably be the most used) sentiment from this stamp set.  I’m really the worst at making cards and not sending them… it’s forever a goal of mine to improve on that!

I hope you like my ‘chintz’ inspired card… can’t wait to see what others come up with!

Inky hugs,


Morning Coffee

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Kia here with you today for the Random Act of Cardness challenge Clean and Simple. I think everyone has a different opinion on what CAS is, but for me it is for the most part a single layer card with a lot of white space. I will add a layer if I am using Copic markers.

This card is a single layer card. I used a stencil behind the mug, did the pattern on the mug via my Gel Press. Using a fan brush and watered down Candied Apple Distress Ink I added a lot of splatters to my plate, then pulled this print. I really love the look of the splattered paint.

For my gel printing I use Hammermill Premium Copy paper, which is beautiful paper perfect for gel press printing. I attached the print to a piece of 100 lb. cardstock and ran it through my Gemini Jr. At the same time I cut a piece of textured brown cardstock to use with the coffee die and added it to the run via my Gemini Jr.

It looks like the coffee was just stirred. I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone on the mug and attached foam squares to the back.

Picking circles from the stencil I used first a yellow marker, then used a brown marker to add the circles to my card front. I attached the mug to the card, then added the gel dots in brown. They look navy for some reason, and as I was doing this before dawn, I had better look at them to make sure they are brown!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card, and wish to thank you for stopping by.

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Tuesday with Tara {take 310} Get Well Bloom

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a bit of redemption for the hot mess I made experimenting with blowing Dina Wakley’s Gloss Sprays to make backgrounds… I salvaged what I could from the messiest of the hot mess (like the ones I tried to smoosh together- big fail) and I did some die cutting!  My card today features one of the Colorize dies that Tim Holtz has been releasing, this one is called BLOOM and unfortunately SNS doesn’t have it in stock (but they are trying to get it!).  I’m using the die cuts together with some simple black stamping with a Heffy Doodle Get Well stamp and a big Best Friend Background background by MFT.

These Colorize dies (since bloom isn’t in stock, I’m linking to a random fave!) are pretty cool, you cut pieces for multiple layers which build up to complete the design.  There’s at least 3 pieces for each, thankfully they are marked on the back which color to cut them (according to the package design) so I stuck with the basics here, with my vibrant, messy, glossy twist!  I cut the pieces marked pink from pinkish parts of my paper and yellow from the yellowish parts, etc.  It ended up pretty cool and I love how the glossy bits (where the paint was thicker when it dried) really add fun texture!

As you can see, I added a bit of splatter to the yellow panel to bring a bit more of the gloss on the card.  I’ve been trying to create more ‘flat’ cards these days instead of constantly reaching for 3D foam to add texture.  This card still has plenty with all of those layers in my bloom!  I did not manage to resist the urge to add a bit of bling though… I swear these little Studio Katia crystals call to me!

Apart from putting the bloom die cut together, this card was stamped & assembled fairly quickly and I think it would brighten the day of someone who isn’t feeling well, don’t you?

Inky hugs,