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Tuesday with tara {take 151}

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a simple one that celebrates some gorgeous watercolor floral paper by Webster’s Pages that I picked up on a recent shopping trip- the cheerful mix of patterns and colors called to me… so I decided to try using it for some paper piecing!  I stamped this fun mug by Impression Obsession first on white card stock, then on the patterned paper.  I trimmed my patterned mug and added a bit of shading, then colored the pens, pencils & paintbrushes in a variety of shades to coordinate with the paper. My white cardstock was trimmed to fit inside the card front and the right edge was trimmed with some old school scalloped scissors 😉

I trimmed a strip of the floral paper to fit a die cut ‘hello’ sentiment (from the Sizzix Side Order die set) I added a simple ‘handmade’ definition stamp in black (an OLD Hero Arts fave!) to help draw the eye to the die cut greeting.

Such a pretty mug of tools!  The little butterfly is also from the spring Side Order die set, I stamped the same definition on the back side of the patterned paper (which has a pale pink pattern).

A little bit of Distress Ink blending and some Nuvo Glitter drops add a bit of extra interest to the background of my card.  I also added a bit of splatter details using Dina’s Scribble Sticks.  They make it soooo easy!

I paper pieced another image as well and made a similar card with it- you can see a closer look at that one on my personal blog later today 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Die Cut butterfly/hello by Sizzix (Springtime Side Order die set)

Kraft card

White Card Stock

Mug stamp by Impression Obsession

Patterned Paper by Webster’s Pages

Girl Stamp & Sentiment by Unity

Distress Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops Sunlit Meadow

Tuesday with Tara {take 123}

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is built on an old background I created which I hadn’t managed to turn into a card… I shared it here on the blog in it’s original form, and got a bit of a chuckle when I went looking for the original post.  Miracles do happen folks, I completed a card that I started back in September 2015!  LOL  If you want details on my yummy background, please visit that post. Today I’m going to share how I completed the card 🙂

Textured backgrounds like this one can be a bit tricky to work with… and I’ve actually pulled this one out several times and tried layering different things over it.  I finally decided to use the images from the Lawn Fawn pumpkin spice set to create another autumn-ish card before I transition fully into Christmas card mode!

I wanted to use the dies for the stamp set, so came up with a fun stacked mug design for my card.  I stamped and die cut three mugs, then cut slits in two of them to play with the stacking arrangement.  I used my background design to pull colors for my mugs and pulled out my Copic markers to see if I still knew how to use them… my goal was quick coloring, so my blending is less than awesome, but it worked!  I had this cute sentiment from Impression Obsession I thought worked well with the images, so stamped it on a pre-cut label shape, which I trimmed down to align with the card fold.  Once everything was assembled, I added touches of Distress Stickles to be my spice.

I believe Distress Stickles have been discontinued, but if you find some you should grab them up!  Or use them if you have some in your stash- they dry with a matte finish, leaving just the glitter behind, no glossy residue.  This makes them perfect as a spicy accent on my mugs of deliciousness (looks more like a mocha than a pumpkin spice latte to me, this time around!).  I used two brownish colors from my stash for this look.

Here’s a bit of a closer look at the card (I couldn’t bear to crop out all the leaves in the first photo!)

I challenge you this week… pull something out of that pile of ‘unfinished projects’ and see what you can do to turn it into a finished piece.  It feels pretty great!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. mark your calendars, next Tuesday I’ll be kicking off another BLOG HOP right here!

 

Materials Used:

Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice stamp set

Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice die set

Assorted Copic Markers

‘first relax’ Impression Obsession Sentiment

Distress Stickles (pretty sure these are discontinued, but I still love them!)

brown card stock

die cut label

Assorted Distress Ink (including Ground Espresso)

Transparent Gloss Texture Paste

Assorted Stencils/masks

Tuesday with Tara {take 107}

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

If you follow us on facebook or have been browsing the online store lately, you may have noticed Scrap n’ Stamp is celebrating Christmas in July with a variety of Christmas goodies on sale all month long!  I decided to join in the fun and pull out a few Christmas supplies (bought in after Christmas sales!) that had not yet seen any love… I’m featuring a stamp by Impression Obsession, dies by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix and watercolor painting  with Colorburst.

I stamped the ornament collage image in black Archival ink on watercolor cardstock, then misted water onto my craft sheet and squeezed a small amount of ColorBurst into the puddle. I mixed and painted with a brush, gradually adding more water and color to get the desired look. I’ve used two different shades of blue, plus a touch of green and a mix of sepia (brown) and cooper (metallic).

I wanted to add something extra to the ornaments, so decided to try painting on some transparent texture paste.  It’s a unique look, with very visible brush strokes.  Kinda cool… but I think I’ll stick to good ole Glossy Accents next time 🙂  I do love that copper shimmer in the bows, though!  And it looks fabulous in my splatter spots as well!

The title is a combo of a positive cut of the ‘merry’ die by Memory Box and a negative cut out of ‘Christmas’ by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  I love these together, and added some torn kraft glassine paper behind them to add some extra dimension.

My card is on a 5×7 kraft card base, which framed this larger stamped image & the die cut words quite nicely.  I don’t normally do larger cards like this, but sometimes it’s best for the design 🙂  I hope you like it and I hope you are checking out all the specials on Christmas goodies in the online store!

Next Tuesday we are hoping to be back with another BLOG HOP for you to check out with more fun Christmas inspiration!  Hope to see you then!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Holiday Words 2 dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Merry script die by Memory Box

Ornament Collage stamp by Impression Obsession

Black Archival Ink

Watercolor Cardstock

Colorburst (shades of blue & brown/copper from brights & earth tones sets)

Kraft Glassine by Tim Holtz

Transparent Texture Paste

Assorted card stock