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Tuesday with Tara {take 129}

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Wishing you an OTTERLY Merry Christmas!  I fell in love with this cute mini set by Lawn Fawn and snatched it up… I had fun creating a set of these cute & simple cards featuring this little guy and matching sentiment.  I kept things really simple, letting some rose gold metallic tags and washi tape add a fun metallic touch to my cards.  It was hard to capture the shine in a picture, but it’s really pretty!

As you can see, I added some glitter glue to his little scarf as well… aw 🙂

My little otters were stamped on watercolor card stock and colored simply with watercolor pencils.  All the blue on this card is Broken China Distress Oxide Ink- I stamped the sentiment with it, rubbed it on my craft sheet, misted and smooshed for the splashy background, and used a watercolor brush to paint his scarf.  Luckily I had this ribbon that was also a perfect match and doesn’t overpower the pretty washi tape!  I finished off the background with some little hearts (part of the stamp set) and bits of Nuvo Glitter Dots.

These were fun to make, and I’ll be duplicating this design if I need some more cards at the last minute (which is pretty much where we are with less than a week before Christmas is here!).

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Lawn Fawn Winter Otter Mini stamp set

Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China

Nuvo Glitter Drops

Archival Ink (assorted shades of black, grey & brown)

Watercolor Paper

Blue Stickles

washi tape & metallic tag


Bright Lights Blog Hop

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Welcome to our Bright Lights Blog Hop!  Today the team is excited to be sharing with you some projects featuring the string of lights die by Lawn Fawn!  Be sure to leave comments at each stop along the way… there are chances to WIN prizes, this time they’ll be from the next Lawn Fawn release on Dec. 14!  You’ve got until Friday, Dec. 15 to comment, winners will be announced next Saturday 🙂

This die set is a lot of fun and comes with a bunch of pieces, including two layers each for three different sizes of light bulbs!  I decided to use all of them on my card and cut them from a pearly white card stock.  The set also includes two different styles of toppers for the bulbs, I saved myself a step die cutting by trimming the ‘hanger’ part off of half of them.

I love the curly ‘string’ that’s part of this die set and did an inset die cut, cutting it from both of my background papers and piecing it between the two for a smooth background.  Adhering Be Creative Tape on the back of my papers before die cutting helped make it seamless!  I used the ‘merry’ word from the new Tim Holtz ‘Merry Christmas’ die, and cut ‘& bright’ out from Tim Holtz’s 1″ Alphanumeric Die Set.

My white snowflake background is the same as you saw here.  It’s hard to capture the shimmer, but here’s a couple more shots, in natural light and with a flash 🙂

I added the blue glitter string to the inside and a sentiment stamped in the corner to finish my card… hope you like it!

I think you’ll really be inspired by the different things everyone has created today!  Have fun along the hop 🙂  If you get lost along the way just check back here to find your next stop!

Have FUN on our Bright Lights Blog Hop!  And have fun shopping too…

Inky hugs,



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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,



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