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Time To Recycle

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m here with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness Challenge. I decided that since today is Earth Day I would make the prompt RECYCLE.

I love to take pieces of cardboard boxes and use them on cards are as covers for notebooks and mini scrapbook albums.

I cut a piece of Moonlit Fog with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Rectangle Die Set and adhered it to a white card base. After removing the top layer from the piece of cardboard I sponged the edges with Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler Designs then adhered it to the card.

I stamped the Zen Butterfly from Lavinia with Nocturne ink onto some brown paper that was used for packing in an online order I received. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card using craft foam under the wings to pop them up but the body and antennas are adhered directly to the card.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Beautiful Blessings, embossed with WOW Super Fine White Embossing Powder on Gina K Moonlit Fog card stock that I sponged the edges with Icing on the Cake ink and adhered directly to the card.

I finished the card with some clear gems in my stash.

 

 

Thanks so much for spending some of your day with me.
Take care
Susan

 

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Tuesday with Tara {take 347} Glaze!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

I had the best intentions of sharing with you fun new projects featuring Distress Glaze today… but a stomach bug is lingering in my house right now, and while I don’t have it, I don’t have any creative mojo either!  (I did get several bits and pieces made though, and they will show up in future makes!) So, I’m sharing a fun throwback to my very first make with Distress Glaze, which also happens to be the first of the ‘new’ Distress collection releases back in 2020.  Enjoy!

I’m so excited to have the new Speckled Egg Distress collection to play with, it’s such a lovely color that is absolutely perfect with so many other colors and themes.  My goal on today’s card was honestly just to play with it and some other new to me products!  Here’s a photo of what I used (though I’ve got the wrong Nuvo product in this pic- I used the Nuvo Expanding Mousse today)!

Here’s a look at my card!  The background is a text stamp in black and Distress Oxide Spray splattered across the background.  The addition of Broken China with Speckled Egg brightens up the blue tones to really help the large flourish (from a large 12×12 stencil in my stash) pop.  The transparent wings I selected both had some hints of color in them already, but I painted some speckled egg Distress Paint on the back side where there were clear areas.  I love how this simple addition helped to tie everything together!

This was my first time playing with Distress Embossing Glaze, so I’ve used it in two ways on my card.  The sentiment is embossed over Broken China Distress Ink.  I stamped & embossed twice to get a bit more intensity.  I also sprinkled the glaze over the wet Nuvo Expanding Mousse, which I knew I would be heating to get that funky expansion happening. Here’s a peek at the pearly finish of the mousse before it was bubbled up from the heat (I tried it on another surface and it does keep that shimmer after it puffs up).

And here’s a closer look at the details… as you can see, the glaze is translucent, so you can see the details underneath it on the sentiment.  It’s fun stuff, and I look forward to playing with it some more!

I had a lot of fun playing with my new BLUE Speckled Egg Distress products today, as well as combining them with a bit of Broken China Distress to brighten things up a bit!  Good stuff 🙂  I hope you like it!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 346} Saltwater Taffy Smiles

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Today I’m sharing a bit of created play with the latest Distress color bundle (which I was a bit slow getting my hands on), Saltwater Taffy!  It’s such a pretty pinky coral tone that really is a shade I’ve found to be missing in the Distress line on more than one occasion- and as I’ve played with it I’m really seeing that it changes depending on the medium and substrate (surface) you use it on. It’ll be a fun one, for sure!   As I do when I get most of the new collections, I get a bit overwhelmed at first and just start out playing- just trying it out and then figure out what I’ll make with it later!  Today that ended up being a delicate tag, which is a bit of a stretch for me… but I’ll be experimenting with the wild side of Saltwater Taffy later, too!

For the tag today I used the regular Distress Ink, Spray Stain, Embossing Glaze & Paint.  I stamped and embossed floral outlines stamps on a tag as well as a sentiment on a smaller white tag with the Embossing Glaze.  I colored some narrow crinkle ribbon (seam binding tape) with the Distress Spray Stain & let it dry overnight.

I smooshed Distress Ink (along with Peeled Paint and Salvaged Patina) on my Kraft sheet to watercolor the flowers loosely, then did a bit of a sheer white paint wash over it and brushed some Distress Paint over the edges of the tag when it was done.

The die cut cut butterfly is honestly a bit of a random touch… I rubbed it in excess ink on my Kraft sheet and then misted it with Mica Spray for some grungy shimmer!  The under layer has a bit of white pencil & distress glitter over Kraft.

All in all, this tag is a bit pretty and a bit grungy and a whole lot Saltwater Taffy!  Hope you like it- I’m looking forward to playing with this new color some more!

Inky hugs (and fingers!)

Tara