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Tuesday with Tara {take 318} Bookprint Hugs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

We’re more than half way through September so I thought it was time to do a project that’s sorta back to school inspired… the theme over on the challenge blog is bookprint, and that’s what I’m featuring on the background of my card!  I did some autumn inspired ink blending over the Funky Leaves stencil by Picket Fence Studios- using shades of Distress Ink.  It’s a blend of Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron & Crackling Campfire.  Personally, I can’t wait to see the leaves changing all around me and this card just gives me a little hint of it.

I had some fun blending the same colors on a scrap of paper, from which I die cut the ‘hugs’ die by Honey Bee Stamps.  The ‘Bitty Buzzwords’ stamp & die sets is a recent splurge for me (I rarely buy the matching sets, normally pick one or the other) and so far I like it!  You see a bit of brown in my blend as well, since I didn’t get the tones I expected overlapping Crushed Olive & Cracking Campfire with each other.  I’ve been loving die cuts layered over vellum lately, so I was happy to find a small piece of vellum to work with here!

I finished off the card with a bit of twisted twine and some copper-toned sequins.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the same Kraft card base that I layered my bookprint onto.

I made a second very similar card, but it didn’t photograph well (something funky happened to my colors) but if you’d like to see it, feel free to check it out on my personal blog!

Inky hugs,


Chickie Face

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Hello to you. Kia with you today to share my card for the Random Act of Cardness Day 5, Feathers.

I am once again using the Say it with Stamps set, which I used for our Hop on Friday. I cannot get enough of this stamp and its cuteness. To change it up a bit I used Yellows for this card, making a mix of squeezed lemonade distress ink and water then pouncing my card in it.

I had stamped and die cut the pieces I needed for today, and prepared the card base, which includes the pierced rectangle die.

Once the card was dry I glued on the florals from My Favorite Things, then attached the circle die using foam squares. I styled the bird and attached it with foam squares, along with the branch.

The stamp I miss your face I have two of, so I could cut one, which is the one I am using today. I stamped the sentiment pieces, one on a piece of white card and the other on the card base, then die cut the card piece and attached using foam squares.

To finish up my card I added a few scattered gems. I had fun making this card and I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for visiting with us today.

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Fun With Oxides

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here with the last Random Acts of Cardness word prompt and today’s word is Oxides. I have two cards to share with you today using the same supplies for both but each have a slightly different look.

One of my favorite backgrounds to make is made using Oxides and ink blending tools. I used sponge daubers for the little circles and Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool for the larger circles. I simply load up the applicator with ink and press it into the paper. The daubers give a more solid coverage where the mini ink blending tool gives coverage that is a little hazy looking around the edges.

For my second card I used the same 6 ink colors but this time I pressed the ink pad onto my glass mat, spritz the ink with some water then pressed the paper into the ink in a few spots around the paper. Because I’m using some water with this technique I used a heavier weight card stock meant for water.

Once I applied one color, I dried it with my heat gun then repeated the process with the next color. With each new ink color that I add I make sure to press an un-inked portion of the paper into the watered down ink as well as a portion of the already inked area. I grab my heat gun and dry the card stock again. This step is really important. Drying between each color application allows the colors to layer on top of each other without everything turning to a color that resembles mud.

I added the same 6 colors as in the first card (I’ve linked to them below), drying in between each one then I repeated a couple of the colors to build up some more layers. The hardest thing about this technique is knowing when to stop.

The way the colors layer on top of each other is my favorite thing about playing with Oxides. It’s like magic. Each time I do it I get a completely different look.

I finished both cards off by adhering the inked panel to a white card base with craft foam then added a simple white embossed sentiment on black card stock.


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