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Tuesday with Tara {take 334} Stencils & Snowmen

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I did not set out to create a wintery card for today, but when it’s snowy outside it tends to make you reach for the snowy stuff inside!  When I sat down to play, I pulled out a variety of stencils and played around with backgrounds, some of which you will see on future projects because they just didn’t work with the Snowman Joy die that I decided I wanted to make something with again.

This time I cut my snowman from glittery Cardstock, which seems to suit him just fine!  I paired him with some tall glittery letters as well- the sweet Twiggy Hugs die by Memory Box.

The base layer is stenciled with MFT Candy Stripes, then a snowflake stencil (by Paper Rose) over the stripes.  I’ve seen some fun layered stencils lately and wanted to experiment… it kinda worked, but wasn’t quite a perfect pair!  It makes for an interesting layer on my card though!

I took the still inky snowflake stencil and applied clear texture paste through it onto the teal Cardstock layer as the base for my snowman.  It give a subtle, shiny but tinted snowy pattern that worked much better behind the die cuts!

I finished off my card with some stitched edges by MFT, a chit chat sticker by Tim Holtz and a bit of Studio Katia bling.

Inky (and snowy) hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 333} Coffee Obsessed

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Did you check out our Inspiration Hop over the weekend?  It’s not too late to check it out again- it was full of so many great projects from the team!  I’m back with another card using the Coffee House stamps by Anita Jeram together with Storyteller paper pad by Vicki Boutin.   I picked a totally different color combo for this card and I also am feeling a little more back into the groove with my Copic Markers again. LOL. Good to know I haven’t totally wasted that investment!

I couldn’t decide between a grey mouse or a brown mouse, so I did one of each and I then I settled on matching this pretty teal paper from the paper pad for the Bodum Coffee Maker.  I rarely even use mine (mostly when we’re camping) but now I really want one in teal like this!   I’ve used the Copic Markers BG13, BG15 & BG18 for this and it’s a fave color combo of mine.  It makes me happy… like coffee 🙂

I finished this card off with a few Clear Drops by Studio Katia– adding a tiny bit of sparkle by using Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops as my adhesive.  I always like a bit of texture too, so a bit of thin twine tied in a bow to match the adorable coffee maker was a fun touch as well!  You can’t really see it well, but I added subtle dimension to the sentiment banner by adding some foam adhesive only in the center so it is flat at both of the outer edges, giving a bit of softness & height to it.

I hope you like it and that your day is more blessed than stressed 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 332} Celebrate!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Happy Tuesday & Happy New Year!  It’s my first Tuesday with Tara for 2022… it only seemed right to bling things up a bit and celebrate!

I love glitter paper for maximum bling with minimum mess, and the 6×6 pads by Memory Box give so many colors in one stack!   I’ve paired it with a solid Cardstock layer with the falling stars die by Tim Holtz cut from it, as well as some of the additional stars cut from the glitter paper itself.

I kept this card really simple, with an embossed sentiment by MFT and a little mouse who snuck in to help out with the sparkle, lifting a star as high as he can!

I had two things in mind when I was making this card… but I tried to keep it neutral enough that it could perhaps be used for a variety of occasions!  First, of course, was a card for the new year!  I try to make one every year and I tend to forget to send them to anyone, so… lol.  I think this will also be a cute card for a new baby or any other celebratory occasion!

It’s a pretty simple card overall, but it carries lots of punch with all the glitter!  I hope you like it and I hope 2022 is a year full of creative days for all of us!

Inky hugs,

Tara