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Tuesday with Tara {take 362} Snowman Joy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

I know the ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion ended yesterday but I’ve got one more fun card to share, again featuring a Festive Fuzzies stamp by Woodware- this one is the Mini Snowman!

I colored this cutie with some watercolor paints and fussy cut around him, layering onto a Kraft die cut circle.  I was just playing when I started, so I dug around to find some Cardstock pieces and a sentiment to match!  I inked snowflakes from a Paper Rose stencil in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide on the top layer to add a bit of interest.

The finishing touch on this simple little card is a line of pearly bling, of which I cut a few extra to use for the berries on my snowman’s hat!  (I originally colored them red but it just didn’t fit with the finished card- bling to the rescue once again!).

It’s a super simple card, but it showcases this adorable stamp and a cheery color combo!  You can really have some fun with colors using this image!  Even though the 12 Days sale is over, Boxing Day in July has begun the savings are sure to be epic!  Happy shopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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 327} Cup of Joy

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is Sending you a Cup of Christmas Joy for today’s Random Acts of Cardness theme, coffee.

I finally took some time to play with the new Villainous Potion Distress Inks this week and I challenged myself to use them for this theme!  I first got inky, creating some background paper with a mix of regular Distress & Oxide Inks. I splattered a bit of silver over it and also inked up some thin crinkle ribbon to match.  Love it!

I pulled out the Coffee Understands set by Picket Fence Studios and the Sending Christmas Joy die by MFT.  While I love this big sentiment, sometimes it’s a challenge fitting other images with it on a card.  I played around with my layout a bit and decided on a 5.5″ square card with the girl from the stamp set stamped beside it, since she’s almost as tall as the text.  The tall to-go cup is a great fit to sit over the open “O” in JOY.

I decided to pull it all together with some snowflakes on the background, using Distress Oxide ink through a snowflake stencil (by Paper Rose) which is really bold on the Kraft card base.  I layered it all together and decided to keep it simple and call it done!  The offset layers are a fun & different twist, but the ribbon seems to balance it all out.

And yep… my fingers are still inky!

Inky hugs,

Tara