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Tuesday with Tara {take 198}

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card that features a fun, inky background with Distress Oxide Inks. Back when we had our blog hop at the beginning of the month I was torn between the color combo I used and this one… both of which featuring the springy shade “Squeezed Lemonade“. Today my combo includes Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral, blended together with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I stamped over the background with some floral images by Jane Davenport and added some ink through a stencil as well. I misted and splattered water and finally added a few more stamped images from Tim Holtz’s Media Marks set. It was a fun layered background, but was hard to know when to stop since I could have easily kept adding more layers of ink! I wanted a bold sentiment that would pull out the lemonade color, so I chose to cut this “miss you” by MFT out of a pale yellow cardstock by Lawn Fawn with a thin layer of white (which was also my base for the inked background). I adhered them together just slightly offset and brushed a bit of Wink of Stella over the letters for a hint of sparkle. I almost mounted the sentiment directly on the background… but in the end decided to add a kraft tag with some crinkle ribbon in darker shades of the same colors to finish it off.

It’s a simple card, but has some great details when you get a closer look! Here’s another angle of the blended background…

There is still time to join along in our facebook group and share your ‘Background Check’ creations! It’s been fabulous seeing what everyone is doing with this theme! Hope you’ll join us!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Happy Everything with Lawn Fawn!

Happy Sunday and welcome!!  Laurie here, with a clean, simple and card!!  I used a couple of Lawn Fawn sets along with a stencil from My Favourite Things to create this card.

What is great about this card is that it can be used for any occasion!! I stamped the line of cute flowers from the Simply Celebrate stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used alcohol markers to colour them in which was super simple and quick!! I used the co-ordinating die to cut it out.

I chose the sentiment “happy everything” from the Happy Happy Happy Stamp set.  This set is full of happy greetings for any occasion and the co-ordinating die set is awesome as it cuts out three different fonts of happy!!

Before adhering all the die cuts and the sentiment strip, I used the Hills and Waves stencil from MFT along with one of the Life Changing Brushes and a green ink to create a soft, wavy background.  I did die cut the “happy” and the flowers 3 more times out of white cardstock and adhered them together.  This gave great dimension!

Everything was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I added some clear sequins for some sparkle and some smiley faces to a few of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!! See you soon!

Laurie

Sweet Friends Lawn Fawn Card

Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a Sweet Friends Lawn card for you today.

Directions:

 

Using the Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes add Distress ink in various shades of pink to the background of an A2 card front.  Splatter over water and water coloured with each of the colours of distress ink.  Next splatter over Perfect Pearls mixed with clear water.  Let dry.

Stamp out the frozen yogurt from the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set with Memento Tux Black (so the colour won’t run) and colour with alcohol based markers.  Die cut Lawn Fawn Cheers die on pink sparkle craft foam.  Heat emboss sentiment from Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set on black cardstock.  Assemble card as shown.

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