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Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I am excited to be back and I am really enjoying the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge happening over at the Facebook Challenge Page. Today’s word is of course –  PINK!  Not just one of my favourite musical artists but also a perfect colour for my Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card!

I love mixing old and new products as well as combining different brands together.  For this card I am using a Large Stitched Square Die from the nesting set of Paper Rose, Stitched Squares, The Pretty Poppies Die from Lawn Fawn (although I think the Flower Power set would also be super cute!), the Large Circle Burst from Memory Box, as well as a few dies from the Sizzix Butterfly Embossing Folder and Die Set.

I found that with cards with many layers and die cuts it is easiest for me to do all my die cutting at one.  It is went especially fast since I was able to use my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine.  I received it last year for my birthday and I have declared it a necessity in my craft room and it is worth every penny my husband spent on it!  LOL!

Once I had all the die cutting done I wanted to add some dimension to the flower and some of the other embellishment images with Distress Inks.   I used Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Bundled Sage and a picket fence blending brush to add some colour to the edges of the die cut images.  I really like how it add texture and dimension to the flower.

After the ink blending it was time to layer the images together to create my scene.  You can watch the YouTube video below to see how the card came together.

I used Gina K Connect Glue to adhere all the smaller die cuts together and for the dark pink stitched square I adhered that with my tape runner onto a 6 x 6 Square Card base.  I stamped the “MOM” sentiment with an alphabet stamp in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using my Stamp Perfect (which is not exactly centred…but, that’s okay!) I then glued the white circle from the Large Circle Burst with the liquid adhesive and popped the rest of the Circle Burst die cut up with some Foam Squares.  The final touch was to add some enamel coloured dots and some Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower and the small butterfly die cut.

This card was really quick to make and I am really happy with the way it looks.

Remember to play along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge this month as we love to see what you all create!  Also, if you missed this month’s Blog Hop be sure you check it out and leave your comments on each participants Blog Hop for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card.  The winner will be announced on May 14, 2020!

Happy Crafting!

~Chala

White Christmas Blog Hop

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Happy blog hop day! We are excited to kick of December with a fun Christmas themed blog hop to inspire you! But this isn’t just any Christmas blog hop… we’re dreaming of a White Christmas this year and we hope our cards will inspire you!

The hop starts here, with a card by Tara, and links for the rest of the team will be at the end of this post. Leave comments along the way as you hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!

We also have a free gift with purchase for you while supplies last! There is NO minimum purchase, but you do have to pay shipping on your order. Seems to me like a good excuse to do a bit of shopping 😉 Just add this item to your shopping cart and it will be free when you check out! Quantities are limited!

White Christmoose

My card today was inspired by dreams of a winter wonderland… not something I’ve had at Christmas since moving south! I love this Merry Moose die by Tim Holtz and decided to start by cutting him from white watercolor card stock. I had plenty of ideas for this dude, but keeping it white (mostly) was the hard part! Hopefully you like what I ended up with!

Merry Christmoose/ White Christmas card

Using white on white can be a bit tricky, so I wanted to play with textures. I combined the roughness of the moose die with some smooth pearlescent white cardstock as my base. I layered another piece of the same cardstock over it. This one has some snowflakes stamped in pale blue and the addition of Nuvo Glimmer Paste stenciled over Simon Hurley’s Backsplash stencil. Such a pretty combo!

I created a bit of a scene on my card by adding the layers of trees by Memory Box & Poppy Stamps. The card needed something else, so I cut an ornament from Tim Holtz’s Christmas Circle Words die set. The top layer is from Silver Alcohol Ink card stock and the base is a piece I had inked up with Distress Oxide Sprays. I had this little die cut branch sitting on my desk as the perfect spot to hang the ornament!

Next on the hop…

Time to hop along over to see what White Christmas inspiration you’ll find from our team! Next up is Nancy E, who is taking a break from DT work right now, but still is joining us and has a great card to share! Here’s the full list- happy hopping!

Tara

Nancy E.

Laurie

Deborah

Chala

Sandi

Kia

Susan

Have a fabulous weekend and happy hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 211}

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

As promised, I’m wrapping up July with one more Christmas in July card- this one combines our Blog Hop ‘Turnabout’ theme for July (and featured stamp company, Concord & 9th) with the Christmas theme! I’m using the Snowflakes Turnabout as my card background, behind a little die cut scene I created with a Distress Oxide blended background and dies by Poppy Stamps (Tree Line Hill) & Memory Box (Whispering Pine Landscape) I got them last year and hated that I only only made a couple cards with them! They are no longer in the online store, but I found another similar one that you could use (and I think I need to get to use along with them)!

I created my scene in multiple layers- blending my background with Iced Spruce & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks & a Life Changing Blender Brush. I die cut the trees from book print, green cardstock and a pearly white cardstock, then layered them over my background and die cut the whole thing with a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Square Stackables. (I’ll be purchasing the large set so I can have a dotted layer to use together with these! For today, I simply cut a layer 1/4″ larger than the 4″ square). I combined a die cut word (Shadow Script Christmas) with seasonal sentiment stickers by Tim Holtz and finished off the die cut panel with some thin jute. I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the die cut ‘bright’ and some Rock Candy Distress Stickles (pretty sure it’s discontinued.. but I have a stock pile. The dry glitter is still available, I believe) to the trees for a bit of shimmer.

I stamped my turnabout in the colors I used in my background and added in Mowed Lawn to tie the green in. Turnabouts are designed to be stamped four times, and I used only three colors… the fourth was actually stamped twice with the Spruce & Peacock (I was considering just doing it in one color and changed my mind) so it created a mid tone similar to the blend between the two in my background 🙂 I finished off my snowy background by splattering some Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence over it.

I was a bit late to the game starting on Christmas in July, but if I’d had time to keep going I would have… ideas were starting to flow and I was ready to shop for some new stamps, stencils & dies! Hopefully my creation inspires you likewise 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara