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Tuesday with Tara {take 366} Vellum Sunflowers

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card I made using a piece of the stunning vellum from the Crafter’s Companion Sunflower collection!  I’ve paired it with a negative cut from one of Tim Holtz’s Bold Text dies.

The details on these sheets of vellum are so gorgeous, I really tried to keep the card simple to let them stand out.  I love the effect of the negative cuts with it, though as really shows off the delicate, sheer nature of the vellum.  As I mentioned, I kept this one super simple- just finished it off with a few sequins & beads and a piece of ribbon which I’d previously colored with Distress Inks.

For this card, after I measured and scored for the front piece I trimmed down the vellum so there was about 1″ overlapping on the back of the card, and I adhered it at the back of the score line.  Vellum can be tricky to adhere, but adding the ribbon to the front of the card meant I could avoid adhesive completely on the front of this card.

Hope this brightens your day and you are able to focus on the good!  I’ve got a couple other cards in the works I’ll be sharing on my personal blog and instagram through the week.

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 365} cheers to you

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Cheers to you!

Today’s card is inspired by the challenge word over at the SNS fb challenge group “stencil” so I used two very different stencils in two different ways… along with a generous heaping of Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink!

My starting point was the tag, which features one of the Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencils and some leftover crackle paste from another project.   This is a very detailed stencil with a ton of fun elements.  I sprinkled some Uncharted Mariner Distress Embossing Glaze over it and once dry, heated it.  I also just wiped excess paste off on the other corners of the tag to clean my palette knife which gives a bit of a resist to the Kraft tag base.  I inked over the entire tag with the Distress Oxide Ink and then added a bit of shading around the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide.

A smaller Kraft tag with a sentiment stamped on it and a ribbon bow adds a bit more texture, as well as a touch of bling.

I built my card on a 5×7 Kraft card base, stenciling and stamping in the same ink.  I’ve used Woodware’s Wheel stencil and my sentiment is by MFT.  The finishing touches are these glittery silhouette birdscut from somesugar crystal card stock.  They pretty much steal the show, but I am here for it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Tuesday with Tara {take 364} Crackle Fun!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Today I’m sharing two simple mini-slim cards with some fun crackle texture!  For both cards, I used the Curly Frond stencil/mask by Dina Wakley Media, together with Distress Crackle Paste & Distress Embossing Glaze.

It took a bit of trial and error to figure out how to make it all work (crackle paste dries faster than you expect!) but it was worth the mess!  Even the ones that “didn’t work” look pretty cool (I’ll be sharing another one on my Instagram later this week!)

As you can probably tell, the paste I worked with was white.   I applied the paste as thick as I could, while keeping it even, then quickly rinsed the stencil when I lifted it (next time I’ll have a tub of water ready for soaking).  I then sprinkled Distress Embossing Glaze over the design- the ‘hello’ card has Rustic Wilderness & Uncharted Mariner, the ‘thanks’ card has Salvaged Patina instead of the green, since it’s on that bright lime background!

Both were stenciled onto a die cut panel, then once the paste was completely dry I melted the powder that stuck to the crackle using my heat tool.   I’ll be sharing a closer look at both cards on Instagram today, so please check it out!

Plan to check back with us on Thursday this week for our August Inspiration hop… we have some stunning projects to share with you!

Inky hugs,

Tara