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Tuesday with Tara {take 189}

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

I am thrilled to have some of the new releases from Tim Holtz in my hands and couldn’t let a lack of studio time stop me from sharing a card with you… this is a simple one that turned out entirely different than what I started creating, but the basic combination of elements is still there 🙂  When I saw the long scribble in the ‘Media Marks 1‘ set, it reminded me of a flower and I wanted to try using it behind one of the new die cut ‘Wildflower Stems 1‘ designs.  Both designs are more than 5″ tall, larger than I imagined when I ordered them, but so pretty as a statement piece on a card!

I die cut an edge on a 5.5″ kraft card and had originally planned to have the flower on the right panel… but in the end decided some simple stamping on kraft was best, especially when I thought to combine it with a piece from a 6×6 paper pad I’ve had in my stash for 6 or 7 years! LOL   The scribble was stamped in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, which is also the color I used on the flower die (together with Spiced Marmalade for the flower center and Mowed Lawn for the stem).   A bit of ‘blizzard’ Nuvo Glitter Drops were scribbled loosely on the colored flower for a bit of dimension and sparkle.  I glued the colored flower onto the kraft base with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Since I was adding a large piece of patterned paper, I kept the rest simple- a small talk sentiment (I think this is from the original set) and a bit of bling complete my card!  I hope you like it… you’ll be seeing more projects featuring both the stamps and die set in the coming weeks, but I enjoyed using them together on this card!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Some Like it HOT blog hop

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Welcome to our February Blog Hop- “Some like it HOT” this theme is all about hot beverages- coffee, tea, hot chocolate… 

We will be giving away 9 prizes – one for each designer. 8 Some Like it Hot prize packs and one $50 gift Certificate Prizes will be chosen randomly from the people who comment.  We are especially excited as this is our first hop with the new design team, I hope you’ll take time to bookmark and explore each of their blogs and leave them some love 🙂  Here’s the full hop order & everyone’s links:

Tara (you are HERE at the SNS blog!)

And now let me jump in and show you my card!  I fell in love with this cutie from Penny Black “Saying a Latte” and have been saving her for this hop- I’ve been out of practice coloring with my Copic Markers, except for small images, but she was a fun one to play with!  I actually have 2 cards featuring her to share (since I colored a backup “just in case I mess up” image as well).  Since I knew coloring was going to take a bit of time, I kept the rest of my design pretty simple- stamping my sentiment on a panel die cut with MFT’s Stitched Edge die.  I also just got the new gradient square stencil by Tim Holtz and the angles seemed like a perfect match!

I used a mix of Distress Oxides on the stenciled details, but I’m not even positive of all the colors because I used a dirty ink blending tool. LOL. (note to self- buy more blending foams!)  I knew the Cracked Pistachio would match my die cut panel, but the rest was just trial and error! I figure you really can’t go wrong with a mix of blues & greens- they are my happy colors!  A few pearl details & twine added some subtle embellishments to my simple card.

And here’s one last pic with the two cards together- the other is free of embellishments, but very similar in design!

I hope you enjoyed my card and are getting warmed up a bit for our “Some Like it HOT” blog hop!  We hope you’ll join us and play along with our challenge blog as well this month!  If you’re ready to keep moving, head on over and check out Dawn’s project!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Coffee with Friends

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Hello and Happy Wednesday.

I am on the Scrap’n Stamp Blog today sharing a new card created with one of the distressed oxide panels I created and shared in a recent blog post, using the color combinations Kristina Wernerswas show casing.

I was had a few idea’s float around in my head as we have an upcoming blog hop for the “Some Like it hot” challenge and I knew I could only share one of my creations so I thought I would keep with the theme and create this lovely card. Its my take on a platonic valentine’s card. If you haven’t already come play along with us on our Scrap’n Stamp Challenge page

I have to apologize in advance for rambling or disjointedness to this post, I am running on four hours sleep all week on top of being sick, my brain isn’t working at its best… lol

Since I was going to play along with the challenge I had to rummage through my stash and find my coffee supplies.  I pulled out my “My Favorite Things” coffee cut die, the coffee break stamp set, as well as the Love you a latte set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled out an 3d embossing folder from Crafters companion, as well as a couple extra dies, all of which are linked below.

I actually didn’t have to do too much new die cutting as I had a lot of the stuff already pre-cut from other projects. The coffee cut was die cut out of heavy weight white card stock, and the sleeve out of Kraft ( I believe recollections 65lb )  I decided I wanted to add a little extra interest to the coffee cup, so I ran it through my Gemini jr using a crafters companion 3d folder ( this had come with the Gemini jr)  I then layered the embossed cup  on two more cups as I didn’t want to use too much foam tape.

I also had the sentiment pre die cut from the Concord and 9th sentiment dies.  I had cut it out from Deco Foil transfer sheet, which I had run through my laminator with gold foil, the transfer sheet was very thin so I decided to cut out the sentiment a few more times using heavy weight black cardstock and stick it adhesive.

From there I decided to die cut some vellum using the Avery Elle Scallop oval and rectangle die, to layer under the coffee cups and under the main panel, just to add a little extra something and have a spot to ground the coffee cups.

As I was playing around with the lay out and placement, I felt that the coffee sleeves just didn’t quiet pop, so I decided to take a mini Tim Holtz stencil and some black soot distress ink, just to add a little something to the sleeve. I also went around the coffee cup and lid to add shading and depth.

 For the inside of the card I really wanted to tie everything together so I pulled out the distress oxide inks and the same stencil and added ink

Once I had all my elements done to my liking it was time to add everything to the card base.

The base of the card measures slightly 4½ x 5¾, the vellum rectangle measures 5½ x 4¼ and the distress panel measures 4 x 5¼

 I added the vellum on to base with foam tape and then the heart background directly on top of the velum, I added the cups on to the vellum oval first as I wanted to see where I could hide the adhesive, because as we all know vellum is a bit of a pain when it comes to adhering it.  I added the sentiment with some foam tape in areas where the coffee cups overlapped. I then added a little extra sparkle using the Tonic clear glitter brush,

I love finishing off the insides of my cards tying everything together, so I pulled out the oxide inks and stenciled the hearts onto white cardstock. I stamped on the sentiment using the “coffee break” sentiment set and added to little cups from the “Love you a latte” set from Lawn Fawn using ripe persimmon ink.  To finish it off and have it coordinated that much more, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the same scallop rectangle that I had used previously.

I hope you were able to gain some inspiration and motivation from this and welcome any comments you may have.

Don’t forget to come play along with us on the Challenge Facebook page.

Have a wonderful Valentines.

Nancy