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Tuesday with Tara {take 322} Fall-ish Thanks

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I think I mentioned previously that I’m struggling a bit getting into Christmas card mode (but I’m aiming towards sharing as many as I can starting next week!)… So, when I pulled out this stencil I thought “candy cane stripes” and decided to give it a pink twist.  And then somehow I ended up abandoning that idea altogether and I paired it with some delicate skeleton leaves for a rather fall-ish card, with a feminine twist!

One of my favorite things about autumn is that my photo props for autumn cards can be found just laying around in the yard… I didn’t find any pink or coral leaves (though I have seen them!) but there were plenty yellow, and enough red that I just had to sneak one in.   This card is inspired by our challenge word, PASTE and I used some clear embossing paste on the striped design over some Distress Ink.

This stencil (another from the Vicki Boutin set I got) has rows of uneven stripes, which I love but I just wanted one along the edge for this card.  As you can see, I taped it off with washing tape and then inked through it.  I then swiped embossing paste over it before lifting the stencil to let it dry.   The gloss of the paste gives a nice sheen to it, similar to what you might get with clear embossing powder.

These skeleton leaves dies are some favorites of mine, and I couldn’t resist cutting them from a watercolor background I’d made and discarded during another project- there was just enough left to cut these 2 leaves and the ‘thanks’ as well!

Die cutting the ‘thanks’ sentiment happened out of necessity… I really wanted to stamp it with an ombre using the same kitsch flamingo ink and a yellow, but after getting a blah blend and then overstamping in a darker color that I didn’t line up quite right… yeah, I gave up and layered the die cut word over it to create a shadow effect.

Since I was aiming for an ombre color scheme here, I splattered some orange gloss spray (Cheddar!) over the card and tied it all together with some yellow twine.  I used some gold glitter glue to attach my sequins for a bit of extra fun.

I hope this fall-ish card makes you smile today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 321} Awesome

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I hope your day is AWESOME!  I’ve been looking forward to playing with my new awesome stamp & die sets from Photo Play’s Stay It With Stamps Line!  I’m primarily featuring the die on this card, but you see a small bit of the stamp set here as well.  There is a huge variety of sentiments in this set that lets you use the word for almost any occasion that calls for some awesome!

I really wanted to make an autumn card, but something about being a child/teen in the 80’s took me in a different direction… I keep a pile of scraps and backgrounds that I’ve made to use for quick cards, and this crazy colorful one from some play with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays felt very 80’s awesome to me!  I used a bunch of colors, but I decided to bring focus on the deep night shade in the corner and use that for my die cuts & stamping.

I used VersaFine Clair in Twilight to stamp the sentiment and the background text behind the awesome die cut.  A leafy branch cut from that same deep blue shade anchors it all together, while filling in some white space in that inky background!

I finished everything off by edging the background piece with blue ink (I literally grabbed a blue inking tool and used what was on it… most likely Prize Ribbon Distress Ink) and mounting on a light Kraft background.  A bit of bling, including one a bit larger than I normally use, seemed to fit this bold but simple card design.

Thanks for visiting!  Have an AWESOME day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 321} Looks like snow y’all

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today the challenge word that inspired my card was STENCILS and I was excited as I just got some new ones from Vicki Boutin recently.  I’m such a fan of her colorful work and this Wild Soul Stencil from the Storyteller collection is the first product I finally got my hands on… I didn’t even notice it was a set of three! (I also got the 6×8 paper pad for some quick creations!).  I follow Vicki on Facebook and she often does tutorials, so I went looking for a fun stencil technique.  You can find the video I used as my inspiration on October 1- it’s a fun one.

So I started with the technique she shared using Distress Ink, a stencil and a bunch of water on a smaller scale since I was working with cards instead of scrapbook page.  Once it was ready, I trimmed it down to size and then as I was contemplating my card (and the SNOW my hometown in BC got yesterday!) I added a layer of snowflakes using this great stencil by Paper Rose.

Once I decided I wanted to embrace the snow theme I went digging through my supplies.  I recently got this big y’all die from Picket Fence (which I don’t imaging SNS will have anytime soon, but since I’m living in the south now it’s something I had to have it) so I found a sentiment to pair it with.  These sweet stitched snowflakes are from Memory Box, which I thought was a nice touch with the stitched edge on my background.  A few elements cut from book print adds a really fun touch, and I inked them in the same pale green (shabby shutters) Distress Oxide ink that I used with the stencil over the background.

This background has almost a tie-die feel to it… which I’m not sure is something I’ve ever seen with snowflakes before, but I kinda like it!  Hope you do too 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara