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Tuesday with Tara {take 440} Knowing Bee

Happy Tuesday!

If you joined me live on Facebook last week (or caught the replay) you would have seen me color up this Funky bee near the end of our time together.  After all my watercolored bits were dry, I glued my layers together and added some Glossy Accents to his wings.  Since the watercolor paper I was working on was a lighter weight, it gives it a somewhat translucent effect.  It’s not what I intended… but it’s kinda perfect for wings!

I know it’s another grey card base, but I really thought the Silverleaf Willow by Prism Studio complemented the colors of my bee quite nicely.  I cut a wide border at the crease side of my card with one of the Puffy Cloud Border dies by Lawn Fawn.

Behind the bee, I used some book print which I spritzed with some Distress Oxide Spray in Salvaged Patina.  I then adhered that paper to white cardstock and attached it under the creased edge of my card.  I stamped a sentiment from one of my older Tim Holtz stamp sets (CMS086 if you’re wondering) to finish it off.

I’ll show you how I did that fold and assembled the card during this week’s Facebook Live, but our finished card will feature the dragonfly I colored :). Hope to see you there!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Tuesday with Tara {take 438} Hello Friend

Happy Tuesday and Hello friends!  Today’s card is a throwback that has me ready to CASE my own design and make something new… hope it brings you some inspiration as well!

Today’s card uses a fun combo of products to make a sweet and simple card… florals by Hampton Art Stamps (Hello Beautiful set), Hello There from Bold Text #1 dies by Tim Holtz and the little sweet friend is from Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords.  Of course, I’m still playing around with my new Distress color, so today you see a simple color combo of Distress Oxide Inks- Saltwater Taffy and Twisted Citron.

Of course, there’s more fun details like the stitched border (love this nesting set by Prism Studio) , 3D foam squares and some lime sequins by Studio Katia!  I wish I could tell you where the pink card base came from, but I’m pretty impressed how well it matched the Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink! (I think the Azalea card stock by Prism Studio is very close)

I’m pretty pleased with this card… really want to play around with other sentiments from the die set in combo with stamped greetings!  Hope you like it too 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Tuesday with Tara {take 437} Easter Wreath

Happy Tuesday!  Easter is just around the corner so I thought I’d use my new Vault Funky Floral Wreath die set by Tim Holtz to create an Easter card!   It’s a pretty simple card, just die cuts & bling on a Kraft A2 card base, but the variety of colors & shapes definitely keeps it interesting!
I used a mix of scraps of papers I’d previously inked up using a variety of Distress Inks & sprays for all the pieces you see, except for the bow & lettering cut from glittery card stock!  It was a lot of fun to mix and match the dies in this set in some softer, springy shades.

I didn’t have a die cut sentiment for Easter, so I decided to have some fun & do some mixing & matching!  I’ve paired a script “happy” from Shadow Script #2 (which I’m kinda surprised is still available in the SNS online store as I type!  It’s an oldie, but a goodie!) together with assorted letters from one of the sentiments in Bold Text #1 set (Best Day Ever).  I love how together it makes a whimsical greeting that really suits the mix of florals on the wreath!

The finishing touch on the card is more bling from the Spring Florals Mix Ups set by Buttons & Galore.  I love this mix for spring and suggest you snag some while you can.  LOL
FYI- if the Easter eggs in the background of the card photos caught your eye, you can check out my posts how I made them HERE (Coffee Filter Tie Dyed Eggs) & HERE (Distress Collaged Eggs).  Both are fun techniques to give you some pretty eggs to decorate with year after year!
Inky hugs,
Tara

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