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Tuesday with Tara {take 179}

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

For the first time since I moved south to North Carolina, we’ve had a snow storm in December (aka SNOWPOCALYPSE 2018)!  While most of the south shuts down with snow & ice like this, I’ve got to say that I’m kinda loving it and it is definitely helping to put me in the Christmas mood!  I’m so glad I saved this card to share with y’all today 🙂  I’ve been having fun with my Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp by Concord & 9th!  For this card, I decided to use the entire design on a 5.5″ square card, stamping in four different colors of Distress Oxide Ink.

I love the combination of brown & teal, especially on a snowy card.  I know brown snowflakes aren’t typical, but they work great with this stamp design mixed in with the other colors of Distress Oxide Inks on a kraft base.  For this card I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo.  I really loved how this background came out, so decided to keep most of it uncovered- adding just a few die cuts and some crinkle ribbon! I didn’t capture it well with photos, but there is some sparkle on that large snowflake and ‘believe’ is cut from pearly white card stock.  I added bits of Nuvo Glitter Drops (Aquatic Mist & Honey Gold) in the background for a bit of extra shine.

I’m a big fan of adding some subtle sparkle, but I’m currently working on pulling out ALL THE SPARKLE for our current challenge and upcoming blog hop- check back here on Friday afternoon for some sparkly seasonal inspiration!  Until then,

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 177} & blog hop winners!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Before I share my card for the day, I’d like to announce the random winners from comments along our November blog hop!  Three of you win a retro masculine die set by Impression Obsession.   And the winners are…

  1. Joanne Q.
  2. “Little Folk Art”
  3. Glennis F.

Please send us an email (info@scrapnstamp.ca) within the next two weeks (by Dec 11) with your mailing address to claim your prize!  Be sure to mention the Nov. Blog Hop so we send you the correct prize 🙂

Thanks for all your comments and please continue to play along with the challenge through the end of this week… one lucky participant will win a $50 gift certificate for the online store!  Now… It’s Tuesday and I’ve got a card to share!

I’ve used the Whispering Pine Landscape die by Memory Box together with the Tree Line Hill die by Poppy Stamps to create a simple winter scene for today’s card.

The large ‘joy’ is from Tim Holtz’s Shadow Script Christmas set, paired with words from the Holiday Words #2 Set to create my sentiment.  I kept the card design very simple, inking up an ombre background on white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers & Faded Jeans.  I stamped some snowflakes with water for some subtle texture, then added a few more with ink.  I also misted it lightly to create a bit more snowy texture by activating the inks.

The tree borders were both cut from a pearlescent white card stock, I added some chunky glass glitter to the front layer for texture (and to cover up some scratches I made by mistake!).  The thin block text was cut from the finished inked layer and layered over the white card front to allow it to show through.  I love mixing and matching different text dies to create my sentiments like this!  This card would be another fun one to create in bulk, especially if you played around with a few different color combinations for the sky (I love the purples Laurie used last week on her card!).  I would probably play around with different sentiment combos if I was creating a set as well, which is easy to do when you have such great variety to choose from with the two die sets I used on this card!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 176}

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve been working on some Christmas cards and thought I’d share one that’s a bit more masculine today, since we’re currently having the Movember challenge & blog hop happening 🙂  Today’s card is rustic with a touch of metallic texture.

 I’ve used the Tree Ring Background Stamp in the background of my card- simply stamped in brown on kraft card stock.  I used it together with the Retro Merry Christmas sentiment & mini tree stencil by Tim Holtz.   I added Nuvo Mousse through the stencil on a gold tag for some fun texture.  I like that this stuff can be applied thick for texture or thin for just a bit of shine.  (I can’t wait to try the new expanding mousse and see how it compares!)

I added some hand dyed crinkle ribbon and since it has several shades of green in it, I decided to feature two shades of green card stock for my sentiment.  I tried adding a few other elements but in the end I decided simple was best.  This would be an easy card to reproduce multiple times for Christmas, which I know a lot of you like to do!  A single shiny detail like the gold tag with stenciled trees adds great texture and interest on this rustic card.

Inky hugs,

Tara