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Tuesday with Tara {take 356} Awesome Blue

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

Can we talk about how awesome you are?

I just love the versatility of the ‘awesome’ stamp set by PhotoPlay and today I decided to play with it in shades of blue.  Specifically, I used Prize Ribbon Distress in a variety of forms for this card!

Starting with the sentiment- I stamped it simply with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink, then faded above it with a couple repeat stamps.  I didn’t add water or anything, just kept going to build a sentiment block which would be my card’s focal point.

I used Distress Oxide Again as the starting point for my chevron background.  This was my first time using the flip flop chevron stencil by Simon Hurley, and it’s so fun!  Since Distress Oxide is so fabulous on Kraft, I thought it would be a fun way to start.  This stencil. has gaps in it so you can flip it over and create a pattern with two different colors- or in this case, textures!  For the flop side, I used a texture paste and sprinkled Distress Embossing Glaze over it.  Heating to melt the powder while the paste was still wet added to the texture here!

As a final element for my card, I die cut one of the Tim Holtz funky insect dies from Kraft and colored it with more Prize Ribbon!  The top wings are Distress Oxide and the lower ones were painted.  I sprayed all the pieces with Mica Spray before gluing them together for a bit of shimmer!

I’m really pleased with how all the different mediums worked together on this card, it was a fun one to make as it seemed to have a mind of it’s own… pretty awesome!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 354} butterfly wish

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a super simple but bright & cheery card inspired by the SNS Challenge word “blend”… my background layer started as a stamped background I made that I just really didn’t like.  I decided to pull out some paints and do a subtle ombre blend over it to make it something I could use!

I blended together Distress Paint in Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina & Cracked Pistachio, from left to right across the Cardstock.  I trimmed the outline portion of the butterfly from this card and layered it over some corrugated scraps I’d splattered and sprayed over with some Dina Wakley paints (which gave it a glossy finish). I added a spritz of mica spray for extra shine!

I finished off the card with more simple die cutting- bold text cut from my background (yep, that’s the ‘wish’ I used on last week’s card!) and a deckled edge and a bit of twine!

That’s really all there is to this card- super simple, ready to be shared with a friend 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 353} A Dream is a Wish

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Something about the soft color palette and shimmery touches gives this card a dreamy feeling…

I used a few alternate (aka leftover) pieces from previous cards- the flowers were some I made when I did this card and the butterflies were part of my inky play session when I first got my hands on the Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink!  The multicolored background layer was just some fun color blending, and the cut out is a combination of the taffy ink with a shimmery coat of bronze mica spray.  So pretty!

I’ve used the cutout letters from one of the bold text dies to spell WISH, and layered a chit chat sticker over it.  They’re kinda perfect together!  I inked the sticker with Saltwater Taffy regular distress ink before adding it to my card, which I think really pops layered over the patterned paper by Vicki Boutin which was cut with one of my slimline stackable dies.

I finished off the card with a touch of Nuvo glitter glaze to add to the shimmer.  I just love the springy vibes this card has and it definitely seems to me like it would bring a smile to it’s recipient…and hopefully to you!

Inky hugs,

Tara