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Tuesday with Tara {take 272} Layered Thank You

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m using some layered dies by Spellbinders- the bold type thank you and a unique Kaleidoscope Tile, which is a set of three dies that sit perfectly on top of each other to create a pretty pattern.  The tile is 2″ square and to be honest, choosing to use these dies together proved a bit more difficult than I expected because of the sizes.  I chose to arrange it this way to balance them out, but I’d love to play again with it… perhaps 3 tiles on a slimline card base would be fun!

Isn’t it pretty?  It kinda reminds me of a quilt square.

If you look closely at the brown, bottom layer of the sentiment you can see a striped texture softly etched into it.  It’s a very simple card, meant to showcase the details in these die cuts.  The only ink on this card is a bit of Ground Espresso Distress Ink along the edges of the die cuts and the base layer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,



Monday, June 29th, 2020

Hello all, Kia back today to share this card as part of our Random Act of Cardness challenge. This is Day 29, which is Masking.

This is a different kind of masking, using Masking Magic from Gina K Designs instead of masking over a whole image, the is the design of the image, which is a die. I was inspired for this card by a card I saw that Jennifer McGuire had done.

To start my card I die cut the Flowers Whisper die using my Gemini Jr and Gina K Design Masking Magic. I peeled the backing off the masking piece and affixed the tape to my card panel. I placed another piece of cardstock of the panel and rubbed over it with my bone folder flat, rubbing up and down the cardstock to ensure it was securely down.

I then proceeded to sponge on my colours, first using Spun Sugar on the top, then flipping the card and using Mahogany on the bottom. I then added the Abandoned Coral in the centre, and blended with the first colours put down, being the Spun Sugar over the Abandoned Coral, and the Abandoned Coral over the Mahogany.

Next, I put down some of the pigment ink to my craft mat to then add to the stencil. This way I am not contaminating my ink pad. I then picked up the ink from my craft mat and applied it to the stencil.

To finish up I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater around the card. I decided against a sentiment as I wanted the flower to be front and centre with no distraction.

Many thanks for visiting today. I hope you have enjoyed this card and have provided Affiliate Links to the products used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Time For A Rainbow!

Friday, June 26th, 2020
Hey All… Nancy here again with a card using the Scrap ‘n Stamp 30 Day Random Acts of Cardness Challenge!  I am so glad I get to share a rainbow card with you!  Everyone knows I LOVE a good rainbow!

There’s just a few more days left in June for you to play along!  Post your cards on the Scrap ‘n Stamp Facebook Page or on Instagram with the hashtag #snschallenge and you will be entered in to a draw to receive a $50 gift card!  You can post as often as you want!

I had some fun playing with some square dies and a rainbow of colour…..
I cut each of the nesting squares using my Gemini Jr (although you could achieve a similar effect just cutting squares with your paper cutter).  I then used a craft knife, ruler and self healing cutting mat to cut each of the squares in half on a diagonal as my original idea for this card was to have just one side with the rainbow.  I then adhered the red square to my card front, making it as close to centred on the side as I could.  I then added each additional square in rainbow order.  I used glue for this project so that I could have a little wiggle time to try to get the pieces evenly placed.  It was when this part was done I decided to replicate the rainbow on the other side of the card.
To finish it off, I stamped this great greeting from Picket Fence Studios in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, cut it in to a square and adhered it on top of the rainbows.
I can’t wait to see what rainbows you create!