Archive for the ‘Stencils’ Category

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,


Tuesday with Tara {take 355} Thankful Cacti

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  I’m so thankful you’re here on this Tuesday afternoon!

If you caught the fun “For The Boys” inspiration hop over the weekend, this card will definitely
have some familiar elements to it! (and if you didn’t catch it… it’s not too late!) I’m once again using the Mod Cactus Stamp Set by Tim Holtz paired with a simple palette of Distress Oxide Ink on a Kraft background, this time with a bit more whimsy.
The cacti were stamped the same as on my other card, inked with Twisted Citron Ink & the pots with Wild Honey.  I mixed things up and added some circular die cuts and a tag for the sentiment, then layered it all over a stenciled background- Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink Spray through a fun Vicki Boutin stencil!

It’s as simple as that!   Hope you like it!  If you missed my other card that uses a lot of the same supplies, you can see it on my Instagram or watch for it on my blog in the next few days.

Inky hugs,


Somebunny I Love

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Inspiration time for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: STENCILS!



This little guy is probably my very favourite bunny stamp – I have a little figurine that looks just like him that my grandmother gave me when I was very young. <3  To start the card, I blended shaded lilac, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire distress inks using a My Favorite Things watercolour wash stencil. With the stencil still in place, I applied a layer of Nebula glitter gel over the inks. While that dried, I stamped and coloured my bunny with Copics before die cutting him and the crescent moon. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment, and coloured the strip with the leftover ink on my purple brush. Once the background (finally) dried, it was an easy task to put everything together.



I hope you’ll consider joining February’s challenge! Have a great week.