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Tuesday with Tara {take 365} cheers to you

Happy Tuesday!  Cheers to you!

Today’s card is inspired by the challenge word over at the SNS fb challenge group “stencil” so I used two very different stencils in two different ways… along with a generous heaping of Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink!

My starting point was the tag, which features one of the Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencils and some leftover crackle paste from another project.   This is a very detailed stencil with a ton of fun elements.  I sprinkled some Uncharted Mariner Distress Embossing Glaze over it and once dry, heated it.  I also just wiped excess paste off on the other corners of the tag to clean my palette knife which gives a bit of a resist to the Kraft tag base.  I inked over the entire tag with the Distress Oxide Ink and then added a bit of shading around the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide.

A smaller Kraft tag with a sentiment stamped on it and a ribbon bow adds a bit more texture, as well as a touch of bling.

I built my card on a 5×7 Kraft card base, stenciling and stamping in the same ink.  I’ve used Woodware’s Wheel stencil and my sentiment is by MFT.  The finishing touches are these glittery silhouette birdscut from somesugar crystal card stock.  They pretty much steal the show, but I am here for it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Tuesday with Tara {take 364} Crackle Fun!

Today I’m sharing two simple mini-slim cards with some fun crackle texture!  For both cards, I used the Curly Frond stencil/mask by Dina Wakley Media, together with Distress Crackle Paste & Distress Embossing Glaze.

It took a bit of trial and error to figure out how to make it all work (crackle paste dries faster than you expect!) but it was worth the mess!  Even the ones that “didn’t work” look pretty cool (I’ll be sharing another one on my Instagram later this week!)

As you can probably tell, the paste I worked with was white.   I applied the paste as thick as I could, while keeping it even, then quickly rinsed the stencil when I lifted it (next time I’ll have a tub of water ready for soaking).  I then sprinkled Distress Embossing Glaze over the design- the ‘hello’ card has Rustic Wilderness & Uncharted Mariner, the ‘thanks’ card has Salvaged Patina instead of the green, since it’s on that bright lime background!

Both were stenciled onto a die cut panel, then once the paste was completely dry I melted the powder that stuck to the crackle using my heat tool.   I’ll be sharing a closer look at both cards on Instagram today, so please check it out!

Plan to check back with us on Thursday this week for our August Inspiration hop… we have some stunning projects to share with you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 356} Awesome Blue

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

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