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Tuesday with Tara {take 203}

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is one for which I didn’t really see the end result when I started… which is not normally the way I roll when I’m creating! Usually I have a general idea of which products I will be working with and what my layout will be. For this card, I had a new stamp set “Bee Kind” by Flora & Fauna, some shades of yellow Distress Oxide (Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade) and a honeycomb stencil I figured would work nicely together!

I started with a white card and a Life Changing Blender Brush, applying the inks from darkest to lightest randomly on my paper. I worked my way in from the bottom left and top right corners, leaving some white space. I then selected a honeycomb stamp from the set and filled in some of that white space with it. I grabbed the ‘bee kind’ sentiment and stamped in in Nocturn Versafine Clair, placing it so it was framed nicely by the stenciled background. I added a single bee stamp above the sentiment and the card sat like this for a while, before I finally decided what it needed and came back to it with this bold floral from Tim Holtz’s Wildflower Stems #1.

Once I had my focal point (see how backwards my technique was on this card!?) I finished the rest easily- adding a couple more stamped bees and the delicate “kindness matters” text along the stem (I love that you can curve clear stamps to match the line you are stamping them next to!)

I added a bit of shading on the bees with watercolor pencils (and a touch of Wink of Stella glitter pen) and a simple wrap of twine to finish everything off.

There’s a few smudges here and there, but I’m pleased with the end result on this one! I also can’t wait to play with the rest of the stamps in this sweet little set- there’s some very cute ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 202}

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Last week I shared a quick post with a simple card featuring this stunning ‘glorious garden’ stamp by Tim Holtz. I created a couple other cards with it, as part of a set and I thought I’d share them with you today! All 3 cards are very simple, stamped with black ink on white or kraft cardstock and finished off with some die cut and/or stamped words. There’s no coloring, but I did splatter some metallic paint for shimmer & contrast.

For this card, I stamped on a white panel (and found I got a much crisper image than I did on the kraft card stock) and added my sentiment with a combo of a die cut word by Tim & a sentiment that came with the glorious garden set. I offset the die cut slightly on a second cut out of kraft for a bit of dimension.

Here’s the two cards together! Each card shows a bit less than half of the actual stamp design. This thing is BIG, but so beautiful!

Here’s the last card together with my first… it uses the negative space from the die cut word ‘grateful’ by Concord & 9th.

I’m a bit ‘iffy’ on this card, but my ink choice to stamp on the kraft made my image a bit fuzzy, so it seemed to work okay to cover almost half of it up with a sentiment. Not my fave, but what do you think? Not everything we make has to be awesome 🙂

This was a fun little card set to make, and it would be easy to replicate. I love pushing the limits of a stamp/basic layout and seeing how many varieties you can get!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 201}

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Happy (day after) Tuesday! I’ve been battling some bugs and they finally got the best of me, so I’ve been down & out for a couple days on doctors orders, hoping I start to see the light soon! I wanted to be sure to post thanks to those of you who left comments on my 200th Tuesday blog post here- I appreciate each of you who comes to see what I’ve been up to each week 😉

I’ve got a little prize (that includes some Tim Holtz goodies) to give away, and that is going to go to Denise Bryant!

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Since I’m still resting up, I’m grateful the card I made to share today don’t require much explanation… very simple black ink & some die cuts, along with a few paint splatters. I made this as part of a small set, the rest of which I’ll share with you next week! Just know that I am beyond grateful for each of you! Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara