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Tuesday with Tara {take 358} Use Your Wings

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card took an unexpected turn and I really had to use my ‘wings’ to wing it and make it something I could still share with you today!  LOL

You see I was well on my way to finishing my fairly clean card design with a fun folded surprise for the SNS Challenge theme of the day ‘LIFT’, when I decided to finish things off with just a few splatters of white paint…

Do you see where this is going?  (Check out the reel I shared on instagram yesterday!)

First, let me introduce the star of my card- this funky bee by Tim Holtz.  I cut the body and wings from white glitter card stock and then colored the body with a bright yellow Copic marker.  Once everything was assembled, I added Glossy Accents over the body as well for some extra shine!  I paired it with a metallic sentiment from this sticker book (and you’ll see another sentiment later on as well!).  I mounted him diagonally on a light Kraft square, the same color as my base card and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I stamped a script background (by Impression Obsession) in the same ink on the card base.

The fun hidden ‘lift’ is under that square panel: a simple square of patterned paper folded to create a pop up element.  I had every intention of sharing a simple tutorial of that but this card took a turn on me!   Once I assembled everything, ribbon and all, I decided that a bit of bling and a few white paint splatters would be a perfect finishing touch.

I pulled out my white Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray and removed the lid to splatter a touch of paint.  And the next thing I knew that paint was in a puddle on my desk and all over my “finished” card!   Yikes!

It was about half a bottle of paint, so after I cleaned up my card the best I could (putting paper towel inside it so it didn’t stick together) I searched for random pieces of paper to dip and drip in it… who knows, maybe some fab technique will come of it?  LOL.  Once I’d used up all I had time or energy to do, I added a few more spots on my card to try to balance it out and it almost looks like I meant to do it.  Except I forgot about my folded bit and it totally stuck together and tore when I went to open it for a photo!  C’est la Vie, right?

I kinda had to laugh at my choice of sentiments, after the fact… and here I am, taking a chance and sharing my mishap with you.

The card itself is warped from all the paint and I’m not sure there’s really a good way to flatten it out, but I’m gonna tuck it under something heavy for a while and maybe it can still be useful to brighten a creative, but messy, friend’s day!  And if nothing else… I hope it makes you feel a bit better about your day!  ha!

Inky (& painty!) hugs,

Tara

ROAD TRIP!!

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Hello and welcome!! It’s Susan here with you today and I’m sharing today’s Random Act of Cardness post. The prompt today is ROAD TRIP!! I don’t know about you but with the warmer weather coming it makes me want to do a road trip. My husband and I just got back from one last week and are going to head out again next week.  I colored this image while we were on our trip. I ALWAYS take some form of stamping with me and this time I took some watercolors and images to have some fun with.

I used a stamp Set appropriately called Road Trip from Art Impressions. I LOVE this stamp set. I pretty much love all Art Impressions stamps – they’re such fun to color. I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens for this image. I didn’t keep track of what colors I used where but I did link to them all below.

I stamped the image onto some Canson Mixed Media paper using Versafine Nocturne ink. I used the image on the stamp set as a guide for where to place shadows as that is something I tend to not take a lot of care in and have noticed sometimes I have shadows where there wouldn’t actually be any. I don’t tend to worry too much about that – as long as I’m having fun doing it and like the results then I’m good wherever the shadows appear. But if I have a guide then I’ll use it.

I’ve seen Kristina Werner stamp out the image she is using onto some scratch paper to figure out where the shadows are then shade them in with a pencil and use that as a guide. Maybe I should give that a try?

I cut the image out using the large die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched 4 Bar Die Set then layered it onto some Licorice card stock from MFT and adhered that directly to a white card base.

Next I stamped the sentiments with Versamark ink onto some Licorice card stock and heat set them with WOW Opaque Super Fine White Embossing Powder. My original plan was to try them out on the card then choose the one I liked best but I decided to use them all. I popped the Road Trip one up on some black craft foam for a little dimension.

 

Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.
Take care,
Susan
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Create Crafty Memories Hop WINNER!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

We are currently finalizing details for our June Inspiration Hop, but we can’t proceed without announcing our random winner!  It always brings a smile seeing so many great comments along the way, thank you to all of you for taking the time!

Our lucky winner is:

therockymountaincrafter 

Congratulations, you’ve won a $50 Gift Certificate to the shop! You have two weeks to claim your prize here 🙂