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Tuesday with Tara {take 353} A Dream is a Wish

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Something about the soft color palette and shimmery touches gives this card a dreamy feeling…

I used a few alternate (aka leftover) pieces from previous cards- the flowers were some I made when I did this card and the butterflies were part of my inky play session when I first got my hands on the Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink!  The multicolored background layer was just some fun color blending, and the cut out is a combination of the taffy ink with a shimmery coat of bronze mica spray.  So pretty!

I’ve used the cutout letters from one of the bold text dies to spell WISH, and layered a chit chat sticker over it.  They’re kinda perfect together!  I inked the sticker with Saltwater Taffy regular distress ink before adding it to my card, which I think really pops layered over the patterned paper by Vicki Boutin which was cut with one of my slimline stackable dies.

I finished off the card with a touch of Nuvo glitter glaze to add to the shimmer.  I just love the springy vibes this card has and it definitely seems to me like it would bring a smile to it’s recipient…and hopefully to you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 351} painted birds

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I used some of the leftover painted birds from my art journal page for the inspiration hop (which there is still plenty of time to participate in!  See all the details & start here) as my starting point for this card, since I was going with paint as my inspiration word!  I found this pretty daisy paper in a 6×8″ paper pad by Vicki Boutin and selected the rest of my color palette from there.

I decided to add texture with a layer of corrugated Cardstock on my card base, but since the color wasn’t quite right I added more paint- covering up most of it with Speckled Egg Distress Paint.  I left a rough edge with dryer brushtrokes to add dimension and then splattered Cheddar & White gloss sprays across it.

The floral tiles are cut from Tim Holtz’s stacked hexagons, which I placed staggered across the panel.  As finishing touches, I added some more yellow with twine to hang a word charm and a die cut word by Honeybee.

The birds were cut from a card stock panel I painted with a mix of lemon & cheddar Dina Wakley paints.

Hope you like it!

Inky (painty) hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 350} Love you

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Since today’s card is all about the challenge theme “words” I once again used a sentiment from the Bold Text #1 set by Tim Holtz. I then kept going and managed to fit even more words into this mini slimline card…

I absolutely look working with book print, so it was fun to cut the brushstroke flowers from book print as well as regular Cardstock, inking both with Distress Oxide Inks.  I mixed & matched both cuts to make this pretty blossoms really stand out!

As a final ‘words’ detail, I layered a black & white script print paper from Vicki Boutin’s Storyteller paper pad behind the cut out bold text.

This is one of those cards that is both simple and full of details at the same time… but I hope it makes you smile and you enjoy the eclectic mix I used to make it!

Inky hugs,

Tara