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Tuesday with Tara {take 328} Winter Cardinals

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card will probably seem very non-traditional, but it really depicts the kind of winter I see most of the time since I’ve moved south!  I’m featuring the new Tim Holtz Festive Words dies paired with Cardinals dies by Impression Obsession over a background of Sketch Greenery stamped in assorted shades of green Distress Ink.  I used a mix of regular & oxide inks, misted with water on watercolor Cardstock to create a soft background.

My photo background is also the inspiration for the background of the card.  I went to a wreath making workshop with a friend and was able to use a large variety of different greenery to create a gorgeous fresh wreath for the holidays.  I love the mix of textures and colors together!

There’s a touch of shimmer mixed with all the earthy vibes, like a hint of fresh snow… with white pearlescent text and sequins scattered around.  Two of the cardinals are resting on the greeting while the third one, taking flight, is raised with a foam square.

I had a small piece of the background left after making my card, so I made a coordinating gift tag using the smaller ‘joy’ sentiment from the set.  I love the mix of the elegant background and the whimsical font of the greeting together!

Bonus, my hands were super inky after finishing this project 🙂

I noticed several of my last few makes have all been different shades of red & green… time to mix things up for next week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Joy Stocking

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Kia here with you today for Day 6 of the Random Act of Cardness series here at Scrap’n Stamp. My prompt word is Sparkle, and there is a lot of Sparkle on this card, even though the photo does not pick it up easily.

Any stamp that has birds is a must have for me, well almost any! This stamp from Woodware caught my attention, and today is the perfect day to use it. To start I stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne on Arches Cold Press watercolour card.

I wanted to watercolour and decided to use distress inks. The colours are Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Kitsch Flamingo, Speckled Egg and Brushed Corduroy.

I painted in layers to add deeper colour to areas of the stocking and added shading with the Twisted Citron. To bring in the red to the shading I pulled the colour from the stocking using water for a bit of unexpected. For the fur I used white Posca Pen, and dropped in hints of the Speckled Egg and Twisted Citron for interest.

Once I was finished with painting, I added pink dots using a gelly roll pen to the shaded area. For the stocking I added dots using my white gelly roll pen. I then added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the white dots on the stocking, along with on the birds backs.

To finish my card I attached the piece to a Pinecone card base. I then die cut the Joy sentiment using red Glitter cardstock and glued it to the front of the card. I would normally stack my sentiment, but not with glitter card, and I am very low on red card, so I did not stack this time. Please forgive me!

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Coloring Ornaments Without a Stamp

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m here today to share a card using the Random Acts of Cardness prompt of ORNAMENTS.


I was recently gifted a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and I LOVE them!! I’ve only used them a few times and need more practice with them but they are seriously a LOT of fun to use.

The only stamp set I used was the Taylored Expressions Beautiful Baubles Add-ons. To make the ornaments I lightly traced some circle dies with a pencil to get the shape then I colored them in with my Tombow pens.

I recorded the whole process and you can watch the edited version on my YouTube channel. Just click the link below.

https://youtu.be/ZKIMuXVvpJw

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay Safe Everyone!!
 
Susan
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