DT Fun with Flora & Fauna

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As you can probably tell, our design team is having fun with the new Flora & Fauna stamps in the store!    Today Nancy is sharing some cards she made with the adorable Panda Set, which you can pick up in the store here.  Check out all the details of her project on Nancy’s blog.  And don’t forget to check out the rest of the great sets by Flora & Fauna as well!

Jessica has also been having fun with new stamps, but she used the whimsical Mermaid Love set.  If you have to have it, here’s where you can find it in our online store!   Take a peek at more photos of her card on Jessica’s blog.

I’ve gotta say, the team has me very excited about this new company!  Can’t wait to get some to play with myself 🙂

Tuesday with Tara {take 157}

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Today I’ve got another card that uses part of the Mixed Media panel I created for last week’s card.  I stepped outside of my color comfort zone for this one and honestly, I’m still struggling a bit with how much I like how it turned out… but I got to combine some Snarky Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers with some great stamps by Dina Wakley and my fingers got inky in the process so it’s a win in the end, regardless!

I started with a couple smallish manila tags and used the fancy ‘smooshing’ technique to ink them up with some Distress Oxide Inks.  Simply smoosh several shades of ink onto your work surface, mist with a water bottle and dip your tag into it.  I like to dry my tag with a heat gun and dip multiple times until I get the coverage I want.  I also finish it up with an ink applicator tool if there’s too much open space.  It’s fun & simple and you can get some neat layers with the Oxide Inks.

I used a black ink to stamp my chosen gal onto the tag, deliberately taking her slightly off the edge of the tag.  (Since I had two tags, I stamped a different gal on the second one.) I dug into my stash of ribbons and embellishments to finish off the tag, adding a bit of washi tape and some white Nuvo Drops onto it as well.  A layer of black card stock behind my mixed media panel helps draw focus and ties everything together with the black backed snarky sentiment (these are going to be a lot of fun!)  Also take note of how fun it is that the white Nuvo Drops picked up some of the ink color as they dried!  They only did this in spots where the Distress Oxide had not already been activated by water 🙂

Since I had the second tag, I decided to make a little mini card- ready to go on a gift or tuck into a package.  Cute, right?  Here’s the pair together… they are growing on me!  What do you think?

Hope you have a great week!  Continue to check back in here, we’ll be sharing some great projects from the team and we are also gearing up for some Christmas in July fun- our monthly blog hop coming up on the 21st!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Dina Wakley Stamp Set All the Gals (a discontinued set, but still available in the online store!)

Tim Holtz Small Talk Snarky

Nuvo Glitter Drops Aquatic Mist

Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White

Ranger Assorted Tags

Assorted Distress Oxide Inks

 

Color by Amy

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A project full of color like this one by Amy just makes me smile… aren’t these little crayons by Lawn Fawn adorable?  Check out her blog for all the details on how she made this tag so incredibly bright!