Tuesday with Tara {take 292} Birthday Wishes & Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday!  The birthday celebrations are continuing here on the blog (and also on instagram, so be sure to visit SNS & my personal feed-I’m “msespresso” for more chances to win)!  My card today is a slimline one, featuring the Make a Wish stamp set by Gina K.

Today’s card started with a background I made a couple months ago when I made this birthday card– I’ve used similar colors (but more of them!) and the same stencil & glitter paste.   This panel had a few smudges and imperfections, but it’s still so pretty with all that glitter I decided to use it anyways!  I used the Picket Fence Slimline dies to cut the panel and a circle window out of it.  I placed the die cut panel over my card base (which measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches folded) and stamped the cupcake inside the window with Archival Ink.

The stamp set which includes the cupcake is part of the Present Parade Giveaway, along with a Mini Slim Trifold Template & Dies by Taylored Expressions (together they are worth $48.75).

The mini slim set looks like a ton of fun in a little size- it’s designed to help you make a tri-fold card with die cut windows.  The mini slim cards measure a fun 3.5 x6 inches!  It’s a size I’m definitely going to try out soon!  You can enter to win this great prize by leaving a comment here on this blog post. You can also get extra entries over on Instagram- by dropping a like, comment and a follow on my post featuring this card & giveaway!

Okay… now that you’ve got all the Present Parade Details, let’s get back to my card… Once the ink was dry, I did bit of watercolor with Distress Ink.

I brought in a mix of yellow, pink & purple inks since I planned to add this die cut ‘wish’ word that was in my little scrap bin.  I finished it off with some glitter and then some paint splatters to add to the party vibes!

Since I had some pre-done pieces, this card actually came together pretty quickly… apart from the drying time of my paint splatters 🙂  There’s nothing like glitter, confetti and cupcakes to set the party mood!  I’ll be adding one of the sentiments from the stamp set to the inside to tie it all together.  Here’s another look at the entire card, I hope it makes you smile!  

Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fab gift in the present parade!  I’d love to know what you prefer at a party… cake or cupcakes?  And if you haven’t yet, check out the rest of the giveaways the team is sharing… and there’s more to come, so be on the watch for them!

Inky hugs,


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14 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 292} Birthday Wishes & Giveaway!”What You're Saying

  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    This is AWESOME! I love the blended background and GLITTER! I prefer cupcakes! They are just so cute and personal!

  2. Patricia Beck says:

    Tara, your ink blending is so awesome! What a great background for such a delish looking cupcake! I love cupcakes, (chocolate nom nom) because they usually have more frosting than cake! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize, and for the inspiration.

  3. Marisela Delgado says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! The glittery sparkle is luscious! I like glitter! haha So beautiful!

  4. Marisela Delgado says:

    Forgot…. I love both cake and cupcakes, but cupcakes are just a special little something. You don’t have to share, too.

  5. Marisela Delgado says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  6. Oona Hayes says:

    Delicious colours! Thanks for sharing

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the colors and textures! And sparkle is always fun!
    I love cupcakes! Just the right size and always a special treat to have one!

  8. Susan McRae says:

    This card is so fun and festive! Loving the rainbow of colours and all the sparkle!

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! I love the colors and textures, and all that pretty sparkle too!
    I love a cupcake! They just seem so special and extra festive!

  10. Carol Wortman says:

    This is a party! Splatters or sprinkles… same thing right? Tee hee! Fun colors and yay for cupcakes please and thank you!! Happy Happy Birthday!

  11. Carol Wortman says:

    Happy happy birthday and many many more! Wonderful chances, this was such fun! Thank you for putting it all together. I dont have the instant grams thingy. But sure do enjoy your blog! Happy Birthday wishes. Now I need a cupcake… my fav! (((Hugs)))

  12. What an awesome background, and love the slimline fold. Fantastic card. and a cute cupcake. Lemon cupcakes with lemon curd inside, and lemon frosting.

  13. Carla Hundley says:

    Super lovely card!
    I like a cake for a
    Carla from Utah

  14. Marisela Delgado says:

    Stunning card and colors! So beautiful!

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