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Tuesday with Tara {take 176}

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve been working on some Christmas cards and thought I’d share one that’s a bit more masculine today, since we’re currently having the Movember challenge & blog hop happening 🙂  Today’s card is rustic with a touch of metallic texture.

 I’ve used the Tree Ring Background Stamp in the background of my card- simply stamped in brown on kraft card stock.  I used it together with the Retro Merry Christmas sentiment & mini tree stencil by Tim Holtz.   I added Nuvo Mousse through the stencil on a gold tag for some fun texture.  I like that this stuff can be applied thick for texture or thin for just a bit of shine.  (I can’t wait to try the new expanding mousse and see how it compares!)

I added some hand dyed crinkle ribbon and since it has several shades of green in it, I decided to feature two shades of green card stock for my sentiment.  I tried adding a few other elements but in the end I decided simple was best.  This would be an easy card to reproduce multiple times for Christmas, which I know a lot of you like to do!  A single shiny detail like the gold tag with stenciled trees adds great texture and interest on this rustic card.

Inky hugs,


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