Tuesday with Tara {take 211}

Happy Tuesday!

As promised, I’m wrapping up July with one more Christmas in July card- this one combines our Blog Hop ‘Turnabout’ theme for July (and featured stamp company, Concord & 9th) with the Christmas theme! I’m using the Snowflakes Turnabout as my card background, behind a little die cut scene I created with a Distress Oxide blended background and dies by Poppy Stamps (Tree Line Hill) & Memory Box (Whispering Pine Landscape) I got them last year and hated that I only only made a couple cards with them! They are no longer in the online store, but I found another similar one that you could use (and I think I need to get to use along with them)!

I created my scene in multiple layers- blending my background with Iced Spruce & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks & a Life Changing Blender Brush. I die cut the trees from book print, green cardstock and a pearly white cardstock, then layered them over my background and die cut the whole thing with a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Square Stackables. (I’ll be purchasing the large set so I can have a dotted layer to use together with these! For today, I simply cut a layer 1/4″ larger than the 4″ square). I combined a die cut word (Shadow Script Christmas) with seasonal sentiment stickers by Tim Holtz and finished off the die cut panel with some thin jute. I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the die cut ‘bright’ and some Rock Candy Distress Stickles (pretty sure it’s discontinued.. but I have a stock pile. The dry glitter is still available, I believe) to the trees for a bit of shimmer.

I stamped my turnabout in the colors I used in my background and added in Mowed Lawn to tie the green in. Turnabouts are designed to be stamped four times, and I used only three colors… the fourth was actually stamped twice with the Spruce & Peacock (I was considering just doing it in one color and changed my mind) so it created a mid tone similar to the blend between the two in my background 🙂 I finished off my snowy background by splattering some Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence over it.

I was a bit late to the game starting on Christmas in July, but if I’d had time to keep going I would have… ideas were starting to flow and I was ready to shop for some new stamps, stencils & dies! Hopefully my creation inspires you likewise 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

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