Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Tuesday with Tara {take 271} Plaid & Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is for those people in our lives with birthdays on/around Halloween.  I’m combining my new MFT Buffalo Plaid Background stamp with a birthday wishes die cut and some autumn pumpkins… with an easy Halloween twist! As it turns out, everything is by MFT.

This card came together pretty quickly for me, since I used a few pre-inked/colored pieces that I had on my work space.  I stamped the plaid in black on a green inked panel of water color card stock.  Because of the texture in my paper, it has more of a vintage feel rather than a crisp new plaid.  I’d also colored up these pumpkins as extras when I was working on another card.  These were my ‘imperfect’ ones, with a bit of bleeding outside the lines, so I inked up the edges with a brown Distress Ink.  Again, this works with the vintage feel the card was getting.  I continued on with the theme and added a bit of white crocheted lace trim.  Next to the white sentiment, the trim seemed to really tie everything together!

As I played around with the arrangement for my pumpkins, I got the idea to transform one of them into a jack-o-lantern. Since I don’t have any ‘face’ stamps to use, I pulled out a black marker and got to work.  Anyone can draw a simple face like this- especially if you practice on a scrap of paper first to get the sizes right!  I finished everything off with a few dots of Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops for that little bit of shimmer.

Hope it makes you smile!  Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 268} hello, fall

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  I’m back with another fall card today, this one is super simple & sweet.  I tried a variety of arrangements and adding different elements, but I kept coming back to just letting the few elements I currently have shine.  I hope you agree and like my simple autumn leaves card.

I started with another die cut skeleton leaf by Tim Holtz, which is cut from watercolor paper and inked with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink.  I really wanted some contrast to make the leaf pop, so I selected a rich teal card stock for my base.  On a whim, I decided to try the 3D Crackle Embossing folder and I ended up loving them together.  Once I settled on the base, I selected a sentiment (another one from Autumn Blessings by MFT) and contemplated a variety of inks & embossing powders… finally going back to simple black, which I chose to tie together with a piece of torn book print as a layer under the leaf.

I really think with the details in the die cut leaf and the crackle texture in the teal background, a simple design is perfect.  Simple & Sweet.  Hello, fall.

Inky hugs,

Tara

Happy Fall Y’all! SNS October Blog Hop

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day and Happy Fall Y’all!  We are excited to be celebrating all things FALL with you today!

We have a couple talented bloggers & card makers joining us as guests in the hop today in addition to our regular creative team members.  As always, there is a chance to win prizes and we are randomly selecting a winner for a $50 gift certificate from among all the comments left at each of the blogs.

There’s a SALE this weekend too!  Saturday is World Card Making Day so there will be tons of great products on sale 20-50% off in the online store!  Be sure to check it out!

I’m the lucky one to kick off the fun, and as you may have gathered from some of my recent cards, I’m featuring Autumn Blessings by MFT once again!  I had a card idea in mind, but tweaked it a bit at the end and added some PSL vibes 😉 so I hope you like it!

I colored up the pumpkins from the MFT set and the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp by Lawn Fawn with Distress Ink & water.   They were all stamped on water color card stock with Archival Ink.  I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I decided afterwards that this would be a fun project for Distress Embossing Glaze, so I used Clear Embossing Pen to color in the mug and glazed it to give a nice shiny mug!  I used the glaze over Clear Embossing Ink on the sentiment, which I stamped directly on the Kraft card base.

I really wanted to pair these pumpkins with Buffalo Plaid, but my new stamp didn’t arrive in time (I’ll have some fun with it in the near future though!) so I found some patterned paper to use.  A touch of silk ribbon and some glitter (Distress Stickles are the perfect ‘spice’ here… they are discontinued, but still a fave of mine.  Buy some if you find them!) are the finishing touches for my fun FALL card!

I’m not gonna lie, autumn cards are my favorite… so I know that everything the girls have for y’all in this hop will be completely fabulous!  Next up is a visit to see what Susan made!  Here’s all the links if you get lost or need to take a break along the way 🙂

Happy Hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win the $50 gift certificate!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Just for fun- the card featured in our hop graphic this month is actually the card I made for our October 2019 Blog Hop!  You can visit that hop for extra inspiration when you’re done with this one 🙂