Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Tuesday with Tara {take 318} Bookprint Hugs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

We’re more than half way through September so I thought it was time to do a project that’s sorta back to school inspired… the theme over on the challenge blog is bookprint, and that’s what I’m featuring on the background of my card!  I did some autumn inspired ink blending over the Funky Leaves stencil by Picket Fence Studios- using shades of Distress Ink.  It’s a blend of Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron & Crackling Campfire.  Personally, I can’t wait to see the leaves changing all around me and this card just gives me a little hint of it.

I had some fun blending the same colors on a scrap of paper, from which I die cut the ‘hugs’ die by Honey Bee Stamps.  The ‘Bitty Buzzwords’ stamp & die sets is a recent splurge for me (I rarely buy the matching sets, normally pick one or the other) and so far I like it!  You see a bit of brown in my blend as well, since I didn’t get the tones I expected overlapping Crushed Olive & Cracking Campfire with each other.  I’ve been loving die cuts layered over vellum lately, so I was happy to find a small piece of vellum to work with here!

I finished off the card with a bit of twisted twine and some copper-toned sequins.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the same Kraft card base that I layered my bookprint onto.

I made a second very similar card, but it didn’t photograph well (something funky happened to my colors) but if you’d like to see it, feel free to check it out on my personal blog!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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