Posts Tagged ‘card’

Tuesday with Tara {take 215} Toucan Paradise

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Happy Tuesday with Tara! I’ve got a card featuring the fun new Concord & 9th Stamp Set Toucan Paradise to share with you today! I fell in love with this set and the coordinating Tropical Vibes die set when I started seeing projects created with them on Instagram. (There’s also a matching die to this stamp set, but I don’t mind fussy cutting a bit so I am waiting on that one.) It was the leaves in both sets that grabbed me, but I have to admit this bold toucan has won my heart!

Ink Choices.

I had to put my own twist on this stamp set… stamping the great mix of leaves, flowers & textural elements with Distress Oxide Ink on a kraft card! I started by die cutting a square of patterned paper with Lawn Fawn’s Dotted Square Stackables and stamping my sentiment on it. Next I selected a variety of shades of green Distress Oxide Inks that I thought would work well with the patterned paper. I chose Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint & Cracked Pistachio. The first two were chosen to match, the third was chosen for the fun, tropical feeling it would add.

Details.

Since my die cuts were square and my sentiment was not, I stamped it along the right edge and added a strip of burlap along edge. This added texture to my card and gave me a focal point to stamp the leaves around & behind. It also gave a good place to rest my stamped toucan.

I love how the Distress Oxides stamp as layers on the kraft base, allowing you to really see all the shades of green I was working with.

I stamped my toucan in a couple different color variations before deciding on the palette for this card. In the ended, I went with Spiced Marmalade & Fossilized Amber as the colors for the beak as well as flowers & design elements added to the card background. Spots of Nuvo- Pale Gold Crystal Drops & Honey Gold Glitter Drops, add more texture & shine to this card.

You’ll see another card in the future with the other color variation I tried. Part of the fun with this Toucan Paradise stamp set is all the colors you can use with it! So many happy, tropical vibes can be created quickly & easily!

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but I hope this Tuesday with Tara card featuring Concord & 9th’s Toucan Paradise stamp set gives you a little bit of summer to hang on to! I had a lot of fun working with it and Distress Oxides on kraft.

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 200}

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Wow… it’s hard to believe that I’ve been bringing Tuesday with Tara posts to you here on SNS for 200 weeks! When I hit 100 posts, I shared a few favorite projects with you (here’s a link to that post) so today, here’s some of my faves from posts 101-199 🙂 I have selected a sort of ‘top 10’ and did not include any Blog Hop projects OR Christmas projects! It was hard to narrow down, but I just picked some that still make me smile!

take 133- abstract floral journal

take 165- just celebrate

take 191- miss you

151- art mug

167- friend

160- beach spread

187- good luck

138- coffee bird

143- watercolor

115- pumpkin spice

I’d love to hear back which of these is a favorite for you! I’m also curious… have you noticed some of my ‘signature’ items that I love to use on my projects? One of my favorite artists/designers is Tim Holtz, and Raya has put together a prize package featuring some of his great products that YOU could win! I’ll select a random winner from the comments to announce next Tuesday 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Out Of This World!

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Hello Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m back at Scrap’n Stamp Canada sharing one of my favorite things to make.  A galaxy sky background. It looks awful while you’re making it but then when you put that last color on it magically changes into a beautiful sky right in front of your eyes. This is a pic heavy post so as to be able to show you each step.

I started with Mustard Seed Distress ink and randomly added some sections of color. Another thing I love about this technique is that you don’t have to worry about perfect blending – just get the color onto the paper. Next I added Picked Raspberry.

   

Then comes Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio is next. I bet you’re wondering how is this going to be a galaxy sky? Don’t worry, the next two steps is where the magic happens.

   

I added a layer of Chipped Sapphire over most of the paper but making it lighter in the center. Now it’s starting to look like the sky.

Now for the Black Soot. Add a layer all over the page, being heavier near the edges and lighter in the middle.

Voila, night sky. But we still need some stars. That’s easy and fun too!

Squeeze a little white acrylic paint onto a craft block, add a couple spritzes of water and mix it up. For the first layer of stars I like to use a toothbrush. It’s great for getting a lot of little stars. Just load up the toothbrush with ink and drag your finger along the bristles. That’s it. In seconds you’ve got a sky full of stars.

For some bigger starts I use a paint brush. Load it up with the watered down white paint and then knock the brush against my other hand. This gives me bigger stars.

I also added a few droplets of water and then dabbed them with a paper towel. I should’ve done this step before the paint but it still worked.

I used the Interactive Rectangle Word Dies from My Favorite Things to do the sentiment. It cuts all but the left edge leaving a flap for the recipient to lift to see the rest of the sentiment. The sentiment on the top of the flap is stamped with versamark ink and then heat set with white embossing powder .

The sentiment underneath is stamped with black ink.

 

I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to color in the space boy and all the planets from Lawn Fawn’s Out of This World stamp set and the cut them all out with the coordinating dies I added some of them to the card panel with craft foam and some were adhered directly to the panel. The strings are drawn on with a thin black marker. I didn’t show any of that because I just did simple coloring. If you’d like to see that done, leave me a message and I’ll do a post on that for you.

I hope you’re inspired to try this technique. If you don’t have these exact colors or these inks, that’s okay, just choose similar colors in whatever inks you have and give it a go. If you do try it and share it, please tag me as I’d love to see.

 

Happy Stampin’

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