Posts Tagged ‘card’

Tuesday with Tara {take 267} Autumn Blessings

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s challenge word is “campfire” which may have had you wondering a bit… or maybe you are a big Distress Ink fan like me and you knew exactly what to expect- a project featuring the newest Distress color, Crackling Campfire!  I’m kinda loving how Tim Holtz is releasing a full set of each color at one time (and thankfully not too close together so my bank account can handle it) as it really lets you play and experiment with the different mediums.  I’ve used several on todays card, hope you like it!

Today’s card also features the gorgeous Skeleton Leaves die set by Tim Holtz.  I cut them from a piece of watercolor paper which I had inked up with Crackling Fire Distress Ink, as well as a bit of Fossilized Amber & Carved Pumpkin.  Once I cut the leaves, I added a bit more Crackling Fire- both Oxide & Regular Distress Inks, and a bit of brown to add some depth to the edges of the other two leaves.

I took a piece of book print which I had applied a thin layer of white gesso to and trimmed it down to size over a pewter layer.  After inking the edges, I splattered a mix of both sprays- the Spray Stain and the Distress Oxide Spray.  I was curious to see how they would differ on the prepared surface.  I misted it lightly with water and left it for a while… when it still wasn’t dry I misted it a bit more and pressed some tissue paper onto it to life some of the color and help it dry faster.  This gave a much softer background than I initially had, and some fun splotchy bits as the inks reacted with water.  FYI, most of the lighter spots are from the Distress Oxide Spray, the deeper from the Spray Stain.

The final element of my card is the sentiment- another one from Autumn Blessings by MFT.  I embossed it with the Embossing Glaze over the oxide ink on vellum for a soft finish.  A mini stapler (Tim’s Tiny Attacher) ads an easy & fun way to adhere the vellum.  I also added a bit of clear adhesive behind the sentiment so it would be hidden.

I hope you enjoyed my first play with Crackling Campfire!  You’ll be seeing a lot more of it in the near future… can’t wait to try different color combos with it, it’s such a gorgeous color perfect for autumn!

Be sure to put Friday on your Calendar- our October blog hop is happening then and we’ll be coming at ya with all of our best fall inspiration!

Inky hugs,

Tara

UP, UP AND AWAY!

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Good Morning and HAPPY EASTER!

It’s Susan here today sharing some fun cards – you’d think since it’s Easter that I would’ve made some Easter themed or bunny cards but I didn’t. I forgot it was Easter when I made these.

I recently received the Penny Black Birthday Balloons stamp set and I couldn’t wait to play with it. I grabbed my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and set out to play.

The card above on the left is colored with copics. I didn’t do anything fancy – mostly because I don’t have a lot of colors and I’m still learning how to use them. I used a white paint pen to add some fun patterns to each of them.  The one on the right is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Here too I kept the coloring really simple using two shades of each color and the same white paint pen to add the highlight on each balloon. You could use a white gel pen for this as well.  I chose not to color the girl in bright colors because I wanted the balloons to be the focus.

 

This next card is a little more detailed. I used a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock and scored it on the 4 1/4″ side 2 3/4″ in from both ends.

The image on the right side of the card is stamped directly onto the card base but the balloons on the left were stamped onto scrap card stock, fussy cut out and added to the left side of the card base. The balloons furthers to the left were added with some craft foam. Here again the coloring was kept really simple. I used Pismacolor Pencils – 2 shades of each color and the white paint pen for highlight.

For my last card today I wanted to do something that would be considered a little more formal. Something for a 21st or 50th birthday or any special occasion. You could change out the sentiment to make it an Anniversary or Retirement card.

I used gold and silver Prismacolor Pencils for the balloons and then used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine to them. This time I colored the girl in using gold and black to coordinate with the balloons. A little fun strip of paper along the side and these cards are done.

I have an idea for another card with this set. I’ll get it made and share it over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook PageHave you seen the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge on the Facebook page yet? Be sure to check it out – there are all kinds of ideas to inspire you.

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan

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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