Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Tuesday with Tara {take 235} A Million Thanks

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  This week I finally had some creative time with some Wendy Vecchi products!  I used the Make Art Stay-tion for the first time- it’s  a 12×12 magnetic surface that includes a magnetic ruler and 4 strong magnets to hold your work in place (perfect for stencils as you’ll see here).  The bonus for me is that having it means I have a 12×12 works space, instead of my typical 8ish inches amidst my messy workspace!  LOL

I worked with the ‘A Million Thanks‘ set, which includes stamps, dies and a stencil.  It’s a pretty great little package!

I decided to see how the coordinating stencil worked, so used it with Distress Oxide Ink (just two shades) to color the large floral image in this set.  It’s pretty neat!  Here’s a few pics of the steps using the stencil on the Make Art Stay-tion.  Before I started, everything was stamped with Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to color the flower through the stencil with an Ink Blending Tool (I prefer the new mini tool, though I have plenty of the old rectangular ones, so just use a mini ink blending foam on the larger base!

Each leaf has it’s own stencil, and the one you see me using in this next photo even has two parts to include inking that teeny section of the leaf.  I’ve used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide for these.

I’m sure all of you are familiar with how to use the coordinating dies with stamps, but here’s a pic showing how I use washi tape to hold everything in place.

This card layout was inspired by a sketch I saw on Instagram by Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s a pretty great one that I’m sure I’ll use again!  After trying a few different pieces of card stock for the rectangular panel, I dug through some 6×6 pads and found this black & white buffalo plaid paper which I think is PERFECT on this card!  The only other detail I added was some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Aquatic Mist to the berry sprigs.

I made a second card as well, just slightly different colors but the same basic design.  The card base is bolder than the first card, so I used a pearlescent white layer and a stamped sentiment on kraft as my accent pieces.  This one also has the additional die cut sprigs & butterfly on it.

My images also have a tiny it of shading on them, which I did with a pencil crayon.

The A Million Thanks stamp set also includes some sentiments that will be perfect inside of these cards.  I love when you get lots of variety in a single set!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Gina K Elegant Asters

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hi Crafty Friends, Sandi here and my inspiration today is the Gina K Elegant Asters Sepia Card.

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This stamp set has a beautiful selection of flowers and leaves, a fabulous butterfly and some great sentiments (although I didn’t use them for today’s card).

I used four Copic Markers to create my Sepia color for the design pieces: E41, E43, E44 and #47. Once all the images were colored, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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For the background, I started with a piece of Gina K Kraft card stock and die cut it with a stitched square die.
I used the Gina K Leafy Stencil and Gina K Kraft Ink with a Life Changing Brush to add a little “background noise” behind where my art pieces would go.
I also inked around the edge before mounting it to a black mat and then my 5 x 5 square top folding card base.

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I repeated the stencil design lightly on the inside of the card and duplicate the mat layers as well before adding the extra art pieces. NOTE: the leaves on this one I left black and white and I really like the contrast to the Sepia flower.

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I used foam squares to attach the art pieces and then added a three layered die cut sentiment.

My final embellishment, I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to add some interest down the left side of the card.

Here’s a short video I created walking you through the Copic Flicking technique and the sepia color for the card.

Gina K Elegant Asters

Here’s another card I did recently using the same stamp set. This time coloring the flowers in pinks:

Copic Markers used:

Leaves: YG21, YG17, YG23

Flowers: RV13, RV14, RV25

Flower Center Y15

That’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my projects with the Gina K Elegant Asters. I have shared the products I used below with links to the Stamp ‘N Scrap Online Store.

Tuesday with Tara {take 234} 5 faves from 2019

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Happy first Tuesday of 2020! I wanted to start the new year of by sharing a few of my favorite cards that I created in 2019. It’s hard to narrow it down, so I just went with ones that still make me smile!

2019 was a hard year for me creatively, as I dealt with health issues that robbed me of energy and creativity (among other things)! My cards were, and continue to be, a lot more simple than they have been in the past… and that’s okay! I hope they still bring smiles to those of you who read my blog posts and to the recipients of the cards (when I ever get around to mailing them).

You can read the posts and see details on each of these cards linked below:

Here’s to a new year full of creativity and inky fingers!

Inky hugs,

Tara