Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Getting Fab with Foil BLOG HOP

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Thanks for stopping by to check out our ‘Getting Fab with Foil’ Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you came to check out our projects, each of which will feature Shiny Transfer Foil by Ranger!  I know I’m looking forward to see what everyone did with this fabulous product!  I had fun, but look forward to experimenting more with it and the ladies are sure to bring inspiration!  The fun bonus on this hop is that each blog along the way will be giving away a package of foil!  So be sure to leave comments here and at each stop… we’ll be back next Saturday to announce the winners (who will have two weeks to contact the store to claim their prize).  The full list of creative ladies in todays hop is near the end of this post- for now, check out the cards I made…

First is my little ballerina card 🙂  I actually started with a large (size 8) manila tag, embossed with a doily pattern by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  I inked up the tag with assorted shades of red/coral Distress Ink, leaving some spots lighter than others for dimension.  I then embossed a sentiment (Mama Elephant) on a strip of ivory card stock and figured out my placement with the paper doll (Tim Holtz) I selected.  I used a fine tip Sakura Quickie Glue pen to trace some of the design on my background, then placed the foil over it and rubbed over it (I used an old gift card as my tool).  I repeated this in several spots on the tag, experimenting with dry time to see what gave me the best results.  I was looking to get a sort of rough look to it, not a solid foil design, and for the most part that’s what I got.  These foils will work with a variety of tapes and glues, and since this glue pen is a combo temporary/permanent glue it really made a difference how long I waited to apply the foil!

I added a little bit of foil accent to the paper doll as well.  I had to wait a long time for the glue to dry on this surface – and some of the flaky bits you see are simply because there was some adhesive stuck to the foil (instead of the foil sticking to the adhesive).  It’s kinda fun though 🙂  As you can see, I finished it off by adhering my tag to a card and trimming off the tag top. A bit of thin lace from my stash and foam adhesive to place my doll finished off the card quite nicely.  I really like the look of the red foil on the red background.  You could almost say it was subtle if it wasn’t flashy. lol

My second card uses the same elements, but this time I used a black tag that had only been embossed, not inked.  The foil is much more visible on this card, with all it’s imperfections… it gives a tattered lace feel that I love for this one as a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.

Again, I added a bit of foil to the paper doll… I kept the pieces very abstract as I didn’t want it to overwhelm the image.

It’s hard to photograph, but it really is shiny 🙂

Here’s my two cards together:

Now… have fun checking out the rest of the ‘Getting Fab with Foil’ projects!  And don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win some foil of your own!

 

Materials Used:

Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil- Basics

Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil- Holiday

Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Tim Holtz Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Distress Ink (assorted shades of red & coral)

Lace Trim from my stash

Everyday Sentiments by Mama Elephant

Grey card stock

Manila Tags- black & manila

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 119}

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend and found time to relax and enjoy good food, family & friends!  My husband and I took a road trip to see some autumn colors and while we saw a lot of beauty, I think we were a few weeks ahead of all the color changes!  I did see a few bits of ‘ripe persimmon’ type shades on some trees, but they are not quite showing off the full glory of autumn!  I’m not sure what it’s like in your part of the world, but temperatures are still very warm here in the south.  I’m eagerly anticipating the change in temperatures and colors… so today I’ve created a set of simple cards celebrating my favorite season 🙂

I pulled out some shades of Distress Ink that I’m most looking forward to seeing in nature and used them as my palette for these two simple cards featuring the beautiful Lace Leaf Stamp Set by Concord & 9th.  Very little explanation is needed here- I simply stamped on watercolor card stock.  The large leaf with multi-colors was misted with water before stamping to enhance the watercolor feel I was aiming for.

I pulled out my current seasonal fave Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to add some shimmer to the leaf and the sentiment.  It really plays well with the autumn colors!

The second card was directly stamped without misting with water, I changed ink colors without cleaning my stamp to get a bit more color variety in my simple pattern.

Both cards were embellished simply with ribbon or twine… and a cute metal embellishment added the balance I was missing on the larger card.

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tuesday with Tara {take 103}

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card set I created together with my mom when she was here visiting last week.  She was needing a variety of cards to keep on hand, so we picked up some basic supplies (a set of ivory cards & envelopes and some cute die cut labels) and set to work!  Mom had never had a chance to play with Color Burst before, so we decided that would be a fun medium to work with!  We used some small pieces of watercolor paper and experimented with a variety of colors & techniques- so much inky fun! The cards I’m sharing today feature one of Mom’s favorite color schemes, teal/aqua & purple.  I hope you like them!

As you can see, we stamped sentiments on the labes and embellished them with some pretties by Prima.
Here’s a closer look at the cards… and my cat who wanted to help with the photos 😉

You can see some subtle patterns in this one from applying an inky stencil and some salt to the paper while it was still wet.  I almost didn’t cover the background at all, it was so pretty!

I had some resist design paper we used for the border on this one, similar to designs you will find in the Prima Paintables pads (which are 40% off right now!). I used some watery ink spots from my craft sheet to add subtle color to the die cut shape.

This final card has a softer look, from picking up color that was left on our craft sheet after applying just a small amount of Color Burst to the paper.  The ribbon was also inked up using that leftover color 🙂

I know this final photo isn’t very good… but I had to share how helpful and accommodating Miss Abbey was while I was trying to take pictures.  LOL.   I have another group of cards I’ll share on another blog post that includes her as well!  Usually I can work around her, but she must have known I needed the photos right away so I could pack up the cards to send home with Mom!  I hope this helps you see how using a few basic supplies can allow you to create a fun variety of cards to have on hand!  Sentiment stamps can be your best friend… and pretty embellishments make putting it all together really easy!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Supplies used:

Cards & Die Cuts

Watercolor Paper

Resist finish paper (like Prima Paintables here, here, here and here!)

Color Burst brights & Earth Tones

Assorted Sentiment stamps (this one would be great!)

Dusty Concord Distress Ink

Assorted ribbons & flowers from the stash 🙂

Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet