Posts Tagged ‘CAS’

Keeping It Clean and Simple

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

 

Happy Victoria Day to our Canadian readers! I’m here with some inspiration for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: CAS. Clean and Simple is my go-to style, so I attempted to be “extra” CAS with today’s card:

 

 

 

This is my first time using an Anita Jeram stamp – this one is Back Card Bunny, but I chose to give him front-of-card status. (He has a matching die, as well.) Theoretically, this could be a one layer card, but since he’s coloured with Copics and there was a little bleed-through, I adhered my panel to a sand cardbase.

 

If you’re posting a CAS card on social media, be sure to tag it with #snschallenge – you’ll be in the running for a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap ‘n Stamp store!

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 337} Happy Heart

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today for our Random Acts of Cardness word in our FB group the word is HEART!  I had planned to share another card I made with a Tracey Hey stamp, but I wanted more focus on the heart (and had a new die/embossing folder I hadn’t made anything with yet)!  Visit me on instagram or my personal blog to see that other card in a few days 😉

Today I wanted to keep my card simple but sparkly… I combined an embossed die cut I did using the Lucky Love Embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  I cut from white & inked it up with Distress Spray Stain and Dina’s Gloss Spray, which was a fun combo to give a bit of texture to the smooth center of the heart.  I paired it with a glittery die cut from Honeybee Bitty Buzzwords.

It doesn’t get much simpler than this- layered die cuts over a Kraft panel with a sentiment sticker to tie it all together!  In addition to the glittery word, I added a bunch of bling to the heart to tie it all together.  I love the contrast against the Kraft panel.  I also love that this heart card has a sentiment that makes it suitable for all sorts of occasions- I’m thinking a celebratory congratulations card!

Hopefully my card finds your heart happy today!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 335} Simple Love

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I was inspired by a card & challenge our former design team member, Nancy, shared on Instagram to make a card with no layers a big bold sentiment!  I almost had two cards that fit the challenge, until an ink smudge forced me to trim & layer 🙂

Both card were started with a heart stencil I made just by using the outline of a die cut shape as my frame to blend ink through.  I’ve used a mixture of Kitsch Flamingo & Abandoned Coral Distress Inks.   For this first card, I stamped over it a sentiment I pieced together from the Bitty Buzzwords stamp set combined with a Valentine’s Day greeting.  A big black smudge forced me to trim it down and layer it onto a red card base, but I like the extra bit of color it gives!

The second card was the same technique, just a single sentiment from Picket Fence “Happiness Belongs to You” set.  Both cards have a few bits of bling to finish everything off!

They’re sweet and simple… hope you have a lovely day!

Inky hugs,

Tara