Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Tuesday with Tara {take 226} Festive Sled

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! The combination of the change in the weather and the appearance of Christmas decor and music everywhere had me changing my plans for today. I’ve got a simple Christmas card to share featuring the Festive Overlay stamp set by Tim Holtz.

As I mentioned, it’s a simple card. I pulled out a variety of older Tim Holtz products (including this kraft resist paper I’ve had for probably 7 or 8 years and never used) and a few shades of red Distress Oxide Ink. The Snowflake border was one of the earliest of his dies and I still love using it on holiday cards.

I finished off the simple stamping on a kraft tag with a ribbon bow and a Christmas token (mine is from my stash, there’s a new variety for 2019!) attached with a jingle brad.

This would be a fun card to mass produce, mixing up the colors & images from the stamp set for fun variety of cards that are similar, but not identical! Personally, I can never settle on one design to do dozens of and send off. Once I get started, I want to keep trying something new!

Hope you enjoyed and are staying warm, wherever you are… maybe with some inky fingers 😉

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 211}

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

As promised, I’m wrapping up July with one more Christmas in July card- this one combines our Blog Hop ‘Turnabout’ theme for July (and featured stamp company, Concord & 9th) with the Christmas theme! I’m using the Snowflakes Turnabout as my card background, behind a little die cut scene I created with a Distress Oxide blended background and dies by Poppy Stamps (Tree Line Hill) & Memory Box (Whispering Pine Landscape) I got them last year and hated that I only only made a couple cards with them! They are no longer in the online store, but I found another similar one that you could use (and I think I need to get to use along with them)!

I created my scene in multiple layers- blending my background with Iced Spruce & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks & a Life Changing Blender Brush. I die cut the trees from book print, green cardstock and a pearly white cardstock, then layered them over my background and die cut the whole thing with a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Square Stackables. (I’ll be purchasing the large set so I can have a dotted layer to use together with these! For today, I simply cut a layer 1/4″ larger than the 4″ square). I combined a die cut word (Shadow Script Christmas) with seasonal sentiment stickers by Tim Holtz and finished off the die cut panel with some thin jute. I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the die cut ‘bright’ and some Rock Candy Distress Stickles (pretty sure it’s discontinued.. but I have a stock pile. The dry glitter is still available, I believe) to the trees for a bit of shimmer.

I stamped my turnabout in the colors I used in my background and added in Mowed Lawn to tie the green in. Turnabouts are designed to be stamped four times, and I used only three colors… the fourth was actually stamped twice with the Spruce & Peacock (I was considering just doing it in one color and changed my mind) so it created a mid tone similar to the blend between the two in my background 🙂 I finished off my snowy background by splattering some Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence over it.

I was a bit late to the game starting on Christmas in July, but if I’d had time to keep going I would have… ideas were starting to flow and I was ready to shop for some new stamps, stencils & dies! Hopefully my creation inspires you likewise 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Christmas Thanks Card!

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back!! Today, I made a Christmas thank you card. This card was easy to make although certainly not very quick and something you’d want to mass produce..although you defiantly could if you had the time!!

I started by white heat embossing the Snowflakes Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th onto a kraft card panel. I stamped it three rotations and embossed it all at once.

The cute little bird and holly image come from the Tweet Holidays Stamp set from My Favourite Things and was coloured with alcohol markers. This is one of my fave winter stamp sets this season!

I wanted the sentiment to be quite large and bold so I chose the Big Thanks Sugar Script Die from Birch Press Designs. I cut word out of white cardstock and used red shades of alcohol markers to give it colour.

I cut the outline portion of the die directly out of the heat embossed background then adhered the kraft panel to a landscape, white, top fold card base.

Before puzzle piecing the positive piece onto the card base, I die cut it once again, this time out of craft foam.  And to make sure everything was evenly popped up on the card, I die cut the bird and holly image out of the foam, as well!

I love the all the dimension!  I adhered the coloured thanks die onto the popped up outline and perched the bird and holly on top.  Of course, that large thanks die was screaming out for glitter and shine so I brushed some Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen over top as well as a generous helping of Nuvo Crystal Glaze!!

Don’t you just love the shine? In fact, I loved it so much I added it to all the red bits on the card!!

This card was super fun to make and I hope you enjoyed it!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Until next time…

Laurie