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Tuesday with Tara {take 370} Miss You Mugs

Happy Tuesday!

I’m excited to share a card I made with the Fall Calls for Lattes stamp set by Catherine Pooler. I fell in love with it when I saw the first project with it and since there’s so many great elements on it, you’ll likely see me share several cards with it while autumn is still here!

I started with some simple stamping and coloring with my Copic markers.  I stamped a bunch of mugs & elements and just started to play… these images are so much fun!  After fussy cutting a few pieces, (the coordinating dies might be something I invest in soon!) I selected cardstock colors to work with.

I had already chosen a layout I wanted to use, inspired by a sketch I saw on Instagram by Freshly Made Sketches.  I knew these small elements would be perfect framed on a die cut square!  For my background layer, I pulled out a ‘vintage’ Tim Holtz embossing folder with simple leaf shapes.  I embossed a Kraft panel then inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  A hint of mica spray is a great touch, I love the gold on Kraft!

The rest is pretty self explanatory!  I finished everything off with some foam squares for dimension and a touch of twine & bling for texture.  Next up I need to get this in the mail to one of the many friends I miss having coffee with…

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 333} Coffee Obsessed

Happy Tuesday!  Did you check out our Inspiration Hop over the weekend?  It’s not too late to check it out again- it was full of so many great projects from the team!  I’m back with another card using the Coffee House stamps by Anita Jeram together with Storyteller paper pad by Vicki Boutin.   I picked a totally different color combo for this card and I also am feeling a little more back into the groove with my Copic Markers again. LOL. Good to know I haven’t totally wasted that investment!

I couldn’t decide between a grey mouse or a brown mouse, so I did one of each and I then I settled on matching this pretty teal paper from the paper pad for the Bodum Coffee Maker.  I rarely even use mine (mostly when we’re camping) but now I really want one in teal like this!   I’ve used the Copic Markers BG13, BG15 & BG18 for this and it’s a fave color combo of mine.  It makes me happy… like coffee 🙂

I finished this card off with a few Clear Drops by Studio Katia– adding a tiny bit of sparkle by using Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops as my adhesive.  I always like a bit of texture too, so a bit of thin twine tied in a bow to match the adorable coffee maker was a fun touch as well!  You can’t really see it well, but I added subtle dimension to the sentiment banner by adding some foam adhesive only in the center so it is flat at both of the outer edges, giving a bit of softness & height to it.

I hope you like it and that your day is more blessed than stressed 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hop Day!  The girls at Scrap ‘N Stamp are here to help you Shake Up Summer with some fun projects featuring Tonic Shaker Card kits!   We’ve got some great prizes and fun cards to share with you and I hope they inspire you to Shake Up your Summer!

Be sure to leave a comment along the way for chances to win one of 3 Tonic Shaker Prize Packages- and watch for chances to win on our Facebook & Instagram as well!  You can also have some fun shopping this weekend after you hop and save 20% OFF TONIC (including Nuvo) products this weekend, until midnight Aug.9th!  I suggest starting with your favorite Die & Shaker set, like the Coffee Mug one I’m using today!  They include the dies you need & adhesive backed shaker pouches to make it easy for you to make unique shaker cards, just add the fun filler!

Enough talk… I bet you’re ready to get hopping!  Here’s what I made:

Here’s a look at most of the products I used for my card.  I was kinda stumped on my layout, until I noticed a fun Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencil I hadn’t inked up yet… so I decided to blend a background with a mix of Ground Espresso & Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, using a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios.   You can see the Coffee Mug Die & Shaker pieces here, as well as the Moscow Mule Sequin Mix I used.  I also used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Tonic Tea & Coffee Stamp Set and a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Blush.  I also added one of my new fave dies (in case you hadn’t noticed yet, haha), Tim Holtz Feathered Friends.  Sometimes you just have to put a bird on it 🙂

The card is really very simple!  I inked up the stenciled background on a white layer and figured out the position for my cup, with room to place my bird on top.  I selected a lime green for the mug & base card, then decided I needed some color contrast as well for my stamped sentiment. I stamped it in the same Ground Espresso ink on some aqua card stock, which I cut deliberately crooked and curled my edges a bit.  I pulled out some Distress Oxide sprays to add some splatter with a mix of Evergreen Bough & Speckled Egg. (Then when everything was done I added some more speckles… which got a bit out of control, which is why there’s some blue shading on my mug!).  Shimmer on the bird, stamped coffee beans & under the mug add a little bit extra, as does my fave thin jute twine.

In case you are wondering how it all goes together, here’s a look at the pieces for the actual shaker.  I cut the opening as you see here, then the window was adhered from the back.  I filled with some fun (I always struggle with how much to add)! and glued the full mug cut out to the back and the open mug to the front.

Here’s a final close up to show you the mix of goodies in my ‘cup of happiness’ shaker.  I added a few mini die cut hearts and some micro beads for variety.  As you can see, I decided to stamp a small sentiment inside my shaker for a fun touch.

I hope my little card makes you smile!  Can’t wait to see what the rest of the girls have shaking for us!  Next up is the talented Chala– I caught a little peek of her card and already asked her to pour me a glass 🙂

Here’s the full set of hop links- have fun and don’t forget to comment for  your chance to win!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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