Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop

Friday, August 7th, 2020

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

Tuesday with Tara {take 256} Mug of Sunshine

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m bringing you a big ol’ Mug of Sunshine, combining images & words from ‘Hello Sunshine Turnabout‘ by Concord & 9th with ‘I Like Big Ones‘ by Picket Fence Studios and a fab oldie, the ‘Rays‘ stencil by Tim Holtz.

For the card background, I inked the Rays with two shades of Distress Oxide ink, Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade.  I blended them with a broad Life Changing Blender Brush.  I like to work from light to dark, so went from the outer edges of the stencil towards the center.  I heat embossed the ‘Big One’ mug in Letter It Navy Embossing Powder on deep yellow card stock, then blended some ink onto it for some shading.  I stamped the sunshine design in the same Marmalade ink over the image, then added the sentiment in navy ink over them.

I finished off the card base with some crinkle ribbon wrapped around a blue textured panel.  I added a few sequins for a bit of extra shimmer- these are from the Ocean Breeze set by Picket Fence Studios.

I hope my card brings some SUNSHINE to your day!  I know a lot of BC is getting a ton of rain right now… if I could, I’d gladly share some of my heat & southern sunshine with you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 216} Without Coffee

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday with Tara! Today is the day a lot of kids & teachers are officially back in the swing of things with a new school year! I thought some more rainbows & coffee would be in order to help you get through the day! I’m sharing another fun rainbow card with the Coffee Understands stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, this one questions what we would do without coffee. As you can see by the sentiment, it’s probably best that we don’t find out the answer! ha!

Coffee Understands by Picket Fence Studios: Without Coffee

Simple Design.

There is something about this stamp image that makes me want to keep my card fairly simple. I love how long & lean she is (total opposite of me!). It looks like she’s got her priorities straight, coffee in one hand, ready to take on the world (or a classroom, at least)!

Bold & Colorful.

Just because a card is simple does not mean it can’t be bold & colorful! I paired bold black & white with a colorful rainbow panel I inked up with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. The colors blend together so nicely and it ends up looking like I used a wider variety of colors than I actually did! Curiosity got me wondering what would happen if I stamped with a watermark ink pad over my inked rainbow… and I was pleased with how it came out! (I used Versamark, but I’m guessing this Gina K Embossing & Watermark Ink would work just as well!)

Coffee Understands by Picket Fence Studios: Distress Oxide Rainbow

Details.

As I mentioned earlier, I tried to keep this card pretty simple. The stitched details from the edge die (by MFT) are repeated on the white card front and the black strip beside it. I stamped with bold black ink and repeated the sentiment in watermark on the rainbow panel. A single cup design from the stamp set was also repeated to fill in the gaps. Then I chose a few colors from the rainbow to brighten up my stamped image. Repeating details like the stamp images and colors kept the design feeling simple.

I hope you like my happy rainbow, and that you have no reason to find out what your day, week or year will be like without coffee!

Inky hugs,

Tara