Posts Tagged ‘color burst’

Tuesday with Tara {take 130}

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Years Eve and that perhaps the new year is off to a creative start… I picked up a New Years subway art stamp in the fall (for 46 cents y’all!  obviously I couldn’t resist that!) and have been looking forward to making a card with it to share with you.  I took my inspiration for this card from the Pantone 2018 color of the year, my new stamp and an image by Stampendous which I’ve had for several years and keep meaning to make a New Years card with…

Here’s the intro from the Pantone website: “Announcing PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

I’ve always loved seeing what the color of the year will be, but I think this is my first time making a card inspired by it.  It was kinda fun, so I challenge you to do the same!  There’s a bunch of fab products in the online store that you can use to help inspire you… things like alcohol ink, pens, enamel accents & ink pads… you’ll find lots of pretty purples!  (And you can use the code SAVE18 to save 18% in the online store as a Happy New Year gift!)  The majority of the purple on my card came from the Color Burst watercolor background.  I actually used a combination of Copics & Colorburst pulled from the background with a waterbrush to color my image.  I’d never tried mixing the two mediums before on one image, and it came together pretty good.  I kept the coloring very simple (I’m out of practice with my Copic markers!) and added touches of glitter from a variety of pens and generous amounts of Nuvo Glitter drops.

I pulled embellishments from my stash… gears & bling and some Tim Holtz film ribbon helped me to pull it all together and add the bits of extra my card needed.  I even colored up some number stickers in purple and added Nuvo Glitter Drops to it!  As you can see here, I embossed part of my image in white on the background so I would have the tiny details there without fussy cutting them, then adhered my girl flat on the background, but raised her glittery mask with 3D foam adhesive.

Happy New Year, creative friends!  I love the hope & promise it brings and look forward to all the good things that it brings us!  (Here’s another shot of my card… I love how each photo picks up the glittery elements differently!)

Inky hugs,



Materials used:

white watercolor cardstock

black card stock A2 card

white embossing powder

New Year Subway Art Stamp by Stampabilities

New Years girl stamp by Stampendous

Color Burst

Water Brush

Glossy Accents

Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blizzard

Copic Markers

Assorted bling, stickers & gear brads from my stash

3D foam squares

Black Archival Ink

Tuesday with Tara {take 110}

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I created with my mom when she was visiting earlier this summer.  We wanted to make a variety of all purpose cards for her to use, and came up with a plan featuring the gorgeous Wildflowers dies by Tim Holtz.

I started by preparing some black card stock and adhering some wide Be Creative tape to the back of it (I have a large roll around 5″ wide, but you can also get it in sheets which is great for this purpose!).  I then cut the wildflowers from the adhesive backed card stock, which made these detailed images a breeze to adhere to the cards!


Next we took some pre-cut pieces of watercolor card stock and inked them up with Color Burst- we had a great time combining colors and adding copper Liquid Metals Color Burst to some of them!  As these were small pieces, I generally chose 2-3 similar colors to blend on each piece.  I love how easy it is to mist with water, sprinkle some powder and mist some more… The backgrounds were set aside to dry while we grabbed some pre-cut tags and stamped sentiments on them.


Once we had all our pieces, we assembled the cards- six in total from the seven floral dies we cut!  To some we added ribbon or a stenciled background, but they are all very similar.  This was a quick and easy card set, but I think the results are very striking!

Do you see the difference in texture on this next card?  This background was made with Distress Crayons and water instead of color burst.  It’s interesting how the crayon clings to the texture of the card stock.

For this last card we added a simple stamped background for a completely different look.

As I mentioned on the previous post I shared with pics of another group of cards Mom & I created, my cat Abbey was super helpful when I was trying to photograph the cards!  LOL  Here’s a photo of her helping that just cracks me up.

I was trying to get a ‘card set’ photo but after this one I just gave up… sometimes you just have to let your pet win the battle!  Anyways, I hope you like these simple cards and the simple contrast in the design.  They were a lot of fun to make!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a creative week,

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies

Be Creative Tape– large pieces/sheets to back card stock prior to die cutting

Black Card Stock

Watercolor Card Stock (I used pre-cut pieces)

Color Burst Brights

Color Burst Earth tones

Color Burst Liquid Metals (Copper)

Distress Crayons Set 2

Assorted Distress & Archival Ink

Assorted Sentiment Stamps



Tuesday with Tara {take 107}

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

If you follow us on facebook or have been browsing the online store lately, you may have noticed Scrap n’ Stamp is celebrating Christmas in July with a variety of Christmas goodies on sale all month long!  I decided to join in the fun and pull out a few Christmas supplies (bought in after Christmas sales!) that had not yet seen any love… I’m featuring a stamp by Impression Obsession, dies by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix and watercolor painting  with Colorburst.

I stamped the ornament collage image in black Archival ink on watercolor cardstock, then misted water onto my craft sheet and squeezed a small amount of ColorBurst into the puddle. I mixed and painted with a brush, gradually adding more water and color to get the desired look. I’ve used two different shades of blue, plus a touch of green and a mix of sepia (brown) and cooper (metallic).

I wanted to add something extra to the ornaments, so decided to try painting on some transparent texture paste.  It’s a unique look, with very visible brush strokes.  Kinda cool… but I think I’ll stick to good ole Glossy Accents next time 🙂  I do love that copper shimmer in the bows, though!  And it looks fabulous in my splatter spots as well!

The title is a combo of a positive cut of the ‘merry’ die by Memory Box and a negative cut out of ‘Christmas’ by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  I love these together, and added some torn kraft glassine paper behind them to add some extra dimension.

My card is on a 5×7 kraft card base, which framed this larger stamped image & the die cut words quite nicely.  I don’t normally do larger cards like this, but sometimes it’s best for the design 🙂  I hope you like it and I hope you are checking out all the specials on Christmas goodies in the online store!

Next Tuesday we are hoping to be back with another BLOG HOP for you to check out with more fun Christmas inspiration!  Hope to see you then!

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Holiday Words 2 dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Merry script die by Memory Box

Ornament Collage stamp by Impression Obsession

Black Archival Ink

Watercolor Cardstock

Colorburst (shades of blue & brown/copper from brights & earth tones sets)

Kraft Glassine by Tim Holtz

Transparent Texture Paste

Assorted card stock