Posts Tagged ‘color of the year’

Tuesday with Tara {take 282} Illuminating Stencils

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Todays card is inspired by the Random Acts of Cardness word of the day “stencils” and the colors of the year, Illuminating (yellow) and Ultimate Gray.

Each year I try to create a card inspired by the color of the year… and for 2021 there are actually TWO colors to work with!  I started with the broken fence stencil by Picket Fence Studios and figured out the rest of my card from there, layering Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink through the weave texture with a Blending Brush.

I’d been planning to use both the stencil and these Colossal Cone Flowers by Gina K to make a slimline card, but decided to switch to a simpler, standard A2 sized card this time. I embossed the bloom over my background (which was dry, since I had stenciled it the day before & set it aside) in Opaque White Wow Embossing Powder and embossed the sentiment with the same powder on gray card stock. (TIP- Since I don’t have a lot of this paper in my stash, I stamped and cut the sentiment from the center of the piece I was layering over! Looking at my card you would never know there is a cut out from the middle of the gray layer!)

I once again took my blending brush and inked over the embossed area with more Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, then added a bit of Fossilized Amber to the center of the flower for a bit of contrast.

Lastly, I decided to add a bit of splatter details to my card.  I didn’t have a gray paint, so I used some Perfect Pearls Mist (no longer available, but you can make your own by mixing the powder with water) in Pewter.  It’s a nice rich gray with a touch of shimmer- perfect :).  I also layered a bit of white Nuvo drops for additional shine & texture.  A bit of yellow twine finishes everything off.

I hope my card brings a bit of cheer to your day- I know I’ve been needing some lately!

Inky hugs,



Tuesday with Tara {take 184}

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  One of my favorite people in the world (my sister!) has a birthday in January and she happens to love PINK!  I’m mixing it up a bit with this simple card with a bit of an ombre featuring the Pantone 2019 color of the year “Living Coral” (as you can see I’ve used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink together with Worn Lipstick).  I started the year with a card featuring The Pantone Color of the Year last year and wanted to do it again!

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

I did some simple ink blending through this MFT Stencil “Captivating Mandala” on ivory cardstock and it’s such a pretty blend of colors!  I also added some shimmery paint splatters in the two colors as well to add some sparkle.

I had a few ideas of what would go on top, but decided to keep it super simple with a bold sentiment (this one from Ranger’s Letter It Embossing Kit) in black ink and some pretty black ribbon to make it all pop.

Here’s a closer look at the card… don’t you just love coral?  And check out the shimmer in the background and that I added to the sentiment with a Wink of Stella brush pen.  So pretty!

Hope you have a great day- be sure to join us right back here on Thursday afternoon for our January Blog Hop!  The team has some fantastic projects to share with you!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 131}

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  How is 2018 treating you so far?  I’ve decided it’s going to be a year where I do whatever I can to make it EPIC, so today I’ve got a resolution of sorts in card form.  Because of that (and because I still had a variety of purple items out on my work space) I’ve created once again with the color of the year…

Hee hee.  Bet you weren’t expecting a hipster goat card! I had fun creating with this stamp & coordinating layered die set by Tim Holtz,   I stamped it three times and colored simply with my Distress Inks and an ink blending tool, adding a bit of detail with a water brush. I like how easy it is to get the 3D accents and I always love adding a touch of shine with Glossy Accents to things like his glasses.

The kraft tag was simply inked through a stencil with Distress Oxide ink (it will never get old to me how awesome this looks on kraft!) and a bit of inky torn book print, washi tape & enamel accents finish it off.  I combined the ‘epic’ sentiment stamp with some chit chat stickers to make my ‘resolution’ type sentiment- Seriously, in 2018 we should go out and make EPIC things happen!  Feel free to start in your crafty space 🙂

Inky hugs,



materials used:

kraft tag

Tim Holtz Hipster stamps

Tim Holtz Goat Hipster die set

Distress Oxide Inks

Distress Ink

Ink blending tool

Patterned paper

white cardstock

kraft tag

krinkle ribbon (pre-inked in the stash)

black archival ink