Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Craft Company’

Tuesday with Tara {take 359} Bookmarks!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I’m sure I’m not the only person who looks forward to summertime reading!  I used to read so much when I was younger, but I find these days I really have to make an effort and take time to read.  All too often, when I finally do take the time I end up using a piece of junk mail or a receipt for my bookmark.  Friends, we can do better than that!  ha!

Today I’m sharing some sweet & simple bookmarks I stamped.  I paired this little mouse by Anita Jeram (not currently in the online store- sorry!) with some paint splatters & a swoosh from this fun crafty set by Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the painty bits in Distress Oxide Ink, picking the colors based on the scraps of ribbon I could easily find on my work space to match with them!  Here I’ve used Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet.  Lastly, the mice were quickly colored in with some watercolor pencils and honestly, it’s as simple as that!

The stamp set comes with some cute little sentiments that I added to the bookmarks as well.   Before stamping, I cut the bookmarks out of some mini slimline stackables stitched dies by Lawn Fawn, and they are perfect for this!

Here’s a closer look at my cute little bookmarks!  Now I just need to make the time to use them…

Inky hugs,

Tara

Keeping It Clean and Simple

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

 

Happy Victoria Day to our Canadian readers! I’m here with some inspiration for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: CAS. Clean and Simple is my go-to style, so I attempted to be “extra” CAS with today’s card:

 

 

 

This is my first time using an Anita Jeram stamp – this one is Back Card Bunny, but I chose to give him front-of-card status. (He has a matching die, as well.) Theoretically, this could be a one layer card, but since he’s coloured with Copics and there was a little bleed-through, I adhered my panel to a sand cardbase.

 

If you’re posting a CAS card on social media, be sure to tag it with #snschallenge – you’ll be in the running for a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap ‘n Stamp store!

 

Art is

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Hello all, Kia back with you for Day 28 of our Random Act of Cardness event with prompt word Brayer.

Recently while looking through videos I came across a video by Understandblue where in the first part of the video she shows a background technique using a brayer.  I loved the technique and decided I would do it for my card today.

In the video the technique starts at the beginning and runs to marker 3:03/15:27.

For my card I used Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass, and I love the look. When I was finished doing the background I trimmed the piece and affixed it to my mini Slimline card.

On Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper using my mini Misti, I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne and proceeded to watercolour using Daniel Smith watercolours. Once I finished painting I fussy cut the piece out.

Using foam strips I attached the image to my card, which shows in the picture above. I also did a piece for the inside of my card, and when I know where the card is going I will stamp inside.

In finishing I stamped the sentiment using distress ink in Rustic Wilderness, a beautiful colour and one of my new faves.

I hope you have enjoyed this technique and that you will give it a go. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used for this card. I have further details on my blog if you wish to visit.