Posts Tagged ‘die cuts’

Tuesday with Tara {take 295} Framed

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s challenge word is ‘frame’ and I took an opportunity to feature a new to me set of Hexagon Frame dies by Penny Black.  Sadly, it’s no longer featured in the SNS online store, but I hope you enjoy the card anyways!

I paired some frame cuts with a fern from the Garden Greens die set by Tim Holtz, but any leafy shape would look lovely as well!  Once I had an arrangement I liked I had to find a sentiment to fit the small space… there are several that would be perfect in the hello sunshine stamp set by Concord & 9th!  I chose to stamp it with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink since I knew it would give me great color on the Kraft die cut panel.  If you haven’t tried stamping with Distress Oxides on Kraft you NEED TO DO IT!

The same green is the dominant color on the fern, which I had previously inked up on a piece of watercolor card stock.  You can see a bit of the shimmer I added with a Nuvo pen on the leaves and the inner frame.

Something about geometric shapes really lend themselves to simplicity, like I’ve done with this card.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you frame today!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 272} Layered Thank You

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m using some layered dies by Spellbinders- the bold type thank you and a unique Kaleidoscope Tile, which is a set of three dies that sit perfectly on top of each other to create a pretty pattern.  The tile is 2″ square and to be honest, choosing to use these dies together proved a bit more difficult than I expected because of the sizes.  I chose to arrange it this way to balance them out, but I’d love to play again with it… perhaps 3 tiles on a slimline card base would be fun!

Isn’t it pretty?  It kinda reminds me of a quilt square.

If you look closely at the brown, bottom layer of the sentiment you can see a striped texture softly etched into it.  It’s a very simple card, meant to showcase the details in these die cuts.  The only ink on this card is a bit of Ground Espresso Distress Ink along the edges of the die cuts and the base layer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara