Posts Tagged ‘distress ink’

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,

Tara

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 275} Thanks, Deer

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card featuring one of the Darling Deer die cuts that I didn’t use on last week’s card.  I also stuck with a green color palette because I got the Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks ya’ll!!!  As I anticipated, they’re awesome!  Since today’s challenge theme is “thanks” I wanted to make a card that could be easily changed to a Christmas card with a simple change of sentiment.

I really just wanted to see what this Rustic Wilderness looked like, so I grabbed a blending tool and applied a thick layer of Distress Ink to some white yardstick.  Next I spritzed it with some water. I was a bit heavy handed and had more small splatter spots than I wanted, so I decided to layer over it with a stencil. I chose to use Candy Stripes by MFT and inked it tone-on-tone with the Distress Oxide Ink in the same color.  It gave me a panel that’s subtle, yet fun & festive-plus it shows off the variations in this gorgeous new green ink.

As I worked on my layers and the card layout, I added an embossed metallic pewter colored card stock.  I chose a pale grey as my card base, but added some stenciled snowflakes with Distress Oxide Ink to tie it all together.  I played around with adding some other details to the card, but decided I prefer the clean lines for this one!  Hope you like it too- thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

November Sweater Weather Blog Hop

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Today’s hop celebrates Sweater Weather… these cooler temps let us pull out our favorite sweaters and bundle up in cozy clothes!

As always, we’ve got a prize to be won- a $50 SNS gift certificate for one lucky person who leaves a comment on a blog or social media post!  We also have savings for everyone!  Bundle up for great savings. Various products ‘bundled’ together (ie. stamp & die together) for a great price.  Check them out this weekend in the online store!

Today you’re gonna see cards from me twice along the hop (hope you don’t mind)!  I had an idea for two variations on this new Winter Trees stamp by Paper Rose and decided to share one on my personal blog- it could use some visits since I’ve neglected it a lot and am trying to give it some life again.

For my first card, I’m embracing the winter weather I know many of my friends in Canada are facing on a regular basic.   I selected a few shades of Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg, Shaded Lilac) and smooshed them onto my craft sheet, then misted them with water and picked up the color with my folded card base.  I dried with a heat tool and then dipped it again in what was left of the ink until I got some splatters I was pleased with.  I used an ivory card for this, but tried with another white card base as well and found it to be too absorbent for this technique.  Keep that in mind if you’re doing something similar at home, not all card stock is created equal and sometimes you have to play around with different mediums to get the results you want!  

The stamping on this card is all done with simple black VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  I stamped over the trees once the background was dry.  I also stamped the MFT Buffalo Plaid Background over some book print paper and I really liked how it turned out, so I’ve decided to use a strip of it on my card.  I selected a scrap of blue card stock that matched my inks and layered it behind the plaid as well as die cutting an oval label (from an old Spellbinders set). I stamped one of the sentiments from the Winter Trees set on the label and tied it on the card with some thin purple jute.

And that finishes off my simple sweater weather card!  The cool colors definitely have me thinking about bundling up in something cozy 🙂

Next up in the hop you’ll visit Nancy– you’ve already seen a little peek at her card in our hop graphic, so you know it’s gonna be fab!

Here’s the full hop order, be sure to leave us some comments along the way and check back in a couple weeks for us to announce the winner!

Thanks again for joining us today!

Inky hugs,

Tara