Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Tuesday with Tara {take 203}

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is one for which I didn’t really see the end result when I started… which is not normally the way I roll when I’m creating! Usually I have a general idea of which products I will be working with and what my layout will be. For this card, I had a new stamp set “Bee Kind” by Flora & Fauna, some shades of yellow Distress Oxide (Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade) and a honeycomb stencil I figured would work nicely together!

I started with a white card and a Life Changing Blender Brush, applying the inks from darkest to lightest randomly on my paper. I worked my way in from the bottom left and top right corners, leaving some white space. I then selected a honeycomb stamp from the set and filled in some of that white space with it. I grabbed the ‘bee kind’ sentiment and stamped in in Nocturn Versafine Clair, placing it so it was framed nicely by the stenciled background. I added a single bee stamp above the sentiment and the card sat like this for a while, before I finally decided what it needed and came back to it with this bold floral from Tim Holtz’s Wildflower Stems #1.

Once I had my focal point (see how backwards my technique was on this card!?) I finished the rest easily- adding a couple more stamped bees and the delicate “kindness matters” text along the stem (I love that you can curve clear stamps to match the line you are stamping them next to!)

I added a bit of shading on the bees with watercolor pencils (and a touch of Wink of Stella glitter pen) and a simple wrap of twine to finish everything off.

There’s a few smudges here and there, but I’m pleased with the end result on this one! I also can’t wait to play with the rest of the stamps in this sweet little set- there’s some very cute ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Thank Ewe!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Hi Everyone. It’s Susan with some Thank Ewe cards to share with you.

Some days you have cards you have to make but you’re not feeling well so what do you do? When that happens to me which it did this past week, I make simple cards. And while you’ve got your supplies out why not make a few? I made 5 and it probably took me all of 30 minutes to make them. I think they’re really cute and when you’ve got a great stamp set like the one I used – Tim Holtz Funny Farm set – you can’t help but make cute cards.

The trick to clean and simple cards is to do the following:
1) use minimal supplies
2) have a lot of ‘white’ space – or one color
3) have a main focus
and of course…
4) keep it simple
I added a bit of texture to the card above on the left with some embossing paste – it looks like sheep wool – or at least it’s supposed to haha
The card on the right has the simplest of simple coloring with my prismacolor pencils.
The card in the middle has zero coloring but uses the inside piece of the chunky blue frame from the card in the first pic popped up with some craft foam and the sentiment is also popped up with some craft foam.

To make the big chunky frames I used the largest and the second largest dies from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn. The pic below shows how I positioned them. I ran them through my die-cutting machine and…

…you get two pieces you can use. The big chunky frame and the smaller piece that I used as well.

To add some color I used Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. I used a blending tool to add the ink. It looks like a mess in the pic above but when you add the chunky frame it cleans it all up. Check out the pic below.

And now I have 5 thank ewe cards I can send out.

Happy Stamping

and thanks so much for visiting!

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Tuesday with Tara {take 198}

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card that features a fun, inky background with Distress Oxide Inks. Back when we had our blog hop at the beginning of the month I was torn between the color combo I used and this one… both of which featuring the springy shade “Squeezed Lemonade“. Today my combo includes Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral, blended together with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I stamped over the background with some floral images by Jane Davenport and added some ink through a stencil as well. I misted and splattered water and finally added a few more stamped images from Tim Holtz’s Media Marks set. It was a fun layered background, but was hard to know when to stop since I could have easily kept adding more layers of ink! I wanted a bold sentiment that would pull out the lemonade color, so I chose to cut this “miss you” by MFT out of a pale yellow cardstock by Lawn Fawn with a thin layer of white (which was also my base for the inked background). I adhered them together just slightly offset and brushed a bit of Wink of Stella over the letters for a hint of sparkle. I almost mounted the sentiment directly on the background… but in the end decided to add a kraft tag with some crinkle ribbon in darker shades of the same colors to finish it off.

It’s a simple card, but has some great details when you get a closer look! Here’s another angle of the blended background…

There is still time to join along in our facebook group and share your ‘Background Check’ creations! It’s been fabulous seeing what everyone is doing with this theme! Hope you’ll join us!

Inky hugs,

Tara