Posts Tagged ‘distress’

Tuesday with Tara {take 119}

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend and found time to relax and enjoy good food, family & friends!  My husband and I took a road trip to see some autumn colors and while we saw a lot of beauty, I think we were a few weeks ahead of all the color changes!  I did see a few bits of ‘ripe persimmon’ type shades on some trees, but they are not quite showing off the full glory of autumn!  I’m not sure what it’s like in your part of the world, but temperatures are still very warm here in the south.  I’m eagerly anticipating the change in temperatures and colors… so today I’ve created a set of simple cards celebrating my favorite season 🙂

I pulled out some shades of Distress Ink that I’m most looking forward to seeing in nature and used them as my palette for these two simple cards featuring the beautiful Lace Leaf Stamp Set by Concord & 9th.  Very little explanation is needed here- I simply stamped on watercolor card stock.  The large leaf with multi-colors was misted with water before stamping to enhance the watercolor feel I was aiming for.

I pulled out my current seasonal fave Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to add some shimmer to the leaf and the sentiment.  It really plays well with the autumn colors!

The second card was directly stamped without misting with water, I changed ink colors without cleaning my stamp to get a bit more color variety in my simple pattern.

Both cards were embellished simply with ribbon or twine… and a cute metal embellishment added the balance I was missing on the larger card.

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

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Tuesday with Tara {take 106}

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card with a mixed media twist… a fun textured background!  I started with a simple little tag that had been inked up with Distress Ink on a previous play day… added one of the amazing new butterflies by MFT, stamped with Distress Ink and die cut from watercolor paper.  I added a simple sentiment by Mama Elephant (couldn’t find this one from the ‘everyday greetings’ set in the online store, but there’s a bunch of other good ones!) and some ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

I wanted a simple background, but I didn’t want a boring background, so I decided to collage a black and white piece and add some mixed media.  I trimmed a base of white cardstock and layered over it with torn book paper, tissue wrap (I used pre-printed, but I love that you can stamp plain with your own images for more variety!) & washi tape.  I then selected a stencil and spread plain white texture paste through it in a random pattern.  I love how it dries with a bit of transparency to see the design underneath it.  To tie everything together, I splattered a bit of metallic paint on my black & white background.


Another look at all the yumminess…
I hope today’s card brings a smile!  It features my ‘happy’ colors, which I am always drawn to!  If you are in one of the many areas of BC that are affected by forest fires and evacuations right now, you are on my mind!  Many of my family and friends are in the middle of this crisis and my heart is hurting for you… praying you are all safe with your loved ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials Used:

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set & Die Set

Mama Elephant ‘everyday greetings’ stamp set

Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron & Mermaid Lagoon

Watercolor Cardstock

Ranger Texture Paste

Tissue Wrap & Washi Tape

Colored Card & envelope

Tuesday with Tara {take 91}

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got a simple card to share with you today- it’s striking with some bright colors and die cut words paired with pretty patterned paper.
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I wanted to try pairing the “hello” with another dies from my collection and this script seemed perfect, especially when I found this fun butterfly print in one of my Prima 6×6 paper pads! I applied a heavy layer of Distress Ink with ink blending tools to the cardstock, then misted and splattered water on it for texture.  I love these shades of orange/coral together ❤

Because of all the details in the patterned paper, I kept everything else very simple. It would be a great layout to feature a stamped pattern as well. So many possibilities 🙂
Another look:
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Have a beautiful week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

p.s.  Have you seen the spring clearance sale going on???

Supplies used:

Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon & Carved Pumpkin

Mister bottle

Ink Blending tool

hello edge die (my favorite things)

beautiful die (handwritten love by Sizzix/ Tim Holtz)

patterned paper (Prima)