Posts Tagged ‘Flora and Fauna’

Tuesday with Tara {take 255} Bee Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  We’ve got another list of 31 words for our ‘Random Acts of CARDNESS’ Challenge over on our facebook group, and today’s is SCRIPT.  I’m sharing a simple card to add to my stash, which is lacking birthday cards right now!

For the ‘script’ part of my card, I’ve used the stamps from the Ranger Letter It Embossing Technique Kit.  I paired it with ‘Bee Kind’ stamps by Flora and Fauna & stacked tiles hexagon dies by Tim Holtz.  This card came together quick and easy because I used a tag I had inked up with Distress Ink and ready to go!  I love having a collection of backgrounds and tags to pull from when I need a card and the shades of yellow here (I’m guessing there’s a mix of Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed & Squeezed Lemonade Distress on this one) had me digging through my stamps for this fun set with flowers, bees & honeycomb in it!  I kept things really simple by doing all of my stamping a bold black ink, Versafine Clair Nocturne, on a kraft card.

The simple script sentiments in the letter it line are perfect for projects like this and they look beautiful heat embossed or simply stamped in black like I’ve done here.  I hope my card today brings a little happy to your day 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 207}

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day holiday and summer 2019 is off to a fabulous start! I found a few minutes to make some quick cards with the adorable mini ‘stuck on you’ stamp set by Flora & Fauna. Hope you like how they came together!

I applied Distress Oxide ink (Twisted Citron & Cracked Pistachio) with an ink blending tool through Dina Wakley’s Big Squovals stencil as a background for both of my cards- it gives a bold focal point and just happens to be the perfect size for these mini images. As both my cards are on colored cardstock, Distress Oxide is the perfect, opaque medium for ink blending. After my backgrounds were inked, I simply stamped the images in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.

For this first card, I went a bit punny, adding a die cut sentiment that says ‘aloe’ 🙂 The whimsical lettering style from Tim Holtz’s alphanumeric cutout dies seems to suit these images really well!

For the second card, I used a simple ‘miss you’ die cut sentiment by MFT, combined with the ‘stuck on you’ from this set. Both cards are simple, fun designs that came together quickly. Gotta love that! I think I’ll have some fun with this little stamp set 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

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