Posts Tagged ‘Flora and Fauna’

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

Panda Birthday with Laurie!

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Hello friends!!  Happy New Year to all!!  Well, it’s that weird time between Christmas and Valentines Day where us cardmakers are sort of in limbo.  Of course, we can continue to use our winter stamps and dies but I always get a bit antsy to start using my  spring or love themed products!

I need to start building up my birthday card stash so that’s what I made for you today!  I used two Flora & Fauna stamp sets to create this cute card..

I started by stamping that adorable panda from the Panda Set, as well as the two large flowers. Before colouring and fussy cutting the panda, I added the birthday banner from the Woodland Birthday Stamp Set.  A lot of the images in Flora and Fauna sets are scaled to work perfectly together. After colouring with my alcohol markers, I trimmed each image with scissors.

I created a simple background on a white panel cut with a stitched rectangle die by using a hand cut mask to create the hill and sky.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the green and Peacock Feathers for the blue. After adhering the flowers and the panda with foam adhesive, I decided the scene needed a wee bit more.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the butterfly from the Panda Set and the party hat and small leafy image from the Woodland Birthday Set.

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base, added a few clear sequins, shimmer pen and Glossy Accents to a few areas of the scene.

Thank you for dropping in today! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some Flora and Fauna cuteness!!

See you soon…

Laurie