Posts Tagged ‘floral’

Tuesday with Tara {take 315} Happy For You

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s Challenge word is SPRITZ so I took it upon myself to use Distress Spray Stains as my ink medium today!  I also took inspiration from the teasers for the new Distress Crayon Release and limited my palette to the three newest Distress Colors- Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina & Kitsch Flamingo.  They’re really pretty together, and while I love the combo they are not in my ‘comfort zone’ together, so I really struggled to get a finished card together (I made a bunch of backgrounds though, so you’ll see them pop up here & there!)

For this background, I used the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and using the stains it was a favorite of mine for the way the inks were able to mix & blend together in some spots and still show spray/splatter marks on other spots.    I stamped first the Tim Holtz Floral Outline Stamps over the Cardstock, then after it was dry I spritzed the three colors over it.  I did not add water to my background, but I did go back over it with some pink (kitsch flamingo) as it was the lightest color and the other colors were definitely dominant.

I really wanted to keep this card simple, and I chose a pretty sentiment from Gina K Designs to go with it.  I struggled a lot with what to add and finally die cut a few different leaves and layered them on the card. I added a few touches of bling and a twine bow for some texture.

I really struggle with designing cards in certain colors and this was an example of that for me!  I do love the colors together with these stamps though, and you’ll see them again soon!

Inky hugs,


CAS Sympathy Card

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Hi Friends!  Chala here for today’s prompt word “Sympathy”.  This subject is never an easy one!  I find it so important to always have few of these types of cards in my stash, “just in case”.

My typical “go to” style for these types of cards is clean and simple.  That is exactly what today’s card is.

I stuck with a colour pallet of just black and white for my card.  However, you can add colour where you see fit.

I started off with a top folding white card base out of 120lb cardstock.  I then used the MFT A2 Rectangle Stax to die cut a piece of black cardstock and also a smaller die to cut a piece of white cardstock

I adhered the black cardstock piece in the centre of the card base with some Art Glitter Glue.  I then embossed the white cardstock piece with a simple polka dot embossing folder by Circuit.

Next I adhered that down into the centre of the black cardstock rectangle.

For my focal point I am using the Floral Circles by Pink Fresh Studios.  I love these simple and dainty dies for these types of cards and there are six different styles you can choose from or you can make six different cards for your stash.

For the sentiment on the front I used the Taylored Expressions Simple Sentiments Background and the coordinating dies.  I had placed an order for the MFT Deepest Sympathy stamp set  to use for the inside sentiment….unfortunately, it did not arrive in time for this post.  I will however be adding them to the inside of the card once it does arrive.  The sentiment in the stamp set are absolutely perfect for when you don’t know what to say!

Here is the final look at today’s clean and simple sympathy card.

Thanks for joining me for today’s quick, clean and simple sympathy card.

~Chala, x0x0

Watercoloring Fun with Amy

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Good morning, Amy here with a fun little make using Concord & 9th’s Painted Rose.

How gorgeous is this Painted Rose from Concord & 9th? It’s so versatile and there are so many ways you can use this set- Plus it comes with coordinating dies! I chose just to use the line stamp today and stamped it onto Canson Watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I heat set it with my Heat It Tool and then used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to watercolor the rose. I just made sure to dry in between my layers to get the depth of colors on the petals. ;o)

I  then fussy cut it out and set it aside to work on my cardfront. I started by embossing white cardstock with We R Memory Keeper Geometric Embossing Folder. I then added some black paint splatters and Washi Tape. I  then stamped the “THANKS” sentiment from the Painted Rose set with Black Onyx Versafine Ink.

I adhered my panel to my black cardbase and then adhered the Rose with 3m Foam Tape.  A Black button and Twine finished off the front of my card.

Here’s the inside of my card using the layered and splatter Stamps with the same Distress and Black Onyx Inks.

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little card today and give it a try. Be sure to join us Saturday August 25th,  for our August Blog Hop- it’s sure to SHAKE things up! ;o)

~Happy Craftin’!~