Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Alcohol Ink Flowers – Prize Giveaway!

Sunday, March 28th, 2021


Happy Funday Sunday!  I am so excited that today is my day for the Scrap’N Stamp Present Parade Giveaway!  All you have to do for your chance to WIN the alcohol ink and blower prize pack is to leave a comment down below or over at the YouTube video tutorial for today’s blog!

Now onto today’s cards!  I have been guilty of not using a lot of my supplies so, today I pulled out one of my least used products which is my alcohol inks.  I must admit that they totally intimidate me and I am not always sure how best to use them.  So, I decided I would set some time aside to just play and have fun.

Check out the video below to see the tutorial on how I made some beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds including those that look like stunning florals!


I hope you enjoyed today’s video and that you are inspired to create your own alcohol ink flowers!

Remember to comment on this blog post and the YouTube video for your chance to win the alcohol ink prize pack!


Tim Holz Rupo Paper 5″ x 7″

2020 Alcohol Ink set

Alcohol Ink – Indigo/Volet Spectrum

Alcohol Ink – Pink/red Spectrum

Alcohol Ink – Snow Cap

Alcohol Ink – Black

Tim Holz Air Blower



Tuesday with Tara {take 287} happy brushstroke flowers

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I’m a bit late getting my post up today… to be honest, it’s because I just wanted to keep on creating with these beautiful new brushstroke flowers dies from the new Tim Holtz release!  In the end, I created a second card (which I’m sharing on my personal blog!) and have flowers ready to go for a couple more!

I spent a good amount of time inking up some watercolor paper with Distress Ink, selecting colors of card stock to work with them and then cutting out my flowers.  I cut each bloom in 4 different papers, then played around with mixing and matching them and adhering the layers together.  Then I took the finished flowers and paired them together (one small & one large) so I had the pieces I needed for four different projects.  I mixed and matched a bunch of colors, and blended both regular Distress Ink & Distress Oxide Ink together!

For this card, I mounted my flowers on a panel I embossed with the 3D Lumbar Embossing Folder.  I wanted to use this large happiness sentiment by Picket Fence Studios, so I trimmed that panel small enough to fit the sentiment below it.

I finished my card with a bit of green ribbon and a happy little charm from my stash.  I just love a colorful mix of flowers and it was really fun to add some book print into the mix!

I hope you like my card- please visit my personal blog for a look at the second card I made with this batch of flowers.

Inky hugs,



Tuesday with Tara {take 284} hugs

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is celebrating HUGS… something most of us are missing right now, so we’re happy to be sending some paper ones!

I challenged myself to use only images from a single stamp set, Hugs & Wildflowers by Gina K Designs. I’ve had this set for a while, but have only used it a handful of times. It’s quite a large set with a lot of images and words to use, so there are a lot of options!  I saw the large ‘stem’ stamp as a border design for this card, so I stamped it in greens and added some leaves.  Several flowers in this set are two step images, with a solid design you can stamp in color as well as an outline you can stamp over it.

I stamped several wildflowers directly onto my background and then added the largest as a dimensional element with foam squares.  The two partial images on the left side of the card were added as an afterthought, as I just wasn’t pleased with the balance of the layout and the balance of red on my card.  I love the loopy script of the ‘hugs’ word, but the size made it a bit tricky to fit with my design!

All the colors here are Distress Ink, I played with a variety of shades of red & green until I was happy with the mix.  You definitely can see some Crackling Campfire playing with the other colors on this card!   (Ask me if I’m excited about the announcement of a new Distress Color Bundle being released on February 1!  Yes, yes, I am!)

I cut the entire design on white Cardstock out with one of Tim Holtz’s Stacked Deckle dies.  I love the subtle design it adds with a bold black border.   As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Nuvo Glitter drops in Honey Gold to the flower centers and a few other spots around the card, you can never go wrong with a little sparkle!

Hope you like it and have someone you can hug today 🙂

Inky hugs,