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Tuesday with Tara {take 261} moments

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’m excited to be sharing another card featuring a background I created during Dina Wakley’s “ Focus on Gloss Sprays” Live Facebook class last month. I have to say that if anything good has come from Covid 19 and all the social distancing, it’s how the art community has come together and made it so accessible for us to continue to learn new things and be inspired from our own homes!  (Of course we can also support small businesses like Scrap N Stamp by ordering new products thanks to all that inspiration!)

While I am don’t typically work with pastels, the gel print I’m using today really wowed me with the pastel effect I got, using vibrant gloss spray colors through a stencil over a base of elephant paint. I even remembered to reverse my stencil so the words came out the right way!

Since I loved this background so much, I decided to keep it simple once again. I stamped the large bloom from Dina’s Good Things stamp set diagonally and then again on a couple other gel print pieces for layering.

I added shading above the line with a scribble stick and blended it out with a bit of water mixed with Perfect Pearls for a touch of shimmer. While that dried, I colored the bloom with Scribble sticks as well.  I then stamped the sentiment from an older Dina set in the top portion of the card.

I wanted a bit more turquoise, so I used gloss spray to fill in the center of the flower and added some splatters (I just used the spray wand as my tool for both)!  Everything is mounted on a 5×7 kraft card base. Once everything was assembled, I added some Nuvo drops for a bit of extra shimmer and dimension.


Hopefully my card brings a smile to your face along with a gentle reminder not to take these moments (strange as they are) for granted!


inky hugs,