Posts Tagged ‘Heffy Doodle’

Tuesday with Tara {take 346} Amazing You

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Happy Tuesday! My card today is a bit of a continuation of the inspiration I got when I sat down to make a project for the Embossing Magic Inspiration Hop (which you can still check out!) so I initially broke the embossing powder into two different color palettes and made two backgrounds.  The first card is the one I shared on the hop and you can see the details on my personal blog as well!  Today I’m sharing the card I made with the second background!

For this card, the spotlight is on some die cut cut butterflies which were cut from heavy card stock then inked and heat embossed three times to give a substantial enamel texture.  I began by using the excess powder from creating my background- the top butterfly is a mixture of the three powder colors together.  The bottom butterflies started the same then I added a solid color in the final layer to make them each unique.  Because of the way I did this, you’ll see blends of colors across the wings, but plenty of sparkle and shine!

I finished off the card with an embossed sentiment on a small Kraft tag (actually- I combined two sentiments from the same set that I thought went really well together, one stamped and layered as a strip and the other embossed in yellow).

Working with pastels is a challenge for me, but pairing them with Kraft really works and makes the colors pop!  This is also the first time I’ve used two shades of Kraft together like this and I dunno… it’s kinda fun.  What do you think?

Inky hugs,

Tara

Mandala Madness

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Welcome back to the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is MANDALA. I don’t use mandalas a lot on my cards, but I wanted to play with a layering die set from Birch Press Designs, Kaleidoscope. If you’re unfamiliar with this company, they make beautiful, intricate layering dies that can be used in a variety of different ways. For my design, I was inspired by the colours of our current Random Acts of Cardness board. Here’s my card:

I picked three colours of cardstock from Memory Box’s Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pack. This is heavyweight paper, but the dies cut it beautifully. I adhered my layers together and then cut the resulting mandala in half with my trimmer. For my white panel, I wanted a subtle ombré effect from the top, so brayered a little squeezed lemonade distress ink on a gel plate and pressed my cardstock onto it. (I could have also blended the ink, but it’s fun to play around sometimes.) I used the middle colour of cardstock for the card base and to die cut my sentiment.

Do you have mandala stamps or dies in your collection? Perhaps you draw your own! We would love to see your mandala cards on the Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page – and entering puts you in the running for a $50 gift card! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 316} Whoopsie

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is another featuring the gorgeous floral outline stamp set by Tim Holtz.  As I mentioned earlier, I played around with it and made a bunch of backgrounds.   This card features one of my favorites.  It really reminded me of fabric, which is why today’s challenge word is CHINTZ.

For this card, I once again used the new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink.  I inked my stamp & misted it with water before stamping and repeated with a second stamp (there are three in this set) to create a pattern across my white card stock.  I then took a water brush and rubbed some Scattered Straw Distress Ink on my craft sheet as a palette and added some loose color to the roses.  I then took a bit of the blue and mixed it with the yellow that was left to blend a pretty pale green for the leaves.  Once it was dry, I used a blending brush to add more Scattered Straw to the edges and splattered over the surface with some Prize Ribbon Distress Spray Stain.

You can sort of see in the close up photo that I did a bit of ‘flicking’ color off my brush after painting the leaves, but it’s very a very fine splatter which adds to the texture but didn’t do anything for the design 🙂

I finished the card by mounting on some dark blue Cardstock and adding a sentiment by Heffy Doodle.  A bit of yellow twine and some bling finish it off!  I think this is my favorite sentiment (and will probably be the most used) sentiment from this stamp set.  I’m really the worst at making cards and not sending them… it’s forever a goal of mine to improve on that!

I hope you like my ‘chintz’ inspired card… can’t wait to see what others come up with!

Inky hugs,

Tara