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Tuesday with Tara {take 318} Bookprint Hugs

Happy Tuesday!

We’re more than half way through September so I thought it was time to do a project that’s sorta back to school inspired… the theme over on the challenge blog is bookprint, and that’s what I’m featuring on the background of my card!  I did some autumn inspired ink blending over the Funky Leaves stencil by Picket Fence Studios- using shades of Distress Ink.  It’s a blend of Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron & Crackling Campfire.  Personally, I can’t wait to see the leaves changing all around me and this card just gives me a little hint of it.

I had some fun blending the same colors on a scrap of paper, from which I die cut the ‘hugs’ die by Honey Bee Stamps.  The ‘Bitty Buzzwords’ stamp & die sets is a recent splurge for me (I rarely buy the matching sets, normally pick one or the other) and so far I like it!  You see a bit of brown in my blend as well, since I didn’t get the tones I expected overlapping Crushed Olive & Cracking Campfire with each other.  I’ve been loving die cuts layered over vellum lately, so I was happy to find a small piece of vellum to work with here!

I finished off the card with a bit of twisted twine and some copper-toned sequins.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the same Kraft card base that I layered my bookprint onto.

I made a second very similar card, but it didn’t photograph well (something funky happened to my colors) but if you’d like to see it, feel free to check it out on my personal blog!

Inky hugs,


Bear Hugs Enclosed!

Ok, how adorable is this  Hugs Set from Concord & 9th???

Good morning crafty friends, Amy here, with an UN-BEAR-ABLY cute card that’s perfect for sending someone a little pick me up. :o)

I started with Kraft cardstock which I cut out a circle with a circle die. I then embossed it using Tim Holtz Alterations- Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I ran my Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it to highlight the texture and then adhered the panel to my card base, that I also cut out a matching circle on the card front panel only.

I stamped the cute bear from the Hugs Set onto watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat set. I watercolored him up with Tombow Markers and waterbrush pen. Once dry, I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

Now, to complete the front of my card, I wanted to make it look like he was in a Tree House…so I added some leaves using Cottage Cutz- Greenery dies in two different colors of Green Cardstock. I then added a little button/twine, because how cute is that? lol! I also stamped the “HUGS” & “ENCLOSED” sentiments from the set onto Kraft paper and layered onto black cardstock to tie into my cardbase and make them look like little signs on his treehouse. ;o)

To finish off the card I adhered the bear to the inside panel of my card so him and his sign are peaking through the circle cutout on the front of the card- this helps to finish off the inside of my card as well. :o)

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my lil’ card today and were inspired to get crafty today!

Happy Craftin’!

Hugs, Amy

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