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Tuesday with Tara {take 306} Cheers!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Y’all, I’m born & raised Canadian living my married life in the Southern States… and I’m over here feeling sorry for the heat you are currently enduring in Western Canada right now!   (My home town is facing another day of triple digits Fahrenheit again.)  I hope you’re staying cool and staying safe and hopefully enjoying a cold drink!  If it’s morning, an iced coffee sounds perfect.  If you’re reading this after noon (or sooner- no judgement here!) a fruity cocktail like the ones featured on my cards today would be amazing!  Cheers!

Today’s card inspiration started with this cute die cut sentiment from Lawn Fawn, Scripty Cheers.  There’s a ton of great products in the SNS store that you could pair with this, from shakers to stamps, but I chose to use an older Tim Holtz stamp set, Mini Blueprints 10 and this fruity cocktail.  I selected coordinating stickers from the larger version of the Snarky Small Talk Stickers for a fun twist.

I added some shine to my card by using pearl Cardstock for my die cut and adding Nuvo Glitter Drops to the drink (I had a minor crisis and ran out of Glossy Accents.  Guess I need to go shopping!) and a touch of bling with Studio Katia Crystals.  All of this works together with a couple of my favorite things… book print & thin twine.  Add a snarky sentiment and I really don’t think you can go wrong!

I often stamp & die cut at least two of something when I’m making a project, just in case I mess up my coloring or haven’t made a decision on color choices.  Today I took the extras and made a second card with them- it’s pretty simple, but I think it’d brighten someones day!  For this card I simply added the elements to a pre-printed card I had leftover from another project.

Here’s a look at the two cards together.

Suddenly I’m feeling a bit thirsty… Cheers!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Lawn Fawn Swish & Pop with a Twist

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Good Day, Crafty Friends!

 

I hope this blog post finds you well!  Today I want to share with you my Lawn Fawn Swish & Pop with a Twist card.

I love this new interactive Swish & Pop die from Lawn Fawn and wanted to see how I could use it with some older stamp sets.  As I was flipping through my Lawn Fawn stash I came across the Rawrsome stamp set.  I thought these cute little dinos would make an awesome card for a special boy’s birthday that we are celebrating this weekend.

As there are several steps (although they are easy) you may want to watch the video here:

I started by creating a background piece by ink blending on an A2 size card panel with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and an ink blending brush.  I like to do the blending on my Waffle Flower Mini Media Mat as it helps keep my project in place.  I then added some water droplets to reactivate the ink and give the background a bit of interest.

Next, I die cut the slider portion from some 120lb cardstock and the interactive arm with some clear acetate.  I will then use the “L” shape die. Instead of using this by lining it up in the traditional way on the bottom of the card I will turn it upside down and line it up with the upper left-hand side of the card panel.  Once the panel is cut there should be four small holes in your card panel.

I will turn the interactive arm so that the tall portion is on the left and the portion with the two holes is on the right.  I will place a brad through the hole in the slider portion and then through the bottom hole of the interactive slider arm and secure the back of the brad.  I will then take the second brad and place it through the top hole of the interactive arm and through the second hole in the distress-inked panel attaching the two pieces together (Again, if this all sounds confusing, I encourage you to watch the video linked above).  Now rotate the pieces so that the clear acetate arm is pointing down and the pull tab is at the top either to the left or right, whichever way you want it to pull from depending on the element you are attaching to the acetate arm.  My image is facing to the right, so I want my pull tab to be on the left-hand side.

At this point, I want to adhere the inked panel to my card base.  I decided it would be fun to do a slimline card and adhered it with a tape runner and trimmed the excess.   I will then add some foam squares as stoppers around the acetate piece so that the arm can only swing a certain distance across my card.

Now for the little critters!  I stamped out the dinosaur images from the Rawrsome stamp set and a few leaf and grass images from the Critters in the Jungle with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut them out with my Brother Scan’N Cut.  I kept the colouring simple with my Copic Markers.  Next, I adhered the pterodactyl with some Glue dots and then trimmed the acetate arm.

To create the tree canopy I used the Stitched Rolling Clouds Edges from My Favorite Things I die cut a piece of green cardstock that would fit over the interactive mechanism.  I also thought that you could use the Falling from the Clouds die frame and trim it to fit.  I then used the notch piece for the pull tab and die cut that on the left-hand side of the canopy piece.  For the sand portion, I used the Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn and die-cut some craft cardstock.

Before we begin assembling, we need to decide if we want our sentiment to be stamped on the canopy portion of the sand.  I decided I like it best on the canopy, thus giving me more room to add lots of dino critters on the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment “Hope Your Birthday is Pterrific” in VersaFine Claire Nocturne Ink.  I then add further foam squares to the back making sure I don’t add them where they can interfere with the swinging element and secure that to the card base.

It’s time to decorate!  My favourite part is creating the scene with the images.  I adhered to the sand portion with a tape runner and the rest of the images with Gina K Connect Glue.  I think the little party hats are adorable!

The last step is to die cut the little arrow for the pull tab.  I pushed the pull tab all the way into the right and trimmed it and then die cut that tab arrow in the same green cardstock and again adhered that with Gina K Connect Glue.

Now it is time to play with it!

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that it helps you to look at how you can use new and old products together!

Stay crafty!

~Chala

 

 

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 303} Whittle Cactus Trio

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Happy Tuesday y’all!  I just couldn’t resist… I had so much fun creating my cards for the Whittle Things Blog Hop that I just kept on going.  Here’s one more card with my Whittle Cactus Trio dies!

I wanted to highlight the dies as a trio, so chose a mini slimline as my base for this card.  It’s a fun size to work with, just 3.5 x 6″ so it let me look at my products in a new way!  I also wanted to pair the dies with the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Year Ten mini set for a fun birthday card.

I selected the hexagon stacked tiles dies by Tim Holtz as a base for my cacti and sentiment, originally planning to put one cactus on each hexagon.  I inked up a piece of white Cardstock with my trio of Distress Ink- Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade & Salvaged Patina, blending the colors together and splattering with water before I cut a variety of hexagons out of it.

Playing around with placement, I ended up with the one you see here, giving the sentiment it’s own hexagon rather than stamping it below the tiles as I originally planned. The little flower from the stamp set (stamped onto a scrap of the Abandoned Coral card stock) added a fun touch to my center tile.

As you can see, I’ve had a lot of fun with this little Cactus Trio!  If you haven’t visited our Whittle Things Blog Hop, there’s still time to get in on the fun- inspiration and a chance to win a prize!

Inky hugs,

Tara