Posts Tagged ‘Life Changing Blender Brushes’

Tuesday with Tara {take 225} Pretty Poppies

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing another card with you that uses some of the same products I featured on my card last Friday in our Poignant Poppies Blog Hop. I chose to make more of clean & simple card (inspired by the current AAA Challenge to make a card with maxi white space and an optional geometric element). Here’s what I came up with:

I stamped the poppy images in black permanent ink & did some quick water coloring with a few shades of red Distress Ink. While the images dried, I selected a shade of red card stock to be my card base. Next I embossed a simple sentiment from the stamp set in white on a scrap of black card stock. I had a general idea of my card layout, so added some geometric stenciling (using a Life Changing Blender Brush) to the background in a rough L shape.

I did some loose fussy cutting (ie. not so “fussy” LOL) of the poppy images and played around with the arrangement until I was happy with it. Once I settled on that, I trimmed the sentiment strip and added a bit of red twine. I added partial dimension to the poppies by adhering part of them with a flat adhesive and part of them with foam squares. This allowed me to tuck the flat parts under other layers and give a bit more movement to the card. Lastly, I finished it off with Distress Stickles in the flower’s centers, a bit of gold tone bling and some dots of white Enamel Accents.

I’m loving challenges to do CAS cards these days as they allow me to focus on my card design and take some of the pressure off to create something over-the-top amazing! I hope you like what I came up with 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 198}

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card that features a fun, inky background with Distress Oxide Inks. Back when we had our blog hop at the beginning of the month I was torn between the color combo I used and this one… both of which featuring the springy shade “Squeezed Lemonade“. Today my combo includes Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral, blended together with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I stamped over the background with some floral images by Jane Davenport and added some ink through a stencil as well. I misted and splattered water and finally added a few more stamped images from Tim Holtz’s Media Marks set. It was a fun layered background, but was hard to know when to stop since I could have easily kept adding more layers of ink! I wanted a bold sentiment that would pull out the lemonade color, so I chose to cut this “miss you” by MFT out of a pale yellow cardstock by Lawn Fawn with a thin layer of white (which was also my base for the inked background). I adhered them together just slightly offset and brushed a bit of Wink of Stella over the letters for a hint of sparkle. I almost mounted the sentiment directly on the background… but in the end decided to add a kraft tag with some crinkle ribbon in darker shades of the same colors to finish it off.

It’s a simple card, but has some great details when you get a closer look! Here’s another angle of the blended background…

There is still time to join along in our facebook group and share your ‘Background Check’ creations! It’s been fabulous seeing what everyone is doing with this theme! Hope you’ll join us!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 195}

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

A couple of weeks ago I shared a card and told you I had another similar one in the works that I would share soon… well, today’s the day!  My previous card was in purple, today is a GREEN card, which I hope will send some good vibes your way 🙂

Like before, I die cut one of Tim’s new Wildflower Stems, this time out of a scrap of green cardstock I had which I thought would match the Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide I was planning to use.  I selected a stitched circle die to cut in a size that would give a nice overlap. I then selected a sentiment from Concord & 9th to fit the window.  I chose a grid stencil by MFT and instead of the sponging with a mini ink blending tool  I decided to try out one of my new Life Changing Blender Brushes.  (look for more about these in our upcoming blog hop this Friday!) I inked through the stencil and added a scribble from Media Marks in the same ink both on the card front and inside the card.  I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, which is a nice bold black.

I love the boldness and whimsy of this flower, so decided to keep my embellishments simple with just a few pearls & Nuvo drops.  It has a very ‘good vibes’ feel to me 🙂 Unfortunately I picked the wrong time of day to get good photos since they are heavy on the shadows, hopefully you can look past them!

Inky hugs,

Tara