Posts Tagged ‘love’

All You Need Is Love

Monday, February 14th, 2022

As the song goes, all you need is love! Well, that and craft supplies. And coffee. And chocolate! Well, we’re going to stick with the love theme, since it is Valentine’s Day, after all.  I stayed with the adorable Tracey Hey stamps that we featured in our recent Inspiration Blog Hop. This time I used the cute unicorn.

LITTLE BIT CRAZY

Little Bit Crazy is the name of this stamp set, featuring the unicorn, and her pals giraffe and elephant.

All You Need Is Love

I think that the sentiment says it all! This image is such fun to colour – you can let your imagination run wild, no need to stick with realistic unicorn colours. (What do you mean, they’re not real?!)

CARD DETAILS

Start by stamping the unicorn image in Nocturne ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and then  heat set. Setting the ink allows you to use whatever you like, to add colour. I chose to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, because I love the selection of colours in the pack. It’s not strictly a ROYGBIV rainbow, but close enough. Add accents and highlights with a white gel pen.  Let’s take a look at this cutie, shall we?

All You Need Is Love

Next, die cut the image into a heart shape. Then cut a larger heart shape from glitter paper. Layer the two hearts onto a light pink panel, using glue and foam tape/squares. Next, stamp some of the hearts, also from the Little Bit Crazy set, in darker  pink, onto the background panel. Stamp the sentiment in the same darker pink onto a white square, and pop it on with foam squares. Finally, attach the front panel onto a dark pink card base.

CHECK OUT THE INSPIRATION  HOP

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our  Wild ‘N Whimsy Inspiration Hop. We had fabulous guests posting for this Hop, PLUS each post in the Hop will give away 1 Tracey Hey stamp set! To be entered for a chance to WIN, leave a comment on each of the Hop posts. You can start HERE, at my post, then follow the links. Enjoy the Hop, and good luck!

CREATE YOUR OWN LOVE & WHIMSY

You’ll find the links for the supplies used to create my cards, below, using my Affiliate links. When you’re shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order of regular priced items!


Tuesday with Tara {take 335} Simple Love

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I was inspired by a card & challenge our former design team member, Nancy, shared on Instagram to make a card with no layers a big bold sentiment!  I almost had two cards that fit the challenge, until an ink smudge forced me to trim & layer 🙂

Both card were started with a heart stencil I made just by using the outline of a die cut shape as my frame to blend ink through.  I’ve used a mixture of Kitsch Flamingo & Abandoned Coral Distress Inks.   For this first card, I stamped over it a sentiment I pieced together from the Bitty Buzzwords stamp set combined with a Valentine’s Day greeting.  A big black smudge forced me to trim it down and layer it onto a red card base, but I like the extra bit of color it gives!

The second card was the same technique, just a single sentiment from Picket Fence “Happiness Belongs to You” set.  Both cards have a few bits of bling to finish everything off!

They’re sweet and simple… hope you have a lovely day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 55}

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve got a quick & easy card for you today- a one layer lovely, which are very rare for me, but I saw a card that inspired it and it just didn’t seem to need anything else 🙂

love you one layer

All I’ve used for this card is a sentiment and the little flower bit stamps from the Avery Elle Oh Happy Day set I’ve been loving on lately, a selection of Distress Inks and a heart stencil (this one is by Dina Wakely).  It’s all stamped on an ivory card.  I used washi tape to adhere the stencil to my card front, then I started with the largest flower stamp and moved on from there to fill in the heart shape.  The rough texture you see here is a look you may be familiar with if you are using clear stamps without ‘priming’ them, but I kinda liked the look for this card.  (You’ll get a much crisper image if you ink your stamps in Archival black ink first, before stamping with water based ink.)

It’s a very simple card that you could really play around with a variety of color and stencil shapes as well 🙂

Hope you have a creative week!

Inky hugs,

Tara