Posts Tagged ‘Memory Box’

Tuesday with Tara {take 143}

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I’d share a simple pair of cards with a fabulous sentiment, bold silhouette die cuts and colorful watercolors!

I couldn’t decide between a floral or leafy design… so decided to use both and create two cards for you today.  I wanted to create a fully rainbow (mostly) but the leafy design shape didn’t lend itself well to that.  I ended up using 5 shades of Color Burst behind the tall flower and just three shades behind the leaves.  It’s been a while since I just played with watercolor like this and it took a bit of practice, but thankfully only one piece was set aside for reinvention later 🙂

I started with the lightest color- a puddle of yellow, and worked up & down from there.  The toughest to work with was the purple, it’s a lot darker than I wanted. Still need to get my hands on those lighter sets (the Fresh Florals would be amazing for this!)  This floral is from Sizzix/ Tim Holtz.  Love those floral silhouettes… they are timeless!

These leafy greens are an older Memory Box die… they really seem to match the curves of the script in the sentiment (by Hero Arts) and I love the shades of yellow/green/blue behind them.  While this was not the design in my head when I sat down to create, this is my favorite of the two cards 🙂  Funny how it works out that way sometimes…

I hope today and this week you find beauty in the simple things around you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. there’s so much fun stuff arriving NEW in the online store… go check it out!

 

Materials Used:

Kraft pre-cut cards

White Neenah Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Black Archival Ink

Color Burst Pigments

Water &  a paintbrush

‘Simple Beauty’ Stamp by Hero Arts

Floral Silhouette die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (this would be cute– though it’s not what I used!)

Leafy Silhouette die by Memory Box

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 137}

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

For today’s card I was inspired to do two things… play with the color ORANGE and try a new background stamp technique with my Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I probably should have stopped a few steps before I did, but now that I’ve walked away from the project and am coming back to it, it’s growing on me.  Regardless, I had fun and did succeed with both those goals!  Hope you like the card, or can look past it and learn a fun technique 🙂

Let me first say that I saw this technique on a video shared by Unity Stamp Company… I looked for it so I could share the link, but haven’t been able to track it down.  If I find it, I’ll add the link here!  The stamp I chose may not be the best for this technique, but it was still fun!

I used a cling mounted background stamp (this is an OLD one by Hero Arts) and three shades of yellow/orange Distress Ink.  After lining up my paper with the stamp and securing it with magnets, I started with the lightest color and randomly inked spots over the background.  I repeated this with two more colors, gradually filling in the entire card surface.  I went back with the middle color to fill in any gaps that were still there and created a fun, multi-toned background in just a few steps!  Because Distress Inks layer and blend so well, there were no harsh lines where the colors met or overlapped.  I used full size ink pads, but you could probably get even better results with the mini Distress Inks!

When I went to assemble my card, I found the background had too much white space for the rest of the ideas I had in my head, so I kept going… blending some Distress Ink over it, stamping another background stamp & eventually adding a large splatter of Distress Stain. It got pretty ugly before I (hopefully) redeemed it. LOL. but, I added a pretty die cut (another old fave by Memory Box), book print, a sentiment stamp (another oldie by Art Impressions) and some pretty orange ribbon… and came up with this:

I finished it off with a light shadow with the black Stablio pencil and some glitter…

At the very least, I can say that I was indeed creating with abandon, as the sentiment says.  Maybe that’s not always the best advice… but it came out okay in the end 😉

I also have to say, apart from the Stamp Platform, I used a bunch of older supplies that hadn’t seen any love for a while to make this card. A new tool like the platform (and the new mini that is available for pre-order, which is awesome if the larger one is a bit over your budget!) can really give new life to the supplies you have already!

Hope you find time to be creative this week!  See you next Tuesday!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Distress Inks

Distress Stain

Cling mounted background stamp

White cardstock

Memory Box Poppy Die

Art Impressions Sentiment

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 115}

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you enjoyed our blog hop on Friday, weren’t there some fabulous projects with that postage strip die?  Once I got started with it, I kept going and today I have a little Pumpkin Spice Latte card to share with you…

I’m having some technical difficulties getting my photos to load here on the blog, so if you enjoy the peek at my card, please visit my ‘regular’ (neglected) blog to see more details!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used: