Posts Tagged ‘metallic’

Tuesday with Tara {take 343} not lucky, just blessed

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve always had a sort of soft spot for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day- I feel like it doesn’t get enough credit from those of us who aren’t exactly beer drinkers! LOL. Today’s card is inspired by the challenge theme about the prize at the end of the rainbow… GOLD.

If I had the inside scoop, I would have loved to have told you the theme was inspired because of the new Foundry Wax release and those delicious metallics, but I am just as anxious to play with those as the rest of the Tim Holtz fans out there!  They look amazing!    Instead  I worked with a combination of Rose Gold foil paper (mine was an adhesive backed foil by Sizzix, similar to this one by Ranger) & Yellow Gold Glitter card stock.

I’m once again using the Lucky Love 3D Embossing/Cutting Folder by Tim Holtz & Sizzix (It should be the last time you see it for a while though!  LOL). I paired it with the ‘blessed’ word by Honey Bee Stamps and LUCKY cut from a basic alpha (discontinued Tim Holtz alpha- but there’s so many great ones available now!)

I completed my sentiment using parts of a couple different sentiment stamps- I knew which words I wanted, just had to dig through my stamps until I found them to make it all work!  The stamped greenery behind the clover is from a Christmas stamp and gives just the right feel I was going for, paired with my words.

Finishing touches include a bit of distress ink around the edges, some gold shimmer spray (this is a discontinued Pearfect Pearl Mist in Sunflower Sparkle, but any gold spray would be lovely!) and a bit of gold bling.  Lastly, I added a bit of green twine to match the green mini slimline card base.

I hope it brings a smile to your face… and helps you to count your blessings this week!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 245} Metallic Wildflowers

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today is Day 28 of our Random Acts of CARDNESS and the theme is METALLIC.  Let me tell you right off that I struggled with this one!  I’m in the process of moving my studio space and simply couldn’t find the materials I wanted for the technique I wanted to do.  I had to come up with a new plan using materials I could find to work with… here’s what I came up with!

I used the Tim Holtz Organic background die to deboss into black card stock.  (You can google/search on pinterest the sandwich you need to make it work with the machine you have.)  I used some metallic Nuvo mouse in Cosmic Brown (a copper tone) and rubbed it over the cardstock with my fingers.  I played around with thickness a bit and decided I liked it better for this card with a lighter touch.  It gives a nice shimmer and a little goes a long way!

Next, I die cut a variety of flowers & leaves from Tim’s Wildflower Stems #1 plus a flower from the original Wildflowers set. I colored them with a variety of shades of Distress Oxide Ink, which I later decided gave too soft of a color… so I added more depth with some Distress Markers and finally added some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over them all to match it better with the antique looking background.

I finished it off with some yellow crinkle ribbon & little copper buckle.  I also decided to pop the main flower with some foam squares to add some extra dimension.

This card went through a lot of stages before I finally finished it… at one point I really didn’t think I even wanted to share it!  Thanks to some creative input I received, I was able to recover it so I could share with you today.  I hope it inspires you to find a creative way to work some metallic into your cards today!

Inky hugs,