Posts Tagged ‘MFT’

Tuesday with Tara {take 336} Meow & You

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card I put together using one of the stenciled backgrounds I created a few weeks ago.  I used a combination of two stencils, a Window Panes design by MFT and a ‘nature’ design from Tim Holtz which I layered over it.  I worked with a few colors of Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool to get this subtle design.  Since this background didn’t work with my snowman card, I thought it would be sweet with the cats from this mini meows stamp set by MFT!

Since I had a background of full color, I stamped my images in simple black ink, just added a tiny bit of dimension with some Nuvo drops on the hearts.  I used the die cut stitched sentiment strips to add one of the cute sayings that is included with this stamp set.

It’s a super simple card, but it has some fun details that are sure to make the recipient smile 🙂 I added one more cat with another sentiment inside to carry on the theme… it should make a sweet, non traditional valentine for someone who loves cats!  Hope you like it too!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 332} Celebrate!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Happy Tuesday & Happy New Year!  It’s my first Tuesday with Tara for 2022… it only seemed right to bling things up a bit and celebrate!

I love glitter paper for maximum bling with minimum mess, and the 6×6 pads by Memory Box give so many colors in one stack!   I’ve paired it with a solid Cardstock layer with the falling stars die by Tim Holtz cut from it, as well as some of the additional stars cut from the glitter paper itself.

I kept this card really simple, with an embossed sentiment by MFT and a little mouse who snuck in to help out with the sparkle, lifting a star as high as he can!

I had two things in mind when I was making this card… but I tried to keep it neutral enough that it could perhaps be used for a variety of occasions!  First, of course, was a card for the new year!  I try to make one every year and I tend to forget to send them to anyone, so… lol.  I think this will also be a cute card for a new baby or any other celebratory occasion!

It’s a pretty simple card overall, but it carries lots of punch with all the glitter!  I hope you like it and I hope 2022 is a year full of creative days for all of us!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 327} Christmas Holly

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a slimline card that showcases a fun Christmas banner I created that spans the entire width… and beyond!  It’s a good thing legal envelopes are little bit wider than the cards are!  Since the banner itself is really such a statement piece, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  I stamped a random repeat of holly from Sketch Greenery as my background in green on a Kraft base.

I inked the die cut ‘Christmas’ letters in the same green before adhering it to the banner.  Are you ready for my secret?  I totally cheated and bought a pre-made (stitched together) paper banner for just a few dollars and it’s long enough to do tons of cards!

I paired the banner with a big “Merry” from Tim Holtz’s Merry & Bright die, which is a favorite of mine!  My red glitter paper hadn’t arrived yet, (I have some now!) so I used some deep pink, pearly paper.   I finished it all off by with some green ink around the edges and some pink pearls!

It was simple, but I think it makes a bold statement 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara