Posts Tagged ‘Picket Fence Studios’

Tuesday with Tara {take 327} Cup of Joy

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is Sending you a Cup of Christmas Joy for today’s Random Acts of Cardness theme, coffee.

I finally took some time to play with the new Villainous Potion Distress Inks this week and I challenged myself to use them for this theme!  I first got inky, creating some background paper with a mix of regular Distress & Oxide Inks. I splattered a bit of silver over it and also inked up some thin crinkle ribbon to match.  Love it!

I pulled out the Coffee Understands set by Picket Fence Studios and the Sending Christmas Joy die by MFT.  While I love this big sentiment, sometimes it’s a challenge fitting other images with it on a card.  I played around with my layout a bit and decided on a 5.5″ square card with the girl from the stamp set stamped beside it, since she’s almost as tall as the text.  The tall to-go cup is a great fit to sit over the open “O” in JOY.

I decided to pull it all together with some snowflakes on the background, using Distress Oxide ink through a snowflake stencil (by Paper Rose) which is really bold on the Kraft card base.  I layered it all together and decided to keep it simple and call it done!  The offset layers are a fun & different twist, but the ribbon seems to balance it all out.

And yep… my fingers are still inky!

Inky hugs,



Let’s Foil

Friday, May 21st, 2021

TGIF! Not just any Friday, but the Friday of the long weekend and the unofficial start of SUMMER here in Canada, yay! Lindsey here on the blog today with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt: FOIL. I do have the Gemini FoilPress, and love the combination of foiling and letterpress effect that it gives, but I also enjoy foiling with a stencil and my die cut machine! So easy to do, and adds yet another way of using my stencils. And since it’s the Friday of a long weekend, here’s my card!



Rainbow martinis, yes please! I’m using a Martini Glasses stencil from Picket Fence – it’s out of stock at the moment, but more are on the way! I started by masking off the middle of my card panel, then applied some transfer gel duo through the stencil using this little squeegee (best deal ever!), then left it to dry for an hour or so while I cleaned off the stencil and worked on another card. (Sure, I could have done housework or something, but why? :D) Once the gel had dried and turned clear, I cut a couple of pieces of rainbow shattered glass foil to fit my stencilled image, and ran it through my die cutting machine. And pow, shiny foiled martini glasses! I added the sentiment and embossed it with glitter embossing powder. (I know, I’ve used this sentiment before, but it’s my current favourite!)



Have you tried foiling? I’d love to hear in the comments, or see your foiled creations on the Scrap N Stamp Challenge Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag your posts with #snschallenge on IG and other social media. Have a great weekend!


Tuesday with Tara {take 299} Hello Foliage!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a card with some simple heat embossing using a sentiment from the Letter It Embossing Kit by Ranger together with a pretty Fern Frame by Picket Fence Studios.

I originally planned on a super simple one-layer card, but after stamping the ferns in Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink, I decided to add a bit of watercolor with some Media Sticks by Dina Wakley.  My card base wasn’t heavy enough to dry without warping, so I ended up die cutting a layer to mount onto another card.  I can’t tell you how many times my card design changes as I work on it, but it’s almost always for the better 🙂

I chose Metallic Copper WOW Embossing Powder to make the bold sentiment design pop and added some sequins by Picket Fence Studio- this mix is called Moscow Mule and it includes some lovely copper tones!

I decided to add just one more finishing touch, a word from Tim Holtz’s Metallic Sticker Book.  It’s got so many great little pieces in it, I think I’ll be using it a lot!  My only wish is that it came in copper too 😉

Inky hugs,