Posts Tagged ‘Picket Fence’

Tuesday with Tara {take 214} Coffee Understands

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got two simple but fun cards featuring the ‘Coffee Understands‘ stamp set by Picket Fence, a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks & two different stencil techniques. Picket Fence is a new company in the SNS store this year, and I’ve been loving what I’ve played with so far!

For my first card, I started with this fun, scribbly ‘Thoughts’ stencil by Crafters Workshop. I’d been playing around with some glitter texture paste and had a bit left on my spatula, so I decided to add some glossy transparent texture paste to it and swipe it through this stencil onto white cardstock. There’s just a hint of blue glitter amidst the clear, shiny texture it left…

I selected a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks and blended the colors over the texture paste, going back over the colors a couple of times to get a nice smooth blend and a pretty mix of colors. I decided on a MFT stitched circle die to fit one of the sentiment stamps from the Coffee Understands set, and chose to cut out a window from my background rather than layering it on top. Once I cut my window, I positioned the frame I created on a white card base and stamped through it in black ink. I colored the large mug from the set with Watercolor pencils, then applied some Nuvo Glitter Drops over the entire mug to kick up the glitter factor on this card!

After wrapping black ribbon around the rainbow panel, I mounted it onto the white card base with foam tape to give a bit of dimension.

I had a colorful circle die cut left over… so I decided to make another card! I used the two smaller coffee cups from this stamp set as my images on that circle.

This time I decided to ink up a rainbow through a striped stencil I have by Tim Holtz. I used the same rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks as I used on the previous card. I kept the stencil in line by adhering it to both the card (the bottom half which I planned to cover with a white panel of cardstock) and my work surface. It was very easy to repeat the pattern to go across the entire card front, since these stripes have random spacing between them.

I added a white stitched panel, edged in black (both of which were die cut with a MFT stitched edge die) to the bottom of the card. The small ‘good to the last drop’ sentiment from this set is stamped on it.

Here’s a look at my two rainbow cards featuring the Coffee Understands stamp set by Picket Fence. It’s such a great set and I can finally say I’ve used every stamp on it!

Inky hugs,


Love and Friendship

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Hello Crafters, Kia with you today.

I decided I would do a spotlight card for today’s post and settled on this image from Picket Fence Studios called Wild Rose.

First up I did the Color Burst background using cold press watercolour paper to use for my framing and bird. I used Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue and Chartreuse, then dried the piece.

To make my frame I used my Elegant Stitching Die for the detail and a Spellbinder die to cut the inside part away.

Using Gina K. Designs Wisper White card stock I stamped the image with VersaFine Claire Ink in Nocturne then coloured the highlighted flowers with Copics. I attached the frames using fun foam.

I stamped the little bird on some of the left over Color Burst piece and die cut attaching to the frame on the bottom using glue and a piece of fun foam under his body.

To finish I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the card using Archival Ink in Paradise Teal and doing several stampings to get the deeper colour.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have enjoyed this card today. Following are affiliate links to the products I used on this card, at no extra cost to you.

Tuesday with Tara {take 208}

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you enjoyed our Turnabout Blog Hop over the weekend- and if you haven’t checked it out yet, there is still time to hop along and leave some comments for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the online store!

Today I’m sharing another simple card that uses the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Turnabout again, along with the same four colors of Distress Oxide Ink that I used on my card for the hop: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade & Wild Honey, along with a spritz of Distress Oxide Spray in Spiced Marmalade, but this time I stamped it on a kraft card base. The effect of the yellow & orange inks on kraft is a lot more subtle, but I had something different in mind for this one… I pictured the burst design as the flash from this adorable little camera image by Picket Fence Studios!

I fell in love with this “Capture Life in Color” stamp when I saw it, though I didn’t really know what I would do with it… except to make it colorful! I love pairing bright colors with kraft so I decided to give it a go. I stamped the image twice, once on white cardstock and once directly on the kraft base. I knew I would be fussy cutting the image, but thought the words would look best as part of the base rather than having a white outline around them.

After that, I did some very simple coloring with watercolor pencils (these ones by Nuvo have a nice mix of bright colors!), fussy cut my image and adhered it with 3D Foam Squares before adding some touches of glitter with Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold & Aquatic Mist. (always apply the wet stuff last! LOL). Once it sat for a bit, I decided to add some tiny pieces of washi tape and some heart bling to balance everything and add that extra touch of texture…

This card is super simple, but I think the colors and the message really POP! Hope it makes you smile, it’s a fun use for this Turnabout stamp design.

Inky hugs,