Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix Tim Holtz’

Tuesday with Tara {take 236} Llama tell you…

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’m back with another card featuring the Falling Hearts Die, this time I’ve paired it with some Lawn Fawn Cuteness- the Llama tell you set!

I wanted to use this cute llama to tell a friend CONGRATS at her baby shower, and I did coordinate the inside message but forgot to snap a photo before writing in it.  I colored up the little guy with watercolor pencils and used the vibrant color scheme to put together the rest of the card.

Here’s a close up of the colorful background behind the hearts.  I created it simply by scribbling some Distress Crayons on white card stock and blending them with a water brush!

A few of the hearts got a touch of bling with some glitter added… this card definitely gives some happy vibes, perfect for celebrating a new baby!  Hope it makes you smile too.

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Galentine’s Blog Hop!

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Welcome to our Scrap N Stamp February Blog Hop!  Our theme for our hop & challenge this month is Galentine’s- celebrating friendships with cards you would make for your girlfriends!

 

Coffee and friends are the perfect blend for me so I knew I wanted to use my  MFT  Miss You a Latte  set.  I stamped, coloured and die cut her and her grande coffees for two.

 

Next I decided she needed a background and since I’ve been playing with the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders this week I thought it would be perfect.  Color Burst is a highly concentrated water colour pigment that let’s you achieve amazing watercolor backgrounds quickly and easily. No special tools or brushes needed.  It’s perfect if you want  the  watercolour look but don’t want the fuss.   I love the colorful spatters  you can get with a quick sprinkle of powder and a quick mist of water – the possibilities are endless.  You can check out Ken’s tutorial here

So after creating several amazing backgrounds I choose a panel and die cut it with  the new Tim Holtz Falling Hearts Die.  I mounted it askew and trimmed the card down to fit. I used one my trimmings to stamp my “let’s meet for coffee soon’ from the MFT Coffee Break sentiment set and mounted on my card. Assembled it all together with my coffee girl and a little foam tape to add depth.

 

I finished off the card with a little bling by filling a few of the hearts with Crystal  Stickles  because what is Galentines without sparkle?

 

Here’s your chance to WIN! The team loves to get your feed back so make sure to leave a comments along the you’ll be entered to win a a  $50 Gift Certificate. The winner will be chosen at random and posted on Tuesday 18, 2020

Here’s the hop order- please visit Amber to see her creation and follow the links from there:

Out Of This World!

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Hello Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m back at Scrap’n Stamp Canada sharing one of my favorite things to make.  A galaxy sky background. It looks awful while you’re making it but then when you put that last color on it magically changes into a beautiful sky right in front of your eyes. This is a pic heavy post so as to be able to show you each step.

I started with Mustard Seed Distress ink and randomly added some sections of color. Another thing I love about this technique is that you don’t have to worry about perfect blending – just get the color onto the paper. Next I added Picked Raspberry.

   

Then comes Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio is next. I bet you’re wondering how is this going to be a galaxy sky? Don’t worry, the next two steps is where the magic happens.

   

I added a layer of Chipped Sapphire over most of the paper but making it lighter in the center. Now it’s starting to look like the sky.

Now for the Black Soot. Add a layer all over the page, being heavier near the edges and lighter in the middle.

Voila, night sky. But we still need some stars. That’s easy and fun too!

Squeeze a little white acrylic paint onto a craft block, add a couple spritzes of water and mix it up. For the first layer of stars I like to use a toothbrush. It’s great for getting a lot of little stars. Just load up the toothbrush with ink and drag your finger along the bristles. That’s it. In seconds you’ve got a sky full of stars.

For some bigger starts I use a paint brush. Load it up with the watered down white paint and then knock the brush against my other hand. This gives me bigger stars.

I also added a few droplets of water and then dabbed them with a paper towel. I should’ve done this step before the paint but it still worked.

I used the Interactive Rectangle Word Dies from My Favorite Things to do the sentiment. It cuts all but the left edge leaving a flap for the recipient to lift to see the rest of the sentiment. The sentiment on the top of the flap is stamped with versamark ink and then heat set with white embossing powder .

The sentiment underneath is stamped with black ink.

 

I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to color in the space boy and all the planets from Lawn Fawn’s Out of This World stamp set and the cut them all out with the coordinating dies I added some of them to the card panel with craft foam and some were adhered directly to the panel. The strings are drawn on with a thin black marker. I didn’t show any of that because I just did simple coloring. If you’d like to see that done, leave me a message and I’ll do a post on that for you.

I hope you’re inspired to try this technique. If you don’t have these exact colors or these inks, that’s okay, just choose similar colors in whatever inks you have and give it a go. If you do try it and share it, please tag me as I’d love to see.

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

 

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