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Tuesday with Tara {take 242} Spring Hugs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

If you’ve been following along with our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge, you may have noticed that today’s theme is TRIO.  I’m sharing my twist on the theme in todays card, which features a trio of circles, flowers & leaves. I’ve also got the added bonus of using a HUG sentiment on my card.

I’ve used flowers & sentiments from another Gina K set called Hugs & Wildflowers.  I had some scraps of paper that had been inked up with Color Burst previously and decided to die cut three MFT stitched circles from the piece.  I ended up using the tiniest circle, which was a good pair with the tiny flower I stamped!  Once again I’m also using a leaf die cut from Tim Holtz.  I anchored all the individual pieces to another stitched die cut, this time a rectangle.  (I used a set by MFT, but this one by Lawn Fawn is in stock right now.) The big hugs sentiment seemed perfect considering our monthly theme, and I added a few vintage ‘chit chat’ stickers by Tim Holtz.  I think these may have been one of the first sets of stickers he released years ago!

As a finishing touch I added some white paint splatters to the kraft card base, which measures 5.5″ square.  I hope you like it and are feeling my hugs from afar… can’t wait to see your ‘TRIO’ designs on our facebook challenge page!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 241} A Simple Birthday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I realized a bit ago that I don’t have many birthday cards ready to go in my stash.  Then as I set to make this card for the stash, I realized that I don’t have many birthday stamps/dies!  Guess I’ll be looking to add a variety of birthday sentiments in the near future…  I found this sentiment in a ‘vintage’ sentiment set by Lawn Fawn.  It was part of one of their first releases in the early years, but classic sentiments never go out of style!

My goal for this simple birthday card was to make one that was kinda ‘gender neutral’ so I figured an outdoorsy theme was perfect!  I started with the Tree Ring background stamp by Concord & 9th, which I inked up with Distress Oxide.  I combined two shades of brown for a bit of subtle variation, then brushed the lighter color over the image for some shading.  I added a bit of life to the card with a die cut from the Garden Greens set by Tim Holtz.

I originally had a smaller sentiment in mind, but when I decided on this one I chose to add a flower and some bling to balance the design and add texture.  The ink that was left on the brush was just enough to add a bit of shading to the edges of my card!

Inky hugs from afar,

Tara

 

TBT – 2 Ways to use Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

It Throwback Thursday and I thought I’d share TWO great ways to use your Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies.  Have you heard that Sizzix is 30% OFF ? Ends Midnight

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…

Laurie