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Tuesday with Tara {take 220} Happy Fall Y’all

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Happy Tuesday, and Happy Fall Y’all! I hope the autumn season (short as it may be wherever you live!) is off to a colourful start for you. And if you’re in one of the places that recently had the colours replaced with white. Sorry… maybe if you just bundle up inside for a bit and look at some pretty cards, it’ll help!

I was inspired by a card made by our design team member, Nancy E. and the bold sentiment die she used. I don’t have anything like that of my own, but I do have alphabet dies and washi tape! The alphanumeric dies by Tim Holtz (the set I used is out of stock, but I almost used this one!) are awesome because there are multiples of the letters you use the most. By lining up my words and putting washi tape on the back of the dies, they stayed straight while I played around with my layout.

I actually used a pre-inked background from a previous creativity session for this card. This one features a fun blend with Alcohol Pearls Set #4. When I picked out the set, I thought it’d be great for masculine cards. It’s also fabulous for autumn!

Once my layout was figured out, I made some geometric cuts (inspired by some cards I’ve seen recently on Instagram & Pinterest). Next I arranged and die cut my sentiment. After adding some stamped leaves (Nature’s Wonder by Tim Holtz) around the sentiment, I decided to emboss them with some Avocado Wow Embossing Powder. It has a pearly pale green finish that is slightly translucent, allowing the blue ink I used to show through a bit. The combination of the two pearly finishes is quite pretty!

There’s another plus of using these alpha dies for a card that uses the negative space. I’ve got the cut-outs for a second card ready to go! To finish this card, I chose a dark olive green base. The neutral color of the Alcohol Pearls trio isn’t a green. However, I felt the combination picked up some green tones in it. I highlighted the green with the embossing Powder choice and the addition of some green & teal twine.

I hope you like it, and once again- Happy Fall Y’all!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 212}

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got a simple card for you today, with a mix of die cuts & heat embossing on a book print background. I began by playing around with the text in the ‘You’re in my Prayers’ stamp set by Taylored Expressions- this one has the large ‘prayers’ word with a variety of other pieces to fit with it. The bold lettering is perfect for heat embossing or ink techniques, but I decided to keep it simple and bold in black on teal cardstock.

I selected a variety of shapes from Tim Holtz’s Funky Florals #3 to die cut from the same cardstock, choosing a variety of pieces. These are designed to be stacked and layered, but I chose to use just the bold bottom layers and place them on a some book print which I die cut from Tim’s Stacked Deckle die. I played around with placement until I was satisfied with the balance of it, then snapped a photo before placing the pieces on adhesive dots for easy gluing. I was then able to refer back to my photo to get them in the best spots.

And that’s it- simple, but bold & bright. I always feel that simple is best for cards like this, that could be used as a sympathy card. I hope you like it and maybe it gives you a new way to look at some of your die sets and how they could be used as background images!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 177} & blog hop winners!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Before I share my card for the day, I’d like to announce the random winners from comments along our November blog hop!  Three of you win a retro masculine die set by Impression Obsession.   And the winners are…

  1. Joanne Q.
  2. “Little Folk Art”
  3. Glennis F.

Please send us an email (info@scrapnstamp.ca) within the next two weeks (by Dec 11) with your mailing address to claim your prize!  Be sure to mention the Nov. Blog Hop so we send you the correct prize 🙂

Thanks for all your comments and please continue to play along with the challenge through the end of this week… one lucky participant will win a $50 gift certificate for the online store!  Now… It’s Tuesday and I’ve got a card to share!

I’ve used the Whispering Pine Landscape die by Memory Box together with the Tree Line Hill die by Poppy Stamps to create a simple winter scene for today’s card.

The large ‘joy’ is from Tim Holtz’s Shadow Script Christmas set, paired with words from the Holiday Words #2 Set to create my sentiment.  I kept the card design very simple, inking up an ombre background on white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers & Faded Jeans.  I stamped some snowflakes with water for some subtle texture, then added a few more with ink.  I also misted it lightly to create a bit more snowy texture by activating the inks.

The tree borders were both cut from a pearlescent white card stock, I added some chunky glass glitter to the front layer for texture (and to cover up some scratches I made by mistake!).  The thin block text was cut from the finished inked layer and layered over the white card front to allow it to show through.  I love mixing and matching different text dies to create my sentiments like this!  This card would be another fun one to create in bulk, especially if you played around with a few different color combinations for the sky (I love the purples Laurie used last week on her card!).  I would probably play around with different sentiment combos if I was creating a set as well, which is easy to do when you have such great variety to choose from with the two die sets I used on this card!

Inky hugs,

Tara