Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix’

Sizzix Autumn Blessing Card

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

A few Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaf dies and the Autumn Blessing Stamp from MFT and you have the perfect card for fall.  Raya here filling in for Tara while she’s on the move – she’ll be back next month with cardmaking goodness. I chose this card to reshare with you because it uses the same sentiment stamp we used last week.

 

Tara’s Original Post —-

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s challenge word is “campfire” which may have had you wondering a bit… or maybe you are a big Distress Ink fan like me and you knew exactly what to expect- a project featuring the newest Distress color,  Crackling Campfire!  I’m kinda loving how Tim Holtz is releasing a full set of each color at one time (and thankfully not too close together so my bank account can handle it) as it really lets you play and experiment with the different mediums.  I’ve used several on todays card, hope you like it!

Autumn Blessing card with MFT stamps Tim Holtz Skelton leaves dies

Today’s card also features the gorgeous Skeleton Leaves die set by Tim Holtz.  I cut them from a piece of watercolor paper which I had inked up with Crackling Fire Distress Ink, as well as a bit of Fossilized Amber & Carved Pumpkin.  Once I cut the leaves, I added a bit more Crackling Fire- both Oxide & Regular Distress Inks, and a bit of brown to add some depth to the edges of the other two leaves.

I took a piece of book print which I had applied a thin layer of white gesso to and trimmed it down to size over a pewter layer.  After inking the edges, I splattered a mix of both sprays- the Spray Stain and the Distress Oxide Spray.  I was curious to see how they would differ on the prepared surface.  I misted it lightly with water and left it for a while… when it still wasn’t dry I misted it a bit more and pressed some tissue paper onto it to life some of the color and help it dry faster.  This gave a much softer background than I initially had, and some fun splotchy bits as the inks reacted with water.  FYI, most of the lighter spots are from the Distress Oxide Spray, the deeper from the Spray Stain.

Autumn Blessing card with MFT stamps Tim Holtz Skelton leaves dies

The final element of my card is the sentiment- another one from Autumn Blessings by MFT.  I embossed it with the Embossing Glaze over the oxide ink on vellum for a soft finish.  A mini stapler (Tim’s Tiny Attacher) ads an easy & fun way to adhere the vellum.  I also added a bit of clear adhesive behind the sentiment so it would be hidden.

I hope you enjoyed my first play with Crackling Campfire!  You’ll be seeing a lot more of it in the near future… can’t wait to try different color combos with it, it’s such a gorgeous color perfect for autumn!

Be sure to put Friday on your Calendar- our October blog hop is happening then and we’ll be coming at ya with all of our best fall inspiration!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 360} Let it SNOW

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

In my mind, I feel like I should avoid ‘snowy’ cards when I’m working on Christmas in July projects… but here I am, sharing a snowy card inspired by today’s SNS Challenge word: WHITE.

Perhaps you remember that I had a bit of an oops with a bottle of White Dina Wakley Media Gloss Spray several weeks ago (see the card & read about it here).  Since I had a puddle of white on my desk, I started grabbing papers & tags and assorted other things and dipped them in the puddle.  I suspected that since it has a glossy finish it would be fun for a resist technique, and I was right!  This card front was plain white Cardstock, which I dipped & dripped and splattered and left to dry.

I die cut the sentiment (Tim Holtz Festive Words) from Glitter Cardstock and added some color blending to the solid layer behind it.  I found a couple of Scribbly Snowflakes left over from last year’s holiday crafting and while I don’t recall what colors I used, I took inspiration from them for the palette on this card- keeping the background softer to let them stand out.

I went to my old faithful, Distress Inks to do some color blending over the card- a subtle mix of Stormy Sky, Salvaged Patina & Chipped Sapphire.  Once it was blended, I spritzed with some water and wiped off the card to really make those glossy bits pop!

I finished everything off with a few sequins and mounted it on a light blue card base.

Hope it gets you thinking about the Christmas creations you might start making this month… and the shopping you’ll do during our upcoming Christmas in July event, celebrating with 12 full days of inspiration and savings!

See you soon!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 358} Use Your Wings

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card took an unexpected turn and I really had to use my ‘wings’ to wing it and make it something I could still share with you today!  LOL

You see I was well on my way to finishing my fairly clean card design with a fun folded surprise for the SNS Challenge theme of the day ‘LIFT’, when I decided to finish things off with just a few splatters of white paint…

Do you see where this is going?  (Check out the reel I shared on instagram yesterday!)

First, let me introduce the star of my card- this funky bee by Tim Holtz.  I cut the body and wings from white glitter card stock and then colored the body with a bright yellow Copic marker.  Once everything was assembled, I added Glossy Accents over the body as well for some extra shine!  I paired it with a metallic sentiment from this sticker book (and you’ll see another sentiment later on as well!).  I mounted him diagonally on a light Kraft square, the same color as my base card and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I stamped a script background (by Impression Obsession) in the same ink on the card base.

The fun hidden ‘lift’ is under that square panel: a simple square of patterned paper folded to create a pop up element.  I had every intention of sharing a simple tutorial of that but this card took a turn on me!   Once I assembled everything, ribbon and all, I decided that a bit of bling and a few white paint splatters would be a perfect finishing touch.

I pulled out my white Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray and removed the lid to splatter a touch of paint.  And the next thing I knew that paint was in a puddle on my desk and all over my “finished” card!   Yikes!

It was about half a bottle of paint, so after I cleaned up my card the best I could (putting paper towel inside it so it didn’t stick together) I searched for random pieces of paper to dip and drip in it… who knows, maybe some fab technique will come of it?  LOL.  Once I’d used up all I had time or energy to do, I added a few more spots on my card to try to balance it out and it almost looks like I meant to do it.  Except I forgot about my folded bit and it totally stuck together and tore when I went to open it for a photo!  C’est la Vie, right?

I kinda had to laugh at my choice of sentiments, after the fact… and here I am, taking a chance and sharing my mishap with you.

The card itself is warped from all the paint and I’m not sure there’s really a good way to flatten it out, but I’m gonna tuck it under something heavy for a while and maybe it can still be useful to brighten a creative, but messy, friend’s day!  And if nothing else… I hope it makes you feel a bit better about your day!  ha!

Inky (& painty!) hugs,

Tara