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Tuesday with Tara {take 134}

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

I woke up this morning to find snow on the ground again… so I’m sharing with you a winter card which includes a hint of spring (or summer) that many of us are dreaming of!

Yep, Snowflakes & Butterflies!  I love this saying and when I pulled this stamp from one of my storage folders (I love the Stuftainers by Stampendous for my cling stamps) a card concept started forming for me… I wanted a wintery colored card with this design, a snowflake background and these awesome layered “Beautiful Butterflies” stamp & die sets by My Favorite Things.  Unfortunately, I have no idea who makes the sentiment (it’s a problem with cling stamps!  I usually try to organize them by brand, but this was in a misc. Christmas/winter folder).  If it looks familiar to you, please let me know and I’ll update!

My card is very simple- a gorgeous embossed background on pearl white card stock with the sentiment stamped in grey archival ink on a dusty green card stock.  The butterflies were stamped primarily with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink & Distress Oxide- it was fun to see how the two variations of the same color played together.  The larger butterfly has a layer of Broken China Distress Oxide to add a bit of pop.  The final detail layer was stamped in the same grey as my sentiment, then a bit of glitter finishes them off.  I added Nuvo Glitter Drops (in Blizzard, of course!) to the butterfly bodies and a few spots on the snowy background as well.  A touch of Rock Candy Distress Stickles adds that extra touch of shine.

It’s nice to know I can use my butterflies year round… even though I’m done with winter, I don’t mind looking at them on this wintery card 🙂

Thanks for visiting (and reading to the end)!  I’m excited to announce that we’ll be back on Saturday with a fun BLOG HOP for you!  Hope you’ll plan to join us starting right here on Saturday!

Have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set & Dies

Sizzix 3D Snowflakes embossing folder

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio & Broken China

Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Archival Ink (mine was from the Archival Distress Color Mixed Media Palette)

Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard

Cardstock & Adhesive

Tuesday with Tara {take 110}

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I created with my mom when she was visiting earlier this summer.  We wanted to make a variety of all purpose cards for her to use, and came up with a plan featuring the gorgeous Wildflowers dies by Tim Holtz.

I started by preparing some black card stock and adhering some wide Be Creative tape to the back of it (I have a large roll around 5″ wide, but you can also get it in sheets which is great for this purpose!).  I then cut the wildflowers from the adhesive backed card stock, which made these detailed images a breeze to adhere to the cards!

 

Next we took some pre-cut pieces of watercolor card stock and inked them up with Color Burst- we had a great time combining colors and adding copper Liquid Metals Color Burst to some of them!  As these were small pieces, I generally chose 2-3 similar colors to blend on each piece.  I love how easy it is to mist with water, sprinkle some powder and mist some more… The backgrounds were set aside to dry while we grabbed some pre-cut tags and stamped sentiments on them.

 

Once we had all our pieces, we assembled the cards- six in total from the seven floral dies we cut!  To some we added ribbon or a stenciled background, but they are all very similar.  This was a quick and easy card set, but I think the results are very striking!

Do you see the difference in texture on this next card?  This background was made with Distress Crayons and water instead of color burst.  It’s interesting how the crayon clings to the texture of the card stock.

For this last card we added a simple stamped background for a completely different look.

As I mentioned on the previous post I shared with pics of another group of cards Mom & I created, my cat Abbey was super helpful when I was trying to photograph the cards!  LOL  Here’s a photo of her helping that just cracks me up.

I was trying to get a ‘card set’ photo but after this one I just gave up… sometimes you just have to let your pet win the battle!  Anyways, I hope you like these simple cards and the simple contrast in the design.  They were a lot of fun to make!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a creative week,

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies

Be Creative Tape– large pieces/sheets to back card stock prior to die cutting

Black Card Stock

Watercolor Card Stock (I used pre-cut pieces)

Color Burst Brights

Color Burst Earth tones

Color Burst Liquid Metals (Copper)

Distress Crayons Set 2

Assorted Distress & Archival Ink

Assorted Sentiment Stamps

 

 

Our BIGGEST die sale ever

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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