Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix’

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

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