Posts Tagged ‘stamps’

Tuesday with Tara {take 293} fresh growth

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s FRESH card is actually a throwback to one of my favorite cards I made a couple of years ago… I’m so enjoying this spring, the warmer days and the fresh growth in flower gardens and seeing leaves & flower buds on trees!  So enjoy this tribute to fresh growth, both outside and in!

Throwback to 2019…

BRING ON SPRING!  I am so ready for some sunshine and to start seeing more green things popping out of the dirt!  Since I still had the same stamp & die sets by Tim Holtz I featured last week out on my desk, I decided to keep working with them… there’s so many fun elements to create with!  I’m embracing green this week though, using the leafy designs on each set together because they remind me of spring!

I started by inking up the white die cut foliage in Distress Inks: cracked pistachio and twisted citron.  I then took a cream card base and stamped the leafy stem as a background alternating with the two colors.  I used a water brush to pull color from the stamp and lightly color my images with the opposite color they were stamped in.  I then took one of the smaller images from the Media Marks stamp set and inked only a portion of it to fill in some of the empty spaces and finished off the card base by adding some twisted citron to the edges of the card.

I cut a strip of craft card stock to go the full height of the card and stamped the sketchy stripes in cracked pistachio Distress Oxide.  I then adhered the foliage with some glitter glue, knowing it would ooze out behind the design a bit and I wanted to add some glitter.  I smudged the glitter with my fingers and since I liked how it was looking I grabbed my tub of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and decided to brush it over the entire strip and foliage. It’s a very thin layer, but has lots of sparkle that really picks up the light!

Once dry, I assembled it and added another sentiment sticker- because the white letters didn’t match my cream card, I rubbed some twisted citron distress ink over them.  I added a thin strip of foam adhesive behind the stickers to give a bit more dimension and stability.

I hope my card brings a bit of spring… or hope for spring to your day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

MISSING YOU

Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
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Puppy Love: SNS February 2021 Blog Hop

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hi!  We are so glad you’ve joined us for our February “Puppy Love” blog hop!  Today’s cards are sure to make you smile and hopefully bring some warm fuzzies your way!

We hope you enjoy the fun twist we’re giving our valentines this year and that you’re inspired to play along with us!  We love hearing what you think about our projects, so please leave us some comments along the way.  You never know,  yours might win you a $50 gift certificate to spend at the SNS online store!

Once again, I get the fun of kicking things off here with my card!  I kept on the trend I started with my last card, working with shades of PINK Distress Ink (can’t wait to add Kitsch Flamingo into the mix!), this time using them to watercolor on some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.

I’ve used some older Tim Holtz stamps that I know are faves of a lot of people, the crazy dogs!  My card features images from the mini cats & dogs stamp set and the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Crazy Talk stamps.  The hearts & chocolate box are from the mini bird crazy & things set (it’s not in stock, but here’s the larger version if you want to pair it with the original sized stamps).

I started with two half sheets of heavystock.  On one, I did some ink blending & smooshing with a variety of pinks, layering the colors for some fun texture.  On the second I stamped a few dog images in Archival Black Ink, and painted around them with the same mixture of colors, picking up ink that was left on my work surface.  I then die cut a variety of  sizes of hexagon tiles out from both of the papers.

Once cut, I added some details with smaller stamps, some tone-on-tone & some black to mix things up.  A Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen was a fun touch to add shimmer to the details.  As a bonus, it also made for some really pretty smooshes for a marbled look on some of my tiles when I ‘mopped’ it up off my work surface!  A few touches of Honey Gold Glitter Drops also added a fun touch.

For finishing touches, I used foam squares under the sentiment and the box of chocolates.  I also added some tiny paper flowers & bits of bling for a bit of texture.  I kept debating whether I should color in the dog images, but in the end I’m quite pleased with the monochromatic look this card has, keeping the images black & white (or cream, in this case).  I hope you like it too!  I’ve got a few extra tiles cut out that I’m hoping to work into another card to share with you soon!

Now that you’ve seen my card, here’s the full hop order!  Next up, you’ll visit Kia… be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a sweet $50 gift certificate at SNS!

Tara (you are here!)
Happy Hopping!
Inky Hugs & Puppy Love,
Tara