Posts Tagged ‘throwback’

Tuesday with Tara {take 341} Throwback: Cheers

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Cheers!  It’s March 1 and Mardi Gras so it’s a day for celebrating!  I thought it was a good day to share a throwback card to get the PARTY happening and this one is just full of festive colors and products that I hope will inspire you to create!  I’m not sure the die I used is still in stock, but I found this one that is awesome in it’s simplicity and would give the card a more masculine feel.  Enjoy the throwback and the party 😉

I hope you’re staying cool and staying safe and hopefully enjoying a cold drink!  If it’s morning, an iced coffee sounds perfect.  If you’re reading this after noon (or sooner- no judgement here!) a fruity cocktail like the ones featured on my cards today would be amazing!  Cheers!

Today’s card inspiration started with this cute die cut sentiment from Lawn Fawn, Scripty Cheers.  There’s a ton of great products in the SNS store that you could pair with this, from shakers to stamps, but I chose to use an older Tim Holtz stamp set, Mini Blueprints 10 and this fruity cocktail.  I selected coordinating stickers from the larger version of the Snarky Small Talk Stickers for a fun twist.

I added some shine to my card by using pearl Cardstock for my die cut and adding Nuvo Glitter Drops to the drink (I had a minor crisis and ran out of Glossy Accents.  Guess I need to go shopping!) and a touch of bling with Studio Katia Crystals.  All of this works together with a couple of my favorite things… book print & thin twine.  Add a snarky sentiment and I really don’t think you can go wrong!

I often stamp & die cut at least two of something when I’m making a project, just in case I mess up my coloring or haven’t made a decision on color choices.  Today I took the extras and made a second card with them- it’s pretty simple, but I think it’d brighten someones day!  For this card I simply added the elements to a pre-printed card I had leftover from another project.

Here’s a look at the two cards together.

Suddenly I’m feeling a bit thirsty… Cheers!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 319} Distress Embossing Glaze

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m featuring a throwback to my first make playing with Distress Embossing Glaze.  I now have several colors in my collection and a day of experimental play is definitely overdue!  For now… enjoy this card from last year when Tim Holtz began releasing new Distress bundles!

I’m so excited to have the new Speckled Egg Distress collection to play with, it’s such a lovely color that is absolutely perfect with so many other colors and themes.  My goal on today’s card was honestly just to play with it and some other new to me products!  Here’s a photo of what I used (though I’ve got the wrong Nuvo product in this pic- I used the Nuvo Expanding Mousse today)!

Here’s a look at my card!  The background is a text stamp in black and Distress Oxide Spray splattered across the background.  The addition of Broken China with Speckled Egg brightens up the blue tones to really help the large flourish (from a large 12×12 stencil in my stash) pop.  The transparent wings I selected both had some hints of color in them already, but I painted some speckled egg Distress Paint on the back side where there were clear areas.  I love how this simple addition helped to tie everything together!

This was my first time playing with Distress Embossing Glaze, so I’ve used it in two ways on my card.  The sentiment is embossed over Broken China Distress Ink.  I stamped & embossed twice to get a bit more intensity.  I also sprinkled the glaze over the wet Nuvo Expanding Mousse, which I knew I would be heating to get that funky expansion happening. Here’s a peek at the pearly finish of the mousse before it was bubbled up from the heat (I tried it on another surface and it does keep that shimmer after it puffs up).

And here’s a closer look at the details… as you can see, the glaze is translucent, so you can see the details underneath it on the sentiment.  It’s fun stuff, and I look forward to playing with it some more!

I had a lot of fun playing with my new BLUE Speckled Egg Distress products today, as well as combining them with a bit of Broken China Distress to brighten things up a bit!  Good stuff 🙂  I hope you like it!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 308} Hold On Art Journal Spread

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today I had the best intentions of sharing a new card featuring a new-to-my-stash product… but I’ve been sick with a super fun bug (ha) during the time I would have had to create!  So, I’m sharing a throw back post!  My challenge word for today is “lift” and I came across this fun art journal spread that’s a bit interactive, so I thought it was a good one to share!  I hope you like it- it’s from way back in 2017!

Hope you enjoy the throwback!

I hope you’ve had a great week and that you enjoyed our Freaky Friday Blog Hop (if you missed it, it’s not to late to check it out and comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the online store!  We’ll announce the winners on Friday!).

While the hop was happening, I was making a hot mess in an all day Art Journaling class with Dina Wakley!  We had such a fun time, and I tried some new things and stepped out of my comfort zone… it was fabulous!  Today I want to share with you the ‘big’ project we did in her new Mixed Media journal– a six ‘page’ spread with one continuous theme.  Wow!  Since this was a class, I’m not going to be giving you any step-by-step details, though I will encourage you to take a class with Dina if you ever get a chance, she’s a really great teacher!  If she doesn’t teach in an area near you, she’s got classes available online and some great youtube videos to check out as well!

As I said, we worked in the new journal and our spread started with a page of watercolor paper, then burlap (2 sides) then a large tag (2 sides-inserted with her Printed Paper Tape) and finally another page of watercolor paper.  I used images from the ‘Words in Faces‘ stamp set as my focal point.  My color scheme was primarily Lapis, Fuchsia and Cheddar paints from her collection.  I also used a variety of other stamps & stencils from her collection… lots of fun stuff to work with!

Space doesn’t allow for me to share a ton of close up photos… but I hope you can get a taste of the creative fun I had!  So many things about this stretched me out of my comfort zone, and I loved it!  Hopefully it inspires you to move out of yours this week… and make a hot mess 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara