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Tuesday with Tara {take 381} Viva Magenta

2023… the adventure begins!

Several years ago I started making my first card of the new year inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year.  Though I have very little time to create these days I knew that I could not overlook the release of Lumberjack Plaid Distress at the end of 2022, around the same time that Viva Magenta was introduced as the 2023 color!

I aimed to create a CAS card, and struggled with it… but my primary pop of ‘magenta’ is on the bird silhouette. 

I planned to add the sentiment and the strip of book print… the rest just ganged up on me so I could no longer call this CAS!  Hope it makes you smile as you join me in facing the adventure we are calling 2023.

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 380} Beautiful Moments

Happy Tuesday!  It’s hard to believe Christmas has come & gone and we’re already in our final week of 2022!  I wanted to take one of my new Christmas stamp sets I got (Tim Holtz’s Festive Collage) and make a wintery, non-Christmas card.  My goal was to make it kinda masculine, but perfect for winter birthdays or perhaps a New Year card… I selected one of the smaller images in the set, and though I had a bit of trial and error with my inking techniques, I’m pretty pleased with the end result.  Hope you like it too!

In the end, the image was stamped with Distress Inks.  I added some ink splotches, a metallic sticker, twine and some 3D stars (from the Christmas 2021 vault die set).  I love the mix of shades of greens & browns with bits of shimmer & sparkle mixed in.  It’s really very simple layers, but all the elements form a fun, rustic collage.

Here’s hoping the final days of 2022 are filled with time spent with activities & people you love!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 377} Hello Winter Throwback

Happy Tuesday!  I’m sharing a throwback post from last year- and as luck would have it, all the main elements I used on my card are in stock & available from SNS today!

Today’s card will probably seem very non-traditional, but it really depicts the kind of winter I see most of the time since I’ve moved south to North Carolina!  I’m featuring the new Tim Holtz Festive Words dies paired with Cardinals dies by Impression Obsession over a background of Sketch Greenery stamped in assorted shades of green Distress Ink.  I used a mix of regular & oxide inks, misted with water on watercolor Cardstock to create a soft background.

My photo background is also the inspiration for the background of the card.  I went to a wreath making workshop with a friend and was able to use a large variety of different greenery to create a gorgeous fresh wreath for the holidays.  I love the mix of textures and colors together!

There’s a touch of shimmer mixed with all the earthy vibes, like a hint of fresh snow… with white pearlescent text and sequins scattered around.  Two of the cardinals are resting on the greeting while the third one, taking flight, is raised with a foam square.

I had a small piece of the background left after making my card, so I made a coordinating gift tag using the smaller ‘joy’ sentiment from the set.  I love the mix of the elegant background and the whimsical font of the greeting together!

I hope you like it!  I sure had fun making them!
Inky hugs,
Tara
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