Posts Tagged ‘tim holtz’

Tuesday with Tara {take 242} Spring Hugs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

If you’ve been following along with our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge, you may have noticed that today’s theme is TRIO.  I’m sharing my twist on the theme in todays card, which features a trio of circles, flowers & leaves. I’ve also got the added bonus of using a HUG sentiment on my card.

I’ve used flowers & sentiments from another Gina K set called Hugs & Wildflowers.  I had some scraps of paper that had been inked up with Color Burst previously and decided to die cut three MFT stitched circles from the piece.  I ended up using the tiniest circle, which was a good pair with the tiny flower I stamped!  Once again I’m also using a leaf die cut from Tim Holtz.  I anchored all the individual pieces to another stitched die cut, this time a rectangle.  (I used a set by MFT, but this one by Lawn Fawn is in stock right now.) The big hugs sentiment seemed perfect considering our monthly theme, and I added a few vintage ‘chit chat’ stickers by Tim Holtz.  I think these may have been one of the first sets of stickers he released years ago!

As a finishing touch I added some white paint splatters to the kraft card base, which measures 5.5″ square.  I hope you like it and are feeling my hugs from afar… can’t wait to see your ‘TRIO’ designs on our facebook challenge page!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 241} A Simple Birthday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I realized a bit ago that I don’t have many birthday cards ready to go in my stash.  Then as I set to make this card for the stash, I realized that I don’t have many birthday stamps/dies!  Guess I’ll be looking to add a variety of birthday sentiments in the near future…  I found this sentiment in a ‘vintage’ sentiment set by Lawn Fawn.  It was part of one of their first releases in the early years, but classic sentiments never go out of style!

My goal for this simple birthday card was to make one that was kinda ‘gender neutral’ so I figured an outdoorsy theme was perfect!  I started with the Tree Ring background stamp by Concord & 9th, which I inked up with Distress Oxide.  I combined two shades of brown for a bit of subtle variation, then brushed the lighter color over the image for some shading.  I added a bit of life to the card with a die cut from the Garden Greens set by Tim Holtz.

I originally had a smaller sentiment in mind, but when I decided on this one I chose to add a flower and some bling to balance the design and add texture.  The ink that was left on the brush was just enough to add a bit of shading to the edges of my card!

Inky hugs from afar,

Tara

 

Making Mountains out of Stencils

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this Corona outbreak.

In keeping with the stencil theme from this months hop I’ve decided to use my stencils instead of stamps to create a scene on my card. Triangles for mountains and a circle for the sun – pretty basic – it reminded me of working with kids in the primary grades and making pictures using shapes. It was fun.

I used the MFT’s Basic Triangle Shapes stencil and some distress oxide inks to make the mountains. I started with Peeled Paint and blended the ink over one of the triangles onto a piece of white card stock.

Next I made a mask to cover up the first triangle and then using Iced Spruce and a larger triangle I added another mountain. When I peeled off the mask the larger mountain is in the background.

I decided I wanted a sun shining on those mountains so I used MFT’s Basic Circles Shapes Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did this on a scrap piece of card stock and fussy cut it out.

I have a little trick I want to share.  You may already know this trick and I did too but sometimes I forget about it and get frustrated lining my stamps up and then I remember to do this and it’s like a new trick again. (I’m easily amused haha).

Place your sentiment on the line of  a grid paper or along the edge of a ruler. This ensures that it’s straight. Pick up the sentiment with your block. If you’re block doesn’t have lines on it then line the edge of your block to the line on the grid paper just above your sentiment.  Simple right, yet I often forget about it. It’s great for when you don’t have a stamp positioning tool.

Back to the card. I made another mountain on scrap paper using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a smaller triangle. I cut it out and added it the card panel with craft foam for some dimension. I adhered the sun and cut the whole panel down.

The sentiment on this card is actually one stamp. It’s from MFT as well and is I cut it apart because I wanted part of it under the mountains and part of it above them.  If I want to use the sentiment as one then I can easily line them back up. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps.

To finish the card I layered it onto grey, green and kraft card stock to coordinate with the mountains and then onto a white card base.

This was a very simple but satisfying card to make. As I’m looking at the picture above and typing this up I have the urge to doodle on those mountains. Hmmmm time to make another card 😉

Thanks so much for visiting me here today.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

Susan

 

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