Posts Tagged ‘tim holtz’

Tuesday with Tara {take 276} Peace on Earth

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Happy Tuesday & Happy December 1!

It feels good to finally be in the advent season, counting down until Christmas (and then to the new year shortly after that).  This year, more than ever, I’ve been drawn to the messages of Christmas- things like peace & joy.  I think we all can use as much as we can get and I love this Peace on Earth stamp set by Concord & 9th.  For today’s card, I’ve paired it with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink (I think it’ll be my color of the season!) and some gorgeous WOW embossing powder called Perissa.

This chunky embossing powder is perfect on a bold sentiment like this one, it’s got a fine copper base with chunkier pieces of gold & silver mixed in.  I embossed it on a pale grey card stock, which I die cut with a stitched circle die by Lawn Fawn.

There are several greenery type stamps in this set, so I chose to layer them to create a wreath design for my card.  I used both regular Distress Ink & Distress Oxide, following around the edge of a smaller circle die cut which I set on the card to guide me.  Then I added a final layer of smaller images with Embossing Glaze on them to finish it.  (I also added a few small leaves in another green to fill in a few spots that needed something extra.)The textures from the two different embossing powders really add interest & richness to this very simple looking card.

I finished off the card with what I first considered to be an ‘inside sentiment’ on this set, it just seemed like it fit perfectly at the bottom of my card front.  A thin green bow (inked with Rustic Wilderness Distress Spray Stain) adds a final touch of softness to the card.

Wishing you peace in your home & in your heart this holiday season… and inky hugs too!

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 275} Thanks, Deer

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card featuring one of the Darling Deer die cuts that I didn’t use on last week’s card.  I also stuck with a green color palette because I got the Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks ya’ll!!!  As I anticipated, they’re awesome!  Since today’s challenge theme is “thanks” I wanted to make a card that could be easily changed to a Christmas card with a simple change of sentiment.

I really just wanted to see what this Rustic Wilderness looked like, so I grabbed a blending tool and applied a thick layer of Distress Ink to some white yardstick.  Next I spritzed it with some water. I was a bit heavy handed and had more small splatter spots than I wanted, so I decided to layer over it with a stencil. I chose to use Candy Stripes by MFT and inked it tone-on-tone with the Distress Oxide Ink in the same color.  It gave me a panel that’s subtle, yet fun & festive-plus it shows off the variations in this gorgeous new green ink.

As I worked on my layers and the card layout, I added an embossed metallic pewter colored card stock.  I chose a pale grey as my card base, but added some stenciled snowflakes with Distress Oxide Ink to tie it all together.  I played around with adding some other details to the card, but decided I prefer the clean lines for this one!  Hope you like it too- thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 274} Darling Deer

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a pair of simple Christmas cards that fit today’s daily challenge theme: wildlife.  I challenged myself to make two cards using the positive and negative die cuts from Tim Holtz’s Darling Deer dies together with a snowflake stencil by Paper Rose.

The first card uses the negative space of the deer.  I arranged them on an ivory panel and held them in place with washi tape before running them through my Big Shot.  I then inked up some of the white space with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink through the snowflake stencil, fading the ink as it came near to the deer.  I selected a gel print background I had created a while back and inked over the white space on it with the same Distress Ink to blend them together and adhered it behind the openings.  The shades of green and blue give a fun retro vibe to this otherwise outdoorsy card!  I finished off the card with a Christmas sentiment from the Festive Overlay stamp set, stamped in Mowed Lawn to coordinate with the green card base I mounted it on.

For this card I added the winter trees stamp by Paper Rose that I used for our Sweater Weather blog hop, this time stamped tone on tone for a more subtle effect.  I had some technical difficulties with my stamping and almost tossed this one, but in the end decided it still worked as a background!  I added a bit of Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the deer and a sentiment (from the winter trees set) in the same brown.  I had a scrap of the gel print paper left from the first card, so I trimmed it in a slight wave and mounted it to the bottom of the card for a bit more color and texture.

Here’s a look at the two cards together.  Once you have the design figured out (I find that really is most of the work when you’re creating simple cards) they came together quickly and would be easy & fast to reproduce.

Personally I’m not great at mass producing cards, so I’d love to play with a design like this and do pairs in multiple colors.  Using gel prints in the design and selecting colors from there would be a fun way to mix things up, but you could also use patterned paper from your stash.

Thanks for stopping by- I hope you have a great day!

Inky hugs,

Tara