Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday with Tara’

Toucan Paradise card featuring Concord& 9th

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Tara’s Toucan of  My Appreciation card features  the Toucan Paradise stamp set from Concord & 9th.  Raya here sharing some oldie but goodies with you while Tara is on the move.  I think if I was moving my craft stuff is the last stuff I’d pack and the second I’d unpack. Kitchen first can’t unpack or craft without coffee!

Tara’s original post —

Happy Tuesday, and happy birthday to ME! I’m definitely feeling another year older this year, but every day I wake up is a gift I am grateful for! I want to take today to share a TOUCAN of my appreciation with you. Yep, I’ve got another card (actually TWO) featuring the fun Toucan Paradise stamp set by Concord &9th, together with Distress Oxide Inks.

I’m so grateful for each of you that visits the SNS blog every Tuesday to see what I’ve been up to! I’m making an effort to share more on Instagram and here on my personal blog this year. I’ll try to mix things up and keep the inspiration coming… so I hope you’ll check those out too! I’ll be having a little giveaway on my Instagram account, so come visit me, msespresso, there!

Card Elements

Today’s card has a lot of the same elements you might remember from the one I shared a couple weeks ago. This time I went with Abandoned Coral as my main accent colour. The rest of the colours are actually the same, isn’t it amazing how changing one colour can give it a much more feminine feel? I also added a few stripe details & the leaf outline in Pumice Stone, which really lightens things up! I love the addition of that pale grayish tone in the mix!

Simple Stamping

My second card was made ultra simple to coordinate with the first. It was inspired by a CAS (clean and simple) challenge on instagram to stamp ‘along the edge’ of your card. I’m loving the foliage in this Toucan Paradise stamp set, so I used just the leaves & flowers for this card. I’ve noticed that most cards people share as CAS are on a white base, but I think a kraft card can still look clean 🙂 This simple design will look great on white as well, so I’ll be duplicating it in the near future, I’m sure!

Thanks again for stopping by to see what I made! I hope you’ll look me up (msespresso) on instagram- follow me & leave a comment… perhaps I’ll be sending you some happy mail soon!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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Sizzix Autumn Blessing Card

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

A few Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaf dies and the Autumn Blessing Stamp from MFT and you have the perfect card for fall.  Raya here filling in for Tara while she’s on the move – she’ll be back next month with cardmaking goodness. I chose this card to reshare with you because it uses the same sentiment stamp we used last week.

 

Tara’s Original Post —-

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s challenge word is “campfire” which may have had you wondering a bit… or maybe you are a big Distress Ink fan like me and you knew exactly what to expect- a project featuring the newest Distress color,  Crackling Campfire!  I’m kinda loving how Tim Holtz is releasing a full set of each color at one time (and thankfully not too close together so my bank account can handle it) as it really lets you play and experiment with the different mediums.  I’ve used several on todays card, hope you like it!

Autumn Blessing card with MFT stamps Tim Holtz Skelton leaves dies

Today’s card also features the gorgeous Skeleton Leaves die set by Tim Holtz.  I cut them from a piece of watercolor paper which I had inked up with Crackling Fire Distress Ink, as well as a bit of Fossilized Amber & Carved Pumpkin.  Once I cut the leaves, I added a bit more Crackling Fire- both Oxide & Regular Distress Inks, and a bit of brown to add some depth to the edges of the other two leaves.

I took a piece of book print which I had applied a thin layer of white gesso to and trimmed it down to size over a pewter layer.  After inking the edges, I splattered a mix of both sprays- the Spray Stain and the Distress Oxide Spray.  I was curious to see how they would differ on the prepared surface.  I misted it lightly with water and left it for a while… when it still wasn’t dry I misted it a bit more and pressed some tissue paper onto it to life some of the color and help it dry faster.  This gave a much softer background than I initially had, and some fun splotchy bits as the inks reacted with water.  FYI, most of the lighter spots are from the Distress Oxide Spray, the deeper from the Spray Stain.

Autumn Blessing card with MFT stamps Tim Holtz Skelton leaves dies

The final element of my card is the sentiment- another one from Autumn Blessings by MFT.  I embossed it with the Embossing Glaze over the oxide ink on vellum for a soft finish.  A mini stapler (Tim’s Tiny Attacher) ads an easy & fun way to adhere the vellum.  I also added a bit of clear adhesive behind the sentiment so it would be hidden.

I hope you enjoyed my first play with Crackling Campfire!  You’ll be seeing a lot more of it in the near future… can’t wait to try different color combos with it, it’s such a gorgeous color perfect for autumn!

Be sure to put Friday on your Calendar- our October blog hop is happening then and we’ll be coming at ya with all of our best fall inspiration!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 366} Vellum Sunflowers

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card I made using a piece of the stunning vellum from the Crafter’s Companion Sunflower collection!  I’ve paired it with a negative cut from one of Tim Holtz’s Bold Text dies.

The details on these sheets of vellum are so gorgeous, I really tried to keep the card simple to let them stand out.  I love the effect of the negative cuts with it, though as really shows off the delicate, sheer nature of the vellum.  As I mentioned, I kept this one super simple- just finished it off with a few sequins & beads and a piece of ribbon which I’d previously colored with Distress Inks.

For this card, after I measured and scored for the front piece I trimmed down the vellum so there was about 1″ overlapping on the back of the card, and I adhered it at the back of the score line.  Vellum can be tricky to adhere, but adding the ribbon to the front of the card meant I could avoid adhesive completely on the front of this card.

Hope this brightens your day and you are able to focus on the good!  I’ve got a couple other cards in the works I’ll be sharing on my personal blog and instagram through the week.

 

Inky hugs,

Tara