Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday with Tara’

Tuesday with Tara {take 289} Wonderful Pink

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!   Today I’ve got another card featuring the engraved 3D embossing folder, but I’m pairing it with a feathered friend decked out in PINK!

Yes, that’s right… I finally got my hands on the new Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink Bundle!  I’ve paired it up here with some Picked Raspberry and a bit of Abandoned Coral.  The brighter colors did tend to sorta take over the color profile here, but you still see that pretty kitsch flamingo in the lighter areas.

For my background, I embossed on Silver Alcohol Ink Cardstock, then added some black soot Distress Paint over it and finally a bit of Black Archival Ink to really darken the edges.

It’s a pretty simple card, but the details in the dies & embossing folders really stand out!  I hope you like it!  I’ll be playing with my new Kitsch Flamingo some more and can’t wait to see what other colors I can make it work with!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 288} Kindness Engraved

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s word for our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge is ENGRAVED, inspired by the Tim Holtz 3D Embossing folder I’m using on my card.  I’ve seen it used several times in stunning metallic varieties, and I was ready to do that for my card.  Once I actually embossed it I started to think that it would look amazing as carved wood instead.  So I’ll save my metal for another day and I’m sharing a card with a more rustic affect.

I realize that I covered up most of my background… but once I started with my design I couldn’t help it!  I hope enough of the engraved effects show through so you can appreciate it.  Using a foam applicator, I added some black Distress Paint to the front side of the embossing folder before inserting my brown card stock and running it through my Big Shot.  Once I trimmed it down to size, (I find the 3D folders tend to warp the size a bit so often require a second trimming) I used the same applicator to add paint along the edges of the paper.

I wanted to use some more of my prepared Brushstroke flowers around a sentiment on my card and I decided on this one by Taylored Expressions, stamped simply in black on a Kraft tag, which I tore along the bottom.  I arranged the flowers and found some ribbon to match.  Once everything was assembled, I added a few bits of shimmer accents with a Nuvo glitter pen.

Once I had all the pieces, assembling the card went together fairly quickly.  I like to snap a quick picture on my phone of the layout I decide on before I start adding glue so I can refer to it when I’m finishing up.  What did we do before we had smart phones, anyways?

In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.

Inky hugs,



Tuesday with Tara {take 287} happy brushstroke flowers

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I’m a bit late getting my post up today… to be honest, it’s because I just wanted to keep on creating with these beautiful new brushstroke flowers dies from the new Tim Holtz release!  In the end, I created a second card (which I’m sharing on my personal blog!) and have flowers ready to go for a couple more!

I spent a good amount of time inking up some watercolor paper with Distress Ink, selecting colors of card stock to work with them and then cutting out my flowers.  I cut each bloom in 4 different papers, then played around with mixing and matching them and adhering the layers together.  Then I took the finished flowers and paired them together (one small & one large) so I had the pieces I needed for four different projects.  I mixed and matched a bunch of colors, and blended both regular Distress Ink & Distress Oxide Ink together!

For this card, I mounted my flowers on a panel I embossed with the 3D Lumbar Embossing Folder.  I wanted to use this large happiness sentiment by Picket Fence Studios, so I trimmed that panel small enough to fit the sentiment below it.

I finished my card with a bit of green ribbon and a happy little charm from my stash.  I just love a colorful mix of flowers and it was really fun to add some book print into the mix!

I hope you like my card- please visit my personal blog for a look at the second card I made with this batch of flowers.

Inky hugs,