Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday with Tara’

Tuesday with Tara {take 235} A Million Thanks

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  This week I finally had some creative time with some Wendy Vecchi products!  I used the Make Art Stay-tion for the first time- it’s  a 12×12 magnetic surface that includes a magnetic ruler and 4 strong magnets to hold your work in place (perfect for stencils as you’ll see here).  The bonus for me is that having it means I have a 12×12 works space, instead of my typical 8ish inches amidst my messy workspace!  LOL

I worked with the ‘A Million Thanks‘ set, which includes stamps, dies and a stencil.  It’s a pretty great little package!

I decided to see how the coordinating stencil worked, so used it with Distress Oxide Ink (just two shades) to color the large floral image in this set.  It’s pretty neat!  Here’s a few pics of the steps using the stencil on the Make Art Stay-tion.  Before I started, everything was stamped with Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to color the flower through the stencil with an Ink Blending Tool (I prefer the new mini tool, though I have plenty of the old rectangular ones, so just use a mini ink blending foam on the larger base!

Each leaf has it’s own stencil, and the one you see me using in this next photo even has two parts to include inking that teeny section of the leaf.  I’ve used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide for these.

I’m sure all of you are familiar with how to use the coordinating dies with stamps, but here’s a pic showing how I use washi tape to hold everything in place.

This card layout was inspired by a sketch I saw on Instagram by Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s a pretty great one that I’m sure I’ll use again!  After trying a few different pieces of card stock for the rectangular panel, I dug through some 6×6 pads and found this black & white buffalo plaid paper which I think is PERFECT on this card!  The only other detail I added was some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Aquatic Mist to the berry sprigs.

I made a second card as well, just slightly different colors but the same basic design.  The card base is bolder than the first card, so I used a pearlescent white layer and a stamped sentiment on kraft as my accent pieces.  This one also has the additional die cut sprigs & butterfly on it.

My images also have a tiny it of shading on them, which I did with a pencil crayon.

The A Million Thanks stamp set also includes some sentiments that will be perfect inside of these cards.  I love when you get lots of variety in a single set!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 234} 5 faves from 2019

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Happy first Tuesday of 2020! I wanted to start the new year of by sharing a few of my favorite cards that I created in 2019. It’s hard to narrow it down, so I just went with ones that still make me smile!

2019 was a hard year for me creatively, as I dealt with health issues that robbed me of energy and creativity (among other things)! My cards were, and continue to be, a lot more simple than they have been in the past… and that’s okay! I hope they still bring smiles to those of you who read my blog posts and to the recipients of the cards (when I ever get around to mailing them).

You can read the posts and see details on each of these cards linked below:

Here’s to a new year full of creativity and inky fingers!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 233} Happy Hello

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Happy Tuesday and happy New Year’s Eve! Today I’m sharing a project I’ve had set aside on the back-burner for a while. I created this in the midst of my fall & Christmas projects, when I still kinda had some summer inspiration hanging on. The cards are simple, and so is the technique, but I’ve got a bit of a step by step tutorial for you to finish of the year right 🙂

I used a mix of products here, but I’m focusing on the paper I made using some of the leaves & background images from the Toucan Paradise set by Concord & 9th.

I love the tropical leaves and other design elements on this set- it’s so much fun! Here’s where I wanted to share how I created the background, which is my own variation of the Joseph’s Coat Technique. Unfortunately, I’m having technical difficulties and getting this lovely little question mark instead of an image.

Once you’ve checked out my cards, please pop over to my personal blog for the quick tutorial on this technique 🙂

Here’s a look at the second card I made with my background paper!

I just love the colorful leaves against the muted background, hope you do too!

Inky hugs,

Tara