Tuesday with Tara {take 190}

Happy Tuesday!  It’s hard to believe we’ve almost reached the end of February already… all I can say is BRING ON SPRING!  I am so ready for some sunshine and to start seeing more green things popping out of the dirt!  Since I still had the same stamp & die sets by Tim Holtz I featured last week out on my desk, I decided to keep working with them… there’s so many fun elements to create with!  I’m embracing green this week though, using the leafy designs on each set together because they remind me of spring!

I started by inking up the white die cut foliage in Distress Inks: cracked pistachio and twisted citron.  I then took a cream card base and stamped the leafy stem as a background alternating with the two colors.  I used a water brush to pull color from the stamp and lightly color my images with the opposite color they were stamped in.  I then took one of the smaller images from the Media Marks stamp set and inked only a portion of it to fill in some of the empty spaces and finished off the card base by adding some twisted citron to the edges of the card.

I cut a strip of craft card stock to go the full height of the card and stamped the sketchy stripes in cracked pistachio Distress Oxide.  I then adhered the foliage with some glitter glue, knowing it would ooze out behind the design a bit and I wanted to add some glitter.  I smudged the glitter with my fingers and since I liked how it was looking I grabbed my tub of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and decided to brush it over the entire strip and foliage. It’s a very thin layer, but has lots of sparkle that really picks up the light!

Once dry, I assembled it and added another sentiment sticker- because the white letters didn’t match my cream card, I rubbed some twisted citron distress ink over them.  I added a thin strip of foam adhesive behind the stickers to give a bit more dimension and stability.

I hope my card brings a bit of spring… or hope for spring to your day!

Inky hugs,




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3 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 190}”What You're Saying

  1. Ah, fresh greens! There’s hope for spring, yet. Lovely colour combination, and the glimmer paste is so sparkly 🙂

  2. Joanne Quagliara says:

    Such a pleasant card. These Colors are very soothing to me and that touch of moonstone glimmer paste is the final touch that wows the card in my opinion.Very nice Tara.Ive never used that product,it’s time I try it.❤️

  3. Tara says:

    I highly recommend the moonstone color, it works with almost anything and is a really fun way to add glitter! Thanks Joanne 🙂

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