September 03, 2016

Reverse Confetti - TCD #408 & Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Toucan of Friendship

Hello tweet stampin' friends! I've really wanted to ink up these adorable toucans and tropical flowers ever since I got my Reverse Confetti happy mail! If you visit my blog you know I'm a total Disney nerd and this Toucan of Friendship stamp set  totally reminds me of the Enchanted Tiki Room...LOVE!!! I also wanted to join one of my all time favorite challenges - The Color Throwdown - CTD408...I knew the primary colours would be perfect for my two toucans at the Enchanted Tiki Room, lol!
I used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Black Licorice and Smooth White and I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean 

I am also entering my card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

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I wanted to colour my two toucans from the Toucan of Friendship Stamp set with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens but to date I haven't really loved the results that I have been getting. I stumbled upon a tip from Kristina Werner  while watching this video and I am passing it along to you because it's a really GOOD one! She highly recommends using Strathmore Bristol paper instead of regular watercolor paper. So, I immediately ran out and got some Bristol from Michael's! Hallelujah!!! It made a world of difference...I am telling you it is a game-changer! I think with a little more practice, I will be much happier with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. 

There's lots of Confetti Cuts on this card too....All Framed Up, Big Stripes Cover Panel, Detailed Circles, the speech bubble is from the Jolly Holiday Confetti Cuts and I also stamped a cake from the Later Alligator Stamp set and Later Alligator Confetti Cuts.
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I also did one more thing that I think helped keep the colours from bleeding into each other...I stamped the images with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite Ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder....the raised embossed edge keeps the colours from bleeding into each other. You can see the embossed lines in this also adds a pretty glossy detail. 
I cut a circle of Smooth Heavyweight Cardstock and inked it with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink and sprinkled it with a few water drops then adhered it behind the circle opening in the Big Stripes Cover Panel. Finally, I embellished with some yellow YNS Gumdrops and a little Hemp cord

Thanks SO much for popping by and havin' a little look at my Toucan Tiki Room card :D for the Color Throwdown # 408 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.     


~amy~ said...

This is AWESOME.

Lynn Put said...

Incredible card, Tara! Love all of the sweet details you've added. Thank you for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

Leigh Penner said...

I love this! It's so fun!

Broni said...

This is wonderful! Congrats on being chosen as one of the favorites for this Color Throwdown!

Mandy said...

Hey Tara, it's lovely to "see" you :)
Gorgeous card Tara! The images are super cute and the colours and design is so striking. Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Oh my!! Equally stunning and gorgeous!!



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