Thursday, October 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions October Release Day


Have you been enjoying all of the sneak peeks this week from Taylored Expressions? Hopefully you have found a few new favorites (or a lot!). All of the new products are now available for purchase.

On a personal note - this is probably the most stamps/panels I've illustrated for a single release. I was crazy busy there for a few weeks and may have worn out my Apple Pencil. ;)

So speaking of new stamps, I have a couple more projects to share today using the new sets. The first of which uses three of the new stamp sets. From the Clearly Planned line I used the Candy Cane Alphabet stamp set to create an embossed background, spelling out "joyful" multiple times. Matchy Backgrounds - Holiday was used on the green panel behind the deer. And the deer is from the new Santa & Friends stamp set.

I don't have any wobble springs... yet, so I stacked a couple dimensions to pop the deer's head up higher than his body.

For my second card I used another Clearly Planned stamp set, Jolly Holidays, to make another fun card. I went simpler on this card and sponged watercolor paper for a burst of color and then added the tree image.

I did learn something very important in making this card... be careful combining Distress Oxide inks (which I used on the background) and Nuvo drops. The drops will blend with the ink as they dry and change color. And that new color? May not be the prettiest. Lol.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to visit the TE Blog if you haven't already to see more fabulous samples and to find a list of fabulous designers sharing more samples!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Quick Critters

Hello everyone!

It is a new month (can't believe it is already October) and that means some sneak peeks of new stamps from Taylored Expressions. Christmas stamps. Lots and lots of Christmas stamps. :D

However, I didn't have a ton of time to play with the new stamps. Why are there always house chores? Especially fun ones like staining the deck. Yes, that was sarcastic. Ha ha. But once the sun set I did carve our some time to make a few tags using the new Quick Critters - Winter Stamp & Die Combo.

These little guys are really cute plain but you can can spice them up with the included scarf and holly images or a bit of twine tied as a scarf. But caution - they are addictive to make. :)

Tag number one features the cute little moose:

Tag number two features the little snowman:

And tag number three features the penguin (and a non-traditional color scheme):

Since I had a bunch of extra critters I used a couple of them to make a quick card:

That's it for me today! For more fun samples check out what the talented design team have created :).

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!

Hello everyone!

I'm excited to say that today is the Taylored Expressions September Release Day! All of the stamps, dies, and other great goodies that we have been sharing with you this week are now on sale!

And of course we have a few more projects to share with you to celebrate!

For my first project I used the new Peek-a-boo Birthday set!

I just had to ink up the cute little cat in the set! :) Couple of quick details: I inked up the background with Distress Oxide Inks and then added a bit of Texture Paste using a stencil. I finished with a dusting of glitter before the paste dried.

For my second card I used the new B is for Birthday stamp set.

I paper pieced the Letter "B" and I layered the balloons several times for extra dimension! For a finishing touch I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and added some Nuvo Drops here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions - Birthday Fun!!

Hello everyone! I'm delighted to share a couple of projects featuring soon-to-be-released birthday stamps from Taylored Expressions!

And guess what? Today is also my mom's birthday so I will have to drop one of the new birthday cards I've made into the mail as soon as possible. I'm so bad! Speaking of, here is my first project - a shaker tag using the new Peek-a-Boo Birthday stamp set and coordinating dies.

A few details on making this tag:
1. I used the Tag Stacklets 3 dies and a circle die to create a shaker tag.
2. The background of the tag was sponged with Distress Oxide Inks using a stencil
3. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped in VersaMark on black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
4. Birthday mouse was colored with Copic markers and accented with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen.
5. Finished accenting the tag with Nuvo Drops here and there.

For my second project I went a bit simpler, using the B is for Birthday stamp set. At least the final result appears simple... I had some technical difficulties with my black embossing powder so there were many rejects before I switched to Gold embossing powder. If you have a favorite black powder let me know... I tried 3 different ones in my collection and they all had issues. Admittedly, they might have been very old. Ha!

A few details on this card:
1. Stamped the image in Versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
2. Masked the image and then sponged Distress Ink in two colors.
3. Spritzed the card stock with water and used a paper towel to pick up the ink. This created some nice spottiness.
4. Stamped the sentiment in white ink and then heat embossed with Crystal embossing powder.
5. Finished with some enamel dots as accents here and there.

That’s it for me today! For more fun samples check out what the talented design team have created :).

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!