Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks Day 1 - Happy Halloween!

Welcome to day Day 1 of Taylored Expression's August Release! Are you ready for Halloween! I know it is only August but in the crafting world it is always good to get a head start! The holidays are always my favorite time to create!!

My first project features the new Sugar Skulls Stamp Set, coordinating Sugar Skulls Dies, and the Happy Flowers Background

The Happy Flowers Background coordinates with the Sugar Skull Stamp Set but will work on it own throughout the year. Here I stamped the background in Oreo Ink, used a Clarity Stencil Brush to add a little Potato Chip Ink to the Sugar Cube Card Stock and the used Copic Markers to color the images. 

I used the Stitched Oval Stacklets to cut and mat the oval in the card front. I added Lemon Meringue Enamel Dots to the eyes. The sentiment is from the new Simply Said - Halloween Stamp Set

My second project is created with the new Be Somebody Stamp and Die Combo. I added highlights to the ghosts with Copic Markers. To create the background I stamped the Twinkle, Twinkle Background Stamp on watercolor paper and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I used a blending took and Distress Inks in Scatter Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot to created the night sky. 

At the bottom I die cut and attached the new Ghost Town Border and the Build a Scene - Grassy Hills and stamped a sentiment from the Be Somebody Stamp and Die Combo.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. 


  1. Love how you used the background paper
    in the skull too. that night sky on
    the other card is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.