Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thinking Green - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi Everyone! The Pretty Pink Posh March Release is NOW available! New stamps and Dies and some really pretty jewels! Today I am going to share a St. Patrick's Day card I created with the new Best of Luck Stamp Set.


I created the background by stamping the sentiment and the shamrocks in the stamp set on watercolor paper in white pigment ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I used an ink blender to sponge on the color with distressing inks. 
  
I used the larger of the two dies in the Window Frames Dies to cut the window in the card front. Behind the window I added the rainbow from the Best of Luck Stamp Set. The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Best of Luck Coordinating Dies

At the bottom of the card I used one of the new dies in the Stacked Edges 2 Die to cut the diamond border from the card front. I inserted the border back into the card front, popping it up a little to add dimension. 

I LOVE the new jewels that are being released! They are so pretty! Here I used the Shamrock Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! You can find ALL the new products HERE


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Easter Friends Stamp Set Sale!

Hi All! I am popping in today with a card I created with the Easter Friends Stamp Set and Easter Friends Coordinating Die from Pretty Pink Posh. This cute set is on sale through February 26th!


I used a Clarity Stencil Brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create the background. The hills are die cut with the Scallop Borders Dies and and the clouds with the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies


The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Easter Friends Coordinating Dies. I tucked the eggs in the grass and finished off with a few Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

You can find the set on sale here. Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sending Happy Thoughts Your Way

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! I got a chance to play with some new Daniel Smith Watercolor paints and the Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Stamp Set. The pretty spring colors and pretty flowers are sure to send Happy Thoughts!


I started by stamping the flowers, leaves, and the hummingbird on watercolor paper and then embossed with white embossing powder. I am a novice when it comes to watercolor and the embossing really helps keep the color stay inside the lines. The hummingbird is from the popular Hummingbird Thanks Stamp Set. After I watercolored the images I die cut with the Pretty Petunias Coordinating Dies and the Hummingbird Thanks Coordinating Dies


I die cut the background panel with the larger die in the Stitched Notes Dies, and added a light coat of yellow ink with a stencil brush. The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set


The final touch is a few 4mm Clear Droplets, on of my favorites! 

Thanks for taking a look! Have a great weekend. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Balloon Birthday

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a sweet birthday card to share today created with the Birthday Scene Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.


I colored the stamped images with Copic Markers and the added the grass and sky with Copic Markers and a colorless blender. I also added some white accents with a white gel pen. 


I framed the scene with the larger die in the Scallop Frames Dies. The additional balloons are from the Birthday Friends Stamp Set and die cut with Birthday Friends Coordinating Dies. I added an extra bee to the scene with one of the bees in the Bee Friends Stamp Set and the Bee Friends Coordinating Dies. I finished off the card with a few sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

Thanks for taking a look! 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi and thanks for stopping by today. I have a card to share that I created with the Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Stamp Set and the Hummingbird Thanks Stamp Set.


I cut an A2 card base, a white matting to fit inside the card base, and then a stitched Kraft panel with the largest die in the Stitched Notes Dies. I added interest to the Kraft panel by sponging the edges with white pigment ink and splattering the panel with gold paint.


I colored the flowers and hummingbird with Copic Markers and die cut the images with the Pretty Petunias Coordinating Dies and the Hummingbird Thanks Coordinating Dies. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in white to the center of the flower. 


I love the pretty script of the Hello Friend Script Die! I cut the words twice from a gold foil cardstock and glued the layers together. This adds a little more depth to the sentiment. I dotted the "I" with a 4MM Metallic Gold Sequin.


Have a great day! 




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Smile Friend

Hi everyone! I have card to share today with lots of spring colors that I hope will make a friend smile! I created the card with stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

I started off by creating the background. I cut a panel of watercolor paper for the card front. I used Seedless Preserves Oxide Ink and a blending tool to add the color, spritzed the paper with water and splattered on white paint. 

I die cut the Smile Shaker Die twice from white cardstock and glued the two die cuts together. Behind the die cut I added a circle of vellum. The flowers are from the Pretty Petunias Stamp Set and die cut with the Pretty Petunias Coordinating Dies. The flowers are colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils. I just tucked the flowers in and around the circle. 

The sentiment is from the Rainy Days Additions Stamp Set. I stamped in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I finished off the card with a scattering of sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine Tags for Everyone!

Hi Everyone! I have some ideas for Valentine's Day Tags to share with you for everyone on your list. I created a masculine tag for my husband, a tag for a special little girl, and a tag for one of my daughters.

I like having tags ready to go in my stash. A handmade tag dresses up the simplest package! 

My first tag is for one of my daughters who is a young adult. For the base of the tag I used the largest die in the Scallop Square Tags Dies.  Next I die cut the Love Shaker Die twice, once from pink cardstock and once from patterned paper. I inlayed the pattern paper into the pink heart and used double sided tape to hold the pieces in the heart and then attached the heart to the tag. The flower is created with the Pretty Petunias Stamp Set and the Pretty Petunias Coordinating Dies. The last step is to attached a few sequins from the Metallic Gold Confetti Mix


My next tag was created with my husband in mind. Valentine's Day always includes a box of his favorite Sees Candies and this tags will be perfect attached to the box. I used the Scallop Diamond Tags Dies as the base for the tag. I stamped the sentiment and the hearts with the Love Sentiments Stamp Set in gold ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The final touch is a few red heart sequins from the Assorted Heart Confetti Mix


The last tag was created with a little girl in mind. I used the Scallop Circle Tags Dies for the base of the tag. I cut the tag from watercolor paper and sponged on distress ink and misted the paper with water. The girl is stamped with the  the Birthday Friends Stamp Set and die cut with the Birthday Friends Coordinating Dies. I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a white gel pen to add the polka dots to her dress. The heart shaped balloons is included in the Friends Forever Stamp Set and die cut with the Friends Forever Coordinating Dies. The sequins are from the Assorted Heart Confetti Mix

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, February 8, 2018

TE Release Day

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's February Release Day at Taylored ExpressionsAll the new February products are available at the TE web store NOW.  

Today I have two pretty spring cards to share with you created with a number of new products from the new release. 


My first card features the new Falling Rain Cutting Plate. I die cut the plate from watercolor paper and used distress inks to add the color with a blending tool and then spritzed the paper with water. The sentiment is from the new Rain or Shine Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment on vellum in Sugar Cube Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I added machine stitching to the side of the vellum. 


The rainbows are from the Rainbows Bouquet Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Rainbow Bouquet Die. This is an older stamp set but one of favorites! I colored the image with Copic Markers. The sequins are from the Snow Flurries Sequin mix. 



My next card feature the Petite Petal Background Stamp. I stamped the background on Salt Water Taffy Cardstock with Versamark Ink and embossed with a Pearl White embossing powder. To create the frame I used the Stitched Oval Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Oval Stacklets. Behind the frame I added Window Acetate and foam to form the shaker. 


I used the Bloomers Greenery Dies to add leaves at the top of the shaker on a pattern paper from the new Playful Patterns - Sweet Paper Pack and dropped in sequins from the new TE Sequins - Pretty Pastels. "Hello" is die cut with the Hello Script Die from Sugar Cube Cardstock and then I added the variegated color with Salt Water Taffy and Cookie Monster Ink. "Friend" is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set. 

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Easter Wishes - Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hi and thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. I have two Easter cards to share today. All the new products will be available on tomorrow, February 8th at 7:00 am PST. 


My first card uses four new release products. I stamped a sentiment for the new Words of Faith Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with silver embossing powder on Lavender Glaze Cardstock. Next I die cut the new Floral Frame Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube Cardstock and attached the frame to the card front. 


To create the floral embellishment I used the new Floral Frenzy Stamp Set and coordinating Floral Frenzy Dies. This is a two layer stamp set. I stamped the outlines in Versamark Ink and embossed with silver embossing powder and then stamped the solid images. I finished off with a few sequins. 

I created the coordinating envelope with the new Happy Mail Stamp Set. 






To create this Easter scene I used the new Sitting Pretty - Spring Accessories and the shelf from the Sitting Pretty Stamp Set. To give the look of a paneled wall I die cut the Basketweave Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube Cardstock and added a panel of cardstock behind the die cut. I used one on the strips cut with the cutting plate to add the horizontal strip to the the patterned paper. The sentiment is from the Simply Said - Spring Stamp Set. 


All the die cut are cut with dies in the Sitting Pretty - Spring Accessories. I cut the windows directly into the card front and then added a layer of vellum and Potato Chip Cardstock behind the window. The eggs and flowers are colored with Copic Markers. I added Strawberry Milkshake Enamel Shapes and Nuvo Crystal Drops the the wreath. 




Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with my Release Day Projects. 







Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hi and thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of Taylored Expressions February Release Sneak Peeks.  All the new products will be available on February 8th at 7:00 am PST. I have three cards to share with you today featuring a number of new products. 


Let's start with the background on this card. I used the new Falling Rain Cutting Plate. I die cut the plate from watercolor paper and used a blending tool to ink the background in Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire and the spritzed the paper with water. I stamped a sentiment from the new Rain or Shine Stamp Set in Sugar Cube Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 


The umbrella is created with the When It Rains Die. I used the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills Dies to die cut the clouds and finished off the card with a few sequins. 



Next I have two cards to share that I created with the new Watercolor Panels - Easter. I watercolored the panels with Zig Clean Color Real Markers. And check out the coordinating envelopes I created with the Happy Mail Stamp Set


I die cut the little bunny with the Little Bits - Marshmallow Bunny. I added sequins from the new Pretty Pastel Sequins. The patterned paper is from the new Playful Patterns - Sweet Paper Pack. I stamped a sentiment from the new Squishy Hugs Stamp Set. To the cut the scalloped border I used one side of the larger frame in the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate. 


Here's my second card using the another panel from the set. On this card I stamped the sentiment on vellum, embossed with white embossing powder, and added a little machine stitching. 


This sentiment is also included in the Squishy Hugs Stamp Set



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Taylored Expressions February Release Sneak Peeks - Happy Easter

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. This release will have you dreaming of Spring and Easter Bunnies! All the new products will be available on February 8th at 7:00 am PST.


My first card features the new Petite Petals Background Stamp. I stamped with Sugar Cube Ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Next I used a blending tool to add Distress Inks in Spun Silk and Picked Raspberry to the embossed background. Then I used the new Pierced Egg Stacklets to cut the holes in the card front and threaded embroidery floss through the holes for a stitched look. 


The sweet bunnies are die cut with new Little Bits - Marshmallow Bunny. I die cut the flowers and leaves with the Mini Bloomers, Mini Bloomers 2, and Bloomers Greenery Die. I used Nuvo White Crystal Drops to add the accents to the flowers. 





My second cards is created with the Bunny Pop Die. I created a card and an Easter Treat with the new die. 


The Bunny Pop Die has three pieces, the bunny, a circle die to cut the hole in the bunny and a scalloped circle to add the tail. To form the shaker I added window acetate behind the circle cutout, then a circle of foam with the middle cut out with the circle die included in the Bunny Pop Die. Next I dropped in Pretty Pastel Sequins. I used the new Happy Mail Stamp Set on the envelope. 


I added a scalloped felt circle around the die cut circle. The eggs are from the Peek-A-Boo Easter Stamp Set, die cut with the coordinating dies. The eggs are colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment if from the Easter Wishes Stamp Set. 


Here's a closer look at the Easter Treat. I just used a little strip of tape to attached the lollipop on the back of the bunny. 



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek.