May 16, 2017

Hello Weekend!

Welcome back!

Today is day #2 of Clearly Planned release from Taylored Expressions. I have a bright fun card using a new stamp set called Wag More Bark Less stamp set and new die called Hinged Insta Frames.

Those doggies in the Wag More Bark Less stamp set are so darn cute. I love them. There is also a cat version called Cattiude. Being a dog person, I chose the dog stamp set to make my card. Here is my card.

How I made this card:

  1. Card base is made out of Lollipop cardstock.
  2. I randomly stamped the images and sentiment from the Wag More Bark Less stamp set using Sugar Cube ink all over the card front.
  3. I used Prisma color pencil to add shading to the images.
  4. To fill in the gaps, I used the star enamel shapes from Lollipop enamel shapes. This adds texture and dimension to the background.
  5. For the focal point, I die cut the medium hinged insta frame die using Granny Smith cardstock.
  6. I stamped the sentiment on the door of the insta frame and heat embossed the sentiment.
  7. Then I stamped, copic coloured and hand cut out one of the image.
  8. I adhered the image on a white panel that fit the back of the insta frame.
  9. The insta frame is adhered on the top centre of the card front using foam adhesive.
  10. Finally I added Lollipop heart shaped enamel on the insta frame to finish off the card.

 

All the supplies used to make this card is listed below.

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You’ll earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the purchase of one or more of these Clearly Planned products:  74 Crafty Points on our Super Sweet Stamp and Coordinating Dies Bundle30 Crafty Points on our Faith Hope Love stamp set; and 16 Crafty Points EACH on our Yahweh, Faith Fulland I Am stamp sets!

Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from rest of the designers.

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May 15, 2017

Summer Lovin!

Hello everyone, Welcome to my blog post. Hope you had a lovely weekend. I am sharing with you a bright summer lovin card using one of the new stamp set called Super Sweet and coordinating die from the  Clearly Planned May release from Taylored Expressions.  These are not rubber stamps but clear stamps.

Such a cute stamp set. The faces on the images are adorable.  These stamp set and die are designed to be used on planners but I also think they are awesome to be used to make cards. Here is my card using both the stamp set and dies.

Here is how I made this card.

  1. Trim a Sugar Cube cardstock 1/4th size smaller than the card front. That will be 4″ x 5.25″.
  2. Die cut three of each images from the coordinating die using masking paper.
  3. Adhere them randomly on the white panel. Burnish them using bone folder.
  4. Using the mini round sponging tool, I sponged Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon and Dried Marigold Distress Ink on the panel. I sponged them twice to get good saturation and even blending.
  5. Removed the masks and sprayed the background with mini mister to get the colour moving but not very much. Used paper towel to dabb off the excess water. I still want to keep the white masked areas white. If I keep the masks and spray water, the colour will seep through the mask and contaminate the masked areas.
  6. You could use water brush to do the previous step too.
  7. Then I stamped the coordinating images on the white masked areas. I coloured the images using Zig clean color brush pens.
  8. I used glossy accent to add dimension and texture to some area on the images and left the panel to dry.
  9. I prepared an Oreo card base. Once the panel is dry, I adhered the panel to the card front using adhesive tape.
  10. For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Super Sweet stamp set on a strip of Oreo cardstock and adhered to the card front using foam adhesives.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Clearly Planned Super Sweet Stamp and Coordinating Dies Bundle and on ANY of our spiritual Clearly Planned stamp sets! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase.

You’ll earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the purchase of one or more of these Clearly Planned products:  74 Crafty Points on our Super Sweet Stamp and Coordinating Dies Bundle30 Crafty Points on our Faith Hope Love stamp set; and 16 Crafty Points EACH on our Yahweh, Faith Fulland I Am stamp sets!

Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from rest of the designers. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a super sweet Monday!

May 12, 2017

You’re out of this World!

Hello there! How are you all? Looking forward to the weekend? I am. I had a tough week. Hubby pulled his back muscles and was in lot of pain.  After meeting with the specialist and an steroid injection into his ligament, he is now feeling a bit better. Able lift his hand more than earlier. Hoping he will recover over the weekend and I can relax. It is always a worry when one of the family member falls sick. So I was missing in action this week on my blog. I think I will get back in action from next week.

I am sharing with you a spinner card using the new Space Cadet stamp set and coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions. This stamp set and coordinating dies were released this month.

 I used Taylored Expressions Blue Corn cardstock to start with and sponged Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Faded Jean and Peeled Paint. Finally added Black Soot distress ink to the edges and few spots inside as well. Then I spattered some Copic Opaque White all over the panel. I left the panel to dry while I worked on the images from Space Cadet stamp set.

I stamped them all on Sugar Cube cardstock using Oreo TE hybrid ink and coloured them all with copic markers. Then I die cut them all out using coordinating dies. I added some glossy accent on some aread on the die cut images and left them to dry.

I worked on the background pane again now. I used Stitched Circle Stacklets on the panel to die cut a frame on the middle of the panel. I foam mounted the panel and the inner circle on the card base and flush glued the frame in its place. I made sure the foam adhesives on the centre circle and on the main panel are not close to the edges.  I then tucked in two Australian 5cent coin in the frame area, added foam adhesives and the two astronauts images. These two images now spin and revolve in the circle. I adhered the planet image in the centre, white heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom right of the background with the image of the rocket image next to it. That finishes the card. Here is a closeup of the card.

I think this is a fun card with the interactive element to it. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

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