May 2, 2017

Day #2 Sneak Peek of Taylored Expressions May Release!

Welcome back to day #2 of Taylored Expressions May release sneak peek! Here is Day #1 sneak peek post incase you missed it.

Today I am showcasing two new stamp sets. The first one is called Lucky Stars stamp and die combo.

I used the dies with the sentiment from the stamp set on my card. I wanted to do something outside the box. Yes, you can stamp the stars and die cut them out and use the die cuts on the card a million ways. But I decided to die cut a white panel using the dies and use the negative panel instead.

On the background, I sponged Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Fossilised Amber and Worn Lipstick colours, spattered with water to get the distressed chalky effect. I then simply adhered the negative panel on top using foam adhesives.

I then white heat embossed the sentiment on Oreo cardstock and adhered again using foam adhesives. The card is embellished with sequins from Snow Flurries sequins collection.

Simple but very effective I think! All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

 The second stamp set I am showcasing is called Stroke of Genius – Stars. I have combined this set with the new Simply Said – 4th of July stamp set.

I made this card for 4th of July American Independence day. But I guess the Stroke of Genius-Stars stamp set can be used for any country flag with star(s) on it. Just change the colour and sentiment. I will be making a card for Australia Day next year!

I have used Blue Corn TE premium cardstock as the card base. The red layer is using Watermelon TE premium cardstock. I stamped the cluster of stars images on the red panel using versamark to get tone on tone effect. I dried the versamark with the heat tool. Then I stamped the large zig zag star image using versamark and white heat embossed. I over lapped and angled the stars randomly.  White heat seeting make sure you move the heat tool quickly once the white embossing powder melted especially on the overlapped area to prevent mushing of the embossing powder.

For the sentiment I white heat embossed  the sentiment from Simply Said – 4th of July stamp set on a strip of Blue Corn cardstock. I trimmed fish tail end on either side and adhered on top of the white embossed stars using foam adhesives. To embellish, I added TE Cherry Pop enamel shapes around the sentiment.

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

 Hope you like the sneak peeks today. Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and rest of the design team.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! 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 82 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow with day #3 sneak peeks.

May 2, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day Card!

Hey everyone! Good morning! I have a mother’s day card using new stamp sets and dies from Simon Says Stamp Mothers Fathers and Florals and New Beginning releases. These new goodies have been sitting on my desk for past two weeks. I finally had the time to ink them up yesterday instead of cleaning up my craft desk. This happens to me always. Get distracted and start making cards. I still need to clear the desk. How about you? Do you get distracted while cleaning and do something totally different? Let me know.

Anyway, I watercoloured the images from More Spring Flowers stamp set, die cut them to assemble and make a pretty flower bouquet on the card.

I wanted the images not to have stark white outline but have a subtle colour. I used MISTI to stamp the images in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, followed by versamark to clear heat emboss. Then I used Zig clean brush pens to colour the images and die cut them with coordinating dies. But the sentiment from Moms and Dads Icon stamp set is stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossed so the sentiment pops. I coloured the sentiment with Zig clean brush markers as well. The cardstock I used for the flower cluster and the sentiment is Bristol Smooth.

The white panel is die cut using the largest of the Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame die set. The card base is Fog card base which coordinates with the embossed flower cluster. I added some Nuvo crystal drops in Morning Dew to add dew on the flower cluster.

Love the pop of colours with the neutral background. All the products I used to make this card are listed below.

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

May 1, 2017

Day #1 Sneak Peek of Taylored Expressions May Release.

Hello everyone,

Welcome to day #1 of Taylored Expressions May Release Sneak Peek. I may sound like a broken record, but it is true. Every month Taylored Expressions have amazing release. So many wonderful stamp sets and dies again this month. You are in for a treat. I am show casing two new stamp sets today. The first one is a background stamp called Dizzy Dots Background stamp.

I did get a bit dizzy after stamping the background due to my astigmatism.lol! Have said that I really love this background stamp. Great for masculine cards. I combined this background stamp with the new My Super Hero stamp and die combo to make my card.

I stamped the background using Dizzy Dots background stamp using TE Lemon Meringue dye ink. I used MISTI to get a good impression of the dizzy dots. I also stamped a scrap piece of white cardstock using Blue Corn TE dye ink. I die cut this card stock using the second die from the new Pinhole Star die. I used the same die to die cut a vellum paper. I layered and glue them both with the vellum on top.

For the focal point I used the new My Super Hero Stamp and die combo as well as Pow!Wow!Boom! stamp set and dies. I stamped the images and copic coloured them. Then used the coordinating die to die cut the images. I simply adhered them using foam adhesives. The superhero image is stamped twice, coloured and die cut. I slightly off set and adhered one image over the other using foam adhesives. The sentiment is simple stamped on a white strip of cardstock and adhered. I added glossy accent to the belt and the glasses of the superhero image.

Here are all the supplies I used to make my card.

 The second stamp set I am showcasing today is called Space Cadet. This stamp set also has coordinating dies.

The space themed stamp set is very trendy at the moment in the card making world especially with galaxy technique for the background. That is what I have done on my card.

I stamped all the images and some more than once on white cardstock and copic coloured them all. That is what I normally do. I just stamp all the images I need to colour from a particular release all at once using MISTI on white cardstock. And colour them all watching TV. Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out.

For the galaxy background, I used TE dye inks in Blue Corn, Oreo, Lemon Meringue and Lollipop. I sponged them on white card stock panel after silver embossing the new Twinkle Twinkle background stamp. The clouds are die cut using Build  A Scene Rolling Clouds die using Sugar Cube card stock and Vellum paper. I layered the clouds with the vellum and one of the white clouds flush with glue and the third white cloud using foam adhesive. The layered clouds are adhered on the galaxy background panel. The I adhered the coloured die cut images from Space Cadet stamp set as shown. Best part was I forgot to stamp the sentiment on the clouds panel. So I used mini MISTI to stamp the greetings and black heat embossed the sentiment.

Here are all the products I used to make my card.

 Hope you like the sneak peeks today. Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and rest of the design team.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! 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 82 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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

Thanks for stopping by today. I will see you tomorrow with day #2 sneak peek.