September 6, 2017

Taylored Expressions September Release Sneak Peek #3

This is my second post for today. My first post is HERE!

Welcome back! This is the third day of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions September Release.

I am showcasing two new products today as well. The first one is one of my favourite in the release called Big Blooms – Daisy! This is a gorgeous big and bold floral stamp set. I am sure you are going to love this set. Come on, who does not like floral sets!

I did a lot of watercolouring on this card. Since its a fall release, I kept the colours to the season. Using masking technique, I white heat embossed the flower and the leaves. Then used Zig clean color brush pens to colour the flower, leaves and the background. I also then sponged gathered Twigs distress ink on the edges to give depth to the panel.

I used the new Thanks Script die as the sentiment. I die cut a few of them, stacked and glued to get extra dimension. Then brushed the sentiment with clear shimmer. Finally embellished the card with sequins from Snow Flurries sequins with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops at the centre and yellow twine wrapped with a bow.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

 The second product I am showcasing today is a stamp set called Laurels. This is an elegant stamp set and I love it. So I went to town with it and made a set of four cards using all the images in the stamp set. Warning: It is photo heavy!

I used each of wreath image in the stamp set for background by stamping tone on tone on Toffee card base and as focal image by heat embossing the same images in black on stitched banner die cuts to watercolour. I used Zig clean color brush pens to watercolour the image. Zig brush pens have been my go to for watercolouring as they give me more control than the standard watercolour mediums.

All of the cards have the same layout. The only difference is the images, sentiment and the embellishments. All the sentiment from the stamp set are white heat embossed on Chocolate Truffle cardstock, trimmed and edges are roughed. The embellishments are Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Dots. All of them have natural twine wrapped and made into a bow on top of the banner die element.

All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Tomorrow is the release day! See you then.

September 6, 2017

Simon Says Stamp It!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Stamp It

i.e. use a stamp, no digi images allowed

STAMPtember® is a very special month on the Simon Says Stamp  calendar and this week we are showcasing some of the latest STAMPtember® products. You may not yet have any of the new products but we would appreciate you using Simon’s Exclusive Products if you have them, although it isn’t necessary to join in with the challenge.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Did you see all the new STAMPtember® goodies released? They are so awesome and exciting. I am so thankful for Simon Says Stamp for sending me some of the new release products to play with. Today I have used one of the new set called Fractile Leaves stamp set to make my card.

I stamped the leaves on a wonky stitched rectangle watercoloured panel and watercoloured rich autumn colours using Zig Clean color pens. I then spattered the same colours on the panel and also added some dew drops using glossy accents.

The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp One of a Kind release. I die cut the sentiment a few times, stacked glued for extra dimension and adhered on the panel. I also brushed the sentiment with clear shimmer. To add to the rustic autumn feel to the card, I wrapped jute twine on top of the card with a bow.

I love the stylised leaves. Great for colouring. Hope you like my card.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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

If you like to link my card to your pinterest board, here is the pin for you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I will be back soon with another post.

September 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions September Release Day #2 Sneak Peek

Welcome back everyone, Today is day #2 sneak peek of Taylored Expressions September Release. Today I am showcasing two new products again. The first one is a background stamp called Autumn Leaves. While you guys are going into fall, I am going into Spring because I live down under. But I love autumn season and the rich colours of fall. So here is my card using the Autumn Leaves background.

I white heat embossed the background stamp on watercolour paper and loosely coloured the leaves using Zig clean colour brush pens. I also spattered the same colours on the entire panel.

The Acorns are from Simply Stamped Acorns stamp set which is also a new release. This set is a layered stamping set. I stamped the acorns using Toffee dye ink and heat embossed the detailed layer using the new Mocha dye ink. Then die cut both the acorns using the coordinating dies. The sentiment is from Simply Stamped Acorns stamp set which I heat embossed on a strip of Oreo cardstock. I embellished using Build a Scene Halloween sequins collection sequins.

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

My second project uses the new a new die set in the Sitting Pretty series called Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories. These are cute fall themed dies which are to be used to accessorise By the Fireside die. I love this series of Sitting Pretty. So much fun die cutting and creating a scene.

I picked a colour theme before I created the scene. My combination has two neutrals – white and Kraft, two colours – muted green and burnt orange and one metallic – silver. For the green and burnt orange, I sponged two white panels with Nuvo Mousse in Spring Green and Fresh Copper. Once dry, I used these panels to die cut all my elements from Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories dies. I also threw in a few silver elements. The fire place is from By the Fireside is die cut using Toffee and Silver cardstock. Then basically I created the scene by adhering the die cuts in layers. Some flush glued and others using foam adhesives. I had such a great time making this card. Here are some closeups.

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

Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will see you tomorrow for day #3 sneak peeks.