December 3, 2018

Sending Lots of LOVE!

While all of you are busy with Christmas cards and preparations, I was busy with making Valentine’s day cards. Yes! Valentine’s Day inspirations already guys. I am super ahead and organised. 🙂

Hi and welcome to my blog. From today for the next four days I will be sharing Taylored Expressions December release sneak peeks. They are all Valentine themed products. So it is going to be a refreshing change from all the Holiday themed cards you have been seeing in the Cardmaking World.

I have two products to showcase every day. The first product I will be showcasing is called Big Heart stamp set. This a  beautiful big detailed heart stamp which can be used on its own as well as stamped multiple times to create the background. Very versatile and can be used for various occasions.

I have combined this stamp with the new Caps Lock LOVE die and Caps Lock Companion LOVE stamp set to make my card.

    

And here is my card.

I smooshed some TE liquid watercolours in Lollipop, Guava and Plum Punch on top half of a TE watercolour panel. Then stamped the image twice on top of the watercoloured area on the panel using TE Oreo hybrid ink. Then I coloured the Big Heart images using the same shades of copic markers as in the background. This basically makes the hearts pop out of the background. Then I spattered the panel with Copic Opaque white, gold and Oreo liquid watercolour and left the panel to dry.

I then worked on the sentiment. I sponged a Sugar Cube panel with Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake and Pink Champagne TE dye inks and die cut the Caps Lock LOVE die on the panel. This give a nice ombre to the sentiment die cut. I then die cut a few more of the sentiment, stacked glued for dimension. To add shadow, I die cut the sentiment using Earl Grey cardstock and glued behind slightly off set. Finally I used TE liquid shimmer to add shimmer to the die cut sentiment. The secondary sentiment from Caps Lock Companion Love stamp set is gold heat embossed on to a strip fo Oreo cardstock using TE gold embossing powder.

To assemble the card, I trimmed the watercolour panel to 3.75″ to 5.50″ in size, added a strip of gold glitter cardstock to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the sentiment LOVE on the bottom of the panel and the secondary sentiment strip on top of it using foam adhesive. On the card base, I added a strip of black and white pattern paper on the bottom of the card front. This pattern paper is from TE Playful Pattern Black and White 6×6 paper pack. That it! The card is finished.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Here are the supplies used to make this card.

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My second project(s) showcases a new cutting place called Framed Roses Cutting Plate. This is a very beautiful cutting plate with a rectangle cut out in the middle. I paired this cutting plate with the new Framed Script Love die.

  

I used the cutting plate in a different way than what it is meant for traditionally. I picked up GoPress and Foil machine recently from my local craft store on sale. So I wanted to desperately try foil pressing cutting plates using the machine. To my surprise, it turned out so beautiful. Here they are

For the first card, I used gold heat activated foil on the Framed Roses cutting plate to foil press on Sugar Cube cardstock. On the second card, I used Pink heat activated foil to do the same. Then I trimmed both the panels, rubbed versamark on the edges of the panels to heat emboss the edges. For the gold foiled panel, I used TE gold detailed embossing powder and for pink foiled panel, I used the TE Rose Gold detailed embossing powder.

Love the foil details of the Framed Roses cutting plate on the panel. To keep it as the highlight, I kept the rest of the panel simple. I die cut the Framed Script Love die TE gold foil cardstock and Fruit Punch cardstock and adhered to the centre of the panels. The two panels are foam mounted on Fruit Punch and Pink Champagne card base. I embellished the card using gold and pearl Stickles.

Here are some of the closeups.

All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

Supplies:

What do you think of both my projects for today? I love the pop of colour on the first one and the elegant simplicity of the second one.

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

You also win double crafty points when you buy the Framed Roses Bundle.

Check out Taylored Expressions blog for more design team inspiration. We have three new talented designers in our team, so make you visit their blog and leave some love.

I will see you tomorrow with day #2 sneak peek. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.

December 2, 2018

You are so Special!

Happy Sunday! It has been a very busy weekend. No crafting done. That is sad because I had plans. But hey I have time to blog one of my cards I made last week.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today card share is using Altenew’s new stamp set called Wild Fern stamp set. I love the layering on this stamp set. So I set to play with them. I have also used the dies to make this stamp set. Not in the traditional way like stamping and die cutting the image. But as masks. I have seen a few wallpaper using ferns. I want to recreate it. Here is the card first.

This was like an experiment for me. I wanted to try out making a background which is one layer. So I die cut masks using the Wild Fern dies and masking paper. I randomly adhered these masks on a white panel and burnished using teflon bone folder. Then I conflicted between blue or pink background. I went with blue being safer in the experiment. I sponged Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks to get depth. Then I removed the masks and stamped the layered ferns using Altenew’s Bamboo, Parrot and Olive inks. I love the one layer background. So beautiful. Looks like wallpaper.

I kept the rest of the card simple by white heat embossing the sentiment from the Leaf Medallion stamp set on to a strip black cardstock and adhered at an angle using foam adhesives. I adhered this finished panel to a white card base using craft foam and embellished using white Nuvo crystal drops.

Now that I love the blue and green background, I want to try muted green and muted pink background for the 60s look. I will try and make a video using those colours. I love love the wild fern stamp set and dies. So much depth to the ferns because of the layering. Love that. Hope you like my little experiment here. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

December 1, 2018

Seasonal Cards!

Hello friends, Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I am over at Mudra Blog with card inspiration for December Challenge. The challenge is seasonal cards. I have used non holiday products to make two holiday cards. Here is a sneak peek of one of the card.

For details and the other card, check out Mudra Blog.

Thank you very much for visiting and continue to have a wonderful weekend.