Friday, November 10, 2017

Adding doodling to the Bubble Greetings stamp set

Hello everyone -

Hopefully you have been having a good week! I've been a busy worker and a busy crafter. I have some fun cards to share with you this evening that I have been working on this last week. 

One of the new stamp sets I illustrated for Taylored Expressions is this fun Bubble Greetings stamp set. The sentiments feature bubble letters that are fun as is or you can add your own flavor to them by adding some doodled details.

I made not one but four cards that each feature a different style of doodle.



The first card features a simple doodle addition: narrow stripes added to the overlapped portions of the letters. Very easy.


Card details: I used Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die to cut out the sentiment and then used Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate to cut out a border. I added one of the critters from Quick Critters Stamp & Die Combo as an accent.

I added a few Nuvo Drops for accents here and there. I also used a white gel pen to accent the letters after coloring them with Copic Markers.


For my second card I doodled some itty bitty flowers here and there.


Card details: I thought a bunch of felt flowers were the perfect pair for the sentiment. I used various colors of 100% wool felt from the TE Store and a variety of flower dies from the Bloomers line of TE dies.

What did I learn from this card? Even though I have some pretty colors of felt... I want more! Muhahaha!


For card number three I doodled stripes on each letter, angling them just a bit differently.


Card details: shake shake shake! I think I'll just leave it at that. 


For the final card, I added a variety of different doodle styles, making sure to leave the overlapped pieces alone. Just a stylistic choice. ;)


Card details: glitz and glam! I coated the bubble letters first using a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and then topped with Glossy Accents. I embossed a piece of white card stock with an embossing folder and then heat embossed the raised parts with Platinum Embossing Powder.


After assembling the card I added sequins and Clear Nuvo Drops. A bit disappointed that some of the drops cracked while drying. Grr.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to pull out a marker and add some doodling to your next card. :D

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions October Release Day

Hello! 

Have you been enjoying all of the sneak peeks this week from Taylored Expressions? Hopefully you have found a few new favorites (or a lot!). All of the new products are now available for purchase.

On a personal note - this is probably the most stamps/panels I've illustrated for a single release. I was crazy busy there for a few weeks and may have worn out my Apple Pencil. ;)

So speaking of new stamps, I have a couple more projects to share today using the new sets. The first of which uses three of the new stamp sets. From the Clearly Planned line I used the Candy Cane Alphabet stamp set to create an embossed background, spelling out "joyful" multiple times. Matchy Backgrounds - Holiday was used on the green panel behind the deer. And the deer is from the new Santa & Friends stamp set.


I don't have any wobble springs... yet, so I stacked a couple dimensions to pop the deer's head up higher than his body.


For my second card I used another Clearly Planned stamp set, Jolly Holidays, to make another fun card. I went simpler on this card and sponged watercolor paper for a burst of color and then added the tree image.

I did learn something very important in making this card... be careful combining Distress Oxide inks (which I used on the background) and Nuvo drops. The drops will blend with the ink as they dry and change color. And that new color? May not be the prettiest. Lol.


Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to visit the TE Blog if you haven't already to see more fabulous samples and to find a list of fabulous designers sharing more samples!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Quick Critters

Hello everyone!

It is a new month (can't believe it is already October) and that means some sneak peeks of new stamps from Taylored Expressions. Christmas stamps. Lots and lots of Christmas stamps. :D

However, I didn't have a ton of time to play with the new stamps. Why are there always house chores? Especially fun ones like staining the deck. Yes, that was sarcastic. Ha ha. But once the sun set I did carve our some time to make a few tags using the new Quick Critters - Winter Stamp & Die Combo.


These little guys are really cute plain but you can can spice them up with the included scarf and holly images or a bit of twine tied as a scarf. But caution - they are addictive to make. :)

Tag number one features the cute little moose:


Tag number two features the little snowman:


And tag number three features the penguin (and a non-traditional color scheme):


Since I had a bunch of extra critters I used a couple of them to make a quick card:


That's it for me today! For more fun samples check out what the talented design team have created :).


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


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!

Hello everyone!

I'm excited to say that today is the Taylored Expressions September Release Day! All of the stamps, dies, and other great goodies that we have been sharing with you this week are now on sale!

And of course we have a few more projects to share with you to celebrate!

For my first project I used the new Peek-a-boo Birthday set!


I just had to ink up the cute little cat in the set! :) Couple of quick details: I inked up the background with Distress Oxide Inks and then added a bit of Texture Paste using a stencil. I finished with a dusting of glitter before the paste dried.


For my second card I used the new B is for Birthday stamp set.


I paper pieced the Letter "B" and I layered the balloons several times for extra dimension! For a finishing touch I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and added some Nuvo Drops here and there.


Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!