Thursday, September 3, 2015

TE Release Day: Pixie Dust

Woot! It is release day at Taylored Expressions. I’m excited and I hope you are excited. I have a sample for you today using another illustration I worked on: Pixie Dust with coordinating die.

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I am quite pleased with how she turned out. Well worth the effort to give her the perfect princess hair style. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. I added Crystal Stickles (Ranger) here and there for some extreme glitter. The layout is very simple and I used a bit of washi tape and sequins for embellishment.

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Recipe:
Stamps and Dies: Pixie Dust stamp set and coordinating die, Color Block Cutting Plate (TE).
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers.
Paper: Sugar Cube, Potato Chip cardstock (TE).
Accessories: foam tape, Crystal Stickles (Ranger), sequins, washi tape.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TE Sneak Peek: If Turkeys Could Talk

Hello Crafty Friends -

It is the third and last day of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and I have another fun set to share: If Turkeys Could Talk. The set includes a chubby turkey, a variety of different expressions, some great sentiments, and a coordinating die.

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For my card I went with the heavy lidded lazy look. Pretty much how I feel after a big turkey dinner. Lol. I used one of the small sentiments on his sign and then stamped the background In VersaMark repeatedly with another one.

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I used the Dotted Lattice embossing folder on Sugar Cube cardstock, added a strip of designer paper to the Granny Smith cardstock panel, and cut an oval from Salt Water Taffy cardstock. I assembled the card using lots of foam tape and finished with a few sequins.

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So, in case you haven’t heard:

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Recipe:
Stamps and Dies: If Turkeys Could Talk stamp set and coordinating die (TE), Oval die (Sizzix).
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaMark, Copic markers.
Paper: Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy, Granny Smith cardstock (TE), designer.
Accessories: Dotted Lattice embossing folder (TE), foam tape, sequins.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TE Sneak Peeks: Grouchy Grumplings

Hello Crafty Friends -

I’m delighted to be back today with another sneak peek at the new release from Taylored Expressions. One of my favorite lines of stamps to illustrate is the Grumplings and I’m delighted to share that there is a new addition to the line: Grouchy Grumplings! These little dudes are especially exasperated by everyday life and are not afraid to show it. Rise and shine in the morning? Not gonna happen!

GrouchyGrumplingTagSamples_A_DanielleLounds I used two images from the set to make a couple of shaker tags. But before I get into the details on making the tags…

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

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Both tags use the dies from Build a Tag 2 and have the same layout just flipped a bit to showcase the images better. For each tag I cut two tags from Salt Water Taffy cardstock and then used the square die to cut an opening in the second tag. I then lined the opening with acetate and adhered a piece of cardstock to the front of the first tag. I then added foam tape around the opening to create a box, added sequins, and adhered the two tags together. Shake shake shake. I embellished with a bit of bakers twine and added a couple of flags cut from coordinating cardstock.

There are coordinating dies for the Grouchy Grumplings that made cutting out the images after coloring easy peasy. I used to fussy cut all of my images by hand… I’ve been so spoiled by coordinating dies. They do take a bit of the grumpling out of crafting. lol. ;)

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Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Recipe:
Stamps and Dies: Grouchy Grumplings stamp set and coordinating dies, Build a Tag 2 dies (TE).
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers.
Paper: Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy, Candy Corn, Potato Chip cardstock (TE).
Accessories: sequins, beads, acetate, foam tape, bakers twine.

Bird Crazy Flip Frame

Hello -

I’m popping in late tonight with a new insert for the Tim Holtz Flip Frame. I used the extra fluffy bird from the Bird Crazy stamp set as the main focal point. I picked up the coordinating Bird Crazy Thinlits die set which made cutting out the bird fast and easy.

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After stamping I water colored with the Sakura Koi Watercolors. I always seem to go back to this medium when I want to add a quick wash of color.

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For the background I stamped a piece of watercolor paper with the zig zag stamp from Zig Zag & Diamonds Backgrounds set in Clear Emboss It! ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I then sponged a bit several colors of Distress Ink here and there to color the non-embossed portions of the background.

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Once the pieces were finished it was just a matter of assembling everything together with lots of glue and foam tape and a few favorite embellishments: mirrored starts, jute, and a sentiment flag.

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