Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks Day 2: Embrace Beauty


August Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 4th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Angel Bundle Prize Drawing: We're very excited to be supporting the Angel Tree with Joy to the World, the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate) simply click over to the Angel Tree website and find the answer to this question: "Name the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!) E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6pm PST. The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10 pm PST Wednesday night.

Today we are showcasing two new stamp sets: Embrace Beauty and Bugabee.  Both sets are full sized and come on 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panels.  And if new stamp sets aren’t fun enough, Bugabee has a couple of matching die sets: Bugabee Bug Dies, Bugabee Flower Dies and there is another new impression plate: Lots of Dots!  Oh, and if you are looking for a nice Grass Border Die we are also releasing one of those too! :)

For  my sample today I am focusing on the new Embrace Beauty stamp set illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.  The set was designed for use with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies, Spellbinders classic circles, and a 1 ¾” circle punch.  It also coordinates with previously released Summer Afternoon and Discover Your Wings full sized stamp sets.


For my card I stamped one of the larger images from the Embrace Beauty set in VersaMark on Choice Snow White cardstock and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Once cooled I sponged Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress over the image to color the white portions of the image.  I then used a Circle Nestabilities die to cut the image out, matted on a circle of green cardstock and added a few light green Tiny Twinkles.  Next I cut a fancy circle from turquoise cardstock using the largest die from the Fleur de Lis die set.  I added some dots of light blue Liquid Pearls along the edges before adhering the image in place using foam dimensional tape.  I think this card would make someone feel a little better. Don’t you agree? :)


For more fabulous samples check out the rest of the Design Team:

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds (that’s me!)
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

Stamps: Embrace Beauty (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Naturals White, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky (SU!), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Lime Twist – Out of the Blue (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger).
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Fleur de Lis (Spellbinders), Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Liquid Pearls (Ranger), foam dimensionals, grosgrain ribbon, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine.


  1. This is beautiful Danielle! I love how bright it is. It's funny because I have a card for Thursday in almost the same color palette.

  2. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! LOVE the black embossing with the bling and the colors really pop together. Beautiful!!

  3. Hi Danielle! What a great card! Love how you shaded the image with the blues and greens. It's gorgeous! Great post!

  4. The embossing and sponged background looks amazing!!

  5. WOW!!! LOVE how you sponged inside with those AMAZING colors! This is STUNNING!

  6. Really stunning, Danielle! The background is just perfect.

  7. OH the card is just beautiful love the image and colors the whole card is just wonderful.


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