Thursday, January 12, 2017

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Llove you llots!

Hello everyone! 

Today is the day! Taylored Expressions January Release Day! All of the stamps, watercolor panels, and other great goodies that we have been sharing with you this week are now on sale! However, before you head to the store, why not stay for a few and check out a couple more cards that I have made. :D

First up, I used the sweet Llama Love Stamp & Die Combo to make a lovey dovey llama card. 

I stamped the llama, coordinating scarf, and sentiment on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the llama and scarf and then adhered them together. 
For the sentiment I used the Little Bits - Let's Chat 1 die. 

There are lots of layers on this card cut out using various dies. Stitched Circle Stacklets were used to cut out a circle from Simple Stories Winter Wonderland designer paper and vellum, which were layered together. The Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate was used to cut a scalloped rectangle frame from Toffee Cardstock and the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets were used to cut out a white panel. The white panel was also run through the Chevron Embossing Folder (love). I used a paper trimmer to cut a panel from black cardstock and an accent strip from green cardstock. Finally I used the Small Scallop Border to cut a second piece of designer paper that was then trimmed to length.

At this point I arranged all of the layers and adhered using a combination of liquid glue and foam dots. I finished up with a few dots of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in Glossy English Mustard.

For my second card I used one of the Inspire Watercolor Panels I colored on Monday to make a fun shaker card!

I created a shaker box using vellum, designer paper and the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 dies. I filled with a combination of white beads and pink/white/gold sequins. It is a subtle shaker but fun. :D To accent the watercolor panel I trimmed a couple strips of paper and die cut a couple tabs using the Bitty Banners dies.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

TE January Sneak Peeks: Be-you-tiful

Hello everyone! 

How is your Monday? Hopefully it is a good one! I'm delighted to start the day by sharing some crafty pretties with you. It is day one of sneak peeks for the January release from Taylored Expressions and I have some delightful illustrations to share with you this month. The first is delightful set of watercolor panels for coloring: Watercolor Panels Inspire

I pulled out my Sakura Koi Watercolors and colored four of the panels (there are 4 designs and you get 3 of each design for a total of 12 panels). I may need a bit of practice with the watercolor brushes... or a smaller brush. :D

I picked my favorite panel once it was dry and made a card with it. I kept the layout simple so that the panel was not overshadowed by the other elements. I used the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate to cut out a scallop border from Cookie Monster cardstock and used the largest one. I also backed the panel with some Doodlebug Color Vibe II designer paper. For embellishments I added a bit of May Arts Natural Jute, Tonic Studios Honey Gold Glitter Nuvo Drops, and a few yellow enamel dots.

Do you like it? I'm happy with how it turned out. And here is a picture of all of the colored panels all together. Now I just need to make a few more cards.

That’s it for me today! I hope you’ll head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to check out what everyone else has created for today’s sneak peeks!

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!