Thursday, October 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions October Release Day


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!