Taylored Expressions – Celebrating Christmas

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The October products being sneaked will be released Thursday, October 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I am sharing two Christmas cards. My first card depicts a Christmas Eve scene featuring the latest addition to the Simply Stamped series – Simply Stamped Christmas Tree.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

To create the tree, I stamped the most solid tree image with Peapod ink. I then stamped the next layer with VersaMark ink. As the ink dried, the area became lighter. Finally, I stamped the third layer with the Sugar Cube pigment ink to replicate flocking. I decorated the tree with the corresponding die set. I dry-embossed the background with the Cable Knit folder. I used a portion of the Jolly Old St. Nick border for the background, tucked behind the patterned paper. The stamped tree is decorated with ornaments and tinsel, and a star on top, cut with dies in the Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree set.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree
[ TLR ]
Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree Dies
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Jolly Old St. Nick
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Banner Stacklets 1
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Embossing Folder – Cable Knit
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TE Foil Cardstock – Silver
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Build a Scene
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TE Premium Cardstock – Peapod
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Peapod – Full Pad
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TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
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VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Zing! Embossing Powder – White Opaque
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I created an envelope for the card using Merry Mail 2. This set features a gorgeous poinsettia border. I stamped the border twice, once with Cherry Pop ink and again with Oreo. I colored the centers with colored pencil. The address label was also colored with pencils.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Merry Mail 2
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A2 Envelopes – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
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My second card showcases the dramatic Nativity Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

For the background, I used the smooshing technique to apply Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor paper. While the panel dried, I cut the Nativity Cutting Plate from Oreo cardstock. I heat-embossed the Rejoice sentiment with gold embossing powder and cut it as a double-ended banner. I created the card base from gold matte metallic cardstock included in the Metallic Neutrals pack. The star is cut from Gold Foil with the Little Bits – North Star die.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Nativity Cutting Plate
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Rejoice
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Little Bits – North Star
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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TE Premium Cardstock – Metallic Neutrals
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Faded…
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VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

Merry Mail PromotionIf you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

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