Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release – Rain or Shine

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Sneak Peeks. The spring- and Easter-themed  products will be released Thursday, February 8 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first project, I created an encouragement/friendship card combining die-cuts, new and old, and a fabulous sentiment from Rain or Shine.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with a variety of TE inks to create the colors of the rainbow, which I cut with the Rainbow Cutting Plate. I used the Raindrops embossing folder to add texture to panels in the upper-right and lower-left corners. I cut the When It Rains umbrella from Oreo cardstock and inked cardstock. I stamped the Rain or Shine sentiment and then cut it with the one of the Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds dies. I also added clouds cut with the Stitched Cloud Duo.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

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For my second project, I created cards with the 3 x 4 Watercolor Panels – Easter set and a decorated envelope.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I watercolored this sweet scene from the set, and added Cookie Monster ink around the edges before attaching the panel to a card base on which I used the Playful Patterns – Sweet patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

Similarly, I colored the Happy Easter panel to which I added Pretty Pastels sequins for texture.
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

To create the card base, I stamped Petite Petals background with Lemon Meringue ink on Potato Chip cardstock.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I stamped an envelope with several of the images in the Happy Mail set and colored with colored pencils.
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

Hello! Happy Boxing Day. Today, I am sharing a watercolored card featuring Penny Black supplies. I had some time recently to watercolor and my husband chose this image from the Wintertime Cheer set. My husband has a tractor and really liked this cute image.

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

I heat-embossed the Wintertime Cheer image on Canson Montval paper and watercolored it with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used Tumbled Glass ink for the sky and Hickory Smoke for the ground using one of the brushes in the Claritystamp set. I stamped the sentiment with an image in the Joy Filled set. I adhered the panel to a red card base.

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

I am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge December – Winter or Christmas.

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Watercolored Snow Day

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card featuring one of the images from the Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I have never before stamped any images in this set (and I purchased it in 2013!).

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

I stamped and heat-embossed the dog image on Canson Montval watercolor paper and colored it with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

Once the image was dry, I cut it with a die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set and cut it with a die in the Everyday Sentiment Banners set. I used the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die to create the card background. Once assembled, I realized there was a critical missing detail – snowflakes! I used the Snow Caps set to die-cut snowflakes from the watercolor paper.

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 – Day 12 Lawn Fawn

Hello. Today, I am sharing a tag created for The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 – Day 12 for which Lawn Fawn was the guest. All of the inspiration tags were terrific! My tag was most influenced by those shown by Elena Roussakis and Lindsey M-p.

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Day 12 Lawn Fawn

I stamped the Toboggan Together deer images on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Dark Brown (47)Kuretake Gansai Tambi Brown (46) and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Light Brown (44).

Once dry, I cut the images with their corresponding dies. I colored Canson Watercolor Paper with Broken China Distress Oxide ink and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink. Once the paper was dry, I cut the tag background from the blue with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I cut the Forest Border from the green. I cut the snow banks using the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape die, which I also cut with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I heat-embossed the Merry Messages sentiment with Geranium Red embossing powder.

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Day 12 Lawn Fawn

I used Peppermint twine to finish off the tag. For such a simple tag, there were a lot of steps! The best part – this tag is already adorning a wrapped gift!

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The Ton – Watercolored Poinsettia Close Up

Hello! Today, I am sharing a card created with The Ton’s Poinsettia Close Up stamp. It appears that 2017 is the year of the poinsettia! I have never before seen so many stamp sets featuring this flower as I have this year.

The Ton Poinsettia

I stamped and heat-embossed the stamp with WOW Iridium embossing powder on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I watercolored the image with Colorburst powders (dissolved) and once dry, I added shading with colored pencils. The Holiday Love Poinsettia sentiment was heat-embossed on vellum. I cut the watercolored image and added it to a gold metallic card base. The vellum is wrapped around the back of the watercolored panel.

The Ton Poinsettia

I watched several watercoloring videos including one by Effie Cho and another by Janette Kausen before embarking on the watercoloring of this image.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have several garden centers who offer beautiful poinsettias this time of year. My husband and I recently visited Molbak’s to see their offerings – more than twenty varieties!

Hero Arts Watercolored Holiday Animals

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card showcasing the Hero Arts’ Holiday Animals stamp set. I bought this stamp set last year (the year before?) and had never used it.

Hero Arts Watercolored Holiday Animals

I stamped and heat-embossed two of the images from the stamp set on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I colored them with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I inked the same watercolor paper with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on which I stamped the trees (and then cut with their corresponding dies). The background was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The patterned paper card base is from a Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 pad released several years ago.

Hero Arts Watercolored Holiday Animals

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Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Card Set

Hello! Happy Halloween! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing a gift set of note cards which showcase the Big Blooms stamps.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The November release introduces two new Big Blooms – Cabbage Rose and Hydrangea. I stamped and heat-embossed the Big Blooms (clockwise from top left – Sunflower, Cabbage Rose, Hydrangea, and Daisy) on watercolor paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added heat-embossed sentiments from the Plot Twist stamp set which I cut with the Sentiment Stacker 1 die, another November release introduction.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The set of cards and matching envelopes are ready for gift-giving with the addition of a heat-embossed sentiment from Noteworthy attached with the Noteworthy Belly Band wrapped around a clear card box. I stamped the band with the Happy Flowers Background.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The matching envelopes were created with the Scalloped Envelope Liner die, cut from Playful Patterns – Savory patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Lawn Fawn – Meow You Doin’?

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring the Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’ stamp set. (I previously shared a card with this set in this post.)

Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’?

I stamped the images on Arches watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor pencils. I heat-embossed the sentiment on Poppyseed cardstock cut with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackables set.

Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’?

The background, cut with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackables set, is dry-embossed with a Taylored Expressions folder.

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Neat + Tangled – Go Wild

Hello! I’m sharing another card featuring the Neat and Tangled Wild Ones set. (I shared one here as part of Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday.)

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

I used the smooshing method to add Distress Oxide Orange Marmalade ink to Canson watercolor paper. Once dry, I stamped the giraffe image. I then added color for the spots, nose, ears, and mane with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I also used the smooshing technique on the background with Distress Oxide Broken China ink. The grass, on which I stamped the sentiment from the set, was colored with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and cut with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. I dry-embossed the background with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder.

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

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Taylored Expressions – Cactus Apology Card

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS punny apology card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

I stamped and watercolored the images from Lookin’ Sharp Stamp & Die Combo. Once dry, I cut the images with their coordinating dies. I cut a ledge with Sitting Pretty which I shortened to fit the space. I applied the Broken China Distress Oxide ink behind the area where the cacti would be placed. The punny sentiment was cut with a die in the Banner Stacklets 4 set.

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

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