TE April Release: Watercolored Peonies

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions April 2016 Release! All products that we have been peeking this week are now available in the TE store, HERE! Before you head off to shop, I have two final projects to show you.

My cards today feature Simply Stamped - Peonies. These stamps include 3 layers intended for you to layer each with different shades of ink. I stamped only the detail layer with distress inks, then I used a waterbrush to (attempt to) create the rest of the bloom. It's a fun technique that I will be doing more often (and practicing much more). :)


This one is done with Distress ink colors of Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron. Here's a detail shot:


The next one uses Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron distress inks (and a different sentiment). This one was inspired by the peonies that I planted last year. They didn't bloom last year, but they just started peeking out of the ground, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this spring!


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TE April Sneak Peeks: Dreamy Graduation

Hello! Welcome to the final day of Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks! All products will be released tomorrow, Thursday, April 7 @ 7 AM PDT.

My first card uses Dreams Take Flight, which is an a la carte stamp (single stamp). I love the illustration on this! I stamped it with Archival Jet Black ink onto watercolor cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color markers. I also added some shimmer with the Wink of Stella Clear marker. I added some iridescent sequins around.


Here's a detail shot:


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My next card is a bolder graduation card. I used Eventful - Graduation (die cut in Oreo to create a silhouette). Congrats was die cut onto a sheet of toner paper, then ran through my Minc machine with silver foil. The background was created with Color Burst Turquoise powder.


Another detail shot:


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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!

Note: Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store tomorrow, Thursday, 4/6/16 @ 7 AM PDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

TE April Sneak Peeks: Celebrating Mom!

Hello! Welcome to day 2 of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks! The Creative Team is continuing sneak peeks today. All products will be released on Thursday, April 7 @ 7 AM PDT.

Today I have a two cards that I made for my mom. The first is for her birthday, which is right around the corner (which means I better get my act together and get this in the mail soon!). This clean and simple card features the new Full Bloom die. I started by die cutting this onto Sugar Cube cardstock, then I used the smaller petal pieces and die cut them out of watercolor patterned paper. The petals pop up which adds a nice touch. The sentiment is from the previously released In & Out - Birthday.


Keeping embellishments minimal, I added a snow white pearl to the center of the flower. Here's a detail shot:


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My next card is for Mother's Day! This card features the Rosy Posey stamp, which was released a few years ago. To go along with the Rosy Posey dies, we are releasing Rosy Posey 2 dies, which include even more dies to go with the set. I used the corner floral arrangement here. My roses were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto watercolor cardstock and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. I finished it with the Clear Wink of Stella marker to add some shimmer to the flowers. The sentiment is from Simply Stamped - Peonies.


Here's a detail shot:


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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!


Note: Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store on Thursday, 4/7/16 @ 7 AM PDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!