Thursday, March 1, 2012

Taylored Expressions March Release Day!!!

Hello and Welcome to Taylored Expressions March Release Day!

TE Release Day!
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Today, I have a set of cards featuring Faith in Bloom, a new full sized set which was illustrated by Emily Burger and is part of her Embracing Grace line. Emily has lent her unique, fun style to these Bible verses and words of encouragement and combined them with some whimsical flowers. I absolutely ADORE this set and couldn't get enough of it!

Faith in Bloom is a huge set of rubber stamps consisting of nine sentiments/verses AND nine flower images. The stamps are pre-cut and mounted and come on a full color panel (5.75" x 8.5") which store perfectly in our Mini Binder Boxes. It is an incredible value at $21.95!

Now on to my projects...!

I used various patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody collection. They all have a strip of a Small Scallop Border Die just underneath where I placed the ribbon, but my bows seem to hide any hint of the scalloped border. :) Here's a closer look at each card:

The first two cards are similar (above and below). I used different patterned papers, and I did stamp a couple of the verses. I sponged a little Antique Linen Distress ink on both of the circles while they were still in the die.

For the next one, I stamped one of the flowers, masked it and stamped a second one so that they are slightly overlapping. Both flowers were paper pieced and I added pearls to the center of each flower.

I used the Fly Your Flag 2 Die for the sentiment above and the verse below and popped it slightly over my circular panel. For the card below, I stamped the single flower 3 times and colored each with Copic markers. Finally, I added a pearl to the center of each flower. I also finished off each card with some stitching, seam binding, and a button tied off with twine.

For sketch inspiration, I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #153. I love this sketch and it was fun to use on all of my cards!

These are the Taylored Dies I used on my cards today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Faith in Bloom (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Miss Caroline Howdy Doody (My Mind's Eye), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Frosted Teal, Island Mist Light, Blush Red Light (Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Fly Your Flag 2 Die, Small Scallop Border Die (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circles Large and Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Seam binding, Buttons, Twine (May Arts), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.