Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Taylored Expressions June Previews: Day 3!

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions Previews!

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

Today we are introducing Forever in Bloom, Hydrangea Bouquet, and coordinating Hydrangea Dies.  I used Forever in Bloom, a full size set of 16 images/sentiments. These hydrangeas are just beautiful! WOW! You can choose from open line images to color and solid images to ink up, rock'n'roll, thump with markers, etc.! Forever in Bloom is part of the Whimsical Wishes line, designed by Nancy McKinney.

Though there are coordinating dies, my projects today show you how you can use the images without the dies. My first card uses one of the open line hydrangea images. 

I started by stamping and coloring one of the images with Copic markers. Instead of using patterned paper, I layered my matted image onto Choice Buttercream cardstock layers which are embossed with the Musical Swirls Impression plate. I also used one of Karen's older Sweet Sunday Sketches (#159) as inspiration.

These are the Taylored Dies I used on my card:

For my next project, I made a set of simple notecards. I opted to create my own patterned paper by randomly stamping one of the solid hydrangea images onto Kraft cardstock with Vintage Cream ink. Once the ink dried, I added some detail to the center of the flowers with White Opal Liquid Pearls. For my sentiment panels, I used two of the tags from the Totally Tags Dies. Here is a shot of all four cards and below that you can see individuals.

Card 1 (sentiment from Forever in Bloom):

Card 2 (sentiment from Forever in Bloom):

Card 3 (sentiment from Oops A Daisy):

Card 4 (sentiment from Oops A Daisy):

Finally, a detail shot of stamped hydrangeas and Liquid Pearl centers:

These are the Taylored Dies that I used on my set of cards:

Please be sure to check out the entire Baker's Dozen team for more fabulous previews:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back tomorrow for Release Day!

Celebrate Today Supplies ~
Stamps: Forever in Bloom (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions, Lilac Mist (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: From the Heart Frame Die, Fly Your Flag 2 Die, Small Scallop Border Die, Musical Swirls Impression Plate (Taylored Expressions); Rectangle Nestabilities – LG (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Forever in Bloom Card Set Supplies ~
Stamps: Forever in Bloom, Oops A Daisy (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Totally Tags Dies (Taylored Expressions), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Striped Twill (May Arts), Foam tape.