Thursday, October 4, 2018

Taylored Expressions October 2018 Release

Hello Crafty Friends! Today is the BIG day... it is release day for the Taylored Expressions October release! Before you head over to the TE store to shop, I have a few more projects featuring some of the new products.

My first two cards feature Pink Christmas stamp & die combo as well as an image (palm tree) from Sea, Sand, Santa. I've also used the Build a Scene - Snow Drifts on my sandy beach.

I started by stamping the flamingos and palm trees a few times onto Sugar Cube cardstock using Oreo ink. I colored these with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Once I was finished, I set these images aside and created backgrounds for both of my cards. Using a few different colors of Distress Oxide inks, I did some light ink blending to create the sky. I did the same for the sand and used Build a Scene - Snow Drifts to die cut some sandy hills.

I added my sentiment to a cloud shaped talk bubble using Let's Talk - Edger 2. Once I assembled all of my pieces on my A2 card front, I adhered the pieces with liquid glue, then I popped up a couple of the flamingos for some interest.

Pink Christmas Supplies:

The second card is also A2 sized and a vertical beach scene. For this one, I used the second sentiment from Pink Christmas, stamped and die cut with Stitched Banner Stacklets. The flamingos are popped up with foam tape and the black musical note between them is from Little Bits - Love Notes.

Here's a detail shot:

Fla la la...mingos Supplies:

For my final project, I made a set of 4 A2 notecards using Woodland Silhouettes 1 and 2. These dies allow you to create beautiful silhouttes which can be used to create elegant cards very quickly. 

The first two cards feature Woodland Silhouettes 1, which contains a stag bust and reindeer. I started by using the new Nordic Flake Stencil and Sugar Cube pigment ink on the new Blueberry cardstock. Oh, I just love how that turned out! I did set it aside to dry before assembling my cards.

I used Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets to die cut a portion of my card front, then I added it back with foam adhesive to create a seamless front, yet some added dimension. Here's the stag bust:

And the reindeer:

Woodland Silhouettes 1 Card Supplies:

Woodland Silhouettes 2 features a bear and a moose silhouette. For these, I used the new Snow Flurry Stencil to create a snowy background on Blueberry cardstock. I added a snow hill using Build a Scene - Snow Drifts and a moon (die cut out of a 7/8" circle punch). The sentiments are from Simply Said - Christmas. First up is the moose:

And the bear (this one makes me think of California!):

Woodland Silhouettes 2 Supplies:

Here's a collage of the woodland silhouettes card set:

For a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Big Background Bundle! Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll receive 120 Crafty Points when you purchase our Holiday Big Background bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made at Taylored Expressions.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have enjoyed my previews of the new products over the past week. It was so fun creating my projects! I didn't get to play with all of the new products, so I'm hoping to create more. I will be sure to share when I do! Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend (3-day weekend for us...)!!