Posts Tagged ‘Taylored Expressions’

Tuesday with Tara {take 288} Kindness Engraved

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s word for our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge is ENGRAVED, inspired by the Tim Holtz 3D Embossing folder I’m using on my card.  I’ve seen it used several times in stunning metallic varieties, and I was ready to do that for my card.  Once I actually embossed it I started to think that it would look amazing as carved wood instead.  So I’ll save my metal for another day and I’m sharing a card with a more rustic affect.

I realize that I covered up most of my background… but once I started with my design I couldn’t help it!  I hope enough of the engraved effects show through so you can appreciate it.  Using a foam applicator, I added some black Distress Paint to the front side of the embossing folder before inserting my brown card stock and running it through my Big Shot.  Once I trimmed it down to size, (I find the 3D folders tend to warp the size a bit so often require a second trimming) I used the same applicator to add paint along the edges of the paper.

I wanted to use some more of my prepared Brushstroke flowers around a sentiment on my card and I decided on this one by Taylored Expressions, stamped simply in black on a Kraft tag, which I tore along the bottom.  I arranged the flowers and found some ribbon to match.  Once everything was assembled, I added a few bits of shimmer accents with a Nuvo glitter pen.

Once I had all the pieces, assembling the card went together fairly quickly.  I like to snap a quick picture on my phone of the layout I decide on before I start adding glue so I can refer to it when I’m finishing up.  What did we do before we had smart phones, anyways?

In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Today’s Theme is Flowers

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Happy Friday, and Day 12 of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge! Today’s theme is Flowers. If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of stamps to choose from, for this theme. I recently received a new Taylored Expression Doodle Flowers Background stamp. So that’s what I’m sharing today.

DOODLE FLOWERS BACKGROUND

These flowers are so pretty, and happy looking, I had to let them take center stage. Even though, technically, the center is the only place they’re not!

Today's Theme is Flowers

It looks like a lot of colouring, but it comes together very quickly.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock. Use a blending tool to add Broken China distress oxide ink around the edges, getting lighter towards the middle. Next, set up the cardstock in your stamp platform. Place the stamp on top, and then pick it up with the lid. Cover the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the stamp onto the blended cardstock.

Remove the cardstock from the stamp platform, and colour the flowers & leaves. I chose my alcohol ink markers for colouring, using both Copic and Spectrum Noir. After colouring, place the panel back into your stamp platform. Place the sentiment stamp from the Penny Black Sentiment Collection set in the middle. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder, and then set it with a heat tool.

Layer a piece smaller piece of yellow cardstock onto a blue card base, with glue. Next, attach your card front, using foam tape. Finish off the card front by adding a few enamel dots and rhinestones from your stash.

Today's Theme is Flowers

By adding the blended background ink, you add dimension to the card front, without adding an extra physical layer.

JOIN THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Have you joined this month’s daily challenge yet? There’s plenty of time to join – you can even go back & join days that you’ve missed! Today’s theme is flowers, but there’s a new theme each day. Simply choose the day/days you want to join. Create a project with that day’s theme. Then, link your project on the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge page HERE on Facebook. Use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Of course you can share on your other social media platforms like Instagram & Pinterest, too.  At the end of the month, one name will be randomly chosen from all participants to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

You can find the supplies that I used for my card, in the Scrap ‘N  Stamp online store. Don’t forget to use my Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, to save 10% on your regular priced order!

Today's Theme is Flowers

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You’re My Zebra with My Favorite Things!

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Hello and happy Saturday! Laurie with you today to share a fun and easy card featuring the Zippy Zebras Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies from My Favorite Things!

This is an adorable set and lends itself well to quick cards. Because zebras are black and white, these images don’t even need to be coloured. Although, I did add some quick shading with Copics.

I did some ink blending on the front of a white, 4.25X4.25 card base with a light blue ink using my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. Love these, by the way. They are totally different than the Picket Fence Studio brushes. Much softer and sturdier, in my opinion 🙂  I used a wavy grass die from Lawn Fawn and used a light green ink to add some colour.

I coloured and die cut a few of the images from the Zippy Zebras set and set up my scene using foam adhesive and a little bit of liquid glue.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I took a black pen and quickly added a simple black line and some dots around the card. I often do this if I think a card is a little too clean and simple!

And that’s my quick and simple card for today!  I hope you can swing by the Scrap N Stamp online store and check out ALL the new goodies!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend!

Laurie