Posts Tagged ‘Taylored Expressions’

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

 

Fast & Easy Card!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Hello!! Laurie here to share a very fast and easy card that still packs a punch! If you’ve ever needed a card ASAP, this technique is for you!

I started by stamping the Big Butterfly stamp from Taylored Expressions. This is a big, bold line art stamp that lends itself to numerous techniques. But like I said, this is going to be quick! I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the stamping but I regret that decision…I’ll show you why later.

After stamping, I took three different sizes of heart dies and cut out portions of the butterfly. My initial plan was to colour these positive hearts with my alcohol markers. But that would’ve taken too much time, haha!

I used a light pink ink along with a Picket Fence Blending Brush to apply ink to each die cut heart. I mounted the butterfly panel onto black cardstock to make it pop off the white card base.

To make the hearts pop up I used craft foam for a nice solid base. Now, this is where the mistake of using the Memento Ink came in to play. Because it is not a waterproof ink, it started to bleed when I added the shimmer pen. I tried to be careful but in the end, some of the lines were blurred.

I added a generous amount of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to each heart and stamped a “thank you” greeting from the From the Heart stamp set from MFT.

This card is definitely more impactful in real life. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy creation, this is it! Thank you for dropping by!

See you soon!

Laurie