Posts Tagged ‘Taylored Expressions’

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

Tuesday with Tara {take 212}

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got a simple card for you today, with a mix of die cuts & heat embossing on a book print background. I began by playing around with the text in the ‘You’re in my Prayers’ stamp set by Taylored Expressions- this one has the large ‘prayers’ word with a variety of other pieces to fit with it. The bold lettering is perfect for heat embossing or ink techniques, but I decided to keep it simple and bold in black on teal cardstock.

I selected a variety of shapes from Tim Holtz’s Funky Florals #3 to die cut from the same cardstock, choosing a variety of pieces. These are designed to be stacked and layered, but I chose to use just the bold bottom layers and place them on a some book print which I die cut from Tim’s Stacked Deckle die. I played around with placement until I was satisfied with the balance of it, then snapped a photo before placing the pieces on adhesive dots for easy gluing. I was then able to refer back to my photo to get them in the best spots.

And that’s it- simple, but bold & bright. I always feel that simple is best for cards like this, that could be used as a sympathy card. I hope you like it and maybe it gives you a new way to look at some of your die sets and how they could be used as background images!

Inky hugs,

Tara