Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks! We are sharing sneak peeks Monday through Thursday this week, with everything being available in the Taylored Expressions store on Thursday morning at 9 am CST.
My first card features a brand new Little Bits die – Little Bits Colored Pencil. I have to say I am SO happy with how this card came out! I started this card by die cutting a rainbow of colors of colored pencils and then setting them aside. To be truthful, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them, I just knew I needed ALL THE COLORS! That lead to grabbing some Sugar Cube cardstock and playing with some ink. I sponged on a rainbow of colors diagonally across the cardstock and then it hit me – why not make a color wheel with the colored pencils and boom – the card made itself from there on out. 🙂
I mounted my colored pencil color wheel on a Sugar Cube circle cut using Stitched Circle Stacklets and then I matted it with an Oreo circle. Then I cut a third circle out of the center of my sponged rainbow cardstock. I decided to mat this with a piece of Sugar Cube die cut with Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. To finish I added a sentiment from The World Is Waiting that I cut with Banner Stacklets 1. To achieve the double fish tail I lined up the die and ran it half way through my Vagabond, reversed it and took the die off, flipped it around and lined it back up to cut the other side and again ran it half way through my Vagabond. Boom – double ended fish tail cut to just the right size to frame the sentiment.
My second card features, A Life She Loved, an older stamp set that has been updated with a coordinating die set! I started this card by stamping the paint brush jar on Sugar Cube with Oreo ink and colored it with Copics. I happen to store my paint brushes just like this in an old jam jar on my desk so I used that as a little still life to get the coloring on the jar correct (my camera washed out some of the color on the brushes – the blue is a bit bolder). I used the new coordinating dies to cut out the image and began the layout.
For the sentiment circle I stamped the sentiment in Versamark onto Cherry Pop cardstock heat embossing with white. When I die cut the circle I offset the sentiment just a bit to leave room for the paint brush jar. I kept the rest of the layout simple – just a couple of wonky rectangles and a frame and done!
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