Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a restful weekend! It was a bit crazy at my house. We spent Saturday morning working on putting in some new landscaping in our front yard, plants only!!! We also installed a simple watering system for it so that was fun! It was fun to explore the green house and pick out plants for the yard. Sunday Evey and I spent the morning volunteering at a 5k/10k for Congenital Heart Disease. It was an early morning but we had fun!
Now it’s time to kick off a new round of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions using brand new goodies for May! Today I am using these brand new products: You’ve Got Mail – Patriotic, Summer Night Matched Kit (which includes FOUR new colors of cardstock!!), Downtown Border and Brick Embossing Folder.
First up is You’ve Got Mail – Patriotic! I love this new addition to the You’ve Got Mail series of stamps. They are all so adorable!
I started my card by stamping You’ve Got Mail – Patriotic on Sugar Cube cardstock and coloring it with Copics. I added a bit of sparkle to the stars with a Wink of Stella pen and added a few clear Tiny Twinkles on top of some of the little dots in the image. I die cut the image using Label Stacklets 6 (before adding the sparkles!) and matted it in Blue Corn cardstock. The cardbase is also cut from Blue Corn cardstock and layered with Watermelon cardstock and a bit of patterned paper from Summer Night 6×6 Paper Pack. I used Pockets & Pages Stitched Essentials to cut the banners out of Sprinkles cardstock. The star is cut using Star Stacklets and was cut out of Blue Corn. I used Pockets & Pages July Scripts for the sentiment and cut them out of Blue Corn cardstock. I finished it off by adding a small bow of twine to the star.
Stamps: You’ve Got Mail Patriotic (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Summer Nights Matched Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Label Stacklets 6 dies (Taylored Expressions), Pockets and Pages Stitched Essentials dies (Taylored Expressions), Pockets and Pages July Script dies (Taylored Expressions), Star Stacklets dies (Taylored Expressions), foam tape, Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), Tiny Twinkles, Wink of Stella Clear pen, twine thread
My second card features the new Downtown Border die and Brick Embossing Folder. As soon as I saw this border die I knew I wanted to make something with a sunset/sunrise behind the image. After digging through my dies I decided it would make a perfect postage stamp scene so I got to work. I started by sponging the background panel for the skyline. I used Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Dusty Concord Distress Inks for the sponging. It didn’t take all the long – I just kept adding colors to deepen the night sky, lol. I trimmed this piece to fit inside the Stamp Stacklets die cut and then cut a portion of the Downtown Border to fit as well. I cut the Downtown border out of Poppy Seed cardstock. To finish the stamp I cut the 49 using Mini Caps Alphas & #’s dies and the smallest heart from Heart Stacklets. For the rest of the card I cut a Poppy Seed cardbase and rounded the bottom corners. I then cut a piece of Watermelon cardstock and Toffee cardstock rounding those edges as well. I ran the piece of Toffee cardstock through the Brick Embossing Folder. For the sentiment I used Love You More Stamp & Die Combo to stamp the sentiment and die cut the word love. I used Pockets & Pages Stitched Essentials for the banner and Heart Stacklets for the heart. I added a tiny twine bow and a few stars to the stamp with a Stardust Gel Pen and done!
Stamps: Love You More Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Poppy Seed, Watermelon, Toffee, Sugar Cube Premium Cardstock (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories; Downtown Border die (Taylored Expressions), Stamp Stacklets dies (Taylored Expressions), Heart Stacklets dies (Taylored Expressions), Pockets & Pages Stitched Essentials dies (Taylored Expressions), Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Mini Caps Alphas & #’s dies (Taylored Expressions), Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), twine thread (Taylored Expressions), Foam Tape (Taylored Expressions), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M)
Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.
That’s it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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