Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Come join the party!  You’ll find tasty little morsels of inspiration presented by the Baker’s Dozen featuring everything that is Fresh Out of the Oven from Taylored Expressions!

Everything you see today in my card is available for purchase today at Taylored Expressions! We are getting our grove on for July a little early so take advantage!!

My card for today uses the ADORABLE new Bon Voyage set illustrated by Emily Burger. It is SO CUTE! I love this set and it’s VERY versatile.

In addition to sharing my card I’m going to share with you how I made that scene behind the boat using four Taylored Border Dies. I used the Small, Medium and Large Scalloped Border Dies and the Cloud Border Die along with Ranger Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans ink as well as a foam ink blender.

I started by die cutting all the dies out of a 6″ by 8.5″ piece of Choice Snow White cardstock.


These die cuts will be our stencil for applying the ink and will create the waves in the picture.

After they were cut I die cut a rectangle using a Spellbinders Rectangle die (you don’t have to use this die, you could just cut a rectangle). Then I adhered the smallest scalloped over the Choice Snow White cardstock and over the rectangle Spellbinders Die. (Make sure to put some paper or a craft mat underneath.)

Choice Snow White cardstock is the best for this type of blending as the surface is very smooth and it allows the ink to blend easily.

The next step is to pick up a bit of ink on your blending tool. I’m using a Tsukineko Ink Blusher. These really work well but are kind of messy. After you pick up some ink here comes the most IMPORTANT tip I can give you… BLOT, a LOT. Less is more. You can always build up the ink to make it darker but you can’t take it off. So blot the sponge on your scrap paper behind your image.

After you blot begin swirling your ink over your stencil gently in a circular motion to begin creating your waves. It’s important to have a light touch with this. If you get to dark to fast you can’t take it off. Let the bottom edge feather out naturally. It doesn’t need to be super even.

Once your first wave is done remove this mask and move onto the medium size. This stencil will cover up the wave you just created.

Here’s the completed medium wave:

Repeat the same steps with the largest stencil. On this one I added a bit of Faded Jeans ink after applying the Tumbled Glass just to give a bit more depth to the front wave.

And now the waves are all done! I decided to also add some clouds to the sky by using the Cloud Border die as a mask and VERY lightly using Tumbled Glass ink.

When you finish be sure to keep your stencils so you can use them again!

To finish it all off I stamped the row boat from Bon Voyage over the waves and paper pieced the colored image on top of it popping the umbrella up on foam tape.

Here are all the details from this card:

Stamps: Bon Voyage
Paper: Echo Park Paradise Beach, Choice Snow White, green cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Taylored Dies and Impression Plates: Small, Medium and Large Scalloped Border Dies, Cloud Border Die, Bubbles and Waves Impression Plate
Accessories: Big Shot, Spellbinders Rectangle Dies, Spellbinders Label 8 dies, foam tape, twine, buttons, Glue Dots


Be sure to check out the rest of the Baker’s Dozen today! They have some AMAZING projects!!

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