Taylored Expressions: Wonderful World and Initially Numbers

What a Wonderful World by Jen Shults

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Taylored Expressions sneak peeks for April! Tomorrow is release day, so everything we have been sharing the last couple of days will be available at 9 am CST.

Today I’m sharing a new sentiment stamp set, Wonderful World, that is perfect for graduation and pairs wonderfully with a couple of previously released products. To start my card I stamped out the globe from The World Is Waiting and colored it with Copics. I hand cut the globe and set it aside to start sponging the background behind the globe. I masked off the bottom portion of a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock with a piece of Post It Tape and sponged Salt Water Taffy ink on the top half creating a gradient.

What a Wonderful World by Jen Shults

On the right side of the card I die cut the Notepaper Border from Oreo cardstock and tucked it under the sponged background. I cut a stop of Salt Water Taffy cardstock and embossed it with the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder and tucked it under the Notepaper border. For the sentiment banner I stamped the sentiment on Oreo with Versamark and embossed it in white. I used Banner Stacklets 1 to cut it out – I needed to extend the length of the banner to fit the sentiment so lined up the die and carefully cut through half of it, then I removed the die and repositioned it make the banner longer and finished the cut from the other side (again only cutting half way across).

What a Wonderful World by Jen Shults

To finish up I added three Cherry Pop Heart Enamel Shapes and I was done!

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My second project uses Initially Numbers – a new addition to our Initially line of dies. I REALLY like these!! I had a lot of fun making a 16th birthday card for my niece and I have a gift package design for tomorrow!

Sweet Sixteen by Jen Shults

I started this by die cutting the numbers from Oreo cardstock. I used Sweet Script for the word Sweet and I die cut it from Sugar Cube cardstock with a piece of Stick It attached to the top. Once this was die cut I removed the adhesive covering and applied microfine silver glitter to the entire die (messy but worth it for all that sparkle)!! I attached this to a piece of vellum and carefully attached some Kool Tak clear foam strategically so I could pop up the vellum over the numbers.

Sweet Sixteen by Jen Shults

The balloons were made using the Big Bold Balloons dies and the rainbow stripe paper is from TE’s 6×6 Paper Pack – Rainbow Brights. To finish off I added little shine marks to the balloons with a white gel pen.

Sweet Sixteen by Jen Shults

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