Taylored Expressions August Previews – Day 1

It’s preview time for August at Taylored Expressions and we have GIANT release for you this month. You are just going to LOVE everything in this super fun release!

Today I’m using Happy Trails, illustrated by Doug Applegate with a concept by Jami Sibley. This full sized stamp set comes with 20 images and sentiments. For my card I also used the brand new Chevron Big Background illustrated by Taylor Van Bruggen.

To put my card together today I started with a 5.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Choice Watercolor Paper and I stamped it with the Cheveron Big Background using VersaMark Ink. I embossed it with white detail embossing powder and then colored all the spaces with different blues, greens and browns from the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Set. After everything was colored I spritzed it with water in a Mini Mister and sprinkled it with a little salt. (Salt reacts with watercolor paint to create a bit of a mottled effect, it’s really fun! Just be sure the paper isn’t dripping wet when you add the salt, it should just be damp.)

After creating the background the next thing I did was cut a 3.5″ x 3.5″ piece of Choice Watercolor Paper and I rounded two of the edges. Then I stamped the scene in Brilliance Graphite Black using post-it notes to mask the images as I went. I watercolored the image using Tim Holtz Distress Markers, again. When the scene was dry I added Glossy Accents to the camper to help it have a more metal looking finish.

To finish up I matted the background on Choice Snow White and made a cardbase out of Kraft cardstock. I matted the focal image on kraft as well. I used the Grass Taylored Border Die to cut the edge design and embossed the white panel with the Chicken Wire and Woodgrain Embossing Plate. Lastly I stamped the sentiment and die cut it using the Fly Your Flag 2 die, popped it up on foam tape and added a couple of buttons.


Here’s a detail shot of the watercoloring:

Here are the dies and impression plates used on my card:

Chicken Wire and Woodgrain Impression Plate   Fly Your Flag 2

Grass Border Die

TE August Release Info:

  • The Baker’s Dozen has 4 days of inspiration, today through Friday, featuring all the August Release products.
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 9th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for a look at the stamp sets Wednesday at 6 pm PST.

You aren’t going to want to miss what the Baker’s Dozen has for you today!

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