Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August Blast From The Past Blog Hop!!
This month, our theme is "Collectors Anonymous", and as soon as I saw that this was the theme, I had an idea of what I wanted to create. I started with the FABULOUS sketch that our FABULOUS Sankari designed for the hop. It's a good one!!
When I think of stamping, I immediately think of collecting. I am sure I am not alone when I say that part of the fun of our hobby is the actual collecting, or purchasing, of stamps and supplies. I seriously have SO much paper that if I were to make 100 cards a day for the next 20 years I still wouldn't be able to use it all...but that doesn't stop me from getting more!
So for my card today, I went with a "shopping aka collecting" theme! I started with some wonderful Authentique papers, Blissful. I love these trendy color combos! Using the Shopping Bag and Labels Die, I cut out and created the little shopping bag. I used the same dies to create the label on my bag, and the frame is from It's In The Bag.
I stamped TE, because, of course, Taylored Expressions is one of my most favorite places to shop, using the You're My Type Lower Alphabet. The "tissue paper" was stamped again with a stamp from It's In The Bag, and I stamped it onto a piece of patterned paper, cut it out, shaded it with a Copic Marker, and then added it to the bag.
The sentiment, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" is from Moka and I stamped it onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut it into a little flag. I added three punched circles and then added three yellow rhinestones on top, and I also added tons of machine stitching. The border between the patterns was cut with the Small Scallop Border Die.
Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card today:
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: It's In The Bag, Moka and Just My Type Lower Alphabet, all from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Smokey Shadow (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Blissful (Authentique)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Marker, Shopping Bag & Labels Die, Small Scallop Border Die, Circle Punch, Yellow Rhinestones, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape