April 27, 2009

Love me some bling!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!! I was in a stampin sort of mood tonight, although I am fading fast (lol!!), and I made this card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge, TECC65!!!

Lately, I have really been liking the look of white space, so I embraced the white space for my background on this card. I did run it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for some texture.

Ever since I got the Branching Out set by Taylored Expressions, I have wanted to color in the tree...up til now I had just paper pieced it! The tree top and the bird were both stamped on Choice Snow White in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic Markers.

All of the cardstock, patterned paper (I used a piece for the trunk of the tree, which is also one of the sketch panels...and yes, I am feeling VERY saucy about that!!!) and embellishments on this card are from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients!!! Did you know that Taylored Expressions now has a Key Ingredients Subscription? You can sign up for either a three (3) month subscription OR a six (6) month subscription!! If you are like me, and love everything to match, then the Key Ingredients are MADE for you!!! I love EVERYTHING about them, and you get SO much of all the papers and embellishments...you can make TONS of cards!!!

For my horizontal panel, I cut a strip of patterned paper from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients and using my paper snips, created the "grass". I stamped the sentiment directly onto my Choice Snow White background and finished off my card with some KaiserCraft Rhinestones (also part of the Mother's Day Key Ingredients...SCORE!!) on both the tree swirls and the two sides of my card.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!! Sneak Peeks for the new Taylored Expressions release start on Sunday, May 3! I am SO excited!!!

Stamps: Branching Out by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White and cardstock and patterned paper from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Ribbon and Rhinestones from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients and Dimensionals



  1. What a neat card! Love how you did the "grass". Fun!

  2. Beautiful, Jodi! Love the colors and the embraced white space! ;)

  3. LOVE the grass going on here! Such a fun card and details are so divine! I chased a sympathy card you did last Oct and linked you to my post! I changed it up a bit... Smiles! :) Michelle


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