October 16, 2009

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Stencils & Maya Mist!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!!

Today I get to tell you about TWO super fun products that are now available at Taylored Expressions, Stencils from The Crafter's Workshop and Maya Mist!!

These two products can be used together for some SUPER fabulous results, however, today, I used each of them separately and made a card each using these products!!

For my first card, I focused on the Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I used the Stitch Doodle Dot Template, which, for a paper piercing obsessed girl like myself, is a dream come true!!

I stamped the beautiful birdcage image from the newly released Wings of Joy set from Taylored Expressions, and colored it with Copic Markers. The sentiment, which is from the same set, was cut out with Circle Nestabilities, and I highlighted some of the words with Copic Markers.

The layout for my card is one of Taylor's Sketch Challenges, TESC84, and ALL of the cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard snowflake and red sparkly fluff are from the Christmas Key Ingredients. The button is part of the Very Merry Christmas Bundle.

After preparing all of the panels for my card, I used the Stitch Doodle Dot Template to create the scalloped paper pierced border...LOVE that!! I also used the template on the corners of my focal panel! TOOOO much fun!

I really had alot of fun using this template...and the possibilities are simply endless! You could lay the template over your cardstock and spray some Maya Mist on it, you could use a spoge and ink and use it as a true stencil, or even embossing paste!

This particular stencil is ALOT of fun for me as I normally use a regular old piercing mat for all my piercing, and now I can actually pierce a DESIGN! No way! You could even pierce you design and then stitch in it...how fun would that be???

Speaking of Maya Mist, I also have a card today that I used Maya Mist to actually COLOR my cardstock AND ribbon!!!

For my card, I used Plum Metallic Maya Mist, and I knew I wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card with it!

I started with Choice White Cardstock and using Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder, I stamped and clear embossed the star background on my mail panel, my beautiful wise men scene on another panel and the sentiment panel, which reads "Wise Men Still Seek Him", all of which are from the GORGEOUS new set from Taylored Expressions, Christmas Blessings.

I then sprayed my Plum Metallic Maya Mist over each panel. I did make a few passes with the spray to get the coverage that I wanted. I have used some of these types of sprays before, and I was SO happy that I didn't get gloppy bubbles with the Maya Mist. It comes out in a nice, controlled stream...WAY less mess! I did spray my panels over newspaper, because it was giving my desk accessories a bit of shimmer!!

After I sprayed each panel, I just took a paper towel and blotted them, removing the Maya Mist ink from the clear embossed areas.

The Maya Mist was SO much fun to use, I really couldn't stop...so I decided to see if I could successfully spray my ribbon!! I took a length of Whisper White Organdy Ribbon and placed it on a piece of newspaper. I then sprayed both sides with the Plum Metallic Maya Mist and let it dry for about 10 minutes. I am THRILLED with how it came out! The ribbon is still super soft, and I love that I can spray my ribbon to match my paper now...it opens up a whole new world!

Several other members of the Baker's Dozen have created with these products today as well! You can check their projects out here!

Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Laura Fredrickson
Sharon Harnist
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

For a limited time (October 16-17) Taylor will be offering a 15% discount on all Crafter's Workshop stencils and Maya Mist, so head on over and check them out!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

May Joy Take Flight Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wings of Joy by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Island Mist Light, Classic Yellow Green, Choice Buttercream and Jolly by Golly from Cosmo Cricket, all from the Christmas Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stitch Doodle Dot Template from The Crafter's Workshop, Chipboard Snowflake and Red Sparkly Fluff from the Very Merry Christmas Bundle, Circle Nestabilities, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen and Foam Tape

Wise Men Still Seek Him Card Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Blessings by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Classic Purple and Choice Snow White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Plum Metallic Maya Mist, Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Large and Scallop Oval Punches, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles and Foam Tape



  1. you are too clever, woman! I LOVE the purple misted wise men scene, holy cow! the paper piercing is no suprise to me - how fun!

  2. Both of these are just gorgeous, Jodi! I LOVE both of your cards and that Wise Men card is SO cool!

  3. Wow Jodi! These are both absolutely gorgeous! I just love your plum colored wise men scene! And I knew you'd rock it out with the piercing template...love how you added the scalloped detail to the corners of your image!

  4. Jodi, love both cards. You are very talented! I may just have to get some of that mist and start spraying! Hugs!!

  5. You are amazing!! These are awesome awesome, girl!!! LOVE the purple Wise Men and don't you LOVE the piercing template?

  6. Girl you can even make bright purple look like a million dollars. Gorgeous cards. LOVE both of them.

    Have a great weekend
    Hugs and smiles

  7. LOVE your projects and love that I can really *hear* your voice when I read your posts now! :)

    I'm laughing because I have these same wise men clear embossed and sprayed with gold mist just ready to be made into a card - it was the first thing I did when I got the mist. GMTA!!! Now I need to try it on some ribbon!

  8. Oh very cool! I didn't even think to use it over embossed images - soooo fun! The stitching template is so perfect for you and all your fabulous piercing project :)

  9. What!!!! You sprayed and made your ribbon coordinate!!! GET OUT with the cleverness girly!!! You ROCK!!! LOVE that idea! And your cards are FABU!!!! love it all!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sanakri :)

  10. Jodi, I never thought to use the mist as an emboss resist -- what a fabulous idea (that I'll be trying soon)! I love the plum color and it's great to know it colored ribbon well, too! Love the piercing template, too -- it added such sweet detail to your card!

  11. Awesome Jodi! Both of these rock!!!! I love shimmer spritz, so I'll have to check out the Maya mist! Using the versamark as a mask:) Uber cool!

  12. Oh wow! I just bought a stencil like this except in a 8 1/2 x 11 size. Didn't even see these posts before hand..I'm a happy camper now!! LOL!
    Great cards, so creative!!

  13. Awesome Jodi! Love the idea of colouring your ribbon, and I need that stitching template!!!

  14. Ok...I NEED that piercing template now...rofl! You rocked that card!
    Your mist card is beautiful!!! I haven't done many purple cards since the DD theme...remember that one? haha! What was I thinking choosing purple?! If I had this mist then, I'd have had matching RIBBON! You are brilliant to colour that too!
    Your non-traditional holiday card is gorgeous~!

  15. I love that purple mist.. I have not seen that before.. I also LOVE that piercing template.. I am so on that.. Great job Jodi.

  16. Uh-Ohhhhhhh ...
    You've managed to "Make" me "love" those stencils already!

    LOVE the wise men card as well. Great design indeed!


  17. What cool new items! I really love those borders...am addicted to paper piercing, so I will definitely have to check into those! As usual your cards turned out fantastic!

  18. Jodi I love both cards BUT the paper piercing stencil is a must have!! It's already in my cart at Taylors!

  19. You have designed some absolutely gorgeous cards, Jodi!!! I LOVE the new stencils...the pierced scallops look awesome and what a fabulous Christmas card...WOW!!! The color is amazing!!!

  20. That template is so cool! And I love how you used it to pierce your border. What a great card.


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