June 6, 2012

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Three!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th 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 an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL      Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
I am SO excited to share a GORGEOUS set with you today...Forever In Bloom!  This is a beautiful set illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line at Taylored Expressions.  This set includes both open line images (which I used) and solid images.  Also being released on Thursday are the coordinating Hydrangea Blooms Taylored Dies!

For my card I started by stamping the hydrangeas in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and cut them out using the Hydrangea Blooms Taylored Die.  I colored them with Copic Markers and then added Taylor's Tiny Twinkles in the center of each flower.

I cut two circles of Choice Buttercream using Circle Nestabilities and on the smaller one, left the paper inside the die and sponged the inside with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I then popped up the hydrangea with Foam Tape and added in leaves that I colored and cut as well.

All of the patterned paper is Indie Chic Saffron from My Minds Eye and I created a layered flag element but cutting just the edges of the yellow pattern and Choice Buttercream panel with the Fly Your Flag 3 Taylored Die.  Here is a closeup of the hydrangea.  LOVE these flowers!!

I added a border with the Majestic Border Taylored Die and then added some Lace Ribbon, purple ribbon and twine.  I stamped the sentiment, "Celebrate Today" onto a piece of Choice Buttercream Cardstock cut with the Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die.  I tucked it under the ribbon and then added a heart cut with the Mini Tags Taylored Dies, tied with some twine and adorned with a rhinestone.  I am loving how that came out.  Here is a closeup:

Here are the Copic Markers I've used on my card:

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card:

Head on over and check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up today here:
 Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for release day!  Wahoo!!

Stamps:  Forever In Bloom from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Kraft (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Indie Chic Saffron (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories:  Hydrangea Blooms Taylored Die, Majestic Border Taylored Die, Mini Tags Taylored Die, Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die, Fly Your Flag 3 Taylored Die, Copic Markers, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Lace Ribbon, Plum Pudding Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Twine, Rhinestone and Foam Tape

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  1. So pretty! Great layering of trim/borders. Great work!

  2. Wow! I love every one of your embellishments and you were not stingy with using them on this oh so pretty card!

  3. Gorgeous, Jodi! LOVE the twinkles in the center of the hydrangea and all of the beautiful details!

  4. Wow, this is so beautiful, love your great design

  5. woweeee! love that fun stitching! gorgeous card!

  6. Gorgeous! I love all the details.

  7. Simply gorgeous and fabulous! I love the deep purple on your hydrangeas - I'm saving your color choices! Awesome layout too!

  8. This is a gorgeous card! Love the image, and all the stunning details like the ribbon and twine etc.!

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!...love the soft colors and those mini tags are really catching my eye. They look fun to play with. :)

  10. Gorgeous colors and layers!! Wow, this is fabulous!


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