Welcome back! It's sneak peek week at Taylored Expressions and today the Baker's Dozen is showcasing a new set, Tweet Hearts. I am a gigantic sucker for anything with birds and tree limbs, and this set is completely adorable and perfect for building your own images. The inspiration for this card started with Taylor's TESC117, although I didn't follow it exactly - guess I'm sort of my own drummer this morning. I adore sets that allow you to layer your images together to make a little card scene and I did just that on this image panel created with the Labels 8 Nestabilities. I started by stamping the branch first in Memento Rich Cocoa (It's my "go-to" ink, you know) and then layered on the different leaves in Olive Pastel Colorbox liquid chalk ink. I love the swirly branches! The bird is stamped in Tangerine liquid chalk and the hearts in Regal Rose ink. I made the background on the kraft cardstock by stamping the paisley image in Versamark ink in random patterns along the edges. I rubbed a white craft ink pad along the edges of the cardstock, giving it a soft look and then repeated the sponged edges along the main image panel in Ice Blue liquid chalk.
brown button in the center with a pop up dot. Then I simply made any adjustments to the bloom so it looked even, but distressed at the same time. The Taylored Dies are so versatile - you can cut fabric, felt, cork, thin metal sheets, and of course, cardstock. I have to get me some felt because the little felt flowers Taylor made in her introduction video are SO cute!!!
That's all I have for you today, but come on back tomorrow for the big release party! Everything you have seen previewed this week will be available tomorrow morning at 8 AM PDT!
The Baker's Dozen has more for you to peek at too:
- Alex Maldonado
- Carolina Buchting
- Charmaine Ikach
- Donna Baker
- Jackie Pedro
- Jami Sibley
- Jeanie Witmer
- Jodi Collins
- Karen Motz
- Melissa Sauls
- Nancy McKinney - set designer
- Sankari Wegman
- Taylor VanBruggen
stamps: tweet hearts
paper: kraft, choice snow white cardstock, Paisley Parade by KI Memories
ink: ice blue, olive pastel, tangerine colorbox liquid chalk, memento rich cocoa, regal rose (stampin' up!)accessories: savanah buttons, tangerine satin ribbon, latte pearls (kaisercraft), labels 8 nestabilities (spellbinders), taylored die set garden party 1