- We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
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First up today is an amazing set called Birds of a Feather, illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line. I just adore her images! This set has 17 images and sentiments that can take on very different looks, from Shabby Chic to Clean & Simple.
Sketch For You to Try for June and used the Birds & Branch Dies to create the little strip along the bottom. The Birds & Branch Die set was specifically designed to coordinate with Birds of a Feather and I love the different looks you can achieve with the different bird images. I chose to use a more silhouetted feel for the birds, but added a little rhinstone for their eyes. The ornate birdcage is stamped in Dark Brown Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink and I colored the heart in with a Copic (RV32). The flowers are stamped in Deep Lagoon Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink and I cut them out and added a little rhinestone center. The bow was made with the Bow Easy and glued on the top of the cage with a glue dot. The Stella & Rose collection of papers goes really well with this set - I used the Gertie paper pack for my card.
Here is the inside - I stamped it simply and added another cut out flower on the branch.
Next up is a new petite set illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Moka Collection. Meet Moka Justin!
I am loving this new Moka! He's just perfect for tween boy birthdays. I stamped this card simply and kept the layout free of ribbon and bling - you know boys. I did add some stitching tho *wink*. The layout is Taylors TESC141, which looks like it was made for a Moka! I stamped Moka Justin in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copic markers. The Seeing Stars Die set and the Star Border Die go so well with Moka Justin too! I used the Seeing Stars Die to add the layered stars out of Lime Twist Fly a Kite paper and the 3 little stars at the bottom are from the inside of the Star Border Die. I can't even tell you how excited I have to have stars dies!!
Here's a peek at the inside - just super simple and added the star frame from the Seeing Stars Die.
Here are the Taylored Dies I used with today's projects:Thanks for stopping by!
anniversary birds card
stamps: birds of a feather (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, chocolate chip (su!), choice buttercream (taylored expressions) cardstock, stella & rose gertie (my mind's eye)
ink: colorbox fluid chalk ink - dark brown, deep lagoon
accessories: copic markers, aqua satin ribbon, bow easy, crystal twinkles (taylored expressions), birds & branch dies (taylored expressions), circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), foam tape
birthday star card
stamps: moka justin (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), not quite navy (su!) cardstock, lime twist fly a kite (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, star border die (taylored expressions), seeing stars dies (taylored expressions), large corner rounder, foam tape