I am very excited to be playing along in the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for March. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve blogged! I haven’t had much stamping mojo until last week when I started playing with some of the NEW TE stuff…and boy oh boy…I might have gotten a little carried away!
Ever since the Shade Tree Cutting Plate was released, I’ve been
bugging asking Taylor if we could PLEASE have some sentiments and Bible verses formatted to fit just right with the plate. FINALLY, today we are showcasing Shade Tree Scriptures and Shade Tree Sentiments, two medium sized sets in fonts I know you are going to LOVE! Are you ready for some samples? I have several! *grin*
My first card features Psalm 1:3 (click on the photo to see it larger) and it’s a retirement card for a wonderful man at our church who just retired from being the custodian for many years.
TIP: Cut the Shade Tree from kraft or other brown or neutral cardstock. Cut it again from a green cardstock (either solid or a patterned paper as I have used here.) Snip all the little leaves off the kraft/brown piece and layer it OVER the green one. This is much easier and quicker than cutting off all the green leaves and attaching them individually.
Here’s the inside of the card.
My next card features Hebrews 10:23.
This time I cut the shade tree from a self-adhesive cork sheet and colored the leaves with a copic marker. I added several TE scenery dies to the patterned paper background sky.
Next up is Psalm 118:1. Didn’t Taylor do BEAUTIFUL work with these verses? I adore the font combos!
I wanted a different, more dreamy look for this one. I used two colors of pink ink to sponge over the Cloud Border die to create a pretty sky in glossy cardstock. The shade tree and the Grass Border Die were cut from eggplant cardstock and purposely positioned askew on the card front. The flowers were die cut from the Flower Box Sprigs and Flowers and embellished with KaiserCraft rhinestones.
Here’s a sunny one!
It doesn’t get much more simple than this one. A classic black silhouette layered over a piece of patterned paper (Echo Park). The sentiment is embossed with black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. Embellishments are Doodlebug Sprinkles. I am planning to include this card in a “sunshine box” I’m putting together for a college student friend who’s feeling a little homesick.
My final sample features Psalm 121:5.
This time I used the Shades of Thanks die (rather than the Shade Tree Cutting Plate) along with the Picket Fence Border Die. The background was created with a Caribbean Kaleidacolor pad. The ink was brayered over glossy cardstock. It’s old-school, but I still love the effect!
All dies available at Taylored Expressions. Stamp sets Shade Tree Sentiments and Shade Tree Scriptures will be available Thursday.
Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.
And now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!
· Wanda Guess
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so happy to be stamping and even more happy to share it with all of you!