April 9th, 2015
WooHoo! All of the new products for April are now available at Taylored Expressions! Today I have another sample featuring Simply Stamped – Zinnias. This time I kept it super simple and didn’t even use the dies.
The colors for my blooms today are SU Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, and Real Red. It’s looking a little orange-y in the photo, but it’s a beautiful pink-y/red IRL! I cut my image with TE Label Stacklets 2 and the background was created with the Leafy Vine Embossing Folder. I am currently addicted to brayering ink inside these folders before running them through the Big Shot. It just gives that extra little punch of subtle dimension!
To see a plethora of adorable samples of all the new stamps and dies, hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for the Baker’s Dozen blog roll of players today! Happy hopping and happy shopping!
April 8th, 2015
Happy Wednesday! I’m so happy to be playing along with the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks for the April release. I truly love working behind the scenes helping to get new products ready for the TE Store and it never ceases to amaze me, when I get the actual stamps and dies and papers in my hot little hands after looking at and discussing digital files months earlier. It’s so exciting! I always have plans and ideas swirling in my head, but I have to admit that I don’t always get them on paper! I’ve been soooooo looking forward to this new set Simply Stamped – Zinnias that I just had to get it inked up. This is a three-step stamp set with coordinating dies! Such pretty flowers and the color combos you can try are almost endless! Here’s my first sample:
Oh how pretty a simple single stem can be! I used SU inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango for the bloom and Old Olive and Garden Green for the stem. The bloom was popped up on foam tape. The background panel is Soft Sky cardstock embossed with the TE Floral Vines embossing folder which had been brayered with Sage ink before being run through the Big Shot. The edging was created with the TE Small Scallop Border die and the sentiment was die cut with Banner Stacklets 1. Just a few sequins finish it off. I’ll have another sample of this set tomorrow, but for now I have something to show you created with an adorable new Petite set called Lovely Landscapes. The original idea for this set came as filler for garden scenes as we began working with the Garden Arbor and Gate dies, but there are so many possibilities with this little set!
I’ve stamped my little garden scene onto white cardstock and for added interest I embossed the panel with the TE Harlequin Embossing Folder. Can you see the fun texture? Then I framed just a section of my scene with one of the frames from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The sentiment is from Notable Blooms. Lots more ideas for this little Landscape set…just need some more time to play!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for today. I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful!