Sunday, March 5, 2023

Taylored Expressions - Coneflower Birthday

Hello, friends! I am stopping by to share a card I made for the monthy maker challenge (at Taylored Expressions Facebook fan group). This month, Taylor challenged us to use "splatter" in some way on our cards.

I inked the die cut coneflowers using my ink blender brushes, then splattered with watered-down white acrylic paint.

I mounted the flowers on top of a dry-embossed birthday sentiment panel, then topped with a foiled TE birthday sentiment strip.  The kraft frame is TE's "Frame in Frame 2."

Such a quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 9, 2023

Post-Christmas Card Share - Taylored Expressions

Hello, friends, and Happy New Year!

The Christmas holidays flew by, but I was happy to be able to make a few cards with the gifts I received.  I bought myself a mini Minc machine last fall, so this Christmas I received a bunch of Foil It card bases by Taylored Expressions. I also received several difficent colors/styles of Deco I made a bunch of cards!

First up...a set of holiday thank you cards featuring the Foil It - Beautiful Blizzards paired with the Foil It - On Occasion sentiments and dies. The Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets add some interest around the borders, and the embossed (not die cut) stitched circles helped provide a way to add some dimension using Masking Stencils - Circles and darker inks to set off the sentiments. The card bases were inked using Tim Holtz distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China).

This first set features the snowflakes and far right sentiment foiled with Lapis Watercolor Deco Foil, one of the sentiments (center) foiled with Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil, and one sentiment (left) is regular Silver Deco Foil.

The next set features the snowflakes foiled with Silver, while two of the sentiments (center and right) are Silver Shattered Glass.

My next set of cards were mini slim Christmas cards featuring the Foil It - Seasonal Sprig card bases along with the stamp setlayering stencil, and cutting plate.  Both sprigs are foiled with Gold Deco Foil.


I made other cards using Foil It panels and Deco Foil that I will share soon.  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and Happy New year!