Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2: Floating on Cloud Nine and Magical Day

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello Taylored Expressions Fans,

Welcome to day two of release week. Today, I am showcasing the Cloud Nine Background stamp and Dreamer stamp and die combination.

Okay, you know what makes a great birthday card? Rockets shooting through the air! You know what makes an AWESOME birthday card? Dinosaurs sitting on a rocket shooting through the air! Ok, I am a mom of two fabulous boys, so rockets and dinosaurs rule my world. To create this card, I sectioned off a wide strip of Sugar Cube cardstock using painter's tape and sponged on Salt Water Taffy, Sprinkles, and Blue Corn dye ink onto the panel. Next, I applied Versamark ink onto the Cloud Nine Background and then stamped the inked background. I applied Wow White Puff embossing powder and heat set the image. I used the Magical Day stamp and die combination to create the cute little dinosaur, which I colored with Copic markers. The rocket was made using the Sky High Rocket set and TE Metallic Neutrals. The balloons are from the Little Bits - Balloons and Little Bits - Cake & Stand and are die cut from Peapod, Candy Corn and Cookie Monster cardstock. The birthday sentiment was stamped onto vellum and a bit of stickles added sparkle to the rocket's flame.

My second card is a sweet little card, but had me completely out of my element. LOL. I am more comfortable with rocks, rockets, snails and well you get the idea. However, this card is ALL about being a little princess.

To create this card, I started with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Sugar Cube cardstock and used the Build A Scene - Rolling Clouds dies, as a stencil, and sponged Salt Water Taffy onto the cardstock panel to create the cloud background. A circle die from the Stitched Circle Stacklets was used to die cut a circle from the panel creating an opening for the shaker feature. I took another piece of Sugar Cube cardstock and applied Lavender Glaze, Pink Champagne and Cookie Monster to create a backdrop for the princess' castle. Acetate was added to the original piece and foam tape to the sponged cardstock to create a shaker window. I filled the window with sequins from TE's Snow Flurries and Hello Happiness. I colored the unicorns with Copic markers and die cut each image. Another set of clouds were die cut using the Build A Scene - Rolling Clouds and Stitched Cloud Duo. The sentiment was heat embossed onto the stitched cloud using Versamark and Ranger black superfine embossing powder. A few more sequins were applied once the card was assembled for added sparkle.

Thank you for joining me today. Don't forget to head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the Creative Team and for an opportunity to win a wonderful prize from this month's release by answering Taylor's Question of the Day.

Happy Crafting and see you tomorrow.


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  1. Love your orange dragon and the princess castle. These are adorable releases. Can"t wait to get started

  2. Darling cards Keia. Love the sweet dragon... amazing coloring! Also love the sky! The shaker is so pretty. Love all the pink and the cute unicorns... the castle in the background is perfect! Great designs as usual.