Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Open if You DARE!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Happy Wednesday TE Fans,

Only one more day until release day. Do you already have a list of favorites? Today, I am sharing with you Sugar Skulls (with coordinating dies) and From the Crypt-Haunted.

To be honest, before this project I did not know the origin of Sugar Skulls. It was interesting to learn that sugar skulls are part of the Day of the Dead tradition celebrated in Mexico and coincides with the Catholic holiday of All Souls' & All Saints' Day on November 1 and 2. The holiday is a way for individuals to honor their deceased loved ones.

For this project, I created a set of three tags (with one being a shaker tag). The tag base is a heat embossed tone-on-tone background using the new Happy Flowers Background stamp. The sugar skulls images are stamped onto Copic-friendly paper and colored with Copic markers. The Flowers that surround the sugar skulls are a combination of flowers from the Fresh Florals and Holiday Florals stamp/die set. A focal point is created for each skull using the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate 2. The shaker tag, uses similar elements with the addition of the Skinny Mini Halloween Border(s) frames the die cut and the Build A Scene Halloween sequins are used as shaker material.

The second card for today showcases the new From the Crypt - Haunted die. This die coordinates with Label Stacklets 11 and the Coffin Treat Boxes (sold in Oreo and metallic). The From the Crypt - Haunted is versatile enough to be used as a focal point for a card, which is what I did.

To create this card, I embossed Oreo cardstock with the Tangled Webs embossing folder. Using the Label Stacklets 11, I die cut a coffin into the card front to create an opening for the vampire. Using the Label Stacklet die, I inked a colorful background for the haunted house scene. A few extra dies, Spooky Clouds and Haunted Accessories, add to the scene. Two borders were die cut for the top and bottom of the card to create visual interest using the Skinny Mini Halloween Borders and Ghost Town Border die.

"Velcome to my home." I hope that sounds like a vampire.

Thank you for stopping by today. Head on over to the TE blog for more information on today's products and a chance to win some fabulous prizes if you answer Taylor's Question of the Day.

Happy Crafting,


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  1. Your projects are just wonderful Keia! I love how that Open if you Dare card seems to glow!

    1. Thank you, Jen. The same can be written about the beauty and design of your work. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Fabulous artsy tags! Makes me think of New Olean and the Day of the Dead parades. So much fun...

    1. Glad you liked the tags =) Thank you for your kind words..

  3. We were Winter Texans and I always loved the Day of
    the Dead. I've been wanting some of the skulls.
    Now I can finally get them.
    thanks for sharing some great projects.