Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: I Want To Make Beautiful Things

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

What did you think of yesterday's sneak peek? Did you find a few stamps and dies you just had to have? If you answered, yes, then I know the feeling! Today, I am sharing the Color Me Background and Big Blooms-Zinnia stamps.

I adore the Big Blooms collection. These mega blooms are perfect for any occasion. Today's card uses the Big Blooms-Zinnia to create a gate fold card.

To create this card, I die cut and colored the Big Blooms-Zinnia stamp twice using Copic markers and Faber Castell's Polychromos colored pencils with Gamsol. I am finding that using colored pencils, on top of my Copic coloring, adds a level of depth that I cannot achieve with Copic markers alone, at this time (I know, practice and practice some more). I then cut an A2 top-folding card base from Guava cardstock along with cutting and dry embossing a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Confetti Cake cardstock for the base layer. Using the Label Stacklets 6, I die cut a Sugar Cube panel to stamp my faith-inspired sentiment.   To assemble the card, I scored the Zinnias at 2 1/4 inches and adhered the folded flower to the Confetti Cake panel. I cut a piece of white grosgrain ribbon and also adhered the ribbon to the back of the panel to act as a closure. Then, I layered the completed floral panel onto the A2 card base, added the sentiment panel and tied my ribbon.

Card Size: A2
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My second card features the Color Me Background stamp. I think this stamp works perfectly as a bold background or add a splash of color to really make this stamp shine. The image is perfect for non-colorists and colorists alike, so don't be afraid to give it a try.

I chose to partially color the image (using colored pencils), while using the uncolored portion to set off my sentiment, palette and paintbrushes. I chose a vibrant color palette and paired it with a sentiment I think all crafters can relate to from the A Life She Loved stamp set.

Thank you for visiting. For more information on the products used and inspiration, visit the Taylored Expressions blog (HERE). As with every release, answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a wonderful gift from this month's release.

Happy Crafting and see you tomorrow for Day 3 of Sneak Peek Week!


Card Size: A2
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