Taylored Expressions Release!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy release day to you all!

It's finally here; release day for all six of the Taylored Expressions sets being released this month! Woohoooo!

All week, Taylor and the Baker's Dozen have been showing you all sneak peeks from the release, and today I'm sooo excited to be showing you all a couple of cards I made using two of those sets.

This first card uses the set called Pet's Place and it's perfect for all us animal lovers! The set contains 21 images and sentiments and on this card I used 7 of them. Can you find them all??

Taylored Expressions supports various charities through the TE Giving Tree Program. There is a new stamp set introduced every 3 months to support a new charity. This quarter they're introducing Pet's Place, the newest set in the Apple Doodle Ink line, to support The Humane Society of the United States.

The Humane Society is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. They are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. HSUS is also the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and they provide direct care for thousands of animals at sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics. Read more about HSUS....HERE.

Pet's Place is now available in the TE Store and $7 from the sale of each set will be donated to HSUS. Please remember that sets in the Giving Tree Program are the same high quality deeply etched pink rubber on EZ Mount as all other TE stamp sets, however unlike TE's other sets, you will need to trim these images yourself. This allows TE to cut production costs and donate more to the charities.

I stamped out the images individually and colored each of them with my trusty reinkers and aquapainter brush. Then I cut them out and mounted them on a panel cut with a Big Scalloped Circle nestie die (which was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink). The paper I used is from Basic Grey and Taylored Expressions has put together a fantastic Project Pantry Kit that's full of cardstock, ribbon and embellishments that coordinate with Basic Grey's Max & Whiskers collection! All the other panels were sponged with DI's Vintage Photo ink and machine stitched to brown cardstock. I used this week's Sketch For You To Try for my layout.

For my second project, I used the beauuuuuuutiful Summer Afternoon set!

As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to play with it! I love silhouettes stamps as much as I love line art stamps, mainly because I love getting inky and breaking out my sponges! :)

To create this card I first stamped the gorgeous vine medalion on some of Basic Grey's (appropriately named) Indian Summer paper with Versamark ink then SU's Chocolate Chip. Then I sprinkled some clear embossing powder over it and heat set the whole thing. Then I cut the image out using the Labels One nestie. The edges of the panel were then sponged lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then matted it with some of my favorite specialty paper - black glitter cardstock! Love this stuff! (I think I got it at Michaels last October.)

I then stamped and heat embossed the beautiful sentiment, also from the set, onto a circle panel and sponged around that with a combination of Distress Inks. The base panel was also sponged, distressed and machine stitched to a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock. Then I adhered all the panels together with dimensionals. I got a little carried away with the inks and even sponged the Prima flowers! :) I tell ya; can't help myself once I start! As a finishing touch, I added some Diamond Stickles to the tips of the flowers and sprayed the whole card with some Pearl Glimmer Mist. Oh, you should see the sparkle IRL! :)

Want to see more of the Pet's Place, Summer Afternoon sets as well as the other sets, Hanging Out At The Beach, Udderly Sweet and Care & Comfort? Then check out what the Baker's Dozen have been cooking up!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get to ink some stamps up too! :)

"Sorry I'm Late..."
Taylored Expressions 'Pet's Place'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Really Rust, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, Not Quite Navy, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Georgia Pacific, Kraft, Bazzil Basics, PP - TE Project Pantry 'Pet's Place' Kit
Access: Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circle Nestibilities, EK Success Edge Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals

"Summer Afternoon"
Taylored Expressions 'Summer Afternoon'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Versamark Ink, Chocolate Chip, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Georgia Pacific, Black Glitter Specialty Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey's 'Indian Summer Collection'
Access: Prima Flowers, Button, DMC Thread - Ecru and Black, Spellbinders
Labels One and Small Circle Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Rangers Stickles - Diamond, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Sponges, Dimensionals


Shaela said...

these are gorgeous!! I especially love that second card - fabulous job

Jami said...

Sandra - I adore the scene you created and your watercoloring is OUTSTANDING!!!!! Your 2nd card is GORGEOUS and makes me want to pull out that dp which I haven't used much. Awesome inpsiration today!

Jacilynn said...

you're amazing. seriously gorgeous cards. Love them both.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are both STUNNING Sandra!

Karen Motz said...

These are both wonderful Sandra!

Alex Maldonado said...

WOW! you make everything look so elegant!! I LOVE both of these and I love seeing you work your magic on these stamps!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally fabulous!!

Donna said...

oh my goodness! I knew you'd rock these sets- I adore your pet scene and the distressed look on the summer set is fabulous!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Two fabulous cards girlies!!! Perfect paper choices for each one and the coloring on the first is just awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow and Double Wow!! Two awesome cards, Sandra! Great colors, papers, and coloring on both. Your cards are always a feast for the eye!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely STUNNING girl. WOW! you took that animal set to a whole new level, especially. I never would have thought you could use those colors AND create such an amazing scene. you are SO talented woman!

Karen Giron said...

Sandra, these are simply amazing!! I love your animal card - zoo is right! haha! And your gorgeous Summer Afternoon card is beyond words!

Theresa said...

Sandra, your cards are fantastic. Although I am definitely partial to the Summer Afternoon card.

Love them!! Hugs.

LORi said...

Sandra!! You so rocked this card!! You are a Color Goddess!! HUGS - LO

Jeanie said...

I knew you'd blow 'em away!! You NEVER disappoint! Just AWESOME Sandra!

kadie said...

Real stunners, as usual, and perfect showcases of these new stamps! That first card is SO FUN and what a great sentiment too! Love how you've used that BG paper. And that second card is GORGEOUS! All that shading is fantastic--I can't take my eyes off this card. Fab job!

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