Release Day At Taylored Expressions!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hello everyone!

(This is my second post for today, please scroll down and take a peek!)

It's finally release day over at Taylored Expressions and have we got some goodies to share with you!! I am still just so thrilled to be joining the fabulous Baker's Dozen today (In fact, if you picture that girl from the Flashdance movie doing that running-on-the-spot thing she does - that's pretty close to what I feel like doing right now! LOL

If you've seen all the yummy sneak peeks over at the TE blog all week, then you've definitely seen this fabulous and versatile set I used to create this dreamy card!

Doesn't it just make you sigh? Ok, maybe not my card but definitely the idea behind it - baby clothes hanging out in the breeze - so sweet and calming! I used the brand new set aptly named Hanging Out, which happened to be designed and illustrated by two of the Baker's Dozen girls - Sankari Wegman and Nancy McKinney! There are lots of different clothing pieces to choose from in this set, but I went with a baby card for today.

I stamped the onsie, the pacifier and the clothes pegs on a scrap piece of paper, then I watercolored it with my reinkers and aquapainter brush. I then cut out the onsie, popped it on dimensionals and then adhered it to the sponged cloud background with the clothesline that I drew in with a .5 Micron pen. Then I added some buttons to hide the ends of the clothes line, stamped out the sentiment and layered the panel on sparkly cardstock (machine stitched around it of course) and fun kraft designer paper. And voila - a clean and simple card!!

The cloud background is really easy to create. All you need is a Post-It note, a corner punch, a sponge and a blue ink pad. Cut an arc or soft curve along the top of your Post-It note. Remove the guard from your corner punch, then, with the punch turned up side down, punch along the arc carefully lining up the scallops at the corners.

Lay your Post-It note template near the top of your piece of cardstock. Apply some ink to your sponge and before you apply it to your cardstock, wipe the sponge on some scrap cardboard or paper so you don't smear a big glob of ink on your project. You can't remove excess ink from your panel, but you can always add more! Start with your sponge on the template and push it off and onto your panel. Do this as many times as you need to until you have enough ink on the panel.

Repeat step two as many times as you need to, working your way down the panel, remembering to change the angle of your template around slightly to create more interest. Easy peesy right?! Want to know something that's even easier than this technique? Taylor is releasing a cloudy day background stamp today!! Woot! Woot! Now that would have come in handy for this card! hahaha

Now, along with that adorable set, there are a few others being released today too. They are the the Garden Party Blooms and matching Garden Party Critters sets, along with Cuppie In The Kitchen and 2 Father's Day A-La-Carte stamps! And if that wasn't enough, there are two Project Pantry Kits, which are fabulous card kits!

Here's what I created using one of the A-La-Carte Father's Day stamps! It's perfect for the car buffs in our lives! It colored up like a dream with my reinkers and aquapainter! I used SU's Regal Rose for the body, and put a second coat of Ruby Red over the top of it. Then I used Cranberry Crisp for the shadows. To give it some real punch, I added some Ranger's Glossy Accents on the headlights and windows. Something had to be sleek and glossy on this card! hahaha

Phew! Was that a long post or what?! But I'm not quite finished yet! hehe Well, almost. I just want to pass along links to the blogs of the Baker's Dozen girls so you can see what they've created to show you today and what they've been up to all week!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today and helping me celebrate my first release with Taylored Expressions!! :) Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Welcome Little One
Stamps: Taylored Expressions 'Hanging Out'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Old Olive, Ruby Red, Almost Apricot, Cool Caribbean
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil bling, PP - Jillibean Soup 'Jibber Jabber'
Accessories: Buttons, DMC Thread, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

You're A Classic
Stamps: Taylored Expressions 'Father's Day A-La-Carte'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Offbeat Collection'
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Sankari W. said...

WOWOW!!! COngrats on being the guest designer TE Sandra!!! Your sneak peeks are simple amazing!!! I ADORE ADORE the baby onesie!! HOW sweet is that?! Your sponging technique is amazing (who knew post its could create such a dreamy scene!!!) and I love your sweet wee onesie!!! your car is simply brilliant - loving those colors and your coloring!!! Beautiful beautiful!!i
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Karen Motz said...

These are wonderful! Your colouring is outstanding and I love that little onesie haning alone on the line!!

Jen Shults said...

Holy cow Sandra! These are just amazing! That first baby card is so perfect. Just the right amount of everything and I love your cloud technique. Perfect!!

~amy~ said...

super fabbie cards Sandra!!! Happy Friday!

Christi Flores said...

These are wonderful!! Wow!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

CONGRATS!!! You did an AMAZING job!! Your still my heart!!

Ciacchina said...

fantastica! la prima card è deliziosa!!!

kadie said...

Oh wow wow wow. I absolutely adore these! The first one is SO SO Sweet. Perfect keepsake baby card. And the second it sooo totally retro. Love the sentiment too! Fantastic. Have a great weekend, Sandra!

Jami said...

Welcome Sandra! We are thrilled to have you! Your babay card is darling and that car...well that coloring is just AMAZING!!!

Alex Maldonado said...

Sandra!! It's so exciting to have your amazing talent with us!! You are absolutely fabulous and this card is no exception! Stunning as always!!

Donna Baker said...

wow, Sandra! your cards ROCK just like I knew they would--you have some fabulous talent, girl! welcome to the team for the next few months!

Jodi Collins said...

These are just stunning Sandra! WOW!

Melissa Sauls said...

WOW!!! I totally knew I would be wow'd by your creations, but these are just jaw-droppin' gorgeous!! So glad to have you on the team with us!! :)

The Spotted Chick said...

See, that's why you're my idol!!! Just gorgeous Sandra!! So happy you're on the team!! Yay!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Sandra, these are just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the clouds on the onesie card and that car card is just FABULOUSLY colored! Oh my!

Jennifer said...

GREAT cards! LOVE how you did the clouds!!

Carolina said...

My apologies on the late congrats and welcome as TE guest designer!!! Beautiful work and you've really made these sets shine..can't wait to see what other beauties you create with these sets!

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