Taylored Expressions Easter Release CardMaking Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! The Taylored Expressions Easter Release is now available and full of everything that we love about Springtime! Beautiful Flowers & Backdrops, Decorated Easter Eggs, Sweet & Adorable Little Bunnies and gorgeous sentiments. I couldn’t stop creating with this release so I have for you two trio sets of cards! I hope you enjoy today’s Easter Release Inspiration. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop & Blog to see the entire Easter Release and tons of amazing inspiration from the incredible Design Team! 

New Release Promo Details: Tuesday, February 23rd, through Sunday, February 28th (or while supplies last), You can get the Joyful Spring Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Spring Wreath Layered Stencil set, Spring Wreath die collection, and Be Joyful stamp set. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, February 28th.

Good Egg Stamp & Stencil Combo Card Trio

For my first trio of cards, I used the Good Egg Stamp and Stencil Combo. This set is so much fun to create bright and cheerful backgrounds and when combined with the Good Egg Dies you can create Egg-Celent dimension on your backgrounds or have them be the featured element in a Clean and Simple Design. 

Using my MISTI, I stamped the images with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed the decorated eggs with white embossing powder. Then using the coordinating stencil and Blender Brushes, I applied a pastel of rainbow ink colors over the white heat embossed images. To finish the card, I added the On the Block Happy Stamped Die Cut and then the Silver Embossed Easter Sentiment from Building Blocks-Happy Additions.

A couple tips/tricks, I learned while Stamping & Stenciling:

  • To make sure my ink colors didn’t mix together while blending, I masked off the surrounding eggs using post-it notes. 
  • I use a Swifter to carefully  “buff” any remaining ink color post stenciling so the white embossing shined through.

Happy Easter Egg-Cellent Background Supplies:

My second card has all the sparkles with silver embossed eggs and a white glitter paper background peeking through the holes of the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate along with the Easter Mini Strip Sentiment backer. 

Sparkle Easter Eggs Supplies:

For my third card in this trio of Easter Celebration Cards, I used one of the Die Cut Eggs as the “A” or “O” to spell out Happy or Hoppy Easter using the Cap it Off Alpha. I attached the letters to a Mini Slim Scallop Edged Frame that was embossed using the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder. 

Hoppy Easter Alpha Supplies:

Unexpected Blessings Stamp & Die (+Wood Plank Background & Handlettered Easter) Card Trio

For my second trio cards, I used the gorgeous Unexpected Blessings Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. While the florals in this set are absolutely gorgeous, the sentiments are so beautiful especially when the time arises that such blessings and a warm embrace is needed. 

For my first two cards, I paired the set with the Wood Plank Background Stamp that was heat embossed with white embossing powder on Toffee and Sea Salt Card Stock. I heat embossed the floral images with silver embossing powder and colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. 

For the mini slim card, I used the Diagonal Stripe Mini Slim Cover Plate for the background. I layered a Sugar Cube and Pink Champagne Circle Stacklet and added the sentiment to the white circle stacklet with Oreo Ink. Then using foam adhesive squares, I layered the Unexpected Floral branch around the sentiment and circle stacklet to complete the card design. 

For the Easter Blessings card, I created a clean and simple layered card. For my first layer, I added Sugar Cube and Pink Champagne Circle Stacklets to the White Embossed Sea Salt Wood Plank Background. With Lollipop ink, I stamped and die-cut Easter Blessings from the Handletted Easter Stamp and Coordinating die (for extra dimension I die cut the Easter Blessings from fun foam and adhered it to the stamped Easter Blessings sentiment). I then layered the smaller Unexpected Blessing floral branch to the circle stacklets and added the Easter Blessings sentiment as the the last layer to complete the card.

Unexpected Blessings & Easter Blessing Card Supplies:

For my last card in the Unexpected Blessings Trio, I wanted to celebrate the organic feel of the floral images by stamping them on a Circle Shaped Card Base. I free-hand stamped the images (aka—didn’t use my MISTI but a good ole’ fashion acrylic block) to the edges of the circle. I also stamped the images to a piece of white card stock which I later colored and die cut using the coordinating dies.

I used Copics to color the images using a springtime color palette of peaches, yellows, mint and periwinkle. The Handlettered Amazing Grace Sentiment was heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. To complete the card, I adhered the die cut floral pieces to the circle card base, added the Amazing Grace sentiment and Sentiment Strip from the new Simple Strips-Easter Blessings along with a few Gold Bits & Pieces for Extra Shine. 

Amazing Grace Card Supplies:

So there we are friends, two collections of Springtime Cards using the new Taylored Expressions Easter Release. I hope you enjoyed my cards today and wish you a wonderful week ahead. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop and check out the New Release Promo!

Big Paper Hugs!!

Taylored Expressions Field Notes 2 Kit Release Card Making Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today’s the day to bring some Spring into your winter crafting with the new Taylored Expressions Field Notes 2 Kit Release!

This kit is absolutely beautiful from the gorgeous Sketchbook Floral illustrations by Lori Craig to the lush watercolor paper and envelopes. And the Splatter Background Stamp is definitely a new favorite! 

Here’s everything included the Field Notes 2 Kit – which retails for $55:
Sketchbook Bouquet stamp set
Sketchbook Bouquet Die
Sketchbook Bouquet Stencil
Splatter Background stamp
6 Watercolor 111 lb. A2 Cardstock Panels
6 Textured Watercolor A2 Envelopes
6 Custom Envelope Seals
Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label
Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually.

In addition to the Field Notes 2 Kit, Taylored Expressions now carries three Karin BrushmarkerPRO Color Palette sets that are perfectly matched to create beautiful watercolor florals. I have three different cards showcasing each of the different color palettes.

For my first two cards, I created the gold heat embossed backgrounds using the Splatter Background Stamp and Gold Embossing Powder. I love how pretty the gold splatters look against the dark mulled wine cardstock but also how bright and cheerful it looks against the Gumball cardstock. For even more Gold Shimmer and Shine, I Gold Embossed the Splatter Backgrounds to all the envelopes in the kit. 

Because I have a hard time not embossing everything, I also gold embossed the Sketchbook Floral on water color panel and the beautiful sentiment on Toffee Cardstock. I then stamped and water colored the bouquet with Lori’s Picks for the BrushmarkerPro TE Palette which includes: Cool Aqua, Ochre, Pale Orange, Fire Red, Skin 2. 

For my second card, I used Heather’s Picks for my BrushmarkerPRO Palette which includes Blush, Curry, Burgundy, Henna, and Sapphire Blue. I stamped the images to the corners of an A2 Watercolor panel. I water colored the florals in a bright cheerful yellow and then I tried water coloring the entire background blue and let’s just say I used the wrong brush and the coloring was sad—in other words I made an “oops”. Unless it’s a black smear of a mess, I’m a believer that an “oops” can be turned into something unexpected so I moved ahead, die-cut the florals from the A2 panel, attached them to the Gumball Gold Splatter Background and stamped the sentiment right in between the floral images for a perfect fit. Then I attached the decorated card panel to a Sugar Cube card base. 

For my last card, I had to make a Mini Slim Sized Card because once you start making this size you can’t stop. I stamped the Sketchbook Bouquet Image twice along an A2 Watercolor Card Panel. I colored the florals with Taylor’s Picks BrushmarkerPRO Palette which includes Red Lilac, Canary, Lime Green, Egyptian Blue, Lilac. With the included stencil mask, I covered the bouquets and stamped the dotted pattern to add a customized splatter pattern using Jelly Donut and Lavender Glaze inks. I trimmed the card to fit a Mini Slim Scallop Frame and added a Lavender Glaze striped faux belly band to the center of the card with a layered circle punch sentiment. The decorated card panel was then added to a Jelly Donut Top Fold Mini Slim Cardbase. 

So there we are friends, three very different looks using the new Field Notes 2 Card Kit at Taylored Expressions with the three new BrushmarkerPRO Palettes. Have a wonderful week ahead and Big Paper Hugs!

Supplies used for all three projects: