Taylored Expressions Graduation Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s time to celebrate—the Taylored Expressions 2022 Graduation Release is now available! I have so many cards to share with you—all with lots of glitter & foil for extra sparkle and shine!

Create-in-Quads Hooray Layering Stencil

Let’s Celebrate with the Create in Quads-Hooray Layering Stencil! Four celebration A2 Background panels with one layering stencil!! I was in a sparkles kinda mood and decided to go with a black (Poppy Seed), gold and silver glitter color combination using TE Happy Glitter Medium. Because the Happy Glitter Medium is a little transparent I first stencil a layer of Toffee Ink for Gold and Sea Salt for Silver then apply the Happy Glitter Medium over the Toffee & Sea Salt.

To dress-up the four panels, I added an A2 Thin Border in Silver & Gold Foil cardstock, Silver Glitter cardstock and Black Glossy cardstock. To the Proud of You Panel I added Black & Silver Bits & Pieces. I also added Silver Bits & Pieces to the center of the Yes You Did! fireworks panel.

For the sentiments, I gold heat embossed the High Five sentiments to Oreo Cardstock and die cut using the coordinating High Five dies. I then matched the black and white heat embossed Well Done-Building Blocks Sentiments to each of the backgrounds.

Create-in-Quads Hooray Supply List

Foil-It 2022 Grad Panels with Bokeh Stars

Go Tigers! While I enjoy creating with traditional graduation colors, I thought it would be fun to customize the cards to match our local high school colors-Orange (Candy Corn & Sweet Potato Pie), Black (Poppy Seed & Oreo) & Copper Deco Foil Foil.

I used the new Bokeh Stars Layering Stencil & Blender Brushes to add the Tigers Orange & Black stars to the top of the Grad Copper Foiled Panel (I always foil first and then ink blend).

For the Congrats GRAD diamond card panel, I added the Copper Foil to the panel using the Minc Mini and then die cut the panel from a Stitched Rectangle Stacklet. The Little Bits Grad Caps where cut from Black Glossy cardstock and I adhered leftover Copper Foil to a scrap piece of cardstock and the die cut the tassel. To finish the card, I added the Glossy Black & Orange Glitter Starstruck die cuts and adhered the decorated panel to an Oreo card base.

Foil-It Grad Supply List

Shout Out-You Did! It Stencil with Gold Foiling

I’m getting braver and braver with my cardmaking techniques and was excited to give foiling with Glitter Grab a try. The amazing Noriko Fairchild always works magic with stencils & foil and decided to give it a try. I think I layered a little too much glitter grab through the stencil—but hey—in the end it gives all the right glossy & gold shine.

The key to this technique is—waiting & having patience for the Glitter Grab to dry. Once dry the glitter grab turns clear with a little bit of tack you can apply the foil (pretty side up) and run it through a heat source or die cut machine. I opted for the Mini Minc at a heat setting of 4. Once the foil was applied, I went to work masking and stenciling the letters in rainbow order.

I kept the cards clean and simple, by added an A2 Gold Foil cardstock thin frame to one and black and white Embossed Yippie!, Hooray & Yay! Well Done Building Blocks to the other (yes, one of those sentiments is hiding a foil imperfection). I really enjoyed making these two cards and well worth the wait for Glitter Grab drying time.

Shout Out-You Did It Stencil Supply List

So there we are friends, so many celebration cards with lots of glitter, foil & shine using the new Graduation Release. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expression Blog for more TE Creative Team Inspiration and check out the New Release Promotional Details Below. Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotion Details

Right now through Sunday, April 24th, when you make any purchase of $75 or more you will receive the Congrats Script die FREE! It’s the perfect sentiment for any card that you create to celebrate a special event or achievement. Offer valid while supplies last.

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