Taylored Expressions In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking Kit Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Taylored Expressions Card Kit Tuesday (last Tuesday of the Month—where in the world did February Go?!). This month is all about Abstract Art! If you enjoyed the original In the Abstract Cardmaking Kit, you are going to LOVE creating with the new In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking kit that includes a Create-in-Quads layering stencil that has four perfectly placed layouts…taking the guesswork out of placing images and colors into the perfect abstract image. The abstract layouts are the perfect backdrop to silhouette images and modern line art with so many color combinations possibilities.

The In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking Kit retails for $65, is packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Create-in-Quads Abstract Layering Stencil set
  • Simple Silhouettes stamp set
  • Boho Bowls die collection
  • The Insiders – Abstract panels

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Additional products available to purchase outside of the kit: Foil It – Abstract panels, Abstract Envelope Seals (package of 10), Clearly Crafty More Signature Sentiments stamp set, More Signature Sentiments die collection, and The Insiders – Abstract panels.

Limited quantity available

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In the Abstract 2 Inspiration

For my Abstract Quad, I went with a warm desert boho-vibe color palette using Sweet Potato Pie, Raspberry Sorbet, Peachs n’ Cream and Sprinkles.

I tried to keep all the stamping and ink blended to one layer but added dimension to each of the designs by using the positive and negative die cuts from the Arches & Rectangle Stacklets and A2 Thin Rose Gold Foil frames. Tip: When die cutting with the A2 Thin Border cutting plate, I like to use a Metal Shim to get great crisp cut the first time through.

Arches Frame & Panel:

Rectangle Frame & Panel:

All of the silhouettes were stamped using VersaFine Nocturne Ink, a MISTI and TE Alignment Guides and the abstract pottery was die cut in Rose Gold Foil & Raspberry Sorbet.

The Rainbow Boho Panel is super clean and simple. To create a poster frame look (without the glass), I popped up the outer frame using foam tape that I cut into strips. I also had to have one card with the envelope seal as the focal point.

All of the sentiments are heat embossed with rose gold embossing powder from the Clearly Crafty More Signature Sentiments stamp set and More Signature Sentiments die collection.

So there we are friends, four warm desert inspired abstract cards using the In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking Kit. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

Supply List

Pop Of Color Week At Taylored Expressions

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! This week at Taylored Expressions we’re showcasing Black & White Projects with an optional pop of color with some really fun promotions! Today, I have a set of Black and White cards using the Triple Slim Boho Stencil & a bonus Black & White with Pops of Red Valentine Card…well, because Happy Valentine’s Day! Black & White with pops of Red Valentine Card.

Promotional Details:

Right now through Sunday, February 19th, you can save 20% off of select products in our sale category. Our sale includes the products that our Creative Team used to create projects using predominately black & white with an optional pop of color! Offer valid while supplies last.

Through Sunday, February 19th, you can also get a Black & White Blender Brushes set FREE when you place an order of $50 or more. Your set of Blender Brushes wouldn’t be complete without these black and white brushes that offer the same superior control and blending capability as our original Blender Brushes! Offer valid while supplies last.

Monochromatic Triple Slim Boho Card Collection

Let’s start with the Triple Slim Boho cards. I can’t believe how different this stencil looks in black and white in comparison to a multi-color design. I included a previous set of cards using more vibrant colors to show the two totally different looks. The Black & White combo creates a Monochromatic Abstract Vibe vs. the Colorful Art Deco Boho vibe.

To create the Monochromatic Collection, I used my Black and Grey Blender Brushes to stencil on Oreo, Poppy Seed and Oyster Inks. For the last layer, I used a Nuvo Spatula to apply a good amount of Silver Glitter Happy Medium. Once the Happy Medium dried, I cut the three Mini Slim Panels and adhered them a side & top folding Oreo Mini Slim Card Base.

For extra depth, I added a Sugar Cube Mini Slim Half Dot panel to one of the panels. Each card was finished with a Black and White heat embossed Group Text-Occasions Sentiment.

Black, White and Pops of Red Valentine

For my Valentine’s Day Card, I absolutely love pops of red against a black and white background especially when those pops of red can be a big & small heart. I started by stamping the Good Hearted Background with VersaMark Ink to Oreo Cardstock that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. With the background ready to go, I die cut the hearts from Cherry Pop Cardstock and the Snow Palls Polar Bear from Sugar Cube, Oreo & Sea Salt Cardstock.

Once I adhered the Polar Bear together with liquid adhesive, I added the face with the coordinating clear stamp & rosy cheeks with an R20 and R000 Copic Marker. Using foam adhesive I attached the polar bear to the big red heart. To finish the card, I added the Reverse Love Sentiment Strips that I foiled with Red Deco Foil. I just love how cute this card turned out!!

So there we are friends, I hope you enjoyed my Monochromatic Collection of Modern Slim Line Cards and my Cute Black & White with Pops of Red Valentine’s Day Card. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day and Big Paper Hugs!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Pops of Color inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Black and White Modern Boho Supply List

Black & White with Pops of Red Valentine Supply LisT

Let the Shenanigans Begin! Taylored Expressions Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s time for Green & Gold with Taylored Expressions St. Patrick’s Day Release! I’m a wee-bit Irish so I definitely love all things St. Patrick’s Day and oh my goodness…ALL THE RAINBOWS! If you know me, I love to rainbow everything so this is definitely a favorite cardmaking holiday for me! 🙂 I couldn’t stop creating with this release. I have several cards to share with you today and can’t wait to show you all my creations.

You’re My Pot o’ Gold

For my Rainbow’s End trio of cards, I started by die cutting several rainbow beams in Lollipop, Candy Corn, Pineapple and Cookie Monster card stock and the Pot O’ Gold from Licorice and Gold Foil cardstock. 

For my first card, I arranged the beams in rainbow order to the top of a stitched rectangle panel. Using a foam square I attached the Pot O’ Gold to the center of the rainbow with two shamrock cloud die cuts. It’s hard to see in the picture but I also added a bit of glitter & shine to the pot with black glitter cardstock which I also added as star embellishments surrounding the rainbow. For the sentiment, I gold embossed the St. Patrick’s Day Sentiment from the Shake Your Shamrock Stamp Set and the You’re My Pot O’ Gold! Mini Strip. To finish the card, I added the decorated panel to a Jade Foiled Luck of the Irish Foil-It Panel.

For my second card, I used the remaining rainbow beams to create a trio of interconnected rainbows that I adhered to a rectangle stitched mini slim panel. For the rainbow centers, I added two gold foil Little Bits-Shamrocks with a gold embellishment center and gold heat embossed Lucky to have you as a Friend sentiment from the Shake Your Shamrock Stamp Set & Coordinating dies. To finish the card, I added the decorated panel to a scalloped frame and Blueberry card base. 

For my third card, I foiled one of the rainbow Luck of the Irish Panels in Rainbow Shattered Foil, cut out the rainbow beam from the panel and adhered it to a white mini slim card panel. I ink blended the rainbow across the foiled panel and white mini slim card panel using TE Blending Brushes and Fruit Punch, Lollipop, Pineapple, Key Lime and Cookie Monster inks. At the end of the rainbow I added a Pot of Gold and the Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day is a combination of building block sentiments and a St. Patrick’s Day Mini Strip. For a little extra shine, I finished the card with a Gold Foil mini slim thin border. 

Rainbow’s End & Luck of the Irish Foil It Supply List

Let The Shenanigans Begin!

Oh, My Gnomes! I seriously cannot get over how cute the Gnomes look all dressed up as Leprechauns using the Lucky Leprechauns Dress-Up Die Set. For my cutie, I used an assortment Cardstock in Poblano Pepper, Licorice, Gold Foil, Peaches n’ Cream, Key Lime and Green and Orange Glitter Card stock. I just love the green glitter foam on the green beer 🙂 For the green coat, I colored a white piece of cardstock with dark green Copic Markers. 

To create the background, I ink blended Granny Smith, Cilantro and Poblano Pepper to white card panel. Then using a MISTI, I stamped the Luck of the Irish Background Stamp with Poblano Pepper Ink on top of the green ombré ink-blended panel. All of the layers (Luck of the Irish Ink-blended background, Vellum & Sugar Cube) were die cut using the A2 Layer Stacklets. To finish the card, I stacked all the layers together added a few Bits & Pieces Lucky Stars and a White & Poblano Pepper embossed sentiment. 

Leprechaun Gnome Supply List

So there we are friends, a collection of Green, Gold & Rainbow inspiration cards using the new Taylored Expressions St. Patrick’s Day Release goodies. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

Promotional Details

For a limited time, you can get the Luck of the Irish Bundle (Luck of the Irish Background stamp, Foil It – Luck of the Irish panels, Shake Your Shamrock stamp set, Shake Your Shamrock die collection, and Rainbow’s End die collection) for the discounted price of $65 – regularly retails for $73! This bundle price is only available through Thursday, February 9th, or while supplies last!

Also, when you place an order of $50 or more now through Sunday, February 12th, you’ll receive our new Cilantro Sparkle embossing powder FREE! We are so excited about this sparkly green embossing powder that adds the perfect magical touch to your St. Patrick’s Day projects and more! Offer valid while supplies last.