Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil Add-Ons New Release Card Inspiration!

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day over at Taylored Expressions with new Masking Stencils & Dies Add-Ons!! Masking stencils are one of my go to clean and simple essential tools and the new Add-ons are perfect for adding texture and dimension. The Scalloped Masking Stencils pair perfectly with the existing basic masking shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle and a mini slim rectangle version too. I love how you can achieve a one-layer “layered look” without the extra bulk of die cut scallop frames!

The Diagonal Stitch Stacklets are AWESOME!!! They fit just inside or outside of the masked stencil square and rectangle shapes and are so versatile that you can also use them without the masking stencils to add extra texture and detail to frame/border your A2 panels and designs. 

My first card features the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets and boy was it an ink blending/masking stencil celebration and why use one stacklet when you can use three!? 🙂 For the stenciling, I started with the Lemon Meringue rectangle in the center of the card and added the stripe pattern from the Strip Stencil in the Holiday Stencil Strips Set. Then I masked the yellow rectangle and positioned the larger rectangle masking stencil over the card panel and created the rainbow blended frame using Lollipop, Watermelon, Pineapple and a very light blend of Cookie Monster. Then I added the Diagonal Stitch Stacklets to the inside and outside of the stenciled rectangles. To finish the card, I added a rainbow stamped Happy On the Block Die Cut (for deeper color saturation, I colored over the letters with Copic Markers) and then added white gel pen polka dots. 

Happy Birthday Diagonal Stitch Stacklets Supplies:

When I see scalloped edges the first thing I immediately think of is pretty floral designs. For my second card, I combined the Circle Scalloped Masking Stencil with the Spring Spray Stamp. To create the card, I first ran my card panel and circle stencil through my die cut machine which provided a raised “platform” to account for the height of the stencil when using it as a mask for stamping the floral image.  This way the image impression went all the way to the edges and left no extra white border when I ink blended the Lime Zest Circle Scalloped Edge. I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Yellow-050, Bright Yellow-052, Pink Flamingo-222, Carmine-022, Wine Red-024, Green Shadow-049, May Green-047, Light Green-041) and added black polka dots with a pen and Ebony Nuvo Drops. To complete my card, I added the white heat embossed Sentiment Strip.

Scalloped Circle Masking Stencils Supplies:

With the 2021 Pantone Colors in mind, I create my yellow (Potato Chip & Yellow Meringue) and gray (Sea Salt and Earl Grey inked over with Sugar Cube) Sketchbook floral design using the Rectangle Masking Stencils, Rectangle Scalloped Stencils, Diagonal Stitched Lines Die and Wood Plank Background Stamp.  

Rectangle Scalloped Masking Stencils Supplies:


Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my projects using the new Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil Add-On release. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration!

Big Paper Hugs!

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 5 with Ellen Hutson Essentials by Ellen

Welcome to Day 5 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags! I’m so happy to be participating in this year’s event while featuring some of my favorite holiday stamps and tag designer dies from the Essentials by Ellen line at Ellen Hutson. Be sure to check out Tracey’s blog for all the details on this year’s event and how you can join to win some pretty amazing prizes from this year’s sponsors!

For my tags today, I used the newly released EBE Tag Trio by Christine Herrin Designer Dies. The real-estate you have with all three of these die sizes is incredible. The largest tag is 4-¾ x 3 and that is what I used for the Santa’s Special Delivery Tag. For the Merry Christina’s Snowman shaker, I used both the middle square tag (2-½ x 3-⅝) and circle tag (the circle is 1-⅞)

Santa’s Special Delivery Tag

I just love how Santa is popping up from a pile of holiday presents to celebrate his Special Delivery from the North Pole. I combined the Bear Ware 5 Presents and Sleigh Image with the Santa from ld the Santa’s Wish Stamp Set. All of the images are colored with an assortment of festive Copic colors and then I adhered all the pieces using different dimensions of foam adhesive squares. To complete the tag, I added the sentiment and the back of the tag also includes a To/From using the Warmest Wishes Clear Stamp Set

Winter Wonderland Shaker Tag

This was a really fun tag to make and the addition of the little shaker provides extra whimsy along with the bonus factor that you also have yourself a little ornament to add to your Christmas Tree. I diecut the square tag from Ebony cardstock. Then with white embossing powder I heat embossed the checkered stamp from the Plaid Maker by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set

To make the shaker, I die cut two white cardstock circle tags and I also die cut one circle tag from acetate. For the backer of the shaker, I added Moon Dust Stickles for extra sparkle. For the front of the shaker, I found a smaller circle from my nesting circle die collection to create the shaker window. To the shaker window I then adhered the acetate circle tag. Then I lined the shaker window with adhesive foam strips. I added my shaker bits to the sparkly backer and adhered the shaker window to the backer. The snowman from Merry Little Christmas was colored with Copics and then adhered to the shaker using thin foam adhesive squares. To complete the tag, I added the Silver Embossed Merry Christmas Sentiment. 

So there we are friends, two festive holiday tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to turn those card-making supplies into tag making supplies. 

Big Paper Hugs and Happy Holidays!