Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day over at Taylored Expressions and we’re celebrating The Man, The Myth, The Legend …That Special Guy…The Dad. There’s Argyle, Diamonds, Snarky & Cute Sentiments, Bold DAD Images and something Hoppy…aka…Beer! Living in Colorado, we are big Craft Beer Fans from the American Beer Festival, Beer Tastings, Tap Room & Food Truck Afternoon Hang-Outs this release has me all Hoppy Inside 🙂
Right now, through Sunday, May 16th (or while supplies last), You can get the Argyle Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Argyle Stamp & Stencil Combo set and Diamonds Piercing Plate. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, May 16th.
I’m sharing two cards using the Argyle Stamp and Stencil in two different ways. Both Cards use a similar color palette with one background stenciled with the Argyle Pattern and the other an alternating Diamond Pattern.
For the Diamond Pattern, instead of matching up the X on the stencils to create the Argyle Pattern, I moved the diamond stencils around the diamond stamped/silver embossed image to create a “free-form” alternating Diamond Pattern using Cherry Pop, Blueberry, Gumball, Salt Water Taffy and Sea Salt Inks. For a little added dimension, I ran the Pierced Diamond Cutting Plate over the stenciled background.
For the Argyle Pattern, I followed all the stamping & stenciling guides. First I stamped the Diamond Image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I matched up the Xs on all three layered stencils and used my blending brushes to add Cherry Pop, Blueberry and Gumball Inks.
HOPPY FATHER’S DAY
I knew I wanted to create a punny Hoppy Father’s Day Card and was super excited when I realized the H from Cap It Off Alpha fit perfectly on the Beer Mug from the Hoppy Days Stamp Set. I die-cut the Cap it Off Alpha HOPPY letters from Blueberry and Sugar Cube Card stock and adhered them directly to the stamped, stenciled and Diamond Pierced Background using liquid adhesive. I stamped the beer mug with Oreo ink and stamped the Pilsner with Lemon Meringue Ink. The Toffee/White Embossing Powder Father’s Day Sentiment is from the Building Blocks-Happy Additions Stamp Set and Coordinating Die.
Hoppy Father’s Day Supplies
DAD—You are THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND
Once I had the Argyle Background Stamped, Embossed and Stenciled, this was a fun and easy card to pull together. I stamped the On the Block-DAD in Blueberry Ink and Cut it Out using the On the Block-Happy Shadow Die. I created the sentiment layer for DAD, with a Cherry Pop Simple Strip Stack & the Pierced Diamond Sentiment Layer and adhered to the top of the card panel. To complete the card design, I added the white heat embossed/Oreo card Stock sentiment Strip from the new Simple Strips-Man, Myth, Legend Stamp Set.
Argyle DAD-You THE MAN Supplies
So there we are friends, two DAD’s Day cards using the new Taylored Expressions Father’s Day Release. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to use your stamps and stencils in fun new ways. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire release and the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the entire Taylored Expressions Creative Team.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and BIG PAPER HUGS!