Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions AND World Card Making Day!

Woo Hoo!!! The new sets are available now at Taylored Expressions. But before you rush off to shop, take a peek at this fun card I created using Holiday Wonder...the newest addition to the Cuppie family of sets.

I used the Christmas Key Ingredients again for this card and also some Appletini Sparkly Fluff which is included in the Very Merry Christmas Bundle.
When I saw this set I envisioned rolling, snowy hills with a forest of trees. Then when I saw the fun Jolly by Golly paper in the Christmas Key Ingredients I knew exactly how to create my hills. I used the two-tone pink wave paper and just cut apart the waves. Then I tore the edges to look more like snow and layered them onto the blue background...easy peasy!!! For Santa's sleigh I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black first onto the blue background. Then I stamped it a second time onto Sunflowers Medium and punched out the circle I wanted to highlight. I adhered the circle directly over the image, lining everything up, and presto...instant spotlighting!!!
Then I set to work on the trees. I stamped the tree image seven times and coloured it with copics before adding the Appletini Sparkly Fluff. Then I cut the trees along the different lines to get smaller and smaller trees...this really helps with perspective. I stamped the mailbox with Memento Tuxedo black, coloured it with copics then cut it out and popped it on foam tape for dimension. I created a sentiment banner and tucked it behind the mailbox.
For the back of the card, as part of Taylor's World Card Making Day celebrations, Taylor is offering this fabulous FREE "designed by" digital download. There's a horizontal and a vertical version and it's set up so that you simply run your cardstock through your printer then cut it in half for two card bases. You'll find the FREE Digital Download on Taylor's blog, not in the TE Store.
But that's not all that's going on for World Card Making Day:
  • All orders placed on Saturday, October 3rd before 11pm PST will receive a FREE card kit to create this card. All you have to provide is the image and ribbon.
  • 2008 Christmas stamp sets, Home Sweet Home and Season's Sweetings are available for 25% off from October 3rd-5th.
  • Several other products are on sale for 15%-25% off so be sure to check out the What's The Deal? section at the TE Store.
  • World Card Making Day challenge on the Stamp A Sweet Impression Blog. You could win a free Taylored Expressions set of your choice! Hurry though, the deadline to enter is Sunday night.
  • And of course, don't forget the FREE digital download on Taylor's Blog.
I hope all these Christmas creations have got you thinking about your Holiday cards, but I know the rest of the Baker's Dozen will have more inspiration for you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Leslie said...

THUD! That is my jaw dropping to the floor - OMG, I LOVE how you made this card! The trees, the hills, Santa and his sleigh - brilliant!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a gorgeous scene, Karen!! LOVE the colors!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Love the effect on the trees!

Jami said...

Your trees in the rolling pink hills are brilliant and adorable! The sparkly fluff trees are awesome! LOVE this!

Taylor said...

Well look at that amazing forest you created! Love how you covered the trees in sparkly fluff!

Danni said...

Awesome!!

Donna said...

sweet! love all the pink snowy hills! the flocking on the trees rocks!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This totally ROCKS my friend! ROCKS!!! LOVE the scene you created and the sparkly trees are PERFECTION!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous forest you created, Karen -- cutting the trees apart and just using the tops were brilliant! Love the green sparkly fluff, too! Great spotlighting technique on Santa -- it works fabulously here!

Mary J said...

Karen, I love those trees - super! And I love your card from yesterday too - really beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous scene!! Love the torn paper and the green sparkly fluff on the trees! Perfect!

Karen Giron said...

This card is gorgeous! It looks like a scene out of The Night Before Christmas - nicely done!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Karen, I never would have thought of cutting the trees at different lines...but fabulous idea and it makes the perspective so realistic! Beautiful sparkle and fabulous card!