Thursday, March 4, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2-Easter EGGstravaganza

In case you didn't figure it out from my post title, today the Baker's Dozen is sharing samples using two new Easter sets and an Easter digital download. First up I'd like to share the card I made with Easter Blessings and the Easter Key Ingredients.
Easter Blessings is the newest set in the Lasting Impressions line from Taylored Expressions. This set is full of wonderful Easter sentiments, quotes and bible verses along with a beautiful selection of images. I used this week's Splitcoast sketch, SC270, for the layout. Although I realized as I was photographing my card that I didn't exactly follow the sketch for the bottom part...oh well...I still like how it turned out. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and the cross is stamped with Memento Lulu Lavender.  I ran the patterned papers (Basic Grey Kioshi from the Easter Key Ingredients) through my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder then sanded them lightly to add textures. A few embellishements from the Easter Key Ingredients finish the card nicely.

Next up I have a card using the adorably sweet Favourite Peeps set. I had such trouble deciding which image and sentiment to use...they're all so wonderful! And as you can see from my card, Favourite Peeps  can be used for "other-than-Easter" cards.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black  and coloured it with copics. I added a little glitter to the black lines for sparkle and sponged Memento Desert Sand around the image (I left my circle Nestabilitie in place while sponging to conserve the white border). I paired the circles with Labels Three for an eye pleasing layer. The lavender ribbon from the Easter Key Ingredients has a sparkle to it...I hope you can see it in the photo...it's sooooo pretty! The pink rhinestones I used as "O's" in the sentiment are from the Spring Sampler...it's chock full of fabulous supplies to coordinate with the Easter Key Ingredients.
The flower embellishment was completely inspired by one of the papers from the Kioshi line. I looked at the paper and saw layers cut out and popped on foam tape to create a gorgeous floral embellishment. It was super easy to do and I topped it with one of the mini flowers from the Easter Key Ingredients.


Last but not least I want to share a tea light holder I created using the Eggstra Special Image Sheet Download and the Easter Key Ingredients (along with some vellum from my stash).
When I saw all the gorgeous patterned eggs in this download I immediately thought of light glowing through the patterns. I used my laser printer to print the download sheet onto vellum cardstock (I printed it using my ink jet first but the ink bled on the vellum paper). Then I simply constructed a box for the base, added the punched corner strips and adhered the vellum eggs to the insides of the corners. I jazzed up the bottom of the box with striped "grass" and a pretty bow. Finally I added a battery operated tea light, took it into a dark room (my washroom...LOL!) and ooohed and aaaaahed.
There's so much you can do with the Eggstra Special Image Sheet Download and the eggs are sized to work with the Limited edition nested Egg Dies from Spellbinders.

It's time to hop over to the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what egg-citing creations they have to share today!   :)
Nancy McKinney (stamp designer extraordinaire!)
and Taylor Van Bruggen

Tomorrow is release day and I'll have something else new to share so be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

18 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

These are fabulous, Karen! OMGosh...a luminary!? So pretty!

And I absolutely love that layered flower embellishment you created from the patterned paper!

Margaret de Witt said...

Helloooo.... inspiration overload. Love all your creations and I am so going to have to try the luminary.

Jackie Pedro said...

Wow, Karen!!! Your cards are just wonderful and that luminary is GORGEOUS!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Karen!! Karen Karen Karen! These are all EGGstraordinary (sorry...had to do it!!) LOVE the luminary you created and your cards are amazing as well! I knew you were going to use that bird image! Your layered embellishment is AWESOME too!!!

Sankari W. said...

Girl - get out! A luminary! LOVE your creations Karen - the last one just made me go "Pardon! This is amazing!!!!!!!" LOL! LOVE the little trim on the bottom and sweet flower embellie cut out from the paper and sentiment is awesomeas is the beautiful verse with the cross on the back - just LOVELY !!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Joan said...

OH MY WORD.....these are all so absolutely fantastic. I love your rhinestone "o's" and the way you created the flower from that paper is absolutely inspirational. And the tea light "holder" - WOW. Awesome projects!!!

Carolina said...

What adorable projects...the nested flower on the first is just darlin' and the luminary is just beyond stunning...love it!

Dana White said...

WOW very impressive my BFF!!!

Danni said...

Such gorgeous creations!! Fabulous job!

Jeanie said...

Whoa!! How cool is this?? Love the cards and that candle holder is just AWESOME!! The night picture is fabulous!!

Stacey Schafer said...

so darling, Karen! that sweet birdie card and the amazing luminaire...beautiful! guess what... just got my first handful of copics:) thanks for all the tips!

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG OMG!!! Creativity overload!!! What GREAT techniques you've shown! I LOVE how you used the DP to make a cute little embellishment...ACK!! And the candle holder is just GORGEOUS!! PS. Your profile pic always makes me smile! :)

Nancy said...

WOW! Do I really need to say more...?

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOWZA! These are gorgeous Karen-like others said, so many AWESOME different techniques in one post-you spoil us! That popped-up flower is just gorgeous!

Donna said...

fabulous cards! LOVE the luminary - so pretty

Karen Giron said...

Really? A luminary?? Are you trying to make me look bad? hahahaha! I LOVE that idea and am in complete awe! I really like the cross in the background on your first card and the little Easter bird is darling - gotta get me one of those Spica pens!! I say that every time I see one of your cards :D

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are all just BEAUTIFUL, Karen! LOVE that luminary! The peep card is adorable and your Easter card is just gorgeous!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible projects, Karen! The luminary is amazing! Brilliant to use the dp pattern for an embellishment And your Easter Blessings card is gorgeous!