Friday, May 7, 2010

Bee Happy it's Release Day!!!

Woo Hoo...It's release day at Taylored Expressions!!! Today the Baker's Dozen is sharing two new Father's Day a-la-carte images and a recap of the super sweet sets we shared over the past two days. All the new products are available now in the TE Store and be sure to check out the Fresh Out of the Oven category too for more new things.

The first card I want to share today uses one of the new Father's Day a-la-carte images, Real Classic. This car is amazing and comes with two sentiments too!

I used the In The Kitchen Project Pantry for this card...see, I told you I'd use it for a masculine card! The colours and patterns work well for just about any occasion, not just for Cuppie in the Kitchen! I started by stamping the card with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream (included in the Project Pantry) then I coloured it with copics. I added some sparkle to the chrome parts with my clear Spica glitter pen then gave the windshield and headlights a glossy shine with my clear Glaze pen. The layout is Mojo137.

I added stitching and piercing for interest and used my copic Multiliner to spell out DAD on the license plate. The sentiment fit perfectly in the largest size of my Spellbinders double ended tags and I added two pewter brads to finish it.

This next card is just buzzing with cuteness, in my humble opinion!!! I used Garden Party Critters and the Garden Party Project Pantry along with a piece of kraft cardstock from the In the Kitchen Project Pantry for the bee hive.

The bees are pretty basic but I added some sparkle to the black parts of their bodies with my pitch black Spica glitter pen then coloured the wings with my clear Spica glitter pen...fun! The real star is the bee hive though. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto kraft several times then cut out the different layers a popped them on foam tape for dimension. Then I added some shading with Copic markers. I just love how this hive turned out...doesn't it look like a hive of activity with all those sweet bees buzzing around!

I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, MTSC72, for the layout and made the cute bow with my Bow Easy...I still use it all the time even though I may not always mention it! I couldn't resist adding a bee to the center of the bow and of course, no flying bee is complete without a trail of Crystal Twinkles!!!

So there you have it...this month's fabulous release!!! You can see more of the Father's Day a-la-carte images on the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs along with more projects with the sets we already shared.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

14 comments:

Alex said...

Karen!! You're awesome! I can't believe your little beehive!! all that cutting! it was well worth it, because it is absolutely precious! :) Of course, your classic car is stunning! :)

Dana White said...

Wowzers that bee hive is great!! Love these images

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOW, these are just adorable!!

Joan said...

Both of these are fantastic. I love that bee hive.....I have got to try that!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa Sauls said...

Omg that car ROCKS!! All the details are just amazing. And look at the dimension on that hive! Great cards!

chris said...

Hi Karen
sorry not been to see you lately but I am laptopless, (sounds smutty)so I keep trying to grab a minute on the only computer in the house, its a battle to see who can get there first of an evening!
anyway you have made some gorgeously stunning cards just lately, as you always do. love the car one just fabulous.
take care hugs chris xx

Jackie Pedro said...

You are the Copic QUEEN! That car is colored exquisitely!!! Incredible detail!! Oh, and that beehive ROCKS!! It looks so cool!

Kathy Martin said...

These are AWESOME! LOVE that bee hive! So creative! :)

Jami said...

LOVE your dimensional beehive! And I wish I could have coloured my car even half as wonderfully as yours! Wow!

Jeanie said...

WHOA!! That car is AMAZING!! Love the colors against the KRAFT!! And that beehive, seriously!!! How did you ever cut all those tiny pieces??? You're killin' me with your paper piecing/cutting skills ya know!!! *sigh*

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT up girlie! Your car is AHMAZING AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bee card with the layered beehive, the bees buzzing about and the bling!! FABULOSITY!!!

jan said...

Your bee hive is so very clever!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH MY GOSH, look at that beehive! How awesome! Fabulous cards, Karen!

Carolina said...

Amazing bee card...the beehive is just stunning with all the layers and love the shiny details you achieved on the card...beautiful work!