Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Garden Party Sneak Peeks

It's day one of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions. The stamps and supplies you see today will be available in the TE Store starting Friday, May 7th at 8am PST. Today the Baker's Dozen is introducing a brand new stamp line created by Taylor herself, called "TE Stamps"! To kick off this line, Taylor designed and illustrated two sweet coordinating sets, Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters along with our first big background stamp, Cloudy Days. The background stamp is a nice large size, 5.75 inches square so it'll cover even large square cards. The Garden Party sets include a fun mix of whimsical images in both bold and outline style so you can either whip up a quick card with the bold images or take a little more time to colour the outline images.

But wait, there's another new product line to tell you about...Project Pantry! When you're cooking you head to the pantry for the perfect ingredients, right? Well Taylored Expressions is satisfying the ingredient list for your creativity with a new line of kits called the Project Pantry!!! These kits are a variation of the popular Key Ingredients kits and Taylored Card Kits. We'll introduce new Project Pantry kits each month at release time and you'll have the option of purchasing them with or without the stamps.

The first card I'm sharing today is a quick one using the bold images from Garden Party Blooms and the Garden Party Project Pantry.

I used chalk inks in yellow ochre, tangerine, aquamarine and olive pastel to ink the images then stamped them onto Choice Buttercream (included in the Garden Party Project Pantry). I used this week's Card Positioning System sketch, CPS165, for the layout and this week is sponsored by Taylored Expressions! My Big Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities made an appearance on this card...love them! Aren't the colours in the Garden Party Project Pantry so much fun! I added some stitching, a strip of grass punched with my MS grass border punch and two Crystal Twinkles then called it done!

Next I inked up some of the critters from Garden Party Critters with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped them onto Choice Buttercream. I used my Garden Party Project Pantry again for this card.

The images are coloured with copics and I added some sparkle to the bee's wings with my clear Spica glitter pen. The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities. The layout for this card is TESC111. I used the Cloudy Days background stamp for the strip along the left side to show you that you don't always have to use a background stamp for a background!

The Garden Party Project Pantry is full of wonderful card-making supplies for only $22.95. Taylor will be sharing all the details of today's Project Pantry kit on her blog. Or you can bundle it with Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters for just $59.95 and save about 10%, but only until May 9th...after that the bundle will be the regular price of $66.85. There are so many fun sentiments in these sets that they'll quickly become favourites in your collection for just about any occasion.

Now let's go see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has cooked up with Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters and the Garden Party Project Pantry kit.


11 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Maybe we share a brain like you and Jodi! Your first card looks eerily similar to mine....but yours is so much cuter!!! GMTA!

Your second card is SO CUTE! I love how you placed the sentiment around the DARLING main image! You're great, Saucy...Not a panty in the bunch....SNORT!

Kathy Martin said...

So super cute! And Fabulous Copic work! :)

Taylor said...

Super cuteness, Karen! I love your little stack of critters on the second card and that's so fun how you did the sentiment!

Karen Giron said...

There you go with your amazing Copic skills - LOVE those little critters!! Gorgeous cards!

Jami said...

I love both cards, but am truly smitten with the little stack of critters....ridiculously CUTE!!!!

Sankari W. said...

Karen - I bow down to your copic perfection!!! Seriously - you just bring these beautiful images to life and make them more beautiful! LOVE the first card and the second has just got me smiling - how cuteeeeeeeee are all those critters together!!! LOVE it!!!
Big hugs!
S. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You ROCK girlie! How lucky am I to have such a talented friend! LOVE the scene you created on the first card, and the stacked critters on the second (and the way you did the sentiment) are AWESOME!!!

Jeanie said...

OMG, I LOVE them all standing on each other!! Where are earth do you get such AMAZING ideas? You blow me away!!! Just SUPER cards Karen!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just TOO ADORABLE, Karen! I LOVE the stacked critters! TOO CUTE!

Stacey Schafer said...

I'm in love with this new set of Taylor's...and your creations just SOLD me...waiting for my KI discount:)

Carolina said...

Very sweet cards...love how you added the sentiment and stacked all the adorable critters on your second card...what a great way to show off all the images!