Thursday, July 8, 2010

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!!

The new stamp sets and Project Pantry kits are now available over at Taylored Expressions. But before you head off to fill your cart take a minute to hop through the Baker's Dozen blogs because today we're sharing a recap of the new sets. That means more ideas and ways to use the fun new sets.

I have two cards to share and this first one uses Weigh to Go. When I first saw this set I was drawn to the dress and immediately thought "little black dress". We all have that favourite black dress hanging in the closet (mine seems to have shrunk a little), or maybe it's on your "I want it" list. Whatever the reason, the little black dress seems to be a motivator so I thought it was perfect with this sentiment.

I didn't want just a plain black dress though...it needed to be sparkly! So I stamped the dress with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with my N7 copic marker. Then I covered it with liquid adhesive and sprinkled on some black glitter. The adhesive was thicker in places so the glitter's a little thicker in places but I love the effect. It seems to give the dress an element of movement...a happy accident I'd say!

I wanted the dress to pop so I backed it with one of the bright patterned papers from my Cosmo Cricket Delovely mini deck. The layout is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC81, but I flipped it and added the sentiment panel. I added some hot pink polka dot ribbon (cause there just wasn't enough pink yet) and pleated it for texture, then I used my deco scallop border punch along the edge. A few black Twinkles in the corner and some clear Twinkles along the punched border add even more bling.

For my next card I used Feelin' Groovy and the That 70's Project Pantry kit. Talk about a blast from the past! I love all the groovy patterns in the Project Pantry kit and the retro feel of the images in the stamp set.

I used the scooter and wanted to make it look like it was zooming along the country side. I used my circle Nestabilities to create the blue & green background then stitched a line to help define it.

The scooter is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White (included in the That 70's Project Pantry) and coloured with copics. I couldn't get just the right shade of pink with just two markers so I mixed in the brighter ones at the end and I love the result. I added some fun orange glitter brad to the tires and wrapped some green ribbon around the base layer. I used my open scallop punch along the edge of the pink strip and sewed a crazy stitch around the perimeter of the card. I seriously want a fun scooter like this one!!!

Now let's go see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen cooked up with the new stamps.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Jami said...

Your scooter card is adorable and I am DROOLING over that SAUCY sparkly little black dress against that bright pink! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! I think if I had such a dress hanging on my closet door I might have a little more willpower!

chris said...

Both just such perfect cards, love them so much.
hugs chris xx

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful cards, Karen! love the PINK!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are SO awesome my friend! LOVE your dress card with the ruffled ribbon, and the scooter card could not be any cuter!!

Danni said...

Love these! Bright, fun and happy!! Fabulous job!

Kathy Martin said...

So very cute! Love all the color and detail! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The scooter with the orange sparkly brads in the center is too cute, and I'm LOOOOVIN' the first card with that slinky black dress and pleated ribbon. I have that ribbon...I need to do some pleating with it...it lays so nicely.

Karen Giron said...

Ok, LOVE the sparkly brads in the wheels of your scooter - SO cute!!! And the dress? FAB!!