Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1

It's the first day of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and we're starting the new year off with two beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies. As you hop around today you'll see samples using New Beginnings (the set I've used) and Rest & Renewal. New Beginnings has coordinating butterfly dies and a coordinating Frame It Up die 1. And, all the sentiments in both sets are designed to fit inside the Frame It Up Die 1!! All the new products will be available in the TE Store on Friday, January 7th from 8am PST.

I was going for a more elegant look so I reached for my Restoration Collection patterned papers by Crate Paper. The Sweet Stop Sketch #88 was a perfect layout for the gorgeous new Frame It Up Die 1. I started by stamping the frame outline with Memento Rich Cocoa onto woodgrain paper then I cut it out with the Frame It Up Die 1. Don't you just love the curves on this new die? And the shape is large enough to accommodate all kinds of images and sentiments! Then I used my stamp-a-majig to center the sentiment, which reads "If you can dream it - you can do it. Walt Disney". I love love LOVE that quote!!!

Then I moved on to the outline flower and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream. I coloured it with copic markers before cutting it out and adding a little starfire glitter. I paired the rose with my leafy branch die from a previous release and used my circles impression plate on the strip of blue for a little texture. Finally I added clear rhinestones to the small scallop border die cut piece of rose cardstock.

Now it's time to hop over to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen created with these gorgeous new stamp sets and dies.
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
Taylor VanBruggen
See you tomorrow for another day of TE sneak peeks!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Regina Mangum said...

The woodgrain is genius! What an absolutely gorgeous card. Love it. XOXO

Karen Giron said...

Wow!!! I'm loving all that sparkle - it's gorgeous! AND, I have to say that it must be the name or something because GMTA!! I love the leafy accent on yours :)

Taylor said...

Wow Karen! What a beautiful rose! Your coloring is gorgeous and then the glittery accents send it over the top! And I love the paper you used for the frame. The wood-grained look is so fun!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the glittery rose, and the woodgrain look of the sentiment tag! ♥♥♥

Jami said...

Love the way you colored that rose! It looks watercolored!! And the woodgrain paper is fabulous for a sentiment panel!

Carolina said...

Happy New Year girlie!!! Lovely card - the glitter is the perfect touch. Kept meaning to come by and congratulate you on being this month's MFT's guest designer. Your projects have been beautiful!!!

Sankari W. said...

Karen!!!! This is SOOO beautiful girl! I love the way you colored in that rose! Holy moly guacamole!!! Simply perfection - and the glitter - awesome!!!
Gorgeous card my friend - simply gorgeous!!!
Big hugssssss!
Sankari :)

Dana White said...

This is stunning - all the glitter on the flower is perfect!

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the dew drops on the rose. Beautiful work.

Laurie said...

My goodness you did a great job, especially love how you colored that rose. OOOOOOH.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Beautiful Karen!

Wendy said...

Karen, this is beautiful!