Friday, June 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!!

Release Day!
  • All of the new products are now available for purchase! Check out the Fresh Out of the Oven category and Taylor's Blog for all the deets!
  • Did you win one of the Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaways? Find the list of winners on Taylor's Blog
  • Another chance to win... head on over to our forum and tell us your favorite stamp set from this release. We'll be choosing one person to win their favorite set FREE!  You have until Saturday June 4th at 6 pm PST to enter to win.

I have a pretty clean and simple card for you today, using A Day in Paradise. I had this idea in my mind from the moment I saw the set.

I brayered the background with summer sun, pumpkin pie, ruby red and not quite navy, onto glossy cardstock and layered that onto not quite navy. The pier was super easy to make. First I cut a strip of kraft cardstock about 2" wide and ran it through my Big Shot using the Wood Grain Impression Plate...LOVE this one!!! Then I used my 1 1/4" square punch to take "bites" out of the strip of paper at different heights and width. Then I drew in the vertical lines to separate the pieces of wood with my copic multiliner. Voilà, a pier! Then I stamped the birds with Memento Tuxedo Black, added some twine and the sentiment, and called it done. I kept looking at it, wondering if it needed something else, but I left it alone and I love it!

Be sure to check out the Fresh Out of the Oven department for all the new products and don't forget to hop over to the TE Forum on Splitcoast and leave a comment on this thread telling us your favourite stamp set from this release. You just might win your fave!!!

Now get hopping to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen created, then happy shopping!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Karen. I think I am FINALLY speechless. OK...wait, I have a few things to say. First of all, this is FREAKING magnificent! LOVE the brayered sky/ is SO vibrant! The pier was a RIDICULOUSLY amazing idea, and your execution is flawless. LOVE the birds in black, the twine/sentiment combo...LOVE it all! TOTALLY casing this!!!

Karen Giron said...

Clean & simple and magnificent!!! OH WOW!! Your sky is just amazing and I love the pop of the birds on the peer. GASP!!!

Dana White said...

This is fabulous - reminds me of the sunsets last weekend in the bahamas!!

Leslie said...

LOVE it!!! I absolutely LOVE brayering, love it, love it, love it...and your sunset is perfect! Very clever pier too :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, I just LOVE this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE how you did the!