Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 1


July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Let's start with In The Clouds, illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line. This is a full sized stamp set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full colour sturdy storage panel and includes 25 images and sentiments. 

I didn't have a chance to play along with this week's Sweet Sunday sketch, SSSC123, on the actual sketch day, so I used it for my card today. There are plenty of different blimps in this set but I chose one that I could colour with copics, and I really wanted to highlight it and make it the focal point. It was super quick to cut out using the coordinating Blimps and Banners set of 4 dies. The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite pad.

Notice the cloud background paper? It's not patterned paper, but rather the awesome new Clouds Impression Plate. It impresses not just the outline of the clouds but the entire solid cloud shape...swoon!!! After I had impressed the clouds on the light blue paper I sanded the shapes to highlight them a little more. The best part about the Clouds Impression Plate is that it's one plate with a different cloud pattern on each side. You'll want to use the embossing pad kit with all the Taylored Impression Plates. 

Next up is Life Is A Circus, illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. This is also a full sized stamp set and includes 17 images and sentiments. 

I can hear the circus music now...and doesn't that bring back fun memories? The images in this set are perfect for either stand-alone focal points or for building little scenes like my "Under the Big Top" scene with the tent and the seal. 

I used fun papers from October Afternoon's Campfire collection and popped the seal and the stand on foam tape so they'd stand out from the tent and look like they're in the foreground. 

The blue strip with the circles and stars is the new Star Border Die. I cut it out once from blue cardstock, then again from yellow, and used the yellow stars to fill in the negative space on the blue strip. 

See you tomorrow with another day of fun sneak peeks!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

38 comments:

Taylor said...

Super cute, Karen! Love the paper pieced circus tent!

Cassie said...

These are awesome, Karen! Your circus card is just the best :D

Rachel said...

EEKK! Love your cards! Love the layouts, the colors, everything! SO CUTE!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE That bling around the blimp - so fun and the yellow stars in the star border die are brilliant! LOVE that idea!!

Jillisgram said...

Very cute cards. Love everything about them!

Steph Herbert said...

Simply adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

Susan said...

Every blog I go to makes me want the circus stamp set more and more. Love it and your cards!!!!

g said...

these are both just darling! lovin' the star border & the circus set- so great!!

Tracy said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I love this release and your cards are the bees knees!! This circus set is tooo cute and I love how you paper pieced the tent. I can't wait until Friday!!

Melody said...

Cute cards Karen!! I love how the cloud impression plate looks. And I love how you added the yellow stars to the border!

Dana White said...

Wow all the paper piecing on the circus card really makes the tent look real - fun colours. The blimp is cute- the cloud impressions is awesome

Donna said...

Oh gosh! Cute cards! Love all ypur sewing coloring and layouts! The cloud plate is so cool

Mommy said...

Love your cards! That circus tent and seal are adorable! Your cards are both so fun and colorful - and the sewing! Makes me want to get a machine right now!!!!! :)

Natalie said...

Oh my all the work/play(!) that went into your cards!! FUN! Outstanding and adorable!!

harrahx2 said...

I love your cards but even more, I love that you show the colors you used! Thanks for sharing...that seal is darling.

Jami said...

Love the way you sanded those clouds! And I super adore your circus card!!

Regina Mangum said...

SWOON! I am so in love with your starry seal card, Karen! The bling on your blimp is beautiful, too! XOXO

Janet Pantaleon said...

This looks like a must have set. So versatile!

margie c said...

Adorable cards! The seal is so sweet! I love the tent and colors! Super cute blimp too!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Adorable cards, Karen - great tip on the clouds and love your bright colors on both cards. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Colleen Begley said...

Both of these are super, super cute Karen. It's hard to pick what I like best. Great idea with the blue and yellow star border.

Lori Kae said...

WOW! Awesome! I love the colors--they pop! great job!

JessicaK said...

Wow, the circus card rocks it all the way, and not just b/c I'm a sucker for seals :).

dclouser said...

Such creative talent you have! Thanks for explaining about sanding the impression of the cloud - that is genius!

Debbie Carriere said...

These are over the top fantastic!! Love them. The tent & seal are wonderfully done, love how you sanded the clouds, and love the two colored star border!!!

Imke said...

Beautiful cards ! Your circus card is so great. Perfect DP and great layout. Love it.

Sankari W. said...

WOW! karen - seriously - I am soooo floored by the cute seal card - it is simply amazing - I love the way you used such bold colors and the layout and amazing coloring is awesome! And the bling around the blimp card makes it a total stunner!!!! GORGEOUS creations Saucy!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Sankari W. said...

WOW! karen - seriously - I am soooo floored by the cute seal card - it is simply amazing - I love the way you used such bold colors and the layout and amazing coloring is awesome! And the bling around the blimp card makes it a total stunner!!!! GORGEOUS creations Saucy!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Jules said...

Karen, seriously! The seal card is out of this world fantastic!! Love your work!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards Karen. Love the images, the colors. The blings are perfect on the first one... and I really like the circle BG behind the tent on the second. Such a great circus scene. :o)

AShu93 said...

Wonderful cards! The way you layered the stars back in the border die is so clever.

stephanie said...

Your cards are so lovely! The seal!!! I love all the animals in the collection!

kurlygirl said...

These are just beautiful!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

The cloud impression plate under the blimp is AMAZING! WOW WOW WOW! LOVE your circus card too! WAY too sweet!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just adorable, Karen! I LOVE the sky on the seal card!

Danielle Lounds said...

Fabulous-ness! Love the rhinestone square around the blimp with the embossed sky behind it. And wow the coloring and paper piecing on your circus card is perfect!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Over the top cute...LOVE them!!

texasjodylynn said...

Those are so cute. The blimp card is adorable and the circus card is so bright and cheery.