Happy December Release Day Everyone!!!
Hip, hip, hooray! The day is finally here…Taylored Expressions December 2018 Release is live and available at the TE webstore! Don’t forget about the amazing bundle they have to offer to get all your crafty points, which earns you rewards.
If you are unaware, TE has a Loyalty Program at a 5% reward rate as a thank you for shopping with them! How amazing is that? They are like the Target of the craft industry! Haha! 😛
With this bundle, you’ll earn 116 Crafty Points when you purchase the Framed Roses Bundle including four dies: Framed Roses Cutting Plate, Framed Script – Love, Framed Script – Hello, and Bloomers 9. In order to earn double points you must purchase the Framed Roses Bundle – double points do not apply to purchases of the individual items. Offer valid on purchases made between 9 am CDT on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Crafty Points can only be earned and redeemed on purchases made from the TE webstore.
Now without further adieu, let’s dive in to my absolute favorite projects I created for this release!
For this design, I went a little monochromatic with maroon and gold colors. I think it turned out well!
Here’s how you can create this card:
- Create an A2 sized cardbase with TE Mulled Wine cardstock.
- Create another TE Mulled Wine cardstock piece a quarter of an inch smaller (on three sides).
- Notice the right side of the card design is flush up against the card base. I gave it a different angle and style design.
- I encourage you to do the same – off set what you would typically go for to create another dimensional look! 🙂
- Using the TE Striped Background Stamp and TE Mulled Wine premium dye ink, stamp/ink onto the smaller cardstock panel.
- This will give a tone-on-tone background.
- If one were doing black/white card style colors, it would be a perfect monochromatic look using the tone-on-tone technique!
- Stamp/Ink/Heat emboss the new TE Big Heart stamp with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Gold) onto TE Mulled Wine cardstock.
- The contrast between the gold embossing powder and the rich mulled wine cardstock is stunning in person.
- Die-cut the gold embossed heart with TE Heart Stacklets and adhere foam to the back.
- The largest heart die in the stack coordinates perfectly with the TE Big Heart stamp. Hoping TE comes out with scalloped heart stacklets soon to coordinate with their Heart Stacklet die set! 🙂
- Using the new TE Framed Script – Love die, die-cut TE Foil Cardstock (Gold) and TE Mulled Wine cardstock. Once die-cut, use scissors to cut the frame off just leaving the word “love” behind.
- Tip Alert: It’s easier to hold the gold and mulled wine cardstocks together when cutting with scissors so that both layers are cut at the same point and are even.
- Adhere the two pieces together slightly offset – this will allow the gold word to pop off the intricate embossed heart design instead of getting lost in the background.
- Adhere the word “love” on top of the embossed heart.
- Using the new Caps Lock Companion – Love stamp set, stamp/ink the sentiment “sending you” with TE Mulled Wine premium dye ink and then versamark on top in order to heat emboss with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Clear).
- Tip Alert: I do not own very many colored pigmented inks, therefore, if I want to create an embossed look with colored inks I use versamark on top of my colored ink.
- Heat embossed sentiments stand out a bit more because they have a slight raise to them. 🙂 Subtle details bring the entire card design together!
- Cut the “sending you” sentiment into a small strip to adhere under the word love with foam adhesive.
- Lastly, adhere the gold embossed heart with the sentiment on top to the striped background. Cut off any excess to make the right side of the card flush with the card base.
- I added a few gold embellishments with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold) to complete the card design (optional)
I love the color of maroon and I’m slowly turning more towards gold than silver! Hehe! Funny how our colors and styles change over time!
Next, let’s get inky with stencils for the next card project below…
Oh, wow! When I completed this card…it quickly became my favorite! Something with the colors combined with black. Made for a striking color combination!
***Side Note: Speaking of color combinations, I made a TE color swatch ring a couple weeks ago. This really helps me see what colors I have and quickly make effortless color combinations. Since this picture, I have labeled all the colors with their names and decorated the front piece! 🙂
End of side note and back to project explanation.***
Here is how you can create this project easily:
- Create an A2 sized card base from TE Oreo cardstock.
- Tip Alert: I wanted a pitch black card stock color, therefore, I created my own! I took my TE Oreo premium dye ink pad and heavily inked the edges of the card base. To hasten the drying process, you can take your heating tool to it for a couple seconds.
- Combining TE Oreo ink on top of TE Oreo cardstock created the most beautiful pitch black color. 🙂
- While you have TE Oreo cardstock out, die cut the word “hello” using the new TE Framed Script – Hello die.
- Tip Alert: Using scissors to cut off the frame leaving behind just the word “hello” I used the tip mentioned above in order to obtain a pitch black die-cut word.
- Cut a piece of TE Guava cardstock a quarter inch smaller than the black cardstock base. This will later be used as a matte piece behind the stenciled background.
- Steps for creating the stenciled background:
- Take a piece of TE Sugar Cube cardstock and temporarily adhere the new TE Lots of Love stencil on top.
- Using an ink blending tool, softly ink TE Pineapple premium dye ink over the TE Lots of Love stencil.
- Stencil Technique: I softly inked from the edges inward…creating a darker edge and softer middle.
- Tip Alert: I purposely left the bottom right hand corner free of stenciling to create a highlight behind the die-cut word.
- Tip Alert: Always blend light colors first, then darker colors. I clean my stencils in between switching colors, but I do this to prevent unwanted mixing of colors.
- After you have inked the pineapple color, rotate the stencil one turn to the left, and softly ink with TE Guava premium dye ink (the same way as the pineapple).
- Use the largest die in the TE Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set and die cut the stenciled background.
- Adhere the “hello” die-cut word in the bottom right hand corner.
- I usually build my die-cut words up with multiple layers, but believe it or not, this is only 1 layer! See what I mean…the black on black was an excellent way to create a pitch black color! 🙂
- Die-cut three little hearts using the TE Little Bits – Hearts and adhere them around the “hello” sentiment.
- The little hearts were covered with a shimmer pen and then coated with glossy accents.
- Lastly, adhere the Guava colored cardstock piece cut earlier to the back of the stenciled piece as a matte. Then, using foam adhesive, adhere the entire designed piece on the black card base.
Bam! Another card completed and another release showcased!
Thank you so much for visiting with me all week long! I appreciate you all. Stay in touch and let me know what your favorite product or card project is!
Have the most beautiful rest of the week,
Supplies for Card Project 1:
Supplies for Card Project 2: