Monday, May 4, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Starry Night Cutting Plate and Little Bits - Uncle Sam

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!!! Can you believe it's May already and summer is just around the's been a long time coming!!! The May release includes lots of fabulous new stamp sets, dies, papers, sequins, and embossing folders for Father's Day, July 4th, parties, and lots of plain old fun but first....

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

For my first card, the sky was created with two colors of Color Burst: Pthalo Green and Ultramarine. The powderes were mixed with water and apply with a brush to watercolor paper in a random pattern. After the paper dried,the sky was cutout with the Starry Night Cutting Plate. White Shimmer paper was used for the background and for the was cut out with the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate and adhered with foam tape. 

The Downtown Border was used to cut the town out of Oreo cardstock and gold metallic from the Metallic Neutrals cardstock was used for the windows.  The Little Bits - Flag was used for the was cut out of Red Pepper, Blue Corn and Shimmer White cardstocks and popped up with foam dots.  The sentiment from Of Thee I Sing stamp set finishes it off. 

My second card features the cute little hat die called Little Bits - Uncle Sam. Three hats were cut, one each from Red Pepper, Blue Corn, and Sprinkles cardstock and popped up inside the frame that was cut with the previously released Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The wave was cut with the previously released Wave Border die and the stars were cut from papers in the Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack with previously released Star Stacklets. 

The Treble Clef was cut from Blue Corn cardstock with one of the dies from the Just a Note die set and the music score and sentiment from the Of Thee I Sing stamp set were stamped with navy ink. The Summer Nights Matched Sequins, buttons, and cording finish it off. 

Thanks for visiting, today!!  If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! Remember, the May TE Release is Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for some awesome Father's Day inspiration!!

Supply List:
1st card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Of Thee I Sing
Paper: Oreo, Metallic Neutrals (gold), Shimmer  White, Red Pepper, Blue Corn (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Pthalo Green Color Burst, Ultramarine Color Burst (Ken Oliver Crafts)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Starry Night Cutting Plate, Downtown Border, Little Bits - Flag, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate

2ns card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Of Thee I Sing
Paper: Sugar Cube, Red Pepper, Blue Corn, Sprinkles, Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack (TE) 
Ink: Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Cording (Hemptique), Summer Nights Matched Sequins (TE), Buttons
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Uncle Sam, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Star Stacklets, Just a Note, Wave Border


Gramma Dee said...

I am loving how it all comes together here! The sky, the stars, the skyline... Wow!

jimlynn said...

Two wonderful cards Joan!!!

VanessaB said...

wow! those are both AMAZING!!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Hats off to you and your great card! Loving it!

Anonymous said...

Two wonderful cards! Mini works of art!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are wonderful! Love the sky on the first one.

jan metcalf said...

Love all the aqua showing up on July 4th cards this year!

Shawna said...

Love both these cards, but especially the skyline one.