Monday, May 5, 2014

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: American Flag Cutting Plate and City Skyline

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!!! You are going to love all the fabulous new goodies....Taylor will release several new stamp sets and dies to include some that are just perfect for our patriotic holidays!!!

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 project, I used the new American Flag Cutting Plate, Star Stacklets, and one of the new patriotic stamps called Patriotic Prose - Brave. Two different flags were cut out with real red and Americana patterned paper. The blue corner piece was adhered over the red diecut and it was backed with a piece of Choice Snow White card stock. All three pieces were distressed and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. It was then adhered to the burlap background and framed (frame from Taylored Expressions). 

The sentiment stamp called Patriotic Prose - Brave, which comes in one piece, was cut up into individual words and stamped on the frame with Timber Brown Stazon ink. (Don't use regular die ink because it will bleed...I speak from experience...LOL!!)

 Star Stacklets were used to cut out all the stars from burlap, Americana 6x6 paper pad, and Kraft in Color 6x6 paper pad....they were all stacked and adhered with foam tape and glue dots. The corrugated cardboard button, buttons, and twine finish it off.  

My second project features the new Light Up the Night stamp set and the new 
City Skyline die. The City Skyline die was used to cutout the Choice Kraft and night of navy diecuts..the kraft diecut was layered over the navy one a little off center to create a shadow effect. A few of the dark windows were left in the diecut to create a little dimension. 

The fireworks stamp from the Light Up the Night set was colored with markers and then stamped on the Choice Snow White card base and the sentiment from the same set was combined from two different sentiments. The red star was cut using a Star Stacklet and the button and hemp cording finish it off. 

Now, are you ready to check out some awesome inspiration created by the Baker's Dozen DT  for you today??

Thanks so much for stopping by sure to come back tomorrow for more Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. The May release will be Thursday, May 8, at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)

Supply List:
American Flag Project
Stamps: Patriotic Prose - Brave
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Real Red (SU), Americana 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles), Kraft in Color (Doodlebug)
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon (Tsukineko), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Burlap, Corrugated Burlap (MME), Buttons (PTI), Twine (TE), Decorative Wooden Frame - 12.5"x9" cream (We R)
Taylored Expressions Dies: American Flag Cutting Plate, Star Stacklets,

City Skyline Card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Light Up the Night
Paper: Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft (Te), Real Red, Night of Navy (SU), Americana 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles)
Ink: Brocade Blue (SU)
Accessories: Markers: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue (SU), Hemp Cording (Hemptique), Button (PTI), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: City Skyline, Star Stacklets


Queen Mary said...

Hi Joan, it's been ages since I've commented I think, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your frame idea! Genius! and the card with the skyline is genius too! I love both your projects with the new release! Thanks for sharing them!

Renee said...

I love all the patriotic projects this month...yours are super cute!

Kathy JH said...

Oh wow - love that frame! What a great project!

jimlynn said...

Joan, both are wonderful! Love all the burlap on that first one. Fabulous!!!

Annette Allen said...

WOW these are so amazing.. very creative and really love those stars.. thanks for the inspiration.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love the framed flag - that is so pretty. Great distressing - looks amazing. XOXO

Kendra said...

Oh goodness me! These are outstanding!!! I love the frame and the kraft on the 2nd card - perfect! Love them!

Tammy said...

Excellent creations especially the plaque! The stars are perfect! The skyline is awesome, love the scene you created!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous release! I love the flag and the skyline and the gorgeous cards you have created with them!

Diane said...

Greetings Joan, love the designs the flag and skyline are perfect.

Hugs diane

Anonymous said...

I love the skyline. So glad there is a cutting plate for it. the flag plate is great too. Wonderful projects.

Jen Shults said...

Wonderful projects! That frame is amazing!!!!

Maria said...

Wow! Beautiful patriotic projects! Love the flag, stars, and all the texture on first project. And, second project has an amazing scene with fireworks over the fun!:-)

Anne Temple said...

Love both of these. Great use of burlap on the first one.