Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Little Bits - Grill and Little Bits - Necktie

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!! Didn't you just love all the awesome patriotic goodies you saw yesterday...July 4th will be here before you know it!!! Today we will be showing you lots of masculine designs just in time for Father's Day!!! First, I want to remind you about all the fun on the Taylored Expressions Blog!!

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. 

I wanted to do something different with the Brick Embossing Folder so I ran an Aged Mahogany Distress Ink pad over one side of the inside and closed it on a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock. After the brick image was *stamped* on the cardstock, an aqua pen and the Aged Mahogany ink pad were used to color in the bricks. 

The Little Bits- Grill was cut out of Red Pepper and Oreo cardstock...a scrap of patterned paper was used for the flame and the grass was cut out of Granny Smith cardstock with the previously released Wispy Grass Border die. In order to add a little dimension, two borders were cut... one was glued to the cardbase and the other was popped up over the first one with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the Punny Man set and the enamel dots finish it off. 

The fun little Dad was created with the new Little Bits - Necktie and Little Bits - Uncle Sam die and the mustache from the previously released Little Bits - Love Confetti and the previously released Little Bits - Eyeglasses. They were all cutout of Oreo cardstock and popped up in the frame cut with the previously released Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. 

The background Toffee cardstock layer was embossed with the new  Corrugated Embossing Folder and the background stenciling was created by sponging a stencil cut from the new Argyle Cutting Plate. The banners were cut from scrap patterned papers and the sentiment is from the new My Favorite Dad Stamp set. The sewing along the side is the finishing touch. 

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)!!

Supply List:

1st card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Man
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Red Pepper, Oreo, Granny Smith (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Aqua Pen
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Brick
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Grill, Wispy Grass Border

2nd card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: My Favorite Dad
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Oreo, Sprinkles (TE), Patterned Paper Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Corrugated
Taylored Expressions Dies: Argyle Cutting Plate, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Little Bits - Necktie, Little Bits - Uncle Sam, Little Bits - Kisses Confetti, Little Bits - Eyeglasses,


Gramma Dee said...

LOVE that brick background! And the top hat guy is really cute!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous brick background for the grill. Great Dad's Day card too. Love the top hat.

Jen Shults said...

Joan your cards today are just amazing! That brick background is just stunning and your creativity with the glasses, hat and tie! Seriously stunning work today!

Annette Allen said...

awesome father's day card.. i love that barbecue..

jimlynn said...

Both are darling! Love that BBQ pit and the brick wall. Cute cards for guys.

Becky said...

What awesome cards Joan. Love the background on the first one, very creative, and that second one is ingenious.. Love it.

jan metcalf said...

Wonderful cards! Especially like the BBQ card! Great sentiment too!