Monday, September 28, 2015

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks: Build a Scene-Winter Trees and Away in a Manger

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks!!! What??? Did I say October....where did the summer go??? We have less than three months till Christmas so aren't you glad we have lots of new Christmas stamps, dies, papers, and sequins for you to make lots of holiday cards and gifts...woot!!!! I can't wait to show you what I created 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. 

My card features the Build a Scene-Winter Trees dies...they were used along with the tree from the Little Bits-Tis the Season die set and the tree from the Build a Scene-Central Park set. All the trees were cut out of Sugar Cube cardstock and glittered up for a little winter wonderland glam. The background paper is from the TE Build a Scene-Christmas 6x6 paper pack and the snowflakes are from the TE Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins.  

The reindeer was cut out of Sugar Cube cardstock with the Little Bits-Reindeer die, the frame was cut with the previously released Frame It Cutting Plate,  and the previously released Build a Scene-Rolling Hills dies were used to cut the *snow* out of Shimmery White cardstock....the sentiment from the preciously released Baby, It's Cold Outside stamp set is the finishing touch.  

My second card features the Away in a Manger die...this is one of my favorites!! The manger scene was cut out of Oreo cardstock and set aside. Then watercoloring was done with reinkers on a large piece of watercolor paper. After it was dry, Sheer Shimmery -Frost was sprayed over the watercoloring for a little shimmer. When it was dry, a Stitched Circle Stacklet was used to cutout a round background and it was adhered to the manger scene. 

The background was cutout of the watercolored piece and adhered to the Oreo background mat. Gold twine was added and the sentiment from the previously released Sing of the King set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The manger scene was adhered to the background with foam dots and the Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins finish it off. 

I just had to use the Away in a Manger die on another project...a shaker ornament!!! This time Blue Corn cardstock was used for the manger scene. The background was cut out of Salt Water Taffy cardstock with a Stitched Circle Stacklet as was the  acetate for the front of the shaker. The Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins were used on the inside of the shaker along with snowflakes cut out of Metallic Neutrals -Silver cardsrtock with the Little Bits-Confetti Snowflakes dies. The manger scene was adhered to the acetate circle and then tiny strips of foam tape were adhered to the back of the acetate around the was then adhered to the Salt Water Taffy background with the sequins inside.  

The sentiment from the previously released A Winter View set was stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver ep. One of the Ornament Accessories dies was used for the was cut out of Metallic Neutrals - Silver cardstock and adhered to the back side of the front acetate piece. The Metallic Twine-Silver was wrapped around the edge to cover up the foam tape and the bow was added with a glue dot.

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers! Taylor is giving away lots of prizes so you could be a winner!!! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow because we have lots more to show you!!! Remember, the October Release is Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)

Supply List:

Build a Scene-Winter Trees

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Baby It’s Cold Outside
Paper: Sugar Cube, Blue Corn, Shimmery White, Build a Scene-Christmas 6x6 paper pack (TE)
Ink: Night Of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Glitter (SU), Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins (TE)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Build a Scene-Winter Trees, Little Bits-Reindeer, 
Little Bits-‘Tis The Season, Build a Scene-Central Park, Build a Scene-Rolling Hills, Frame It Cutting Plate

Away in a Manger-watercolor

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sing of the King
Paper: Sugar Cube, Oreo (TE), Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie Reinkers (SU)
Accessories: Metallic Twine-Gold (TE), Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins,
Taylored Expressions Dies: Away in a Manger, Stitched Circle Stacklets, 

Away in a Manger Ornament

Taylored Expressions Stamps: A Winter View
Paper: Blue Corn, Salt Water Taffy, Metallic Neutrals (silver) (TE)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Embossing Powder-Silver Metallic (Zing), Metallic Twine-Silver (TE), Build a Scene-Christmas Sequins (TE)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Away in a Manger, Ornament Accessories, Stitched Circle Stacklets, Little Bits-Snowflake Confetti


Ruth Gauss said...

Oh, my! Just when I thought I loved the first card, the second card appears and I love that and then the shaker ornament - I'm swooning here! I love how you've used these different stamps, dies and sequins! Wonderful colors and beautiful scenes! Thanks so much for sharing!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous winter scene! Beautiful card and such a intricate design! Wow!
Take care!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous cards and ornament Joan! So pretty!

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! Your cards are stunning!! I LOVE the winter scene and that second card with the beautiful background-breathtaking. Fabulous design!!

jan metcalf said...

Love your shaker ornament!!

lifesabeach32940 said...

You are SO VERY TALENTED!! Your projects are AWESOME!! Thank you for the inspiration ... I have added every die that I do not own yet to my wish list based on your projects!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards and shaker ornament Joan. Love the pretty scene on the first card, the water colored background with the second... and oh, that ornament. Just lovely with the shaker fillers. said...


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