Taylored Expressions: Mom Release!

We are celebrating all the Moms over atย  Taylored Expressions today. It’s a lovely release that can be used for many occasions AND people, even other than Mom. โค

First up today, I am using the new Dear Mom and new Gathered Greenery.ย  The boldness of this font and the size of this sentiment lends itself to a lot of different techniques! For this card, I kept it pretty simple stamping the background, color blending, and then embossing the sentiment over it.

I did use sort of an ombre inking technique on the Gathered Greenery background while stamping it. I used all the colors on the stamp, as I learned that would give me the look I wanted vs. stamping it all in one color. It just takes a little more patience and you want to be sure to put your yellow ink on first etc.

I thought this turned out quite happy! And the funny part is inside…

bwwwwwaaahahahahaa!!

Next up, we have Pretty Posies. I actually used this flower upside down and made it into a cone flower vs. a posie! ha! How’s that for stretching your supplies?

For the background, I used the Mini Slim Cable Knit stencil, blending on Lemon Meringue, Pineapple, Grannie Smith and a touch of Cilantro!

Lastly, I wanted to try the kissing technique with the bold font of the Dear Mom, in combination with the new Gathered Greenery. It worked out so well!

First I stamped the Dear Mom in all the different colored inks in a solid. Then, once again, I inked the Gathered Greenery with multiple inks to create a rainbow sherbet background.

The last color I used was Honey and I didn’t blend it super well, but I went with it all anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Perfect Parent sentiments are too funny for the inside (or outside) of the cards!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Dear Mom Cards:


Pretty Posie Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย Have a lovely week–hope yours is warming up too.

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Gift Giving Tags

Happy Holidays! Today, I am popping in to share some fun tags–perfect timing for the last minute gift giving preparations!. from Taylored Expressions. There are a couple here at the end that are super simple to create en mass!

First up, we have a fave with cutie little Gus & Gertie! This one is my fave….shhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

I used my TE Pastel Blender Brushesย with theย  Cable Knit stencil, using Mint Julep and Cupcake Inks and then added these little cuties!ย  Love how this turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have this tag that is perfect for our mailman! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just tucked a cup of coffee in there and viola! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the Jolly Holly Background on Toffee. Using the Sugarcube ink for the outline, I โค how it turned out. I added some Stickles to the tag for shimmer and glimmer, using a previous TE Freebie Gift die. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope he likes it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and I used a smidge of vellum with some stitching too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, I have these super simple and quick tags! These are great if you need a handful quick today. I used the Backstory Christmas Background to create a chalkboard like look. Then I die cut the On Dasher, On Dancer from the TE Glitter Cardstock. I don’t think this pics are doing them justice, but adding them to a packages already, they look fun and festive. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gus & Gertie Tag:


Thanks Gift Tag:

Reindeer Gift Tag:


All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blogย full of continued inspiration too!

To those who celebrate, Have a VERY Merry Christmas tomorrow! Happy wrapping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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