Hi everyone! Today is release day at Taylored Expressions and all of the new products for the February release are available to purchase right now!
Today, I have projects to share with you using the new Spring Stems stamp set, Handlettered Sympathy stamp set, Simple Strips - Sympathy stamp set, and Masking Stencils - Square Windows collection. Both of my projects are sympathy cards which are unfortunately a card that I need more often than not. I like that I have more of these cards ready to go when I need one.
For the first card, I used the new Masking Stencils - Square Windows collection to stencil the three squares down the left side of my card front with Sugar Cube ink. I love the guidelines that are etched into the stencil so that I know that everything is going to be straight and lined up perfectly. I left the masking stencil in place and used some Post-It notes to mask off squares so that I could stamp the different botanical elements into each square.
The sentiment is from the new Handlettered Sympathy set and I stamped that with black ink. You could swap out any of the other sentiments in the set or even use a different sentiment since a botanical themed card could be used for a number of different occasions. I finished off the card with alittle bit of sparkle using the new Bit & Pieces - Rhinestones embellishment. The white iridescent rhinestones can go with so many different things and I can see myself reaching for them quite a bit.
This next card is one of my favorites that I did for this release using the Spring Stems stamp set. I used my blended brushes and blended Confetti Cake and Cookie Monster inks onto a piece of Toffee cardstock. I stamped the botanical stems and butterflies from the Spring Stems stamp set over the blended color using Sugar Cube ink. Most of the stems I stamped with a few impressions using my MISTI to get a crisp image, but I stamped a few with just one impression so that they look farther away and add depth to the design.
The sentiment is from the new Simple Strips - Sympathy stamp that I stamped with Sugar Cube ink onto Toffee cardstock. I added a vellum border to the strip using the Simple Strips Backer die. I love how it really helps the sentiment strip stand out just a bit more on my project.
Creating more of this card design is definitely on my to-do list and I want to experiment with different color blends too!
There is a fun promotion happening in the Taylored Expressions webstore for the February release:
When you purchase the Hop to It bundle February 18th through February 23rd you will get 15% off! The Hop to It bundle includes the Hop to It Background stamp set, Hop to It die, and Mini Strips - Easter stamp.
Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more and link up the the TE Creative Team blog posts for today. Don't forget that you can shop right now for all of the new February products! I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration to share for the Taylored Expressions February release!