It's Release Day for Taylored Expressions today! I have two projects to share with you today, a layout and a card featuring two new stamp sets, Bon Voyage and Life Saver. First up is a layout, which I created for a very special day that we spent out on the lake in a pedal boat -- it was a bit leaky, it was windy, the ducks followed us menacingly, but we had so much fun!
I stamped the darling sailboat image onto some pretty patterned paper and fussy cut them out. Using the Wave Border Die, I cut out some waves on which to sail them.
I tried to create a real sense of dimension by alternating different patterns of paper.
With just a little glitter, I was able to add some accent to a single-color paper (saving me the time of paper piecing.)
Next up is a nautical thank you card that I created with the new Life Saver set. This set comes with coordinating dies, but I wanted to make a recessed frame with the cute life preserver and so I die-cut out the middle of the stamped image.
I decided to paper piece the preserver for a very clean look.
For a fun little detail, I punched holes to string some canvas twine through and I had a fun, clean, and simple card to give to someone special who has done me a few good turns!
Life is But a Dream Layout
Stamps: Bon Voyage (Illustrated by Emily Burger for Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Day (Echo Park)
Cardstock: Textured (American Crafts), Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Accents: Stickles (Ranger)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accents: Mister Huey (Studio Calico)
Dies: Tall & Skinny Alpha (Taylored Expressions); Lollipop 4 x 4 Alpha (Lifestyle Crafts); Wave Border Die (Taylored Expressions)
You're a Lifesaver Card
Stamps: Life Saver (Illustrated by Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Not Quite Navy, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accents: Canvas Twine (Canvas Corp)
Dies: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
I hope you enjoyed my projects today! It was a fun day out on the "high seas" and I hope you'll visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more Release Day goodness!