Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: The Secret Garden

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! It's Release Week at Taylored Expressions and I have the pleasure of playing along with the design team today. I created a card featuring a garden scene and it's made completely out of dies (no stamping!)

I used the soon-to-be-released (Thursday) dies Garden Arbor & Gate, Arbor Accessories, Arbor Fence, Wispy Grass Border and Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. I wanted something that was mostly white on white to have a very clean look, with just the gate accents, wisteria and grass in color to really make them pop. (The "love" sentiment is die-cut from the Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate set.)

With the exception of the wisteria and grass, I triple cut all my other elements. Because the card is mostly white on white, I needed there to be a lot of dimension, but I didn't want a bulky card from using a lot of foam adhesive. (The only place I used foam was for the frame.) It gives each element an almost chipboard feel, which is very nice.

The wisteria vines are so lovely and I cut out the flowers from felt. I love the added and surprising bit of texture this gave the card.

How cool are the little accents on the gate? 

I die-cut the wispy grass in a slightly lighter shade of green and trimmed it so that I had some behind and in front of the fence.

This card was so special that I wanted the inside to be special, too. I used the new Floral Vine Embossing Folder to create an embossed background and the Frame In Frame CP to create a nice little space to write a note.

I love the detailing on the embossed pattern. I did use watercolor paper for some subtle change in texture, which I think worked very well.

I hope you enjoyed coming into the garden with me today! Be sure to visit the Taylored Expressions Blog for links to all the designers participating today. Have a day filled with happy beans!


Karen Harris said...

Such a lovely card. IRL the soft colors you used...it has such a romantic feel.

Jami said...

Omigosh Regina!! I love everything about this card! I has wanted to try an all white or almost all white scene, but didn't. Yours is so so pretty! Now I really need to play with something similar. And the felt flowers - what a wonderful touch! Also love what you did with the inside! I've never thought if anything like that, but definitely want to try it now! Gorgeous card!

Eileen L. said...

What a beautiful card you created, its just Stunning. Love all the details like the felt flower and triple die cuts for dimension and foam tape behind the frame only. Beautiful picture and the embossed inside is superb. Beautiful.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Regina your card is stunning! I love the white on white with a touch of color! fantastic! Hugs.