Thursday, December 10, 2015

Love is the Thread That Keeps Us Together: TE Release Day!

Hello there, crafty friends! Today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I got to play along again this month. It's their Valentine's Release and there is so much love going on today, I'm all a dither! Today I have two projects to share with you today. The first features a darling new die, the Embroidery Hoop, and I think it's brilliant. 

I paired the die with stamps from the new Stitch by Stitch set. I used ombre ink for some contrast throughout the whole card. In the background, I added texture with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.

I love any die with stitching, and the new Stitched Heart Stacklets are my new favorite. I thought it needed a little bit of a frame, so I simply inked in the outside border with a Copic marker to match the green in the card. Don't you just adore that sentiment?
My second card is a fun one that is created almost entirely with dies. I used one of the new Picture Perfect Valentine dies to create a cute frame. I added the new Love, Be Mine Banner across the top of it and put the whole thing onto a white mat and adhered it to a gingham background. 

This little pig is from the new Quick Critters set and it really is QUICK. The included dies cut out the animal shape and you simply stamp the cute little faces inside!

For the inside, I again used ombre ink to stamp the sweet sentiment!

I hope you will check out all the amazing Release Day projects over on the TE Blog. Happy stamping!


Joan Ervin said...

I love your cards, Regina...the little hoop is sooo cute and what a beautiful color combo!!! Your little pig is adorable, too...I'm lovin all the pink!!!

Kim S said...

Both are absolutely charming! I love the colors in the first card and your layout with the stitched hearts and the hoop. And all of that fun pink on the second - LOVE it - the ombre on the inside is great touch.