Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oops-a-Daisy, Dad!...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Three!

May Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 5/2 at 7pm PST

It's the middle of the week and it's been a fun week of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions! Today I have two projects to share, the first using the new Oops-a-Daisy set for the Whimsical Wishes line. I love the wonderful daisies included in this set and I thought I would make a pretty, elegant birthday card.

I inked up the daisy images with a soft pastel ink and then sponged on the brown in the middle before stamping. There are also outline images that match perfectly, as well as coordinating dies, but I chose to leave things clean and simple. Pairing the image with some pretty paper, I had a nice card to help someone celebrate.

My next card uses both the Loyalty Project Pantry kit and the exclusive with bundle purchase Father's Day DigiThe Father's Day Digi is FREE with the purchase of any May Release Bundle and there are several to choose from.  The Digi is not being offered for sale. You will download both an open line image and a 2nd pre-colored image for super fun, quick cards and projects. You will also be able to download an inspiration sheet showing all of the projects created by the Baker's Dozen this week.  Be sure to check out the Bundle Options on the Specials page on Release Day, Thursday!

After re-sizing and printing the digital image, I colored it in with colors to match this month's Project Pantry paper. I also used the new Sprockets dies. I first ran them through with an embossing pad to get an embossed background. Next, I die-cut out a few of the sprockets and adhered them over some of the embossed images. Fun, yes?

Make a Wish Card
Stamps: Oops-a-Daisy (Illustrated by Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Almanac (Prima)
Ink: Soft Suede, Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up!)

Happy Father's Day
Digital Stamp: Father's Day (Taylored Expressions)
All cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon from Loyalty Project Pantry (Taylored Expressions)
Tools: X Border Punch (Fiskars)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more inspiration. Tomorrow is Release Day and I hope you come back as I have a special layout to share!


Betty said...

Stunning daisy card!! Great FD the embossing!

Sassy said...

Gorgeous daisy card!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are really wonderful! I just love how soft and subtle that first card is! The flower look amazing, and love the embossed background you created with the sprockets on the second.

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness that daisy card is so wonderful!! Love the design and the way you colored it! Sweet Father's Day card, too!!!

Stephanie said...

Great cards!

CardsbyJo said...

Your first card is so soft and beautiful and your second card is fun.

wendy said...

GASP that daisy card is amazing and also great Fathers Day card with the added gears !

Crafty Math Chick said...

Gorgeous cards Regina! The first is so soft and pretty and the second is so striking. Both are terrific!

Rosemary said...

oh the daisy card is just so beautiful!! fun father's day card!

Renee said...

I love the softer colors and the cards are so pretty!

Unknown said...

Love the softness of you daisy card, and the embossing on the FD card looks cool! ;o)

Chris Dring said...

OMGoodness! Fabulous cards!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous cards, Regina! I love the soft colors on the serene and beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

great cards...lovely soft daisy card and adore the woven ribbon under the punched panel on the Father's day card.

Kary said...

Wonderful cards, Regina!! I love the daisy card, it looks Amazing! Just love the colours. Your Father's day card is so fun - love the embossed sprockets on the background! Love these!!

~ Jo ~ said...

Great cards Regina! I love the subtle softness of the first card and the second card is the perfect card to give for Father's day!