Happy Holidays with Taylored Expression

by - October 06, 2020

Hi folks!

It's release day at Taylored Expressions and I have so many awesome cards to share with some of the latest products. This is their biggest release yet with more than 40 products and I can truly say that I LOVE critters now! Without further ado.. let's get started!

My first card uses a bunch of new products along with the new Gus and Gertie Christmas themed stamp set. I first stamped and colored multiple images from the stamp set using alcohol markers. I then added highlights and shadows using colored pencils and a white gel pen. For the word "Merry', I masked and stamped each letter in Fruit Punch, Pumpkin, Peapod, Cilantro and Lime Zest Ink. I added highlights and shadows to the words as well just like my stamped images. For the background, I used the newly released Candy Cane Stripes stencil and ink blended using Lime Zest and Guava. I then lightly ink blended on top using the same colors and added splatters using white paint. Although this stencil is meant for a mini slimline card, it's still great for A2 cards! I then finished my card by adding a 'Christmas' sentiment from the new on-repeat stamp set.

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My next card shows you another way to use the Pennant Parade stamp set with a critter by stamping the top 3/4  of the card so that you have space at the bottom to add sentiments, critters etc. I stamped the banners using Sprinkles, Mint Julep and Granny Smith ink and ink blended the bottom half of the panel using Cookie Monster and Granny Smith. As always, I added splattered some white paint. I finished it off with a critter from the new Merry Millie stamp set and added a sentiment from Tag Team - Christmas to make a mini Christmas Party scene! 

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My next card is probably one of my favorites so far! I assembled the Santa Clauses from St Nick's Background Cling and Clear stamp set to form a Christmas tree. I added 'shadows' and a tree stump to the Santa Clauses using gold glitter cardstock. For the background, I ink blended Poblano Pepper and Cilantro inks and used the Bokeh Stencil with Sugar Cube, Granny Smith and Lemon Meringue inks. I stamped the caps using Sprinkles, Pink Champagne and Granny Smith and finished it off by adding some Gold Coast Nuvo drops. The sentiment was heat embossed using white embossing powder on watermelon cardstock.

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I love all things vintage and the new Beautiful Baubles stencil and stamp set is just gorgeous! I first stenciled the baubles on Sugar Cube cardstock using Strawberry Milkshake, Blue Raspberry, Peapod, Dijon, Sprinkles and Granny Smith inks. I then fuzzy cut and placed them on a Blueberry cardstock. I ink blended the edges of the cardstock using Bluecorn ink and added white and blue paint splatters. I then finished it off by heat embossing elements from the add on set.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you must know by now that I am a huge fan of typography! Imagine my excitement when I saw the Fill in the Blanks - Christmas stamp set! It's something that I would totally do :) I first ink blended the top and bottom edges of Sugar Cube cardstock using Sprinkles and Lavender Glaze using the Let it Snow Layering stencil. I wanted a light Teal color for the letters so I first stamped them in Gumball and then stamped again using Confetti Cake. I fuzzy cut the alphabets and then placed them on the ink blended panel along with a Santa Claus from St Nick's Background stamp and some elements from Big Grumpy - Christmas. I added 'shadows' using silver cardstock. I finished it off with a sentiment from On-Repeat Christmas.

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My last card is simple to recreate and uses the new mini slimline masking stencil and Seasonal Sprig stamp set. I ink blended the center portion of the card using Poblano Pepper and Bluecorn and added elements from the Seasonal Sprig stamp set. I added paint splatters and added some gold drip drops to finish off the card! 

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Here is an extra card using a bunch of different products from the new release!

That's all I have got to share! I hope you enjoyed this release as much as I did. Be sure to checkout what the rest of the team created!


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  1. oh - my - goodness! your cards are gorgeous! That Santa tree is adorable and the Seasonal Sprig card is amazing!