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Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a card I made for Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge!  If you’re interested in an uplifting challenge and for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Taylored Expressions, check out all the details HERE.

For this card I used Notable Blooms Background stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder onto watercolor card stock.  I dug out Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and filled in most of image with these gorgeous colors.  I really enjoyed watercoloring this background, the white embossing really makes the color pop.  The sentiment is from So Very Blessed and I used black embossing on vellum for “simply” and Blessed Script die cut for “blessed”.  I framed it with one of my favorite frame die cuts, Stitched Frame Stacklets and added a few blooms from Build a Bookmark.

I’m so happy you stopped by, thank you!  I’d love for you all to play along…hope you all have a great week!

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

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Hi guys, it’s Day 3 of our Sneak Peeks I hope you are as excited as I am, seeing all these Christmas and winter goodies!  In addition to my two cards, I have another sneak you don’t want to miss!

My first card uses this super adorable set, Critters on Ice & Die Combo.  Okay people, for real…you need this set!  Look at how cute these critters are!  I used Shake It Up and Stitched Circle Stacklets with Build a Scene Rolling Hills.  I love this snowflake paper from Build a Scene Christmas and I probably would have used it on every project I had if I had enough of it, lol!

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The background was embossed with Nordic Holiday Embossing Folder and I just love how it!  The little ribbon is a small die from Simply Stamped Pinecones Die Combo and works well for more than ornaments!

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My second card uses Peek a Boo Christmas & Die Combo and look…Peek a Boo Squares!  The stamps in Peek a Boo Christmas were meant to coordinate with Peek a Boo Squares and even the sentiment fits well.  I embossed the sentiment and used Build a Scene Rolling Hills for my snow.

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I once again used Snowflake Confetti as my accent snowflakes and the gorgeous paper is Build a Scene Christmas.  You’ll also want to check out the festive gold cord…it’s so perfect this time of year!

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Okay….now on to one more NEW and fun sneak peek!  Watercolor Panels are an awesome way to get into watercoloring.  They’re small and unassuming…and the perfect size at 3″x4″ to get you started.  There are 12 in a pack and I really enjoyed putting this together.

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You don’t have to do much with these panels to turn it into a card or a tag.

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Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

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Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend!  My leaves are already starting to turn and I used that for my inspiration.  Today my card uses Mega Leaves.  These dies are amazing and I love that they have the leaf veins on them.  I used Brusho Crystal Colours on watercolor paper, let them dry, and die cut the leaves.

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It’s hard to see but I spritzed the leaves and background with Goosebumps Texture Spray in Clear…it added some subtle dimension and a soft shine.  It almost gives it a wet look, without being too much.  The sentiment is from Free Spirit and I have fallen in love with Earl Grey and used Frame in Frame Cutting Plate for my frame.

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I think this would make a great masculine birthday card!  A few foam squares adds dimension to my frame and leaf, and my card is finished!  Thanks for stopping by!

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I love my Feather die from We R and thought I’d create a card that uses those feathers along with the Feather Embossing Folder.  Let’s take a look at the cast of characters for today’s card…

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I used half of a Fabriano Medioevalis note card to emboss the feathers on.  This is excellent paper for watercoloring and is so textured and yummy to work with.  These embossing folders rock!  They are 6×6 and nice and large, perfect for covering a whole card or 6×6 page.

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Let’s take a closer look at how gorgeous this impression is.  The embossing is nice and crisp, without tearing the paper.

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Now it’s time to run the feather die through.  I used wood paper and wrapped a bit of twine around them for a nice, earthy, look.  I know my die looks a bit beat up, however, that’s what makes these dies so awesome….they take a beating and still cut perfectly!

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I used a wash of yellow and red for my background and love how the two colors work together.  These watercolors are Kuretake Gansai Tambi and come in different sized sets.  This one is a set of 36 and the colors are rich, vibrant, and lush!

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The last step was to adhere my watercolored feathers and feather die cuts to my card.

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What do you think?  I really enjoyed creating this card and can see this being done in a variety of colors, each with the same, beautiful, effect.

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If you see something you like, head on over to We R…my readers get a special discount of 20% on everything in their cart by using the code POP.  Hope you have fun creating.  Thanks for stopping by!


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Happy Friday!  Today is my day to share and I’m thrilled to show you what I created using Posh Posies and Distress markers.  I love this image, isn’t it beautiful?  It’s gorgeous as a silhouette and as you can see, works well colored too.

I don’t use my Distress markers nearly enough (for shame!) and so I used them for today’s card.  I colored directly on to the stamp, misted it with Ink Potion #9, and stamped it onto Choice Watercolor paper.  I repeated this step without misting it this time and stamped it on top of my image.  This gave my flower the definition it needed for me to see where my lines were.  My last step was to use a darker color to accent the image directly on my stamped image.

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The background is Musical Swirls Impression Plate and I used chalk ink to make the impression stand out.  I love the look of this plate and the subtle detailing.

Here are today’s supplies:

PoshPosiespkg  tim holtz distress marker set  Whitenew  InkPotion9  musical-swirls-packaging  FrameItUp1  LabelStacklets3

Hope you enjoyed today’s project as much as I did!  Thanks for stopping by!


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It’s Friday! Today I have a beach scene to share with you. It’s part of the re-release, Beach Party. It’s also time for a new challenge…Texture! Check out the Texture Challenge at A Day For Daisies Blog. Don’t forget to get your freebie to play along!

My texture is the distressed edges and the little shell. I printed the image on watercolor paper and used Distress Inks, SU reinkers, and Derwent Inktense Watersoluable Pencils to color it. I kept it simple and distressed the edges and used jute to tie the shell and beads on.

FYI – The shop will be closed for new additions Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th. As a thank you for your support we will re-open with our summer SALE and a brand new release! Enjoy 15% savings on the entire store Monday, June 26th! See you there!


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This card uses Pocket Lattice from the Silhouette store and Lattice & 3D Flower Collection for the daisy.

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Don’t you love how the daisy looks?

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This sweetie is from April’s Club kit at A Day For Daisies and was watercolored with Distress and Stampin Up inks. The background is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I just love how cute this image is! Thanks for stopping by!