Welcome back for day 2 sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions! The first set in which I made a summer vintage card, is Summer Afternoon, a beautiful solid image set in the Whimsical Wishes line with coordinating sentiments to create gorgeous Summer cards! I have been using one of my very talented design team member’s tips (Jodi) and using lots of neutral cardstock layers (here I have a white layer on kraft cardstock), and combined it with some Basic Grey Basics Manila paper and a small snippet of Origins on the bottom. Distressing the edges a little with antique linen distress ink gave this the classic vintage look that I am pleased with. I also used some ivory silk ribbon, cream glitter candy dots, apple blossom flower with distress ink rubbed on and white crochet trim and crystal tiny twinkles adhered with some fantastic embellie jellie in a jiffy! That stuff is a MUST HAVE if you love to embellish with tiny things!!
My next card showcases Summer Afternoon with the addition of a sentiment from Care & Comfort, a beautiful script sentiment set in the Lasting Impressions line of stamps which includes timely Scriptures to comfort those who may be needing words of encouragement in the form of a handmade card. I used Jen’s sketch for you to try from this past weekend and chose to make this a monochromatic card, adding some prism medium suede brown cardstock to the Basic Grey Basics manila papers , in addition to a new Tim Holt distress ink, pumice stone. I must get the rest of the Basics!! I also added a cream glitter candy dot to the sentiment circle.
Lastly, I wanted to have some kind of pop on this card, so on the solid flowers I stamped, I colored with a chocolate brown copic atyou spica pen and covered them with crystal lacquer for an unexpected pretty shine!
Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the Baker’s Dozen blogs to be inspired by their creations:
Taylor Van Bruggen
and joining us today are:
Nancy McKinney (Summer Afternoon illustrator)