Greetings! Today we are featuring cards made with beautiful products from Taylored Expressions. I’m sharing two cards that are sure to get you in the Autumn spirit. Let’s get started! The first card is a festive greeting made in traditional colors of Fall.
To make this pumpkin card I started with an A2 card base cut from cream cardstock. Then I had lots of fun stamping out the new Taylored Expressions Peek a Boo Pumpkins stamps in different shades of orange and green using SSS hybrid inks. (Tip: If you use the small SSS ink cubes it’s easy to get your ink colors in the little spaces like the leaves). I die cut the pumpkins out using the matching Peek a Boo Pumpkin dies. I embossed a piece of brown cardstock using the pretty Leafy Vine Embossing Folder and cut that into a strip for an accent piece.
I layered patterned paper with fall color solids to form my card layout. I cut out three Postage Stamp Stacklets Dies from cream paper, and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can also see I inked some brown speckles using the TH Spritzer tool and a Corduroy Distress Marker. This just gives a nice shabby chic look. I die cut the Little Bits Leaves Dies and inked them using the same ink colors as my pumpkins to bring the colors together on the card. Lastly I assembled everything and stamped my sentiment in crisp black SSS ink. This would make a great Thanksgiving card! So many reasons to be thankful right now!
The next card is a bright and cheerful Apple card. I am in love with the new Block Party Dies!
This new Block Party Die is just so fun for making clean and simple card designs. And the C’mon Get Happy Stamp Set is the perfect partner for happy and cheerful creations! For this card I made an A2 card base with Kraft cardstock. then I die cut the Happy word die at an angle across the front. Next, I lined the inside of the card with pretty polka dot paper, so that the pattern would show through the cut out. I used the Apple Stacklets dies to make a cute Autumn apple and put it all together. I placed a tiny twine bow and an enamel dot on the apple for some interest and texture. I mounted the apple to the card with foam tape. I used nice rich black ink to stamp the ‘everything’ word on the bottom of the card front and then finished with a couple more enamel dots. This is a super quick and easy project – great for Fall greetings or teacher gifts!
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