Saturday, August 25, 2018

Summer School 2018: Ombre


Ombre is such a beautiful look on cards. I love using it with embossing and Stencil Brushes. I embossed the background and used brushes to add color on the panel. I love the look and how it turned out. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Supplies: MFT Brushstroke expressions, MFT Roses All Over background, White EP,  Stencil Brushes.  

Summer School 2018: Rainbow


I love emboss resist! I embossed the MFT Stamp Set- Balloon Strings on a white CS panel and  applied Distress Inks using Stencil Brushes over the top.  I love how bright it turned out. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Supplies: Distress Ink (Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagon), Versa Mark, TE White EP,  MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag,  Birthday Balloon dies. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer School 2018: Visual Triangle


This lesson is full of all my favorite things! I love the visual triangle (I have used this rule for years). I love to place things in groups of 3.  I love stencils and stencil brushes, I used them to create the light gray background. I used another one of my MFT card kits- Plentiful Petals. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: All MFT- Plentiful Petals, Stax Pierced Fishtail Flag Dies, Essential Sentimets, White EP.


Summer School 2018- Focal Point


Our girls started back to school this week, so it seems a little funny for me to start "Summer School." It has been fun to play with a technique and use what ever supplies I want. So much fun! Today I pulled out one of my MFT card kits that is all in it's original box, so I dusted it off. I love the flowers in this set, so many possibilities to use with watercolor, colored pencils, or Copics. I started by stamping the flowers in VersaFine Black ink and embossed the flowers on a white card panel. I used the coordinating die to cut out the focal flower and pop it up with fun foam.   

Supplies: MFT Essential Sentiments & Fancy Flower Card kit, Copic Marker, Versa Fine Black, Clear EP. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer School 2018- Monochromatic

WOW! Once again it has been a while since my last post. I love to think/dream that life is going to slow down......I am at the age that I know that is NOT going to happen.

I love the MFT Summer School and I love to watch stamping videos. Thank you MFT for the inspiration! I used the new MFT Happy Birthday Block and Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings. I am obsessed with stencil brushes, I used them on a white panel to blend Summer Splash, Blue Raspberry, and Tropical Teal. I then cut the panel with the Happy Birthday Block die and popped it up on my card base. Finally, I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoy the MFT Summer School and find some inspiration, too.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms + Distress Oxide


So I haven't posted in a LONG time and I am sorry! I went back to work and I just don't have enough time to share. I am still stamping and creating. This is my most recent project. The link below is to my video of how I created it. I hope you like it!

https://tayloredexpressions.com/blog/blog/2018/02/13/big-blooms-meet-distress-oxide-ink/

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Favorite Things- Clarity Stencil Brushes

I have always wanted to be talented enough to make beautiful airbrushed backgrounds. Unfortunately, I can not....until these brushes came along.


 These amazing brushes make ink blending effortless. 


All you have to get them in your hands, load one up with ink, give it one quick swipe on scratch paper and begin swiping on your project. You will be hooked! Trust me!

Candle birthday card- I laid down candle mask and inked over the top. I removed the mask and stamped TE Graphic Greetings Birthday. One of those, "how did you do that?" cards. 

The balloon and Prairie Grass card are both done after embossing with TE embossing folders- Prairie & Confetti. Start with a very light hand when adding ink to the embossed image. The raised area really grab the ink quickly! 

All supplies from Taylored Expressions