Thursday, October 25, 2018

TE Craft Kit: Designer Dangles

I just finished designing some projects for Taylored Expressions new Designer Dangle: TE Craft Kit and it was so much fun.




I love stamping but I also love making simple jewelry just as much, so this kit was perfect for me! And it is being release just in time for gift giving this Holiday season. 

Here is my video on YouTube, showing some of my earrings.


This first pair is made from just the supplies in the kit. I used the dark gray craft leather and the silver craft leather die cut with the 2 smaller dies in the kit. I love these because of their versatility and simplicity. 


I stepped up the next 2 pair of earring with charms that I purchased at a local scrapbook store (Memory Bound) and from Artbeads.com but charms are available at most any craft store. 



I love these gold Lotus charms with the cork.  I also love that they are small because smaller earrings are my go to most days. 

This next pair has to be my favorite, I just really love the simplicity and the gold and silver combination.  I used some purple tape to mask off a line on the leather. I then took my versa mark pad and pressed it on the craft leather, added gold and embossing powder and heated until it was melted. I die cut after the embossing was cool and that is it. So great! 


So then I had to try Deco Foil (no worries, no minc needed). I used score tape or sticky tape what ever you have, and added it to the craft leather, die cut the earring, peeled of the backing off the tape and press the foil over it, and finally peeled of the foil to reveal the magic. SO COOL!  
(Note: put the dull sided of the foil on the tape, shiny side up.)
I used Teal Deco foil and 1/8" sticky take for these:


 And I used Pewter Foil and 1/2" score tape for these:

 And finally I used Opal Foil and 1/8" score tape for these:

See more ideas at the Taylored Expressions blog. 

Have a great day! Happy crafting!




Thursday, October 18, 2018

My Favorite Things- Stencils & Stencil Brushes


Just popping in to share a few quick cards I made today. I was in need of a couple Thank you notes and a couple encouragement notes. 

I used Taylored Expressions Herringbone Stencil and Embossing pad. I love to see how inks blend and play together. This color combo is - Guava, Pineapple, and Plum Punch and I applied the ink with Clarity Stencil Brushes. 

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.

TE Craft Kit: Designer Dangles

I just finished designing some projects for Taylored Expressions new Designer Dangle: TE Craft Kit and it was so much fun. I lov...