Seasonal Sprig (2 Ways!) by Taylored Expressions

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with TWO cards using the Seasonal Sprig stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I’ve been thinking about slimline cards ever since I created a few slimline holiday cards for Scrapbook.com a few weeks ago so I thought I’d give it another try. And then to be even more adventurous, I created a similar card in the traditional A2 size. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

FYI – Today’s cards feature Copic coloring, but I colored this image several months ago using Karin Brushmarker Pro markers for a watercolor effect. Check it out if you want to try something different!

CARD 1: Seasonal Spring Slimline

Features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

CARD 2: Seasonal Spring A2

Features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

I should note that the Seasonal Sprig stamp set includes a few simple sentiments that would also work beautifully (see earlier card project). But I wanted to use a larger sentiment, especially with the slimline card and the Joyful Wishes stamp set fit the space perfectly.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! Until next time —

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67, G28 (leaves); R24, R35, R37, R39, R59 (berries)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Let It Snow by Taylored Expressions

MORNING FRIENDS! Like many of you, I’m ramping up my production of holiday cards. I don’t have time to individually hand color every card with Copics so I’ve been thinking of ways to easily mass produce cards. So I rummaged through my collection of stencils and pulled out the Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions. I’ve linked the supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions
  • Ink blending, heat embossing and die cuts
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions

For something different, I decided to use kraft paper — in this case, Neenah Desert Storm 100# paper. The Let it Snow Layering stencil comes in three parts so that you can stencil each layer in a different color. The first two layers consist of the large snowflakes. I used Distress Ink in Rustic Wilderness for layer one and Festive Berries for layer two. However, I actually inked the third layer first using Hero Arts pigment ink in Unicorn followed by Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster. As a result, I could complete all the heat embossing without waiting for the ink blended snowflakes to dry.

For the sentiment, I used the Mirthful die from Penny Black. I wanted to stack layers of the die cuts for dimension so I cut two layers from the Desert Storm cardstock and the top layer from the Slick Glitter Paper that I found at Michaels. This cardstock has the appearance of fine glitter but the surface is smooth. I adhered the layers together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued the letters to the front of the card. I glued the card front to a card base cut from Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and called it done!

Rowhouse Greetings | Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions

That’s all for today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with something a little different. I’m featuring a beautiful stamp by Taylored Expressions called Seasonal Sprig colored with Karin Brushmarkers Pro.

As many of you know, I’m a frustrated watercolorist. I love the look of watercolor – and sometimes even mimic it with my Copics – but beyond that I’m hopeless. I’ve got all the brushes, the best paper, lovely paints, and watched ALL the videos, but somehow it just doesn’t come together for me. Ever hopeful, I decided to give the new Karin Brushmarkers Pro a try. My friend Jill Killeen – who shares my watercolor frustration – had already invested in a full set and sent them to me to try. So after a bit of playing around, I finally got the hang of blending out the ink and controlling the amount of water used.  I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions
  • Karin Brushmarkers Pro (see list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

Coloring the Image Seasonal Sprig

I stamped the image on Canson XL watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. For the leaves, I applied a small amount of Lime Green at the base of the leaves with the marker, blending it out with a waterbrush. Once the first layer was dry, I applied a second layer of the same color with the marker, once again blending it out with a waterbrush. When the second layer was dry, I used the Olive Green marker to apply a small amount of color to the base of the leaves, carefully blending it with my waterbrush to keep the contrast between the two colors. I did the same thing for the berries, using the markers to randomly apply either Magenta Red or Pale Violet which I blended with a waterbrush. After the first layer was dry, I used the markers to apply a small amount of color along the darker edge of the berries and softened the light with my water brush.

OK – that probably sounded confusing, but once you get into the rhythm of doing it, the coloring moves along smoothly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

In any case, the results satisfied my desire to watercolor so I’ll probably continue using these markers. They’re available in sets and as single markers so give them a try.

That’s it for me! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

KARIN BRUSHMARKER PRO: Magenta Red 170, Pale Violet 247, Lime Green 071, Olive Green 281

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

It’s Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

I’ll be at Photo Scraps today for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. And just to mix things up, my second card is Copic free!

Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions; Scandinavian Christmas by Taylored Expression
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Rose Gold by Lawn Fawn; Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, R46

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Coloring: Color using the Distress Ink marker of your choice

New Class! Purr-Maids featuring Newton’s Nook – September 16 & September 20, 2018 – Photo Scraps

Join me for end of summer dose of Vitamin Sea at Photo Scraps. In this class, we’ll make FOUR cards featuring the Purr-Maids stamp set from Newton’s Nook and products from Tim Holtz, Taylored Expressions, and The Crafters Workshop. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $32

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

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COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • R20: Blush
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG23: Coral Sea (can substituted BG32)
  • BG15: Aqua
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin Egg’s Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • C00: Cool Gray No. 00
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio
  • Uniball Gel Pens in White and Gold
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.
  • We will be using the following stencils in class. Please bring if you have them:
    • MiniMicrobial by The Crafters Workshop
    • Seashells Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Tropical Fish Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Bubbly by Taylored Expressions

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook