It's time for another release at Taylored Expressions! Today starts the sneak peeks of the new sets! Today's feature is the newest set in the Lasting Impressions collection called Christmas Blessings. It's perfect for religious Christmas cards.
For my first card, I used some of the SEI Christmas Mint paper that will be available at Taylored Expressions. I thought it would be neat to stamp the Wise Men image in white craft ink on dark cardstock. I used the Long Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities to create a matte for the image. Tip: The die cut scallop matte was too long to fit the image, so I cut it in half, lined up and overlapped some of the scallops to make it fit the image. I also added a Tiny Twinkle to the star in the sentiment.
For my second card, I did my old standard. . .a one layer card with embossing! I stamped the image on the white cardstock, then placed a Plain Rectangle Nestabilities die over the image and ran it through the Cuttlebug to emboss the frame. Then I masked the card leaving the image open for me to use the Bouncing Brayer Technique. Very simple, but I think it gives a beautiful result. I added some brads and gold ribbon as finishing touches!
Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has created for today's sneak peeks!
Sharon Harnist and, of course
Be sure to check back tomorrow for peeks of another new set! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Christmas Blessings (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Whisper White Craft (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine), Kaleidacolor; Paper- Christmas Mint (SEI), Snow White Choice Cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Accessories- Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Plain Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ticket corner, oval and scallop oval punches (SU), ribbon (Darice), brayer, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), brads (Making Memories); Finished cards measure 5.5"x4.25"