Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 3!!!

October Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, October 6th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Hi Everyone!

It's Day 3 of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions and today  we are previewing two joyful stamp sets: Glad Tidings and Wreaths of Joy! The Wreaths of Joy stamp set continues the seasonal wreaths series concepted by Jami Sibley and illustrated by Nancy McKinney. The Glad Tidings stamp set is a mini set illustrated by Doug Applegate and is a joyful Christmas stamp set, which can also coordinate with the animals from the Easter Joy and Green Acres stamp set (perfect for creating a manger scene!). 

For today's card, I used the beautiful papers from the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry kit .  I wanted to create a glow inside the manger and also outside of it - so I stamped the images and then masked it and sponged around it with some yellows, gray and blue inks (Dandelion, London Fog and Paris Dusk from Memento) and thenstamped the sweet images of Mary and Joseph again and for their clothing  colored it with copics and paper pieced it with papers from the Project Pantry. 

Card Ingredients:
Glad Tidings from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Holiday Wonder Project Pantry (Aunthentique Holiday Wonder (6x6 paper pad collection)
Inks: Memento Ladybug Red, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Rich Cocoa, 
Accessories: pearls from Want2Scrap, dimensionals, liquid pearls, Spellbinders labels and nesties and copics

I also paper pieced the leaves of the tree with DP and then colored the trunk with copics. I popped up the roof of the manger with dimensionals, and created the ground by tearing some DP and then sponging it. The sentiment was stamped and then die cut and I adhered it going across the card. I finished it off with just a bit (just a wee tiny bit!) of both liquid pearls and real pearls. This Glad Tidings stamp set is such a joyful set and making Christmas cards with this set makes the heart smile! I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has created with the two gorgeous stamp sets that we are previewing today!!! Come on with me and check them out!


Susan said...

Love this card. But then again, I love all your work.

Crafty Loops said...

Absolutely stunning card, I love the little pearls. Lee x

wendy said...

simply amazing all the paper piecing

365 Project of Life said...

Beautiful! Love the pearls!

Carol Scheevel said...

Not only do I LOVE that nativity image, but I REALLY LOVE that paper pieced palm tree!

Jami said...

Love the deep rich colors and the glow you created here!

dinkuminkum said...

What a beautiful card Sankari. Your coloring is exquisite and I especially love how you have made the stable appear to be backlit - with a glow coming from the back. It's very lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Anne P.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh, your work is always so breath-taking Sankari! I love the little scene you created here. That paper pieced palm tree is terrific and I of course love your liquid pearl edges all over.

Lisa J said...

Lovely card with so many unique details!

Jules said...

very pretty!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh, Sankari! You never disappoint! This is sooo perfect!

Kary said...

Hi Sankari! This card is gorgeous!! What beautiful warm colours and I LOVE the pearls, they really add glamour to the card. Love the nativity scene too.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Sankari! WOW!

Jodi Collins said...

I just LOVE this Sankari! FAB layout and I LOVE the earthy colors and your coloring!!

Danielle L. said...

Gorgeousness! Love all the details and the pearls are super nifty!