Happy Monday to you, friends! Did you know Taylored Expressions is celebrating its 8th birthday this month with some fun party favors for YOU! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set I’ve used today, to patterned paper packs, ink, and more!
Visit the TE Blog to see all their special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!
I was so very honored to be a part of the first Baker's Dozen Design Team when Taylor started the company 8 years ago (remember Cuppie?!!), and just as honored to be asked to help them celebrate their birthday this month! Here's a peek at the adorable Wish Big stamp set, which you can receive FREE with your purchase over $50 this month!
This set is SO MUCH fun! I used every stamp and DIE in this exclusive set, except for the two balloon strings -- I used different colors of embroidery thread in their place. Here's how this card came together:
I used a variety of rainbow colored Distress Inks to ink up the two balloon stamps in this set, shading each one with a darker ink color, then stamped them onto a watercolor cardstock panel. After stamping each balloon, I used a waterbrush to blend the inks together a little, but still leaving their zig-zags and dots distinguishable. Below are the Distress Ink color combos I used for each balloon and their corresponding Distress Ink Mini Set numbers they can be found in:
From left to right: 1-spun sugar (4) & worn lipstick (7); 2-picked raspberry (1) & festive berries (11); 3-abandoned coral (13) & carved pumpkin (15); 4-twisted citron (14) & mowed lawn (2); 5-cracked pistachio (13) & lucky clover (15); 6-tumbled glass (8) & broken china (6); 7-shaded lilac (4) & wilted violet (15).
Next, I stamped the "happy" and "wish" words onto watercolor cardstock, die cut them with their coordinating dies (included in this FREE set!) and watercolored them with the same Distress Inks. Then I either punched holes into the words and tied the embroidery thread through the holes or just around the letter, securing the thread on the backs of the die cut words with foam tape. Mini Glue Dots hold the threads to the balloons.
The "BIG" and "Birthday" words were stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo ink onto the background. The watercolor panel was trimmed 1/4-inch along the bottom and mounted with foam tape to a Sugar Cube card base with gold dot foil washi tape along the bottom edge. To finish the card, I used Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Gold Brush pen to create a splattering of confetti over the card. To do this, just squeeze the barrel of the pen like you would a waterbrush, to get some of the ink to flow out. Then tap the pen against your fingers/hand to splatter the ink onto the card!
I hope you will visit the Taylored Expressions blog all this week, as they give you some fun sneak peeks of their birthday release coming this Thursday, September 1st, when you will have the chance to make your purchases in order to receive this adorable FREE stamp and die set combo!