Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Patriotism and Graffiti

It's day 3 of sneak peeks for the May release from Taylored Expressions!! Today we are featuring patriotic stamp and dies, and a variety of graffiti products.

Be sure to check out all of the other designers starting on the Taylored Expressions blog because there is just too much for one designer to show off in just a few days.

All the products that I have used are linked at the bottom, but remember that new products aren't available until Thursday, May 5, 7 a.m. PST.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Marching On

I really like to make patriotic cards. We have done a lot of them with the youth group at church (along with hand-written letters) to send off to soldiers. Taylored Expressions never loses sight of the need for patriotic stamps and dies and are adding even more to the collection with this release.

TE Marching On for Freedom

This card includes three new products - the Marching On border die, the Freedom Script die, and the Fireworks Embossing Folder. I loved the idea of this parade, all lit up by the fireworks and stars. Of course, the parade isn't explicitly patriotic so could easily be for any celebration. 
(BTW - if you are doing this for a soldier, check out the "Thank you for your service" stamp from Of Thee I Sing. My stamp is almost worn out from the church youth group cards! There's also a good one in the Stars & Stripes Stamp & Die Combo.)

TE Marching On CloseUp

Here's the supply list for this card but be sure to keep scrolling down for some graffiti!  Remember - new products aren't available until the release tomorrow.


Bold Brushstrokes Graffiti

I love big, bold sentiments that make a statement and can stand on their own. You can easily throw together a quick card. Here's one with a big sentiment from Bold Brushstrokes and a few colorful swipes from Strokes of Genuis 2.

TE Bold Brushstrokes #2

The flower was a bit of an accident. The sentiment was off-center and I didn't want to start from scratch. So I plopped on a flower and problem solved!

TE Bold Brushstrokes #2 CloseUp

Also in this release is a variety of dies related to the graffiti/grunge theme - a trash can, a skateboard, and I used the Little Bits - Spray Paint on this next card that uses the same stamps as above, but is a bit more detailed.

TE Bold Brushstrokes

I inked up the brick wall folder with white ink before embossing the paper. I then splashed the background with various shapes and splatters from Stroke of Genius 2 before adding the "awesome" sentiment from Bold Brushstroke.

TE Bold Brushstrokes CloseUp

The whole series of graffiti and grunge stamps and dies is fun to work with - and it can take so many styles. Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog to see all the inspiration from the other designs, and leave a comment while you are there for a chance at prizes.



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