Monday, June 11, 2018

Taylored Expressions: Anniversary Birds

We are continuing on our Staff Selections theme at Taylored Expressions.  This month, we meet Amy H. starting with a full introduction here on the Taylored Expressions blog followed by more card ideas here.  Amy is the Operations Manager and Events Coordinator at Taylored Expressions.  One of her tasks that seems utterly overwhelming to me is maintaining TE's catalog of 2,500 items!!  She's also a wife and a mom with a little 1-year old.  Amy has a full season of wedding and anniversaries coming up and asked the creative team for ideas.

I created a simple card with the help of some fabulous dies!

Taylored Expressions Anniversary Birds

With our recent release that included a pirate theme, we got the Frayed Edge Stacklets (which are just perfect for pirate maps!)  But I wanted to also use them to get a soft inked edge.  I cut a standard sized piece of scrap cardstock, then cut the Frayed Edge out of the middle to use it ask a mask.  I used Clarity Stencil Brushes to brush on Sprinkles, Cupcake and Mint Julep.  It gave me that nice uneven edge to add some interest.

The birds are from the lovely die set, Beauty Lies Within 2.  I cut three of them out of Shimmer cardstock so it's slightly differentiated from the background.

Taylored Expressions Anniversary Birds

Also check out the sequins.  I saw that some of the "clear" sequins in the Snow Flurries Sequins set had a slight color cast - and lucky for me(!) - there was a blue, pink and green!!

'Tis the season!  The wedding and anniversary season!!  (Except for me whose anniversary is three days before Halloween.)



  1. This is soft and delicate, very pretty Kim!

  2. Love the soft colors, the frayed edge die and the love bird die. They all make a beautiful card. Enjoy your day!