Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Taylored Expressions: Thanks and the Brave

It's the third day of sneak peeks for the June release from Taylored Expressions. Today I have some new patriotic products and some more liquid watercolors!  Everything you see today will be available tomorrow - Thursday, June 7th, 2018.  Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

I am amazed on a regular basis how many people around me have a connection to the military.  I routinely supply my church with patriotic cards (or "thank you for your service" etc.) and they are some of the first cards that are used.

Taylored Expressions Land of the Free

The "map" and sentiment are from Land of the Free along with the coordinating die.  I used another new set, Freedom and Fireworks, to add the fireworks.  I first stamped the bottom left fireworks on to the Toffee using Versamark.  I sprinkled Fine Detail Silver embossing powder on the top firework and carefully poured it off without touching the other fireworks.  Then before heating it, I used Fine Detail Gold powder on the next firework and poured it off before doing the next in silver and the final one in gold.  Then I heated them all.  I put the USA down before stamping the two fireworks on the upper right so they were on the map - then applied gold and silver.

Taylored Expressions Land of the Free

I am going to use this particular card.  We recently moved out of our home of 27 years.  We truly love that house but we are soon to be empty-nesters and it was time for a change.  It's a unique property - a little 1960s house on 5 acres with a classic red barn, on a hill, with a view of the entire front range of the Colorado Rockies.  It's a bit of Americana but it's not a style for everybody.  Those who do love it, love it passionately.  We have been lucky enough to find a family that loves it as much as we do.  We picked them out of multiple offers because we learned that he is military with two hard combat tours.  To us that said they are an honorable family and that the journey through the purchase would be trusting (even if not easy!)  They are closing just after the 4th of July, and I plan on leaving this card to greet them in their new home!!

Here's the supply list for this card, but keeping scrolling down for another card with liquid watercolors!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Now a simple "thank you" using the new Thanks Script Backer - Mixed Media die and a wash of Cookie Monster Liquid Watercolor.  I created a simple ombre wash with the watercolors. It literally took just a drop of the watercolor, loading a wet paint brush and swiping it across the page going back and forth from top to bottom until the color ran out at the bottom.

Taylored Expressions Thanks Script with Backer

I love the backer dies.  I'm a huge fan of word dies and the script dies from TE are fabulous.  The backer dies allow them to be easily framed and highlighted!  Plus they are thicker Mixed Media dies so you could do it with products such as chipboard or felt.

Taylored Expressions Thanks Script with Backer

To finish it off, I added a quick line from the previously released In & Out Thanks then just a sprinkling of sequins.  Quick and easy - but the simple watercoloring makes it extra special.

Tomorrow's the big day day - all products are available at this time tomorrow!!  Come back here for two more ideas with new products - and be sure to check out the TE blog and the rest of the creative team members' for lots more inspiration!



Linda Callahan said...

Love your USA card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome cards, Kim! I especially LOVE the USA one! Every detail is perfect and I think it's so fantastic that you're planning to give it to the family who bought your house!!! You are such a sweetheart!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cool cards! :)

Lisa Elton said...

Fantastic cards Kim! Love that USA card and sentiment so much. How wonderful that you're leaving it for the new family!

cincyem said...

I love your USA card and story. We sold our home several years ago and I know what you mean about turning it over to someone who will love it. Good luck on your new adventure

HJ said...

Moving is traumatic and exciting at the same time. That's great you found a family to love your home as much as you have. I love your USA card you're leaving for them. The new products look amazing. Enjoy your day!