Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop!

Good Morning! Today is an exciting day because it's the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop and I have two cards to share with you today! Sankari came up with a great sketch and I just had to use it twice with my Taylored Expressions stamps! If you have never hopped with us, you are in for a real treat...and if you have, you'll love it too...there are so many talented card makers joining in the hop this month!

This first card is inspired by all the great fall colors and I couldn't wait to use this stamp set with this Paper Studio Mirabelle collection of papers! I started by cutting out my circle with Spellbinders Std. Circles Lg. set and left the die on the paper for that clean-edged look. Then I loaded up my stipple brush with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink and gave the inside of the circle an airbrushed look. (maybe one day soon I'll get a Copic Airbrush system...my birthday is coming up in a couple of months...hint, hint..wink, wink...in case anyone in particular is reading this!) I also used this technique on the sentiment after it was stamped.

The image and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings set and it has the most beautiful stamps! I used ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink for my image, sentiment and to ink all the edges of the paper elements on this card...it's a really rich brown perfect for fall colors.
The scalloped scallop punch from Fiskars was the perfect size for this card. I added some flowers, pearls and a little organdy ribbon and voila'!

This second card is all me! I love black and pink together and I love the Hangin' Out set from Taylored Expressions! Oh, I have so many cards to make using this set!

I started by stamping the dress with Memento tuxedo black onto this fun Kaiser paper and cut it out. Then, I popped it up on foam dots and added the brads and embroidery floss to make it "hang!" After all the paper elements were in place, I just added a few flowers with brad centers and this time I got out the pearls for an accent on the scalloped edge! So girly...so me! I think I'll send this one to my friend I haven't seen in a while...we need a girls night out!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping around!

My Crafty Recipes:
Fall Colors Card:
Stamps: TE Discover Your Wings
Inks: ColorBox Chestnut Roan, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Paper: The Paper Studio Mirabelle, Bazzill French Vanilla
Spellbinders: Standard Circle Large
Other: Fiskars scalloped scallop edge punch, Prima flowers, Queen & Co. pearls, organdy ribbon, stipple brush
Let's Hang Out Card:
Stamps: TE Hangin' Out
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kaiser Bloom, Bazzill Black
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Lg.
Other: Fiskars scalloped scallop edge punch, Prima flowers and leaves, Making Memories flowers, Kaiser pearls, brads and embroidery floss

Be sure to hop on over to the other blogs and take a look at their beautiful creations!


  1. These are GORGEOUS Pattie! I LOVE them both but I think the dress card is my fab! GORGEOUS work!

  2. Both of these are very pretty! I love the elegance of the first one, and the sweetness of the second! Wonderful job on both!


  3. Both cards are great, but I love the dress! The colors are amazing! Great job!

  4. These are so great! I love 'em both!

  5. 2 great cards!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  6. Just beautiful! The first one is so elegant and the second is so bright and fun! Love them both!

  7. These creations are TDF gorgeous! Can't wait to see your creations for Creative Inspirations!

  8. These are both beautiful but can I have the pink one? I love it!!

  9. Pattie both cards are just gorgeous, but I think the first one is my fav! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Beautiful cards! I just love the fall colors one, it's my favorite time of year!

  11. These are so beautiful in EVERY way!!!!!

  12. Such sweet cards! I love them both.

  13. So fun, Pattie! You've done it all from elegant to cutesy! Love them both!

  14. Both of your cards are beautiful-the first one has such beautiful fall colors and the second is just so fun!

    Chris L

  15. Both your cards are beautiful...love the silhouettes on the first card and the little dress with the added flower details is gorgeous!!!!

  16. 2 wonderful cards, but that silhouette one really blows me away! The colors are divine!

  17. Love your cards, so pretty and your second one is so fun with the pink and black and pearls!! Great work with the sketch!!

  18. Both cards are just lovely!

  19. love them both - they are very different but oh, so pretty! pink/black contrast looks great!


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