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Crop & Create Fall 2022 – Taylored Expressions

Main class #3 taught by Taylor VanBruggen was a fun one. I’m not a fan of slimline cards, either full size or mini, so this was an interesting one for me. I really love the look of the finished cards, but I’m not sure if I’ll do them again in this particular card format – I need to play with them some more to maybe use them individually to create A2 card panels instead of creating the three slimline cardfronts at the same time.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I really love the design of this stencil set, and that it has a coordinating stamp that adds some detail to the leaves by stamping the mid-rib and veins.
  • Irrespective of not being a fan of mini slimline cards, I do love the idea of these stencils to create multiple cardfronts at once – in fact I may do more in the future but use them as ‘strips’ on an A2 card.
  • I really adore the colour scheme Taylor use for these cards. Not my usual choice as we don’t really celebrate ‘fall’ in Australia, but it’s one of my favourite seasons and I personally love the autumn leaf colours – it was a really great change from my normal blues and aquas that I like to create with, and I should do more of this.

Challenges, Taylored Expressions

Hook line and sinker

I’ve been wanting to christen this stamp and stencil combo by Taylored Expressions for a while now, and finally decided to use it for the layered stencils challenge over at the Stencil Fun blog, and also for the split window card challenge by Jennifer McGuire in her Facebook group. I absolutely this colourway, it makes me so very happy!!

Supplies used:

  • Hook, Line and Sinker stamp and stencil combo by Taylored Expressions
  • Whale Done (retired) stamp set by Stampin’ Up! for the side panel images
  • Hot foil sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio
  • Inks by Gina K Designs: Turquoise Sea, Tranquil Teal, Blue Denim, In the Navy, Key Lime
  • Tranquil Teal cardstock by Gina K Designs, with a scrap of Blue Denim for the base circle for the sentiment
Challenges, Stencils, Taylored Expressions

A personal advent challenge

Today is day 1 of using ‘virgin’ stamps and dies from my stash … my personal version of an advent calendar/challenge.

This used a poinsettia stamp and stencil set by Taylored Expressions and a sentiment from the Joyful Season stamp set, also from TE. I accidentally had a stencil bleed from being heavy handed so I slapped on the vellum strip to hide my sins 😉

I’m entering this for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown stencil challenge as well as the Stencil Fun challenge.