Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Taylored Expressions May Sneaks - Day 2

Good morning! Thanks so much for stopping by during our sneak peeks this week! If you missed out on the peeks yesterday, make sure you scroll down a bit to check out the trains and robots. And as always, leave some comments along the Baker's Dozen hop for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! Today the Baker's Dozen and I are sharing sneak peeks using one mini stamp set and two petite Moka stamps, both great for the men in your life! All of the new products the new products will be available for purchase starting on Thursday, May 3rd at 8am PST. Here we go!

My first card uses Lakeside Lodge, the latest Adorable Abode from the series concepted by Jami Sibley and illustrated for the Apple Doodle Ink collection. The house is super cool and quite detailed so I wanted to try creating something that didn't require coloring in the entire house. I started by stamping the house and dock onto light blue patterned paper from the Loyal Project Pantry Kit with Arctic Deep Colorbox Chalk Ink. I colored portions of the image with Copic and added Glossy Accents to all of the windows. It dressed up the image just enough without taking a ton of time. I distressed the edges of the blue panel with my cool new Prima Distressing Tool and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I love all the different things this one tool can do! I turned down the corner of the image panel and attached the sentiment using a silver brad. I also added waves using the Wave Border Die and added three Split Pea rhinestones to the bottom left of the card.

For second project I used the new Moka Bobby (a.k.a. Bobby Flay...the ultimate grill master). This is one of two new Moka men so make sure you travel around to the other design team blogs for a look at Bobby's twin brother Tim (a.k.a. Tim "the tool man" Taylor)! I knew I wanted to use the checkerboard pattern from the My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad so I started with that and Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #45 for the layout. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, paper pieced the apron with the checkerboard paper, and colored the rest with Copics. We're pretty spoiled these days with all the dies that will cut out stamped images quickly and perfectly, but I really wanted to cut around Moka Bobby so he would stand out a little more from the image panel. So I decided to try out another new tool, the Prima Craft Knife. It has 4 different blades and a little hidden storage compartment in the handle for all of them! After popping up the image on foam tape I layered it onto Spellbinders Lacey Circles, added a sentiment and three glitter brads in the corner and called it good!

That's it for my projects today! Make sure you read up on all the release details and join us for a hoppin' party on Facebook tomorrow night!

May Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, May 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each blog for more chances to win. Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 5/2 at 7pm PST.
Click around to check out the rest of the goodies that our amazing design team has created:

29 comments:

Natalie said...

How perfect!! Love the cards and the new stamps!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Ack!!! These are amazing! LOVE your Lakeside Lodge card... so much texture and I just adore Moka Bobby... he's so fun! Awesome work with that sketch too. ;)

jan farnworth said...

wonderful cards taylor.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just fabulous, Taylor! Love how you stamped the lodge on the PP, very cool and architectural look! And Moka Bobby is too cute - LOVE his checkered apron!

CardsbyJo said...

I love you Moka Bobby. Great cards, another must have.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards and I'm loving these two stamp sets.

Sandy said...

Fab! FAB! FAB! Taylor! Love the images! Great cards!

Sandy S

wendy said...

really terrific Taylor!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

these are fabulous new stamps, Taylor! I love Bobby at the grill.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so cute, I love your gilling guy and the great dp you used with him

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I'm really loving the new abode and I love the waves border you used on that card!

Karen R said...

Great cards and Moka Bobby is too cute.

Shannon said...

I love the new release. The cards are so cute great idea for summer and fathers day!. Cant wait to see more. :)

Betty said...

Another great day of hopping! Love your cards!

Bridgette said...

I love the guy stamps you have this month!

sharon g said...

The bbq card is adorable. I love the colors you chose.

Stephanie said...

Great cards..Makes me what it to be summer right now!

Mary-Anne V said...

great cards...love the blues in the Lodge card and the apron in the 2nd.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the summer house, and love the grillmaster! ;o)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are fabulous Taylor! I love the names too!

~ Jo ~ said...

Amazing cards! I love the colors you chose on the first card and love your coloring!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Carol E said...

Wonderful cards, thank you so much for sharing them.

Rosemary said...

what fun cards... loving the new sets!

LittleBird said...

I love the Bobby stamp and cant wait to see the tim tool man - my husband is a home builder and remodeler!

Thanks!!!!

Sassy said...

Fun, fun, fun! I especially am in love with the Lakeside Lodge set.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is adorable! You even made a little steak for the grill, hee hee hee! That Key Ingredients kit is getting harder and harder to resist!

Anonymous said...

OMgosh! Can't wait until the morn.
Loving the Daisy Bouquet! See ya on FB @ 6...Gina Nichols

Kary said...

Love Moka Bobby and the dream vacation house! :)

Jan Garber said...

What an adorable little boy stamp!