Happy Friday!  It’s a big day at Taylored Expressions.  First we have the weekly sketch challenge and then at 8am PST all the super fun new stuff is available in the store!  I’ve been playing along with the Baker’s Dozen all week during sneak peeks and today I have 2 more cards featuring sets I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet.  Both of my cards use TESC116 – Taylor’s new sketch for today.  Both of these cards were super quick which was great because I was super short on time! So quick, that I just realized I completely ignored the little sentiment flag across the image…OOPS!

My first card features Summer Afternoon and Care & Comfort. Summer Afternoon is such a beautiful set and Care & Comfort is full of wonderful sentiments!


I used the Black Magic technique here – stamped the images on black cardstock with white craft ink…allowed the ink to dry and then colored over it with Prismacolor pencils.  Then I used a white gel pen to highlight with some dots.  Paper is October Afternoon Thrift Shop.  Ribbon is black polka dot grosgrain.  Large pearl brads are from my stash – I’ve had them forever.

My second card features all 3 of the new 4th of July A la Carte images. tesc116-god-bless-usa-jami-custom.jpg And check it out – no patterned paper – just good old fashioned stamping here!  The main image on my card is one of the A la Carte’s and it’s called God Bless the USA.  This is one whole image and I simply inked it up with markers.  Then I used a clear glaze pen over the words and I added Fire Engine Red glitter to the sparklers.  The two images in the background each come with their own separate sentiment so they can be used as a focal point, but I love them as a background!I then ran the background panel through my Big Shot with the Floral Fantasy CB folder to give it some texture.  The ribbon and crochet trim are from TE and the red metallic star brads are from deep in my stash…had to really dig to find those!  Cardstock is Real Red and Night of Navy SU.

Lots of blog hopping to do and I hope you’ll play along with us in the TESC (TE stamps NOT required!)…let’s see what the sketch crew has created today:

  • Alice Wertz
  • Lisa Hjulberg
  • Lori Craig
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Monika Davis  
  • Sherrie Siemens

    And of course you’re going to want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has in store.  There will be samples from all 5 stamp sets and the 3 A la Carte stamps!  If you can spare a couple extra minutes please leave a little love along the way!

  • Alex Maldonado
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Nancy McKinney – Whimsical Wishes Illustrator
  • Sandra MacLean – Guest Designer
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Blog hop or shop…blog hop or shop????  That’s a tough one!  If you’re off to shop, what are you getting?  I’m dying to know!  Leave me a comment to let me know your favorites from this release!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


    12 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Release Day Plus TESC116”

    1. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      Just gorgeous, Jami! I LOVE that Black Magic technique! I used the Poppin’ Pastels with this same frame. . .I LOVE yours on dark cardstock! Gorgeous!

    2. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      I forgot to say I LOVE your God Bless the USA card. . .the stars are awesome!

    3. loricraig Says:

      Gorgeous, Jami! Love that technique – I’m not sure I’ve ever tried it before. 🙂 LOVE your card. Have a great weekend, sweet friend.

    4. Jodi Collins Says:

      These are AWESOME Jami! LOVE how you used the Black Magic technique on the first card! I attempted that…let’s just say it didn’t go well…LOL!!!

    5. Sherrie Says:

      Oh I love them both Jami! Perfect how you show how to flip the sketch….great technique!

    6. Karen Motz Says:

      These are gorgeous Jami! I love all the white dots on the first card!!!

    7. Alex Maldonado Says:

      Jami, these are unreal!! that gorgeous black technique is awesome!! I wish I knew what it was called {blush} well the pint is you made a super-gorgeous card with it!! WOW!

    8. Mary Says:

      I love visiting your blog because I never leave empty handed…um…minded! So cool! Love em!

    9. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Fabulous cards Jami! Love the great new images… and colors. Especially on the first one… great technique! TFS!

    10. donna baker Says:

      Wow! I love the black magic technique with this set-the pearls are a pretty touch. Great job making a fun card with no pattern paper, it’s hard sometimes

    11. Karen Giron Says:

      Jami, these are so beautiful! I love the look of the SA stamp on the black cardstock and your patriotic card is too fun with those shimmery brads!!

    12. Carolina Says:

      The black magic technique with this set is perfect and love your sketch for the USA card…so perfectly patriotic!

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