Today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I get to play along again today with the Baker’s Dozen.  We have lots more inspiration to share with all of the new products.  As I mentioned the other day, I just couldn’t stop playing with the new Shade Tree Cutting Plate.  I already showed you two of the cards above, and now I have three more.

First up is a very simple sympathy card with a sentiment from Embrace Beauty.

I sponged the sunset sky with several colors of SU ink on shimmery white cardstock.  I added the Grass Border die to the Shade Tree and embellished the card simply with yellow liquid pearls.  I have lots more ideas for this tree in black.  I just need more time to play.

My next two cards feature the Shade Tree’s coordinating stamp set Made in the Shade.  This is such a fun set and can make some pretty impressive cards without much effort.  I wanted to try out some ideas I had for coloring the tree {’cause let’s be honest, I am way too lazy to cut off all those leaves and glue them on individually!} so I have a couple of different methods to show you.

For this card I die cut the Shade Tree Cutting Plate using TE Choice Watercolor CS.  I then watercolored using SU inks and an aquapainter.  Of course I colored the leaves green and the trunk/branches brown and the frame was watercolored red.  I then covered the trunk/branches with Crackle Accents and the leaves with Glossy Accents.  This gives even more dimension.

The background panel was stamped on the same watercolor paper and heat embossed (black pigment ink with clear powder) and watercolored.  The sky was created with a template made with the TE Cloud border die and sponged ink.  I thought this scene would make a great Father’s Day card, so I created the little sign to hang on the tree with a sentiment from Many Minis Holidays and attached it with a small brad.

For my final card, I tried another coloring method.  I die cut the Shade Tree from kraft cardstock.  I then sponged olive ink onto all the leaves with a little sponge dauber.  I didn’t worry too much about getting green ink on the branches, because I planned to go over all the branches and trunk with a brown copic marker.  Sponging the leaves was a little quicker and eaiser than using a copic on them and I like the final result of combining the two coloring mediums.

The birdhouses, from Made in the Shade, were stamped on TE Choice Snow White cardstock and fussy cut and colored with copics.  The sky was again created with that same cloud template used on the previous card, but this time I tried glossy cardstock and two shades of blue ink which turned out great.  The sun is from the Sunny Days stamp/die combo set.  I added two layers of the Grass Border die to anchor the scene and the sentiment is from Made in the Shade.

Oh my word!  I have not had this much fun in a long time!  Is the Shade Tree Cutting Plate in your shopping cart yet?  You can’t seriously still be on the fence about it, can you?  Girly cards, masculine cards, simple cards, scenery cards, birthday, sympathy, friendship, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day…really…what more could you want??  *GRIN*

Let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up with the rest of the new release.  There’s so much to see!

Broni Holcombe

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley

Jen Shults

Kerri Mchaud

Lynnette Kauffman

Regina Mangum

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!

10 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Release Day: More Shade Trees”

  1. Natalie H Says:

    Thanks for sharing your techniques, you are definitely an enabler 😉 LOVE THESE CARDS, Jami!

  2. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    OH MY WORD! SO many great ideas with this gorgeous die! Thanks for sharing all your great cards…now we have our own idea gallery! LOVE them all. Happy Release Day Jami!

  3. Sabrina Radican Says:

    Such cute cards!

  4. Jen Shults Says:

    Wow Jami! This is awesome. I love how all of the cards are so different yet have common elements… they are all wonderful. 🙂

  5. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Wowee! Wonderful set of cards, Jami! You’ve really shown how versatile this cutting plate can be!

  6. Shelly Says:

    You’ve been busy! You have shown so many wonderful samples with this cutting plate, the birdhouses are so adorable! Loving the Father’s Day sign on the trunk too…too cute! Hope you’re having a great day! Hugs!

  7. Shannon White Says:

    Wowie Jami!! You have been one Busy Crafting Lady!! Love ALL of these!! SOOO Cool all the different ways you did the shade tree!! ( You know I am tucking all these Awesome ideas away for future use! lol ) 😎 Really LOVE your Fun Father’s day card with the Darling little sign on the tree! Just Fabulous Lady!

    Big Hugs

  8. Tammie E Says:

    Wow, Jamie! You totally ROCKED the Shade Tree Cutting Plate! I love how versatile it is and thanks so much for showing all of your wonderful ideas!

  9. Julie Says:

    Love all your ideas–this die cut is really versatile.

  10. Candy Slabaugh Says:

    Love all the different looks you created with the same tree die! Very creative!

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