nephews is turning three next month so I kept him in mind as I made this card. I started by stamping the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics (R08, BG45, BG49, YR23, YR14, YR18, YG03, YG17, E34, E57, N3, N5) to match the My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue patterned paper. I added Crystal Stickles to the window on the engine and red Tiny Twinkles to the wheels of each train car. I also used a couple of our new dies on this card, the Train Track Border and the Sprockets die set. The Train Track Border is a 2 piece border die. I cut the railroad ties from a woodgrain patterned paper and then cut the rail from black cardstock and pieced over the top. I cut the sprockets from coordinating cardstocks and added glitter brads to the center.
My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue, and paired it with the Far Out stamp set illustrated by Emily Burger for the Embracing Grace collection. These robots are simply adorable and they were so fun to color! Jon was away on a retreat last week so I made this for him and gave it to him when he got home on Saturday night. He got a good chuckle out of it! I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copics (see above list + R85). The layout was inspired by Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #49 (although I seem to have veered slightly off course). I always loved numbered patterned papers, but I struggle with how to use them. I thought the 'compute' sentiment and robot images fit perfectly! *grin* I also used another new die, Sprockets border on this card and added glitter brads to the center of these sprockets as well.
Here's a look at the new dies that I used on the above cards:
This one is #47. All of the cardstock, patterned paper, and twill (not the decorative brads) are from the Loyal Project Pantry Basic Recipe kit. I am SO excited about this kit because these papers are absolutely perfect for masculine cards!
The Basic Recipe Kit is $13.95 and includes the following coordinating supplies:
12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock (2 sheets each of 5 different colors)
5 yards of ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles)
When you go to check out the Loyal Project Pantry on release day you will see the Spice It Up Ingredients linked under the Basic Recipe kit, so you can pick and choose the additional coordinating supplies you'd like to add to your cart. I hope you have fun customizing your kit!
And last, but certainly not least, you won't want to miss any of the opportunities to win free stamps during our Preview Party and Blog Giveaways so check out the details below:
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.
Don't miss the fabulous inspiration from our *uber* talented design team! Hope you all have a wonderful day and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more sneak peeks!
Michele Boyer - Guest Designer