Friday, June 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions June Release Day!!!

Well folks, the big day is here! All the June stamps are now available, and you will love them! I've been lucky to be the Taylored Expressions guest designer for the past two month and get to play along on release day! I have a couple cards to share with you today, so let's get started...


I have to apologize for the bad lighting, they looked good when I took them this morning, but now that I'm editing, it's too dark to retake them, boo. Anyway, you can still see the amazing stamps, lol! I love the images, ALL of the images, in "A Day in Paradise" These stamps reminded me of a family vacation we took with my husbands sisters and their families, and his mom! We all rented a beach house in the Outer Banks in NC and had an amazing time! I can't wait till we can go back!! I wanted my chairs to be white-washed, so I just colored bits and pieces of the chair with my W2 copic marker. I airbrushed W3 on the cardstock to look like sand, but it didn't really show up very well in the picture. These papers are all from the Spring Break collection by SU! from a couple years ago I think.

Next up is a fun little card using the hay, fence, and rooster from Green Acres!


This card base measures 3.75x5.5. I like the slimmer width and think it worked out well with what I did on this card. I stamped the card base (Cherry Cobbler by SU!) with my Plaid backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms (Gosh I miss them!). I cut a label (MFT die) from kraft cardstock and piled the rest of the card on that label. I stamped, colored, and cut out three hay bales, the fence, and the rooster and layered them all up! I love this rickety old fence, very fun!! I created the banner with the It's a Banner Day 2 die and stamp set and stamped the "Hay There!" sentiment on the banner. I finished this one up with a scalloped edge, some twine, and a button!

Thanks so much for visiting me today! And a huge thanks to Taylor and her amazing Design Team for letting me play along this past couple months, it's been amazing! Don't forget to stop over on Taylor's Blog and get a list of the design team members playing along in the hop today! 

5 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Amber, you are SO totally AWESOME! I just LOVE both of these! Your first card is so serene and soft, and the second totally makes me smile!!!

Karen Giron said...

I love, LOVE your paradise card - so calm and the layout is amazing and your Green Acres card is adorable! I love the stacks of hay and the chicken on the fense!! Too cute!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great cards!!! Love the one with the adirondak chairs :-) tfs! -Sam

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE these, Amber! The beach card is so relaxing and serene and I LOVE how you cut out that fence on the other card. . .wow!

Danielle Lounds said...

Very lovely cards Amber! Such a fun scene you created with the chicken and the hay bails!