Today found me busy working on an order of wedding invitations but I wanted to take time out to make a card, using a new Taylored Expressions stamp set and dies, to share with you. This is a case of a card I made when I attended an event at the Taylored Expressions Studio. Being someone who loves to do counted cross stitch, the Stitch by Stitch stamp set immediately caught my interest. And, the Embroidery Hoop Dies was a perfect pairing with the stamp set. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing more of the images as I gear up to make some Valentine's Day cards.
Stamp Set: Stitch by Stitch (Taylored Expressions), Inks: Basic Gray, Real Red; Cardstock: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (retired), Whisper White, Whisper White Thick; Accessories & Tools: Embroidery Hop Dies (Taylored Expressions), Arrows Embossing Folder, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Red Wink of Stella Brush, Silver Cording Trim, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. As you can see I changed it up just a wee bit so I hope they still consider it a valid project for their great sketch. Instead of making a smaller layer for the center, I stretched it to the edges of the card and made the images, die cuts and sentiment the focal layer. What do you think?
And even though I'm a huge fan of Christmas, I played along with the Inkspirational Challenge. It's a new challenge for me. The challenge is to make a project without a Christmas theme. Since I make a Christmas card a week throughout the year as a member of the Christmas Card Challenges Design Team, I had no problem following along with the no Christmas theme challenge. It gave me a chance to play with my new Taylored Expressions stamp set and dies.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,