Thursday, February 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions February Release Day: Butterfly Dies

Today is Release Day at the Taylored Expressions Store and the stamps, dies and other products featured this week are now available! Most of you know I illustrate the Whimsical Wishes line of stamps, but I also get to create wonderful dies to coordinate with my images too. Today I've played with the new Elegant Butterflies Overlays dies and combined them with dies Taylor previously released.

First up, I thought I'd work with this week's splitcoast sketch (422)

I've used MME 6x6 Indie Chick "Citron" paper for the background panel and sponged my focal frame (cut with Label Stacklets 2 and a nestabilities oval) with PTI aqua mist and SU baja breeze inks to get the right colour for the paper. I cut the base butterfly with my Elegant Butterfly die and sponged it too to give darker edges and a lighter centre, then layered the Elegant Butterflies Overlay. Sankari, Perfect Pearls scare me!—I'm always worried that I'll get a big blob where I don't want one—but I've added tiny beads to areas on the butterfly for elegant texture. The sentiment "for a special friend" is from this month's bouquet, Calla Lily Bouquet.

My second card came together quickly. My focal panel is cut using a large Banner Stacklets 1 die and then I created a negative die cut using the new Silhouette Stems 1 die.

The sentiment "let your dreams take flight" is from Make It Amazing. Again I played with rustic thread and other embellishments, but went for clean and simple with a line of stitching and a black button. Quick, lovely (I think) and very reproducible!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Nancy! Love these butterfly overlays - so elegant!