Craftie Cafe

Craftie Cafe: Taylored Expressions Florals

Hi All,

Thank you for visiting my blog again. Today I have used this gorgeous stampset from Taylored Expressions again. This time I have used the coordinating die as this particular  die cuts only on one side of the floral arrangement, so I have created a card front that has been partially cut creating an off the edge look.


To start the card I have stamped towards the bottom of the card with Onyx Black ink which I then masked off so I can do some ink blending over the top with distress inks.  I have done some pencil colouring on the stamped image with Prismacolor pencils.  In my video tutorial I have double the speed of the colouring as I really just took the time to enjoy the colouring process and didn’t want to bore you. I usually leave this part out of my videos as it can be quite lengthy to watch so I do hope you enjoyed this sped up version.

Once I am happy with the pencil colouring I moved onto ink blending the card front  with Distress Oxide Ink Work Lipstick & Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink.  I started the ink blending process on the inside of  my card where I have used a scrap piece of copy paper as a mask so I only blend the part you actually see behind the die cut front of the floral.

I continued the ink bending process on the card front but went with a light hand in addition using Distress Oxide Ink Tattered Rose to give a more ombre look as I blended up towards the top of the card front. Can you tell the theme of this card ? lol

Similar process was followed with the Distress Oxide Ink “Squeezed Lemonade”.

To create the platter look I have used a very wet ink brush with water and flicked it all over my card front and picked up any excess ink with a paper towel .

I then moved on to the Impression Obsessions “Wishes” sentiment and dies which I have cut with the die in black and in pool coloured cardstock. To add a bit of depth to the pool sentiment I have ink blended some ink  towards the bottom of the sentiment for an ombre type of look. To add depth and be able to see the sentiment more I have placed the sentiment die cut in black cardstock offset behind the ink blended version to add a shadow.


To embellish the card off I have used some natural wine, ballerina sequins and clear sparkle marker on the sentiment.

You will see at the end of my video I first thought I had finished my card once I have added the embellishments then I noticed my MFT Black and White Stripes paper pack sitting there staring at me so I cut a strip off and placed this on the inside of the card enough to be peaking through either side of the off the edge floral die cut front. I felt this tied the whole card together really well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card creation.

Paper Crafting Hugs




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