Jun 01, 2016
Hey there, crafty friends! It’s day 2 of our super fun week celebrating our brand new Premium Matched Ink and we have so much inspiration in store for you! If you missed Taylor’s big announcement yesterday, be sure to check it out HERE. She’ll tell you all about our awesome new ink and share the fun projects she created! All week long, we will be sharing projects from our inimitable Creative Team along with some special appearances from a few uber-talented Guest Designers! Plus, we’ve got some SPECIALS and a Giveaway! Read on for all the details…
Let’s get the party started with a gorgeous project from special Guest Designer Julia Stainton! We are so thrilled to have Julia join us today.
A note from Julia…
I’m so thrilled with the new ink line from Taylored Expressions! The colors and quality of these inks are simply wonderful. Today I’ve used them to create a beautiful vintage roses card featuring these new inks and the Simply Stamped – Roses set. This stamp set shows off just how beautifully these inks all work together. To create the roses and their three-step stamping technique, I’ve paired up Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop and Cherry Pop dye inks for the largest roses. For the smaller, yellow roses I’ve stamped with Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Milkshake and then Lollipop. By layering inks together they blend and create beautiful shades and dimension. To add a lovely soft vintage look, all the edges are lightly sponged with the Chocolate Truffle Ink. Sweet texture is added in with dry embossing, and the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder. Stamping a rose garden is a wonderful way to kick off June. Enjoy each beautiful moment!
Julia’a card is a work of art! Thank you so much, Julia, for sharing your gorgeously stamped project with us today!
A note from Charmaine…
I LOVE color, so when Taylored Expressions came out with their own ink pads, I was in heaven! On my one card, I just used the ink pads normally, letting the vibrant colors and excellent coverage show. On the other card, I really wanted to watercolor and see what else I could do with these inks…they watercolored beautifully! The colors stayed true, but became a little softer as they dried, which was perfect for what I was creating. I just love these new ink pads and can’t wait to try even more techniques with them!
Thanks, Charmaine, for showing us how fabulously our new inks work for watercolor!
A note from Melody…
Here is a tag I created using the Life’s A Kitchen stamp set. I used the new inks to stamp the apron and spoon. Then I used a Mini Ink Blending Foam to sponge color on Sugar Cube Cardstock to create the cake and cherry. I used the Life is a Kitchen stamp set on my second card and I love how great they are for solid rubber stamps. The ink stamps with even coverage and dries to match the coordinating card stock perfectly. I am so happy with the results!
Thank you so much, Melody, for sharing these scrumptious projects!
I paired several of the inks with the Stroke of Genius and Stroke of Genius 2 stamp sets and Sugar Cube cardstock. To add color to the die-cut Little Bits – Birds and the die-cut banner from the Build a Tag 3 set, I used the new Premium Inks and a couple of brushstroke stamps. I stamped the brushstrokes onto Sugar Cube cardstock with several ink colors and then die-cut the birds and banner – I was careful to position the dies so that they cut a portion that included a bit of white. Lastly, I used Oreo Ink to stamp a sentiment from the Simply Stamped – Tulips stamp set.
We love how Courtney created this card using selective die-cutting! Clean, simple, and wonderful!
I used Bloomin’ Boots and create two cards using this fun stamp set. I wanted to do some basic stamping as well as test the new Oreo hybrid ink with Copic markers. I couldn’t be happier with the results! Initially, the colored ink stamps darker than expected, but, once dry, the coverage is smooth, even and perfectly matches the coordinating card stock! My boots did not require additional impressions for even coverage. The new Oreo hybrid ink is a very dark black, dries quickly, and works perfectly with Copic markers, showing no signs of bleeding whatsoever.
We love your “boot”ilicious cards, Michele! And thanks for testing out our new inks!
I used the ‘rock and roll’ technique, which was so easy with the new TE inks! Stamps from the Posh Posies stamp set were inked up with the lightest colors first and then the edges were “rolled” around on the darker colored ink pads. When stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock, the colors blended together seamlessly — no blotchy patches or white areas were left on the stamped images.
We love the pretty color combination Joan chose to work with on her card. Thanks, Joan, for trying out this great technique!
One of the things that is important to me about inks for cardmaking is color matching to cardstock and TE’s new inks definitely do not disappoint. They are bright, vibrant and a great match to TE’s cardstock colors. I also love to be able to sponge and blend ink colors together so that was one of the first techniques I tried out and, oh my, am I in love! Salt Water Taffy ink is definitely going to be my new go-to ink for background sponging as it blended so softly and dried so smooth.
You can find all of the new inks colors HERE at the TE webstore!
You’ll also want to add our free Color Chart download to your cart when you check out in the TE Store. It has boxes to stamp all 12 of our ink colors, include a swatch of the coordinating cardstock, and scribble a bit of the coordinating Copic marker.
Our special offers are only for orders placed May 31st – June 5th, and only while supplies last! Click here (or on the graphic below) for the details.
Now on to your chance to win 6 full size ink pads PLUS refills in the colors of your choice!
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win full size ink pads and refills in 6 colors of your choice! We’d love to hear which color is your favorite! Stop back to the blog each day this week and leave a comment for extra chances to win. One comment per person, per day. Winner will be announced on Monday, June 6th.
Have a joyful day!