Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here! Today, I have more inspiration to share with you using the new In the Abstract Kit that we released earlier this week in the TE webstore. I love how this kit gives you the tools to create a trendy, abstract look for your projects. You can easily create different designs with the recipes on the Abstract Accents Style Sheet (a FREE download whether you order the kit or not!) and then use the ideas and inspiration to create your own designs for your projects. I have a feeling you are going to go back to the kit elements again and again for many projects in the future!

If you haven’t checked out the new kit, click below to go to the TE webstore. Then keep scrolling for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team using the new In the Abstract Kit – including a video from Emily Leiphart!

Today’s video from Emily Leiphart features a set of three cards that she made with the In the Abstract Kit in a pretty pastel color combination. Watch the video below to see how she created them from start to finish:

In the video, Emily shares a closer look at the elements of the In the Abstract Kit. She creates three cards in different sizes formats, but with the same color combination on each one: Peaches ‘n’ Cream, Mint Julep, Spearmint, and Fruit Punch. She stamps the sentiments for each card first, adds the stenciled shapes with the Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set with Blender Brushes, adds detail to a few of the cards with the clear stamp set from the Abstract Accents set, and adds die cut stems to each card cut out with the Subtle Sprigs die collection.

Here’s a closer look at each of the cards that Emily created in the video:

The A2 sized card features the stenciled shapes with stamped details in the same ink colors using the clear stamps in the Abstract Accents set. Emily layered stems die cut from vellum coming in from the sides of the card and overlapping several of the stenciled shapes. I love the subtle, textured effect of the soft colors and translucent die cuts!

The 4.25″ square card features the stenciled shapes together in cluster in the middle of the card. I really like the subtle look of the details that Emily embossed in white onto the shapes. The stem from the Subtle Sprigs die collection is cut out from Oreo cardstock and it really pops over the pastel tones. Emily layered the stamped piece over a background that is part Spearmint and part Mint Julep cardstock – it’s a clever way to add extra color to the card!

For the Mini Slim (3.5″ x 6″) card, Emily stenciled the shapes from the Abstract Accents set in a line down the center of the card and then added the die cut stems coming onto the card from the top and bottom cut from Spearmint cardstock. This clean and simple design is beautiful and the Oreo card base frames the design perfectly!

Check out the list below for all of the supplies that Emily used on her cards:

Here’s a look at a few more projects from the TE Creative Team that are created with the In the Abstract Kit:

Noriko Fairchild played with soft and bold color on her card created with the In the Abstract kit. She stenciled the shapes from the Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set using Cupcake, Blue Corn, and Oreo inks and then added the gold details with the clear stamps in the set embossed with gold embossing powder. Noriko used the stencil inserts to add details with a white gel pen by tracing around them, added lots of white splatters, and added the sentiment embossed in white on a vellum strip across the card front.

Latisha Yoast‘s bright and colorful card will definitely bring a bit of sunshine and encouragement to a dear friend. She stenciled the shapes from the Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set using Lollipop, Jelly Donut, Confetti Cake, and Blueberry inks. She stamped the elements from the clear stamp set in coordinating ink colors and added the sentiment with Oreo ink from the Beautiful Soul Stamp set. I love all of the different ways that Latisha overlapped both the stenciling and stamping to create different colors and textures!

A rainbow color combination is always a TE favorite and Jen Shults did just that with this card she created with the In the Abstract Kit. The colorful shapes are stenciled in rainbow color order (Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Blueberry, and Jelly Donut) across the card from along with colorful dots from the clear stamp set stamped in matching colors. All of the other elements (Subtle Sprigs die cuts, sentiment, and stamped lines) on the card are added in Oreo and I love the bold contrast!

Annette Allen went for a more pastel color theme on this card created with the In the Abstract Kit. She cut the Subtle Sprigs dies from the kit and the add-on Branch Out dies from Champagne, Sprinkles, Cookie Monster and Jelly Donut cardstock and arranged them coming in from the edges of a Sugar Cube card base. A few stamped images from the clear stamps in the Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set in Oreo Ink scattered around the stems add extra texture. The sentiment is embossed in white on an Oreo Cardstock hexagon cut out using a die from the Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Hexagon set.

Kavya used the stems from the Subtle Sprigs and add-on Branch Out die collections to create a colorful garden! The stems and inset pieces are cut out from Pineapple, Poblano Pepper, Blueberry and Lollipop cardstock and then Kavya colored the inset pieces with a Copic marker to darken them a shade (you could simply cut the inset pieces from darker cardstock colors too). The stems are set onto a piece of Blue Corn cardstock that is darkened at the bottom with Oreo Ink and a Blender Brush – don’t you love how the bright colors just pop on the dark background?

This trio of colorful cards with colorful backgrounds were created with the In the Abstract kit by Mindy Eggen. She used the stencil insert pieces from the Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set to mask off areas on her background for the cards on the far right and left and used her Blender Brushes to add a rainbow of colors around the shapes. For the card in the middle, Mindy stenciled the colorful shapes with the stencils, masked them off with the insert pieces, and added Oreo ink to the background with a Black Blender Brush. Stop by Mindy’s blog to see her video showing the complete process for how she created her cards and how much fun she had creating with the kit!

That wraps up for the inspiration for this week for the new In the Abstract Kit! We can’t wait to see what all of you create with it! You can share your creations over on the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. Thank you for stopping by the TE blog this week. Make plans to visit again next week for more crafty inspiration – we have a release happening for a few products that I know some of you have been waiting for… stop by the blog this weekend for a sneak peek!

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