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Friday, February 8, 2013


Hey there, today is Spotlight Day and I'm sharing my favorite card for the February Release.  All of the stamps and dies for this release are now available in the Fresh out of the Oven section of the Taylored Expressions store.  

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first is a Whimsical Wishes set that I fell in love with the second I saw it.  It's called Calla Lily  Bouquet and it's GORGEOUS!  Several years ago I planted THE most beautiful plum colored mini calla lilies in my yard.  Every year I love to watch them pop up!  A really good friend of mine had surgery a couple days ago to hopefully help with her chronic pain, so I made this for her.  She's really into flowers and gardening so this will be perfect!

The bouquet was stamped in Tuxedo Black, cut out with the out-of-the-box with a Nestie technique then colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped on a Designer Mini Tag and attached to hemp cord.

CALLA LILY:  RV66, RV63, RV55  FLOWER CENTERS:  C3, C1, C00  STEMS:  G07, YG25, YG21  VASE/WATER:  BG72, BG70  SHADOW:  C3, C1, C00

Selected as SCS Favorites ~ Best of 2013!

STAMPS:  TE Calla Lily Bouquet
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders (Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Classic Squares Small, Classic Squares Large, Fleur De Lis Squares); Taylored Dies Designer Mini Tags; paper snips; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Black Hemptique Hemp Cord; Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Out-of-the-box with a Nestie
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

The last card features Silhouette Stems 1, Elegant Butterflies, Elegant Butterflies Overlays and a sentiment from the January Release.  I actually saw this technique on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try.  Silhouette Stems 1 was die cut out of the top panel and glued back into place popping up the flower heads on foam.  A sentiment from Bless Your Nest was stamped, the rhinestones were colored with a Copic marker then scattered around the card...the butterfly completes the card.  Hmmm...the pictures make it look like it's black and white only it isn't, it's purple and white.  Oh well!  And this completes my "white phase"...or will it?  Ha!

Here's a close up of the popped up flowers... 

STAMPS:  TE Bless Your Nest
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Majestic Smoothies
INK:  Memento Grape Jelly
ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur; Taylored Dies (Silhouette Stems 1, Elegant Butterflies, Elegant Butterflies Overlays); KaiserCraft Silver rhinestones (colored with BV08); Stamp-a-ma-jig; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Alrighty then, that will do it for me.  Don't forget to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see their spotlight projects.

Carole Burrage 
Charmaine Ikach 
Jami Sibley (DT Coordinator)
Jen Shults 
Kerri Michaud 
Lynnette Kauffman 
Sankari Wegman 
Shannon White 
Shelly Mercado 
Stephanie Kraft 
Tammie Edgerton (that's me)
Taylor VanBruggen 
Wanda Guess 
Anna Wight (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Natalie said...

Very pretty! The black accents really give these both an elegant look. Classy cards!

Jami said...

Those plum cala lilies are gorgeous. I had no idea they even came in that color! And that techniqute with the die is very cool!

Shannon White said...

WOW!!! your Calla Lilies are FABULOUS Tammy!! Just some serious Gorgeous coloring Lady!! And Love the cool technique with the die cut silhouettes too! 8-)


Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! Stunning cards, Tam! LOVE the gorgeous calla lilies and your silhouette card is so creative and beautiful!

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