Hi there #TexturalTuesdays friends! It's Lisa and I have a fun day planned for you today as I'm featuring some gorgeous Taylored Expressions products for you today. I know you'll love everything you see today so get your shopping list ready! ;)
First up? Here is what I made for you!
I know, I know. It's all so awesome. Did you know that Taylored Expressions carries their very own line of beautiful 100# cardstock on Ellen Hutson.com? They do!! You can check it out HERE! <-- (click) The two colors that I used for my card are Lollipop and Mint Julep. It's so beautiful and the perfect weight. I created my card base using the Lollipop paper and the two panels for under the Watercolor Panel using both colors.
Speaking of the Watercolor Panels. These things are so cool!! No stamping necessary. Some have an empty (or blank) center so you can add a die-cut image or something else you prefer (as I did), but others have images already added. You get 12 panels for $4.00 and, to me, that's a bargain. The ones i have are for Christmas, but they also have them for Birthdays and every day occasion, as well. So cool!!
Once everything is adhered it's super simple to watercolor the panel. * I would suggest to be very careful of watercoloring around the felt if you add that first. Adding a touch of Glossy Accents to the ornaments on the panel will really make them "pop"!
Making this card as Texture-y as you like is not so hard, but it's in the little things. The felt, the watercolor paper, the Glossy Accents, the embossed woodgrain paper, and the sequin embellishments.
Aren't those snowflake sequins adorable? And by using just a touch of a white gel pen you can achieve a beautiful highlight, too. So many fun tricks for coloring. And speaking of COLOR? I used the Cherry Pop Ink from Taylored Expressions to edge my Watercolor Panel. This ink is a bit of a hybrid ink. One of the most beautiful red inks I have ever seen or used!!
Making a card like this is both soothing to make for the watercolor enthusiast and simple enough for those who don't like to fuss too much. I hope you'll all make one, too! :)