Thanks so much for joining us this week as we explore different inks and their uses here in the CLASSroom. Today I will using Taylored Expressions Inks.
Taylored Expressions Inks are custom formulated to match coordinating Taylored Expressions Cardstock. They come in a multitude of colors with names that will make your mouth water! They are a fast drying dye-based ink (with the exceptions noted* below), which is acid-free and archival. They give superior coverage and are fade resistant. The ink pads have a raised 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" pad surface, for easy use with any size stamp. Ink refills are available and they are all made in the USA!
*Exceptions: The Taylored Expressions Oreo (black) and Chocolate Truffle (dark brown) inks are hybrid inks, which are waterproof and ideal for use with alcohol based markers! Currently there is one pigment ink pad, Sugar Cube (white), available. It also has superior coverage for both solid and fine details and is ideal for adding embossing powder.
All of the ink colors are also available in 1-inch mini ink pad cubes. These happen to be my current favorite, as the size makes them easy to store and transport. I store them in Tim Holtz's Mini Ink Storage Tin:
For today's card, I used one of my favorite inking techniques: 2 and 3-step stamping, with Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped-Roses. Each step, or layer, of stamping is done with a different stamp and ink color, to create beautifully layered and dimensional images:
I used the ink colors above for the roses: Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop, then Cherry Pop. See how smoothly and evenly the images stamped onto Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White, giving wonderful solid coverage ... Beautiful!
I used TE's coordinating Simply Stamped Roses dies to cut out the stamped images.
For the card's background, I used Taylored Expressions Lollipop cardstock (which coordinates with the middle ink color of the stamped roses), and TE's Sugar Cube pigment ink to stamp MFT's Roses All Over background. See how nicely the pigment ink stamps, keeping all the fine details of the stamp:
To finish the card, I cut layers of Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock and Essentials by Ellen 40 Lb. Vellum with TE's Stitched Rectangle Stacklets dies and arranged the die cut roses and leaves on the corners of the rectangle. The two larger roses were popped up with X-Press It 1/2-inch foam mounting tape.
The pretty "Thanks" sentiment is also from the Simply Stamped-Roses stamp set. I gold heat embossed it onto more Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock and hand trimmed it, then popped it up on foam tape.
Thanks so much for joining me today, to explore Taylored Expressions inks!