Wednesday, January 5, 2022

VIDEO | Taylored Expressions | Valentine Trio feat. Gus & Gertie--Best Buds + Stitched With Love

The new Valentine's Day Release from Taylored Expressions is so adorable! If you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out all of the new products. There are quite a few things I have my eyes on, including the donuts and latest create-in-quads heart stencils. In today's video, I had the pleasure of featuring the fourth installment in the Gus & Gertie Collection called Gus & Gertie--Best Buds. I wanted to make one card for each of the three adorable images in this set.

All of the cards also feature the beautiful and versatile Stitched With Love Cutting Plate. This cover plate does not have a border around it so you can extend the pattern vertically or horizontally to pretty much any size, as big as your die cutting machine platform will allow!

My first card sees Gus riding a bike with Gertie perched on the basket. The background of the little scene was created using the Stitched Circle Stacklets and Build a Scene--Rolling Hills dies. The Stitched With Love Cutting Plate was cut from Guava cardstock and partly filled with gold foil hearts.

My second card uses one of the Mini Slim Top-Fold Cards and features a partially die cut with fadeaway. I also added a gold foil element in the form of a quarter-inch strip down the left side of the panel, adding tiny hearts from the cover plates of the other two cards.

My last card once again uses the Stitched Circle Stacklets in Potato ChipGuava and gold foil cardstock to mimic the radiating light of the moon. I used a vellum die cut of the image to ensure exact placement of the stars. The Stitched With Love Cutting Plate was cut from Cookie Monster cardstock and adhered to a Blue Corn card base. The sentiment was die cut from the new Simple Strips in Reverse--Love using the original Simple Strips Die.

As indicated in today's video, all of the images were stamped with Blue Corn ink and coloured with Copic markers, all of the colours of which are listed below. I hope you enjoyed my ideas for using Gus & Gertie--Best Buds, the Stitched With Love Cutting Plate and Simple Strips in Reverse--Love.

Thanks so much for watching!


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