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Taylored Expressions Loved Background Cards + Video

Happy Monday, friends! Today I am sharing 6 cards that I made with my daughter’s help. She is going to be home for a few days, so I thought it would be fun to pass some time away with craft projects. One of Vera’s favorite things to use in my craft space is Nuvo Shimmer Powders. She asked if she could play with them, and I said “Sure!” We went through my background stamps, and I found one I had never used, even though I bought it a year or two ago. lol… I’m sure there’s a lot of crafters out there that can relate to stuffed away purchased items.

I white heat-embossed Taylored Expressions Loved Background onto watercolor paper, taped the panels to clipboards, and let vera tap shimmer powder onto the panels. She picked Solar Flare, Blue Blitz, and Cherry Bomb.

Once she tapped the powders onto the panels, she sprayed the panels with water, then we let the panels dry. I die-cut the panels with the coordinating cutting plate, which die-cuts all of the hearts. I put the hearts aside, and made two cards with the vibrant backgrounds.

Vera helped me stamp the Loved Background onto two panels of white card stock with black ink, then I glued the shimmer backgrounds onto the panels. I trimmed them down, and attached them to card bases stamped with a line background. This particular line background is made by My Favorite Things, but any small print background would be perfect for this step, if you want to break up the white.

I finished the first two cards with a Valentine Mini Strips sentiment, die-cut with the coordinating die.

The die-cut hearts were put on their own panels with thin foam squares, and I paired the hearts with a Follow Your Heart Sentiment.

Vera did a fantastic job helping me make bright backgrounds, and I’m sure she’s ready to make more! I love that I was able to make 6 cards from two panels. Taylored Expressions has a few themed stamp/die sets like this Loved Background, and you can see how user-friendly they are. I have a feeling I’ll be pulling out my birthday set soon, and doing the same layouts with that set.

You can watch our whole process HERE:

That’s that I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 Replies to “Taylored Expressions Loved Background Cards + Video”

  1. Love all of these. The contrast of white with the vibrant Nuvo color powders is gorgeous! (Both versions)!!

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