Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor
Jill Taylor

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring card for The Ton's March Challenge

24296489_10103973089932739_7877149814194319883_nWell hello my fellow crafters, thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy my card.  I made this card specifically for The Ton's March Challenge.  The cue word for this challenge is:  SPRING.  I think we are all quite ready for spring to arrive!  I chose blooming magnolia flowers and a butterfly to express the theme of the month.  I love The Ton's new Buildable Woodgrain stamp, so I used that as my background, using The Ton's Inks (Warm Hazelnut, Found Topaz, and Aspen Cocoa).  Then I decided to create a round window and have the magnolia branch and blooms appear to grow through the window.

I stamped and embossed the Magnificent Magnolia branch and flowers using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and some clear embossing powder.  I then colored the image using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  I then die-cut out the image using the coordinating dies.  I wanted some "bling" to my card, so I decided to use The Ton's Adhesive Glitter Paper in blue behind the flowers (like the sky) and silver along each side of the base layer NSW 110# cardstock.  At first I was going to center the image, but decided that off-setting it allowed for the butterfly I wanted to include as well as the sentiment.  My initial card was 4.5" x 6".  Once I adhered my round frame (which was made by using the two largest circles in the Avery Elle double stitched circle die set) over the blue glitter paper and positioned my magnolia branch, I realized I could trim down the card to a standard A2 size card.  I trimmed the width of the top layer of the card so that I could use the silver glitter paper.  Once I knew I was using the silver glitter paper, I decided to silver emboss the butterfly, which was from the Beautiful Butterflies 3 stamp set.  I used Cali Blue and Azurite inks on the solid-fill stamp to color the butterfly.  I adhered my magnolia flowers with some dimensional adhesive inside the circle frame and used thicker dimensional adhesive for my butterfly.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment, which came from the Fresh Cut Sunflowers stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and glued on a few sequins (because you can never have too much bling!!).

That completes my card.  I hope it inspires you to create something a little "Springy"!  We'll see how my card does in the Challenge.  I might just get lucky!  You never know.

To see more of my card creations, visit me on Instagram.

Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring at Last, Santoro Gorjuss Girl card as Guest Designer for 7 Kids Craft Supply Store

Welcome back to my blog friends and fellow crafters!!  We had a "sneak peak" of spring a couple weeks ago in Montana and it inspired me to make this card for The 7 Kids Craft Supply Store, as my second creation in February as a Guest Designer and entrance card in their current Rainbow challengeI know, you say where is the rainbow???   Well, she's looking at it!  I love doing this for Kelly, the owner, as she is so great to work with and she's brought so many fun products to the store to work with.

I was not familiar with Santoro Gorjuss Girls before I shopped at Kelly's store.  Boy was I missing out!  This is my first completed card using a Gorjuss girl as my main image.  I have since bought more because they are great stamps AND they have matching dies as well.  I don't have the dies yet, so I fussy cut my pretty girl!

Since she is laying on the ground in Springtime, presumably, I decided to make a shaker card with Distress Oxide inks on the background paper (in light yellow/greens and green with subtle DIY shimmer spatters) that matched the paper I was using on the frame of the card and my girl's dress.  I used a mixture of sequins, some of which were flower shaped to denote laying amongst the flowers.  My window sheet from Stampin' Up! has some flowers and vines on it, just perfect for my card as well!  As I was also making this birthday card for a friend, she has dogs and a new puppy, so I wanted a cute dog on my card as well.  I used a C.C. Designs Puppy Power image that I first die-cut out with the matching dies, but decided to fussy cut the white outline away since my girl figure didn't have any white around her.  That made all the difference. The stamped images were all colored with Copic markers.

The frames on this card are from 2 different sets.  The larger one from Mama Elephant and the scalloped one from Simon Says Stamp.  The single frame looked too plain, so I added the orange contrasting color with the second frame to balance out the colors in the card and create better visual interest.  The Happy Birthday Banner is from Brutus Monroe's Botanical Banners set.  I fussy cut that out.

After adhering all the top layers together I grabbed my Scotch 3M Foam Adhesive tape and created zones on the back of the card so that the shaker pieces wouldn't congregate in one area (see photo).  Once this was done, I added my shaker elements to all the zones (mental note, use your Anti-static Powder Tool along the sides of your adhesive strips so that the shaker elements don't end up sticking to them).  I forgot, and it was an annoyance but didn't cost me too much time.

With the front panel already flipped over, I adhered my Distress Oxide panel to a standard A2 side-folding card base of NSW 110# cardstock.  I then very carefully adhered that to the backside of my front panel.  Some finishing touches was using some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers on the girl's dress, the flowers in her purse, and the butterfly on her dress.
Project complete!!

I was really happy with how this card came out.  A bit different in style for me, but I really enjoyed making this card!  I hope you are inspired to try a shaker card, try out some Distress Oxides and/or Copic markers, or some of the other products I used from The 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store.  There is a products list at the end of this blog post for your convenience.  The majority of the products used were from the store.

If you'd like to see more creations from the other Design Team members or other customers using products from the store, go to Facebook on the
7 Kids Customers Create! page, visit Instagram  @7kidscraftingsupplystore or go to the store at http://7kidscraftstore.com.

If you'd like to see more of my work, visit me on Facebook or for the largest collection of my work, please visit my page on Instagram.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I wish you blessings and lots of crafting time!!


Supplies List:

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store-
Santoro Gorjuss stamp - Spring at last (full size), C.C. Designs Puppy Power stamp/die, Brutus/Monroe Botanical Banners stamp, Mama Elephant Hug it Out die, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover), Finnabair Art Ingredients- Mica Powder in Silver for DIY shimmer spray, Nuvo Glue Pen, and the MISTI stamping tool.

Other Supplies-
Flower Fantasy Painted Window Sheets from Stampin' Up!, Designer Series Patterned Paper and colored cardstock from Stampin' Up!,  Pistachio Pudding Classic Dye Ink from Stampin' Up!, Scalloped Frames die from Simon Says Stamp, Neenah Solar White cardstock in both 80# for coloring, and 110# for cardbase, Shaker elements from Pretty Pink Posh, Kennedy Grace Creations, and others(?), Scotch 3M Adhesive Foam tape, Tombow Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner, and Wink of Stella in clear, and the Sizzix Big Shot.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cherrylana Design Team Call

Hi!  My name is Jill Taylor.  I am very interested in applying for Cherrylana's Design Team.  It may be too late, as I just saw the posting for the first time about 20 minutes ago (Feb. 20, 2018 at 8:45pm, PMT).  That's in Montana, USA.  So this application may be a few hours late.  I'm not sure, but thought I'd go for it anyway!  To achieve your dreams, you need to take a chance, stretch yourself.
I have been crafting for about 11 years now.  Started with scrapbooking, then discovered I really preferred card-making.  I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 4 years, then moved to Montana and chose to expand my crafting world by using other products and tools, taking on-line classes on card-making, Copic coloring and water-coloring.  I'd been posting on Instagram for some time, but decided to start my own blog as I was entering various challenges (won a couple of them), as well as received some honorable mentions.  I was a guest designer for The Ton in August of 2017 after winning one of their monthly challenges.  I was featured on Trending with the Ton a few times as well.  More recently I've been on the Design Team for Kennedy Grace Creations since last September and I have been invited to be a guest designer several times for The 7 Kids Craft Supply Store.  They post on Facebook as 7 Kids Customers Create!  I see myself as a colorist primarily.  I love Copics, Distress Inks and Oxides, and water-colors.  My style does vary a bit as I like to experiment.  I do love florals, fairies and critters as far as stamps go.  I love the creative process, and as I have learned from others, I feel it is time to share back some of what I have learned.  I feel being on a Design Team is a great way to do that.  I also like to work on a team and collaborate, share ideas, etc. I follow Cherrylana Designs and love your stamp designs.  It would be a privilege to be on your team, promoting your quality products.

Here are some links to my social media:

Instagram   -  I post as jktaylor911
Facebook  -  I post as Jill Taylor

Now to the really important stuff... my 5 favorite cards.  Here they are:

 I hope these cards give you a glimpse of my style and perhaps you may find me a good fit for your team.  Thank you for your consideration.

Jill Taylor


Grace's Bouquet

Hello again and thank you for visiting my blog.  Today I have an elegant Get Well card to share featuring the stamp set Grace's Little Note from Kennedy Grace Creations.  Although I used another stamp set on this card, I highlighted the Kennedy Grace Creations stamp by coloring it in with bright, vivid Copic markers.  I left the other stamping in  neutral tones or very pale blue to keep the focus on our flowers.  I used a lot of masking on this card, heat- embossing with Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder of the background floral image from The Ton's stamp, Peony Bouquet and then for the crystal bowl from the same stamp set, I used MFT's Hybrid ink in both Grout Grey and Blu Raspberry so that I could add additional Copic coloring for shading and the water in the bowl.

Masking of the flowers that allowed me to heat-emboss around them.
For added interest, I partial die cut the crystal bowl using the matching die, added some Fun Foam to the back to give it dimension, then adhered it on top of the card base that I had prepped with a layer of embossed dots onto some Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock in Silver Starlight (almost the exact color of the embossing powder I had used on the card).  I also used some Adhesive Glitter Tape in purple from The Ton on both sides of the crystal bowl to tie into the color of my flowers and accentuate the layers of the card.

Final touches included using At You Spica yellow glitter pen for the center of the flowers, clear Wink of Stella on the lines of the crystal bowl, and lastly some light blue adhesive pearls from Hero Arts added to the details in the crystal bowl.  I also used some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass inside of the flowers with a little bit of water spattering as well for interest.  The Sentiment was from Grace's Little Note stamp set as well.

I hope you liked my card.  I think it shows just how versatile those little flowers from Grace's Little Note are.  If you'd like to see more of my creations, please visit my Instagram account jktaylor911 which has the largest collection of my work, or Jill Taylor on Facebook.

Thank you so much for visiting me, blessings to you-

Jill 🖌

Please be sure to follow the Kennedy Grace Creations blogfacebooktwitterinstagram and pinterest. Our Design Team has great projects to inspire you with our great stamp sets.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Guest DT for 7 Kids Craft Supply Shop - Cow Hugs card

Welcome back friends and hello to crafters new to my blog.  It's February and love is in the air!!  I have the honor of being a guest designer for the 7 Kids Craft Supply Store this month.  This is the first of two cards, the second one will post on the 27th, I believe.  
With all the wonderful sales going on, I placed several orders from the store.  This card features:  Cow Hugs from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Falling Hearts from Neat & Tangled, Snow Village from C.C. Designs, Peak A Frame from Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, and Festive and Frosty Designer Paper Pad from Penny Black.
To create this card, I stamped then masked off the cow images in order to stamp and color the background.  For the hills, since I didn't have the Stampingbella  Backdrop that I needed, I improvised.  I used the Beach Backdrop upside down and didn't ink the ocean line at the bottom of the flipped stamp.  Pretty nice hills, right?  I then stamped the 3 tree image from C.C. Designs Snow Village and masked them as well.  I masked my hills so that I could airbrush the sky with my Copic markers.  I used a small cloud die cut in my stash to create the cloud while airbrushing the sky.
I removed the masking on all but the cows and used my Copic markers to color the trees and the grassy hills/ground.  I then Copic colored the cute cows and flowers from the same stamp.  I added a few white gel pen accents to the cows eyes, hoofs, and flowers and some clear Wink of Stella to the cow bell and bow, and flowers.  Next I stamped the Falling Hearts with Versamark and heat embossed it with Ranger Wendy Vecchi Cactus Flower Embossing Powder.  
As this panel was only 3.25" x 5.5", I needed to add some additional layers to achieve a standard A2 size card.  My card base was craft cardstock and I wanted to accent the yellow/green color of the grass and the pink in the embossed hearts.  I decided on some pink Adhesive Glitter Tape from The Ton on either side of my panel and then a strip of paper from the Festive and Frosty paper pad from Penny Black.  Lastly I needed a sentiment and more hearts to heat emboss to tie the card together.  Before stamping and adhering the layers, I did use the Mama Elephant die from the set that was a large stitched rectangle.  Then the sentiment I used was from a Stampin' Up! set called Love you to the Moon.  That I stamped in The Ton's Found Topaz Dye ink.  I found 2 small hearts from an unknown Stampin' Up! set and stamped them in Versamark and the same Ranger Cactus Flower embossing powder as the other hearts on the card.  I adhered all layers together with a tape runner, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Blessings to you all,


**Be sure to visit the 7 Kids Customer Create Facebook page for this card and many others from  their talented Design Team, as well as customers posting their creations featuring products from the 7 Kids Craft Supply Store.**

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