Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mailbox Greetings (3)

Making the best of a this mail situation (no pun intended!) I printed out a copy of my image and decided to play. I am really hoping to find my set at the post office in the morning!!! If not I have a few other tricks up my sleeve.

So without further ado.... I present Mailbox Greetings. Mailbox Greetings is a set for all seasons and for all occasions. You will find greetings and "stamps" to help dress up your mailboxes throughout the year. As you will see below, I have added some spring touches! But don't leave sentiments for Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and more!

I began today's card by "inking up" (in my case printing *lol*) the mailboxes. Then I coloured it using my Copic markers. Of course you can colour the mailboxes with any medium you choose. I included the colours I used in the supplies below. I also "stamped" my grass. This is a solid stamp so the colour is easy...just ink then stamp!



I cut a card base at 4x5 using Kraft paper.
Following Pine's awesome tutorial, I applied my paint to the stamp using a foam brush and then stamped it on my paper. Since paint takes a while to dry, I heat set it for fast results. You could also stamp it and leave it overnight.



Once my paper was dry, I stitched it to the card which measures 4.5x 5.5



Then I stitched the mailboxes and the red base.



And voila! The card came together.



Here is a close up!



Supplies

paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by PTI, Spring Moss, Kraft from SU!, Red from Prism
stamps: Mailbox Greetings (Urban Design) by PTI
accessories: Prima flower, Brad by Basic Grey, Gingham Ribbon

tools:
Sewing Machine, Copic Markers: W-3, E35, E33, E31, YG91, R27

Check back for another sneak peak tomorrow!!!!

46 comments:

maria fiscella said...

Very cute! I almost want your copy of the set to be delayed just one more day so that I can see the other trick you have up your sleeve! Love this card; the set is on my list of 'must haves'.

Jewels said...

Oh very nice!! I love how clever you are!! What a great way to still be able to show us a peek! Thanks so much!!

Joan B said...

Beautiful image, different. So glad it isn't an OWL!!! HHHAAA. Gorgeous card.

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

Lovin' this card. Looks like your sewing abilities are gettting really good. Great idea to print it out, smarty :) Thanks for sharing it with us, can't wait to see what else is in this set.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to the set previews to help me decide what to buy. Thanks so much!
C Burke

Terri E. said...

I love the paint on the stamps. I haven't tired it yet, but it is on my to do list. You would never know that your stamps have yet to arrive.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JoAnna said...

Great caard!!!! I love how you can use the sentiments for many different things :)

Anonymous said...

Alli,

I love it more! The images are wonderful and so is your project. As I said in my first post...it's in the cart! Have a great (mail) day! Heather

June said...

Now that's what I call creativity Alli,it must be so frustrating waiting for your set. Well done,it's a great card.

Molly B said...

Very nice. I love the mailboxes. Just waiting for mail. -Molly B

Kathleen said...

Love the image! The card is so great, too---I'm so glad you got inspired and just printed that out!

Cheryl said...

I haven't seen the entire set yet, but I can tell you that my favorite part may just possibly be the grass!!! I have been unable to find realistic grass in my searches and this is IT!!!! Thank you Alli. I was getting so antsy to see your creation this month.
Cheryl Sims

One Creative Life said...

How clever of you Alli. I love this card. The colors are amazing. Cant wait to see what else this set has!~Erica

Cynthia said...

Alli I just love it. It is so perfect. I can't wait to see the rest. Cynthia

Michelle said...

Alli,

This set looks like a MUST have, just like your other one. Sitting here patiently waiting for the release. OK OK not so patiently but waiting none the less.

Michelle

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Alli - this is such a versatile stamp set! Love your card. Now I really need some of those Copic markers!!!!!! Hope your set comes in the mail. TFS

Lisa & Penny said...

so cute and so ingenius you are to still have your sneak peaks! What a trooper! I wouldn't have even known it wasn't stamped! Great job! Lisa K in TX

Christina Fischer said...

Stamped or printed, that is a great image!!! I love this card, Alli -- it reminds me of a drive down a country road! Can't wait to see the rest! :)

michelle in mi said...

Awesome-simply and stunning!

cadnileb said...

Super cute! :-D Can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for being so creative!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh Alli, how cute is this???!!! I love that the grass is one stamp, I'm terrible at drawing my own ;)
Fabulous card...can't wait to see all of your stamps! Hope you stalking the post office pays off today!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful card, love all the little extras on it!

Stefanie said...

Super cute Alli! I love how it looks like the mailboxes are dancing. Who ever thought someone could draw "happy" mailboxes. Now I can't wait to see the rest of the set...

Michelle said...

This card is gorgeous - how fun this set will be. Hoping you get it soon!

Sara (hiinaz) said...

Adorable card. I cannot wait to see all the coordinating sentiments!!

Kerry J. said...

Love the way you're making lemonade out of lemons! Beautiful card!

Mary said...

Very cute... I am loving these little mailboxes more and more with each sample and sneak peek! I am also so impressed with your design abilities... each of your sets seems to be just a little different rather than all of the same/similar style... Such talent!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

I think that grass image is so versatile because it can be used with so many other stamps that many of us already own!

Charmaine said...

Love the mailboxes...thanks for using your creativity to bring us another great sneak peek!

Charmaine

Shelly Kettell said...

The mailboxes look so cute!!! and I love how you put the card together...sew great!!!!
Thanks for sharing Alli and lets hope today is the day!

Julia Aston said...

Love these sweet mail boxes! it looks just like the rack at the entrance to our camp in NH! love the stitching and touches of red and wonderful white dots - very fun card!

Sue Pardue said...

I love what I've seen of this set so far, Alli. I can't wait to see the rest of the set. I love all of your stuff...absolutely wonderful!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Lovely card! Love your colors and the polka dots. Can't wait to see the whole set.

Donna in O-Hi-O said...

I am luv-ing the grass stamp! I might just wear out that adorable little stamp! How long does it take you to create a card like this...from start to finish? Thank you for your inspiration.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love your card Alli! The new set is really really cute, I enjoyed creating with it this month!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this set. I'm a retiree from the USPS, so I can think of many uses for the set to send cards to friends.
Love your work.

Anonymous said...

These mailboxes are so cute. Love the grass to go under them. Can't wait to see what other ground-covers you have for designed for us. Thank you so much!!

Jennifer S

YouInkIt said...

I just LOVE this card! I haven't ever done stitching on my cards, but this is making me think about it!

Kathy W said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. This will be such a welcome stamp set; everyone loves to receive mail! I've been looking for a sentiment of "new address" since I just moved. Is that included in this set? Your card (and Pine's tutorial) remind me that I need to give paints a try with my stamps!

Judy S said...

All I can say is CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

Marlou said...

this is adorable!!!!! such cute little mailbox :) my sewing machine broke :( and I do miss stitching on paper, :)

Emelyn said...

You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in so many ways! I love your card. I have just begun stitching on paper and I love the effect! Loving the set so far...

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the sneak peeks!! Your art is awesome!

Debbie Olson said...

Just darling, Alli! I'm so sorry that you don't have your set yet--what a bummer!!

CrazyCurl said...

I love this card! The grass is especially cute :) I'm inspired to use my sewing machine a little more too.

leenda said...

Fabulous card!