Monday, February 9, 2009

It's been a long time coming...

One of the things I shared in a recent post was that I was going to be using more of my stamp sets (new and old) for my daily posts. Last week I showcased Wise Owl and shared some of my fav cards that I designed with that set. Another one of my fav sets that I created is Shapes by Design. As a geometric/pattern NUT I was super excited about the possibilities with this set. There is something about repetitive pattern and spacing that comforts me. I find that I am drawn to it in home decor, clothing and of course all things craft related. You'd definitely notice that if you stopped by for tea at my house.

Here are a few of my fav examples of Shapes by Design:hinge card, punch card, pattern card,pocket card, two step stamping (masculine card). If you are looking for even more ideas feel free to browse the archive from Feb 2008 from about Feb 5 to Feb 15th.

Not only do I like the shapes in Shapes by Design but I also *LOVE* the fonts and words for the sentiments. Dawn McVey made me proud--she showcased a lot of cards using Shapes by Design sentiments in the months following the release. I can't tell you how excited and happy I am for her now that she is releasing her own set this month!! I hope to do some justice with her set like she did with mine.

So here we are, 2009, a year ago I was sharing this very set for the first time and now it is one of those sets at the tip of my fingertips, a go to set.

I had a lot of fun creating line patterns with my scor-pal. I left just enough space between the three lines to stamp my sentiments. While I have a second isn't scor-pal a GENIUS idea? I love this tool.
You'll note that I brushed the ink pad against the lines and edges for detail. Also, the sentiment I love you comes from Mailbox Greetings.

Stamp Set(s): Polka Dot Basics by PTI , Shapes by Design by PTI, Mailbox Greetings by PTI
Cardstock: Kraft by PTI, Black by PTI
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon

Ink: Snow Cap by Ranger, True Black by PTI
Accents: Stitched Print Flower Button (Etsy: evalicious)

Tools: Circles by Spellbinders
, Large Ring Circle by Provo Craft (cuttlebug dies)

Note: Evalicious was recommended by Ali Edwards. Eve runs an Etsy store and creates some amazing embelishments and product. Her customer service is top rated!!!

Have a super duper week!!!



Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Very cool card Alli!!! I really need to get this set out again, it is a great one!

resmith said...

Love this card!! And this is a great set!!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Alli, that was so sweet of you to say.....thank you so much, Friend. Can't WAIT to see what Damask creations you'll come up with! I'm sure they'll be amazing!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Ali, this is adorable! Love the simple sentiment!

retiredheather said...

I have your stamp was the first one I bought online and I love it.

Amy said...

You are on a "roll", he he! Love all the circles and the sentiment is just perfect!

Jennifer said...

OK - love this card Ali!