Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Communique Curves (3)

Can you believe we have already had sneak peaks for 3 days?  Thanks for joining me again.  I am thrilled to show you even more versatility using both Communique Curves and Communique Curves Sentiments.  If you haven't had a chance to blog hop today I highly recommend you check out the AMAZING creations the design team has come up with using this set.  One of the best parts about being a stamp designer is watching what others do with the set and today was no exception.  I  also looking forward to seeing what you do with the set too.  As always I encourage you to send me links of your work using any of the stamp sets I have created for Papertrey Ink.
Today's cards focus on the Communique Curves sentiments set with elements/images from Communique Curves.  As you will see the two sets go hand in hand.  There is nothing better than complimentary sets that can be extended over and over again.

The first card is a simple card.  In fact, it takes no more than 5 minutes to put it together.  I created this card with wedding and baby shower thank you's in mind.  Having gone through both of those myself, I know how many cards you need to thank people so the easier they are to make the faster you can get to writing a message inside!

I began by stamping a row of boxes (as seen in Nichole's sneak peak today).  You'll note that it seems like a sliver of the box.  That's because I used a post it note to cut off the bottom of the box.  I then touched up the boxes with a black pen--so it looks like it is a mini box using True Black.  Next I stamped the dots using Ripe Avocado and finally the sentiment in Pure Poppy.

Stamp Set(s): Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink 
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI

Ink: Pure Poppy by PTI , Ripe Avocado by PTI, True Black by PTI

The second card is similar to the first one however I created this card with holiday thank you's in mind.  I like the idea that my kids can send a little note to relatives after the holidays are over so this sweet number will be one of my mass produced cards this season.

I started by stamping my images (read above) and then I decided to colour the boxes using my Copic Markers.  I layered the front of the card using Stamper's Select White cardstock and Pure Poppy cardstock. As a final touch I added this gorgeous gingham ribbon.

Stamp Set(s): Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink 
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Pure Poppy by PTI

Ink: Pure Poppy by PTI , Ripe Avocado by PTI, True Black by PTI
Accents:Gingham Ribbon by PTI
Tools: Copic Markers

The last card screams masculine.  I constantly struggle to put together a card for the guys in my life.  While my family is not that big, my husband's is and we have a lot of "male" birthday cards to send out every year so you can imagine my struggle.  Well now I have the ol' standby--swap colours and keep the layout and each card is a new card.
One of the things I like about this card is the clean lines and the circular feel.  It's full circle!  I began by stamping the second layer using white pigment ink and Polka Dot Basics II in addition to a strip of Kraft paper.  You'll note that I double stamped two rows of circles using Spring Rain. Next I stamped the circles using Spring Rain, then stamped the sentiment using Enchanted Evening ink.  I masked the area (using a cut out of the sentiment on a post it note) and proceded to stamp the dots over top using Pure Poppy.  Why did I do this you ask?  Because the dots go full circle and I didn't want them to interfere with the sentiment.  I decided to create another circle by using the Spellbinders Standard Circle die cut around the sentiment and circles.  As a final touch I cut a strip of Bitty Dot Basics and put the entire layout together.

Stamp Set(s): Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Kraft by PTI
, Spring Rain by PTI, Enchanted Evening by PTI

Patterned Paper:Bitty Dots Basics by PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy by PTI , Enchanted Evening by PTI, Spring Rain by PTI, SnowCap pigment ink by Ranger
Tools: Spellbinders Standard Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.



Susan said...

You know I can't think of a better way to start the day than by doing this blog hop!
The simplicity of your cards makes them stunning.
I particularly like the "Happy Birthday" stamping.

Karen said...

LOVE this set, Alli! LOVE it! The fonts are amazing together, the sentiments are versatile, and the images are simple and classic! OH MY! I better win the "I want it all" this month or bad things will happen to my budget! This set is an absolute MUST HAVE! Thanks so much for your continued inspiration this week. Can't wait to do the blog hop this evening and see what everyone else has done!

Kimberly said...

These are great. I love the idea of just using a portion of the box stamp. The Happy Nirthday is my favorite though. I have to go get some post-its. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely depth on the polka dots - the masculine card is my favorite!

Jackie said...

These cards are wonderful and this set is definitely on my wish list!

Lori Craig said...

beautiful samples. can't wait to see your full set, girl. very, very proud for you!

Karen said...

Simple and elegant--just my style. Love all three.

Sharron said...

Love today's samples--and the great masculine card! Looks like lots of possibilities with this set.