Sunday, January 10, 2010

Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments Day 2

Can you believe it's already the second day of sneak peaks!  I am really excited about sharing today's cards.  Both of the cards have some of my fav images and sentiments.

As many of you know, I moved to a new house and new location just over 7 months ago so the first image is a dear one.  It's a perfect image for moving or simply sending a note to a friend or parent.  I don't know about you, but my best friend's parents are like second parents to me.  Ellen and I have been best friends since I was in 3rd grade...almost 25 years ago.  So you can imagine when I visit her parents it's "home sweet home".  This sentiment is perfect after a visit with your parents too.  Or perhaps you want to send a piece of home to your husband/wife who is fighting the war overseas.  Whatever the occasion, you'll soon fall in love with this image paired with this sentiment.

CARD #1





















I began stamping various paper scraps with coordinating ink using Polka Dot Basics II.  Each colour has the same polka dot pattern.  I then used my EK success square punch and punched out 2 or 3 or each colour and then randomly placed them on my card base.  The goal was to create a masculine/neutral tapestry or quilt look as a second layer.  Next I inked up my scallop circle (yes those rings and scallop are ONE stamp).  Then I stamped my birdhouses.  The birdhouses are also one stamp.  As a final step I coloured my image using Ciao Copic markers and stamped my sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock.  You can see the exact colours on the last photo.  I picked them to match my papers. *Note: the green in the ring is actually the same colour as my cardstock but looks lighter in the photo.



















Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI, Kraft, Scarlet Jewel by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI
Ink: Scarlet Jewel by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI, New Leaf by PTI, Versamark, Ocean Tides by PTI
Tools: Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Copic Ciao markers, EK Success square punch 11/4 inch



Another one of my fav images is this sweet teddy bear and rattle.  Who doesn't like making baby cards?

CARD #2


























I began by stamping my bear on Dark Chocolate ink.  Next, I carefully wiped the rattle and nose using a baby wipe and coloured those areas with my Tombo markers and stamped it on white cardstock.  I touched up the inked area by going over the areas using my markers again (this helps the colours look more vibrant).  Then I stamped my "sweet baby" sentiment using spring rain just below the bear.  Next I inked my scallop circle using true black ink and wiped the outer ring with a baby wipe and coloured it with my blue tombo marker.  Again I touched it up after I stamped it.  Then I used my EK success scallop punch to punch out the image.
You'll note that I stamped Polka Dot Basics II on the spring rain cardstock.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch on the top edge.  I found a piece of Bitty Dot paper and decided to sew 3 button to it.  As a final touch I added some spring rain gingham ribbon and tied a bow.


















































As you probably noted, I used 3 different methods of "colouring" these images with 1)  ink 2)  Copics and 3) Tombo markers (SU! markers work just as well).  Again, I wanted you to see that there are many ways you can personalize your images.

Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI, Spring Rain by PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, True Black by PTI, Spring Rain by PTI
Accents: Spring Rain Gingham by PTI, Spring Rain Buttons by PTI, White Floss
Tools: Copic Ciao markers, Martha Steward punch, EK Success scallop punch, Tombo Markers


Thanks so much for stopping by and to those who left me comments yesterday--it means so much to me.  I'd love to hear which card is your fav.

Your exclusive insider stamp set clues today just because you stopped by: you'll love this set if you want to crown your princess or hand a wrench to him...a little birdie told me! (3 images included in the set)

See you back again tomorrow!

Alli

17 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Both of these cards are fantastic, and I'm loving the images in this new set! I'm so excited to see the whole thing!

Karen said...

Love the first card--the patchwork and the image are so great together.

corinna said...

Love both cards! And I'm going to love this stamp set for sure! I'm sooooo excited to see tomorrows artwork! tfs with us!

Kimberly said...

The bear image is really cute, but I love the first card. I was struggling with some masculine cards this past weekend, so I'll be using that idea! The scalloped circle looks really fun, as well.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very nice cards and I LOVE the stamp imagines you have shown already. A definite must have for my shopping list!

Charmaine said...

Very cute cards. Love the polka dot patch work you did...will have to try that out.

charmaine

Charmaine said...

Very cute cards. Love the polka dot patch work you did...will have to try that out.

charmaine

Steph Zerbe said...

OMGoodness, Super Cute Cards!!!! I'm excited about the Home sweet Home sentiment. Very fun! Gorgeous cards!

Helen F. said...

Super sweet cards, Alli! I love the colors and design on your "Home" card!

Cindy H. said...

Adorable cards, adorable images!! I love your polka dotted Home Tweet Home card!!

nina said...

Sweet cards and stamps! I'll have to sit on the fence because I love both of your cards. I really like the way you mixed the polka dot stamps on the first card. Can't wait for the whole reveal!

Glenda said...

Ok - don't make me pick a favourite! I love them both - especially the colour combos. The buttons are perfect!

Judi said...

Hi Alli!
I really love your polka-dot/quilty card - not only the technique, but especially the stamps! Your birdhouses, and the sentiment, together with your scalloped circles are so great together! Perfect!

Laurel said...

These are so cute, love the first card!

Deirdre said...

More Stunners Alli, just love them both.

Angela W said...

Both are great! I love the baby card, so cute!

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