Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments Day 4

Welcome back!  Here we are, it's day 4 and I have 4 creations to share with you!  Again, I am working my best to show you images/sentiments you haven't already seen from both sets.

It has been such a delight to read your comments. Thank you so much for all who have left me a message in the past few days.  I had a few e-mails recently about subscribing to my blog.  If you don't use Google feeder I have added a few feed options for you in the sidebar.

First up today is a Mother's Day card.  If there is one thing I have learned since becoming a Mother is how special it is to receive a card of "thanks" for all that I do in the year.  It certainly makes me appreciate all that my mum went through with my brother and I (love you mum! and THANK YOU!!!)

To begin with I stamped my background circle stamp in spring moss.  You'll note the background stamp has a pretty leafy design on top and bottom as well as stitched line above and below the sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped in ripe avocado. "happy mother's day" is one stamp. Next I used the labels nestabilities to cut out my focal image.  I used a larger one to create an outline.  I applied a pearl bead to the leaves.
Then I stamped the spring moss cardstock using Polka Dot basic and snow cap ink.  I decided to stitch the outside edge.  Lastly, I adhered all the layers. 















 
















Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI , Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics by PTI
Ink: Spring Moss by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI, snow cap by Ranger
Accents: Spring Moss Buttons by PTI, Swiss Dot Enchanted Evening Ribbon by PTI
Tools: Labels nestabilities by Spellbinders, sewing machine

There is something about spring that screams either pastels or bright fresh colours.  I decided to go with a little of both today but wanted to share the bright card first.  Long ago Nichole shared the beautiful boot from Green Thumb.  If you know me well you know I am a little nostalgic for the old days.  So much so that I can actually list EVERY person who was in my grade 7 class and even tell you what row they sat in...did I say nostalgic...well there might be another word for me BUT the truth is I hold onto the memories of the past with great strength.  When I was first introduced to PTI back into 2007 I was CRAZY for this set.  Although most of my cards using this set were never uploaded can check out my "Green Thumb" gallery (be nice now--that was 2007). So why the story?  Well as I was creating this set I thought how great would it be to "bring back the boot" so to speak.  But this time I changed it up and used the boot as a vase for tulips.  Seriously how fun is that?

To start, I stamped the boot image using spring moss.  I wiped the tulips and leaves with a baby wipe to remove excess colour.  Then I coloured each area with a tombo marker.  Next I stamped spring wishes using basic black and the "x" circle using basic black.  Then I punched the circle using the circle nestabilities from Spellbinders.  Next I stamped the spring moss cardstock with Polka Dot Basics and spring moss ink.  I cut 1/4 inch strips of paper in 3 colours and adhered them to the inside of my card and then cut off the excess spring moss to match up to the last strip (raspberry fizz).  As a final touch I added the gingham ribbon and adhered my circle.















































Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Raspberry Fizz by PTI, New Leaf by PTI, True Black by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Accents: Gingham by PTI
Tools: circle nestabilities by Spellbinders, Tombo Markers (pink, green, light green)


It's hard to believe but in a few short weeks all that valentine's day stuff will disappear off the shelves and fill up with baby chicks, easter bunnies and baskets.  Easter is in April this year...actually ONE day before my birthday.  I remember having my birthday fall on Sunday one year and wouldn't you know so did my birthday. I was so confused that year...I couldn't figure out if the easter bunny spoiled me or if my mum forgot my birthday LOL...
Today's card could be an Easter card or simply a card for a special cutie pie in your life.  I began by stamping my baby chick using sweet blush.  I wiped off the legs and coloured them with a Tombo marker.  I also coloured the eyes with a black marker and the beek with a marker too.  Then I stamped the "cutie pie" sentiment and traced over it with a light green marker.  I stamped the scallop circle and coloured the outer ring with a blue copic marker.  Next I stamped Polka Dot basics II using sweet blush.  Then I staped the spring moss using Damask Design with spring moss ink.  I used a scallop punch to pop a window for my focal image.  As a final step I used the corner rounder and added the ribbon.

 

 

Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Damask Design by PTI, Polka Dot Basics II by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Sweet Blush by PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Sweet Blush by PTI
Accents: Misc Ribbon
Tools: Copic Ciao markers, Fiskars scallop punch, Corner Rounder by EK Success, Tombo marker

To me, Father's day is just as important as Mother's Day even though it's a day about dads.  I encourage my kiddos to give dad a handmade item every year.  I think my fav is the rock my son decorated at school that said "dad rocks".  It still sits on DH's bedside table.

My task was to create a simple card with masculine colours.  As you learned yesterday I often draw colour inspiration from the ribbon in my collection.  So when I looked through my stash I found some ribbon with some of these colours and decided to add one more.  I actually like how it turned out.

To begin, I stamped the "x" circle stamp in spring moss.  Then I stamped the "happy father's day" sentiment in ocean tides and the wrench in smokey shadow.  So that means I used 3 stamps to put my focal point together.  Then I punched it out using my circle nestabilities. I stamped the edge of my card with Polka Dot basics II and enchanted evening (that is why it stands out so much).  I also stamped the summer sunrise and spring moss using the same set.  Then I used the corner rounder and add some textured lines at the bottom of the card using my Scor-Pal.


 

 

Stamp Set(s):  Daily Designs and Daily Designs Sentiments (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Polka Dot Basics II by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI, Summer Sunrise by PTI, Enchanted Evening by PTI
Ink: Smokey Shadow by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI, Summer Sunrise by PTI,
Tools: Corner Rounder by EK Success, Scor-Pal, circle nestabilities by Spellbinders

Again, thank you SO MUCH for stopping by.  I hope to see you again for the final showcase of my stamp sets before the big reveal and forum party on the night of the 14th.
Before you leave which of the 4 cards is your fav?

Alli

31 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Alli,

I love all your samples with Daily Designs and Sentiments. I am really looking forward to having this set. The font is perfect IMHO. Thanks for sharing it and looking forward to seeing the samples tomorrow!

Karen

Glenda said...

They are all great but I love the simplicity of the Father's Day card. Yes, I am stalking your blog.... ;)

Nancy said...

Spring wishes is my favorite card. It's great how those bold color strips are part of both the inside and outside of the card. Fabulous font, too.

Sharon D said...

Wow, Alli! What a treat to have four cards from you! I like them all, but I think my fav is the Cutie Pie one--love that chick and the fun ball ribbon! I'm very excited to see these entire sets!

nina said...

Wow, you've put so much thought into this stamp set. Tough to choose my fave, but I think I'll go for the Mother's Day card - love that background circle stamp!

Diane Jaquay said...

All of your cards are just FAB!! I can't wait to get my hands on this set :)

dclouser said...

They are all great, but the Father's Day one really caught my eye. What a beautiful card for a dad!

Mary Duffek said...

Loving all you cards and can't wait to see the set....very cool!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Can't wait to see this set! That baby chick is so cute!!!

Karen said...

I just love your stamp sets and this set is certainly a must have addition to my Urban Designs collection! Thanks for the wonderful design and great inspiration! woo hoo for you helping us prepare for those next BIG stamping assignments (Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Arbor Day).

Karen said...

I thought that maybe I could do without this set-guess I was wrong! What a totally versitile set. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

Alanna said...

These are all so cute. Totally loving this set and I can't wait to order it.

Ann said...

Love them all but I think Spring Wishes is my fav. I love all the PTI tag sets and this one is one of the best Alli.

Karen said...

They are all great, but my favorite is "spring wishes"--love that boot and the bright colors!

Laurel said...

Oh, I love these!

Nancy L. said...

all your cards are adorable! great design! i just love your father's card! simple and easy to make!

Ted said...

Alli, this is a great set you've created! :) And to choose my favorite card is a hard one...they're all so great! :) Thanks for being inspirational. :)

Beverly said...

Something for every occasion. I really like your color selections. All very cute. Thanks for taking the time to do this for us. Samples are a great thing.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Another great showing of card ideas with this new set! Love that boot. It's one of my favorites!

Dana said...

I am so super excited about this set! Love the Mother's Day card best!

scrapnstamphappy said...

My favorite (is tough to choose, but....) is the cutie pie card. They are all wonderful!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Oh what fun cards, can't wait to see the whole set!

Kimberly Crawford said...

LOVE them all! If I was forced to choose one, I would pick the boot card, but they are all fabulous!!!

Sue D said...

This is a very versatile set!! My favorite is the Father's Day card.

Charmaine said...

The chick card is cute!

Charmaine

Joan B said...

how beautiful! the cutie pie is my fave! what a cute little chickie!

Sharron said...

All your samples are so cute and it's hard to choose just one--guess I will go with the spring wishes card and the little chick! I know, that was two! Can't wait until tomorrow......

Judi M said...

OK, it's really hard to choose, but the spring "boot" card and your fathers day "wrench" card are huge hits with me! This set is really growing on me, the more I see it, and the more I see you creating with it! Well done!

Angela W said...

OMG! They are all wonderful! I love the spring one for the colors, the baby one is just cute, the Father's Day is just awesome, and the first card is pretty too!

Debbie Olson said...

Alli, this is perfect--love it!

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