Monday, May 10, 2010

Take Three: Summer Day 2

Welcome back to day two of peaks from my newest set Take Three: Summer which will be available from Papertrey Ink on May 15th.  I'm not sure about you, but I have been surrounded by sunshine, green leaves, flower blossoms and warm air for the last few weeks and it has put me into summer mode.  I love lazy summer days where I can kick back with flip flops, tees and capris and enjoy the day for all it has to offer.  I love the sound of the birds chirping, the lawn mowers going and the smell of BBQs cooking something delicious.  I am an avid gardener and so the prospect of creating my own oasis came true last year.  If you followed me last year you know I took a BIG break from blogging so that I could begin my dream of creating a yard HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.  It was truly that experience that inspired me to create a series of stamps for all seasons.  I love the changes each of those season's brings with them.  I am fortunate that my stamp room faces the front yard and I can watch "nature at work" and be inspired!

The Details 
  • Cost: $15
  • Take Three: Summer contains 12 images
TWEET Thanks

There is nothing more exciting than a splash of colour and a fun layout.  I absolutely love mixing bright trendy colours together. I also enjoy using "oldies but goodies" from time to time.  I adore shrinky dinks.  There is something so fun about stamping images/sentiments on shrinky dinks and heating them until they shrink to 1/2 the size.  They are just TOO CUTE!  I like using shrinky dinks as fun accents on cards but also as focal jewelery pieces too.  Because the rounded square images are larger I like the ability of changing their size and as a result decided to create a card using them.

Step 1: Use the impression template to add texture to card base.
Step 2: Stamp bird images and sentiment using StazOn on clear shrinky dinks.  Punch out using square punch.  Heat for 2 minutes and let cool.
Step 3: Using scallop nestabilities cut out felt and Raspberry Fizz cardstock.  Using scallop die cut, create a scalloped edge using True Black cardstock.
Step 4: Stamp Spring Moss cardstock with flower image using Ripe Avocado ink.
Step 5: Cut a strip of ribbon and a strip of kraft cardstock.  Adhere all layers and attach ribbon and shrinky dinks.

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Summer (Urban Design by Alli Miles) PTI
Cardstock: Kraft by PTI, Hawaiian Shores by PTI, True Black by PTI, Raspberry Fizz by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado by PTI, Jet Black StazOn by Tsukineko
Accent: Velvet Ribbon by PTI, clear Shrinky Dinks
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Scallop die by Papertrey Ink , Tin Types impression template by PTI, Square Punch by EK Success

On YOUR Birthday

I strongly believe that less is more!  You might notice that about my CAS style.  "White" space can be intimidating but it is also liberating.  This flower image has amazing potential.  It can be coloured, it can be embossed, it can be sparkled and sprinkled.  It can be outlined, cut out, flipped and raised.  And while I have stamped it in colour, there is something absolutely stunning about it in black...especially against kraft and with a shade of white.

Step 1: Cut a card base measuring 4x4 from a clear sheet.  Cut a 4x4 layer of Ocean Tides, 3.75x3.75 of Stamper's White cardstock and 3.5x3.5 of Kraft cardstock.

Step 2: Stamp flower image and sentiment using True Black.
Step 3: Shade white around one edge of each of the flower petals.
Step 4: Cut strips of True Black and Ocean Tides.
Step 5: Adhere all layers.

I have been creating clear cards for quite some time but Nichole created a fab video that gives some fab tips for creating clear cards HERE.

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Summer (Urban Design by Alli Miles) PTI
Cardstock: Kraft by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI, True Black by PTI, Stamper's Select White by PTI, Clear Sheet by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accent: White pencil

Thanks again for stopping by today! I'd love to hear from you and don't forget there are still 3 more days of sneak peaks.



Donelda said...

You are right, that flower is stunning in black on kraft!!

BeverlyBL said...

Yep. Shrinky Dinks are just the funnest and both of your cards are so cute. I love the "On Your Birthday" one. Clean and simple with very nice colors. Thanks so much.

Glenda J said...

Great card. The second one is my fave - terrific CAS card. The black on kraft is so striking. I've never tried clear cards before - will have to try.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your new stamp set is beautiful. Great cards. The second one is my favorite. Love the CAS style.

PJ said...

Still loving these designs and hooray for less is more! Isn't it the 15th yet?! Pamela~

BL said...

I love that flower!!! So elegant in black ink. And the shrinky dink birds are so cute. Can't wait to see more of the set and more of your creations.

Anonymous said...

More beautiful cards and the black/kraft one is simply stunning. This is a wonderful set; can't wait to get it.

Lisa H. said...

soooo sweet! love that last card-it's stunning!

Loydene said...

I love this flower image!

Janice McDonald said...

Simplicity is stunning and effective...absolutely love these cards!

Vicki B. said...

Lovely cards! Love the stamped flower on that Kraft paper. The birds are to cute on shrinky dinks. Can't wait to see the rest.

P.S. Do you have more landscaping pics! What a project you had (have) going on there!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love both of these cards SO MUCH Alli! The use of the shrink plastic adds such a fun touch to the first card, and the second card is so simple yet breathtakingly beautiful! Fabulous work!!

Bethany Paull said...

Beautiful stamps and samples Alli. I LOVE that flower.

diane mcvey said...

I LOVE your set! Can't wait to see every image! How fun. And very versatile!
Your cards are fantastic! It's so refreshing to see something that doesn't have a million layers! LOL And they are really striking. I can hardly wait until the 15th!!!!! :D

Kimberly Crawford said...

The shrinky dink is BRILLIANT!! I am totally stealing that idea!!!! :)
And your second card-JAW DROPPING!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

veronica said...

i love your new flower stamp on the last card. your highlighting it with the white adds so much dimension. it looks great.

Ingrid said...

We need to trade pictures - I am in the middle of the exact same yard remodel - "three tiers of clay"

I would love to see more of what you are doing.

Ingrid said...

And your stamps look adorable!

Kathy Martin said...

Pure elegance! Love the less is more designs here! Lovely! :)

Lorus! said...

Hard to believe Shrinky Dinks can be so classy!!! Love these cards and your new stamps