Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Take Three: Summer Day 3

I just wanted to sincerely thank you so much for your comments! They mean so much to me. Can you believe we are already on day 3 of the release?! 
I'm not sure about you, but I always watch PTI releases with baited breath.  The team, illustrators and Nichole do an amazing job showcasing the new sets and supplies being released each month.  I feel so honoured to be a part of such an amazing company. I remember when I first joined PTI in 2008 and the excitement I had for my first release month.  Would you believe I still get just as giddy?  There is nothing like receiving my stamp set and pealing off each stamp and FINALLY stamping each and everyone of them.

Pastel Floral Goodbye

I often sketch many of my card/project layouts before I receive my stamp set.  And while I have a "game plan" sometimes I take a detour.  About a week ago, I was oogling Lisa Johnson's projects (she is an amazing Paper Crafter isn't she?) and I stumbled upon a cute layout and colour combo I couldn't resist.  Lisa created a card for the Sign Language release that I just fell in love with.  I decided to create a card using the same layout and colour palette and change up the 1) ribbon 2) stamp set in addition to a few other things (impression plate, embossing, patterned paper).

Step 1: Create card base.  Cut layers and use the impression template to add texture to the Aqua Mist layer.Round corners.
Step 2: Stamp flower images using VersaMark ink on patterned paper.  Pour emboss powder and heat.  Use die cut to cut out images.
Step 3: Stamp sentiment using Dark Chocolate ink. Adhere ribbon.
Step 4: Adhere all layers.


Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Summer (Urban Design by Alli Miles) PTI
Cardstock: Spring Moss by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Melon Berry by PTI, Stamper's Select White by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, VersaMark by Tsukineko, Chamomile by PTI
Accent: Ribbon by PTI, Espresso Emboss Powder
Tools: Tin Types Impression Plate by PTI, Scallop die by Papertrey Ink , Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Corner Chomper by We R Memory Makers

Missing You

There is nothing like a bright and cheerful card to brighten your day when you miss someone.  I love the crisp white contrasted by the Hawaiian shores.  My favourite part is the edging of Hawaiian shores against all the white.  It makes the image and sentiment pop!

Step 1: Use the impression template to add texture to card base and second layer.  Using die cut create an opening in second layer.
Step 2: Stamp bird images using Hawaiian Shores.  Touch the centers of the flowers using a silver spica pen. Punch out using square punch.  Round corners.
Step 3: Adhere ribbon to top layer.  Stamp sentiment.
Step 4: Round selected card edges.
Step 5: Adhere all layers.

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Summer (Urban Design by Alli Miles) PTI
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores by PTI, Stamper's Select White by PTI
Ink: Hawaiian Shores by PTI
Accent: Ribbon by PTI
Tools: Tin Types Impression Plate by PTI, Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Corner Chomper by We R Memory Makers, Spica Pen by Copic

Floral Celebrations

I don't often use black cardstock for the card base but sometimes it merits the use.  When I coloured my flower using Copics (R0000, RV29, R59) (YG63, G0000, YG13) and a white gel pen it just screamed being the center of attention. 

Step 1: Create card base and create an opening using a die cut.

Step 2: Stamp circles using Snow Cap.  Colour the circles using a water pen and ink (see photos below) You'll note I just pressed the ink pad to the top of the cover.  It is easily wiped off.

Step 3: Colour flower image using Copic markers. Highlight flower petals with white gel pen. Adhere to card.
Step 4: Stamp sentiment using Snow Cap and attach ribbon.

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Summer (Urban Design by Alli Miles) PTI, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: True Black by PTI, Stamper's Select White by PTI
Ink: Snow Cap by PTI, True Black by PTI
Accent: Ribbon by PTI
Tools:Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Corner Chomper by We R Memory Makers, Copic Markers, Aqua Pen, White Gel Pen

Thanks again for stopping by today! I'd love to hear from you and don't forget there are still 2 more days of sneak peaks before Take Three: Summer is released.



Sharon D said...

All are beautiful, but I am totally blown away by the black card--so striking! I love how you colored the flower and highlighted the petals with white.

Glenda said...

You are so brilliant - there is a little something extra on all of these. Fabulous. The shading on the pink flower is stunning!

Maureen L. said...

These are absolutely stunning and so creative. I adore the black card with the colored flower ... very striking

PJL said...

Love this set and can't wait to get my hands on it. You're such an inspiration. Thanks! Pamela~

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous. I just love your cards made with your new set. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Another set of beautiful cards. Love the Copics with the white gel pen--just wonderful!

Carrie said...

OH my gosh these are GORGEOUS!! I love what you did with the black cardstock. I'm so trying this out. Thank you!

Beverly said...

Your cards are so pretty. I like the squares and especially like the little bird. So cute.

Sally said...

Great images and I love the different ways you used all the products to create such unique cards. Thanks for sharing!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful cards Alli. I absolutely love the flower image in this set. It's wonderful to see all the ways you've used it. Embossing on patterned paper looks amazing.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Each one of your cards is beautiful. I love the flower and that bird. I am really loving this stamp set of yours. Thanks for the tip on using the ink pad with the aqua pen.

Vicki B. said...

Love these cards! Love the little bird card how clean and crisp looking it is! Center stage the little bird! Love it!

Kathy Martin said...

So lovely and inspirational! :)

Stacy said...

The last card (black) is absolutely stunning!

Charmaine said...

Love the Floral Celebrations card...the black really makes the flower "pop"


Kalynochka said...

There cards are so fantastic, I just had to comment! My favorite has to be the "missing you" card because it is beautiful, modern, and uses white space. I love the use of the textured background- now that I see what it can do, I feel that I have to invest in some....

Shay said...

Gorgeous cards today and like others I am blown away with the black card...stunning!

ScrapbookDBA said...

Oh girl! You are so talented! You have a gift for sure .. I love how your simple designs are really so very intriguing and draw you into them to look closer and ask .. how did she do that?

Thank you so much for sharing your talent,

Lauren said...

Alli!!!! These cards are absolutely stunning!! You have a great series going here...love them!!!

Aunt Min said...

I'm assuming the pigment ink won't "gum up" the aquapen. Thanks for a great tip!