Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Bash Sentiments Day 4

Hello friends!!
Is it just me or are the days going by really quickly?  I have two quick cards to share with you today.  You know my CAS motto.  I love clean and simple and of course quick and easy to make cards.  I like cards that can be easily mass produced and that don't take hours upon hours to create.  I think the longest I have ever spent on one card was 3 hours and that is just way too long.  Sometimes I set a timer and when it beeps that is it--I can't adjust my card any longer.  How about you?  What are your stamping strategies?  What is the longest time you have ever worked on one card before?

For the first card, I decided to use a mixture of ink and embossing.  I have this beautiful address book that caused the inspiration and the colour scheme too!  As you will see I embossed several of the images in gold and the rest using spring rain, dark chocolate, spring moss and vintage duos.  I am very pleased with the effect and yet it was simple to do.  I dressed up the card with a fun sentiment and a big bow!


Stamps: Birthday Bash sentiments (Urban Design Collection) by PTI available July 15th, Life by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, Spring Rain by PTI, Vintage Duos by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, by Versamark Ink by Tsukineko
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI, Spring Rain by PTI Accents: Misc ribbon, Gold emboss powder
Tools: Labels by Spellbinders


Step 1. Create card base and paper layer.
Step 2.Create label die.  Stamp sentiment
Step 3. Stamp floral images, emboss several images.
Step 4. Attach ribbon, make a bow.
Step 5. Adhere remaining layers.
The second card is super you see the flower?  I made it using cupcake liners.  I have a close up and you will see that I used some old holiday liners.  They are mini cupcake liners and pressed it flat and folded them over.  I put some adhesive in the middle and then placed them around the adhesive. I added the threaded button as a final touch.  I like being resourceful and eco friendly.  The kids love this card.  I can totally see why too!


Stamps: Birthday Bash sentiments (Urban Design Collection) by PTI available July 15th
Ink: Pure Poppy
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Rain
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot by PTI
Accents: Button by PTI, mini cupcake liners, Ribbon by PTI
Tools: Argyle Impression Plate by PTI, Labels die by Spellbinders, Tombo markers (linen and blue)


Step 1. Create card base and paper strop and use impression plate for texture.
Step 2.Cut labels.
Step 3. Fold cupcake liners and place them around the adhesive to create a flower.  Attach threaded button to the center.
Step 4. Attach ribbon.  Stamp sentiment (use tombo markers for different colours).
Step 5: Adhere remaining layers.

It was so nice to see you again!! As always I'd love to hear from you.  And don't forget there's one more day of sneak peaks.  See you again tomorrow.



Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are FABULOUS Alli! I really love your creative use of that cute cupcake paper ;)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, Alli! Love your CAS cards! I have never thought to use something like the cupcake liners! You are BRILLIANT!

Steph Zerbe said...

I'm completely inspired by the first cards colors and striking bow. Love the font you used in the sentiment!

Jessie said...

Alli loving how you used the cupcake liners! What a great idea! Love your cards!

cedargirl said...

I {heart} that little cupcake flower!!! So cute! And i love how the layers og the other card move from elegant gold embossing to dotted ribbon to BIG fun sentment. Great cards~! I have never timed myself on a card but I know I take way too long with the design of my mass production cards and ususally say at some point durring the production, "Who's idea was all this detail, sigh"!? So maybe setting a timer during design would be a good idea.

Kris said...

I love your #2 Birthday Bash card! The color combination and the cupcake liners make me smile! I have an addiction for anyrhing patterned...I have many patterned cupcake liners that I haven't used (because we have cut way back in the dessert area!). What a great idea to use them as flowers. Thanks for such a great idea and fabulous cards!

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Glenda said...

Love love love the colours on these! The cupcake liners - brilliant!

Whimsey said...

Oh the brown and blue card is to die for - LOVE that big bow and sentiment!!!