Monday, July 5, 2010

Flashback: Shapes by Design

Hi everyone!  I am super excited you are here today.  If you joined me a few weeks back in the PTI forums you would have read my request to for your input on which of my stamp sets to showcase in the month of July.  I have taken note of all the popular requests and today marks the first day of my flashback series.  I plan to showcase many of them this month along with my sneak peaks for my new stamp set (I will write more about that below).  So each day you see a post starting with Flashback you know I am using some of my previous sets.  I plan to label them too so that you can access them for quick inspiration the next time you are "stuck" for ideas using the set.

As you noticed by the title--Shapes by Design, I decided to use the set in a less traditional way. The set was originally created for versatility in addition to being genderless.  Shapes by Design is a perfect set to create more masculine cards and yet at the same time can have a delicate feminine side to it as well.  I decided to use the square blocks as flower stems.  I carefully stamped the image over the textured surface to give it a real outdoors look.


Stamps: Shapes by Design by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI, Simply Chatreuse by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI
Accents: Felt by PTI, Brads by Bazzill
Tools: Die cut flower by PTI, Impression Plate by PTI, Hole punch


1. Create card base. Use impression plate.
2. Cut paper strip. 
3. Create die cut flowers. Punch hole and insert brad.
4. Stamp images and stamp sentiment.
5. Adhere flowers.

If you are visiting today for the first time from Nichole's blog I just want to personally welcome you!  Thanks for stopping by.  As you are aware, today marks the first day counting down to sneak peaks.  So what can I tell you about the set?  There's variety, there's a mixture of fonts, there's a play on words...and for the first time you get to see some of my handwriting.  Yup.  That's a big step for me.  I am very self conscious about that ;)

Make sure to join me from July 10-15th for daily projects and cards showcasing the set, which will be available for purchase July 15th through Papertrey Ink.

One last note, if you have a request for a particular set to be showcased for the flashback series PLEASE either post at the forum or leave me a message here :)

Thanks again for visiting.  I look forward to hearing from you.



Belinda said...

This is fabulous Alli! :) I love this idea!!! I really need to dig out Shapes by Design more! It's getting dusty in my crafty area! :) And can I just say I love when you revisit your sets!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to see your new stuff!

kksb said...

Your card looks Good!! Love the greens. Looking forward to seeing more.
PS-Scrolled down the page and enjoyed the two blue aqua/red PTI cards.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!

Dana said...

I'm really excited for your set! As I said on Nichole's blog, I'm not a big fan of the Birthday Basics set and am really looking forward to seeing yours! Love it so far! ;)
As for the flashback series (great idea, BTW), I'd love to see Garden of Life... I have it, but haven't gotten it inky yet!

Stacy said...

I can't wait to see this new stamp set!

I have your Daily Designs and sentiments sets and the wise owl bellies. I would love to see unique ways to use just the bellies. Thanks!

Michele F said...

Hi Alli,
Thanks for the inspiration. I love the Mailbox Greetings set. I have it, used it, but it hasn't seen ink in a while. I would love to see new ideas to help get me going!

Anthonette said...

The felt flowers and woodgrain background are awesome, Alli!

Merry said...

Simply elegant. Love the felt flowers.