Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Introducing Take Three: Spring!

I am so excited to share my newest release from the Urban Design collection called Take Three: Spring.  As a card maker/stamper, I find that there are things that are missing from the industry and naturally that stirs the creative side in me!  For instance, do you ever want the reflection of a stamp?  Do you ever wish you could move the image within a solid stamp? While there are ways to make that happen but it takes work.  As a result I created a stamp set with 3 different look to the same image--hence Take Three.  As you may have noted, this is Take Three: Spring.  Could it be a sign of things to come?  You'll definitely want to check back this summer for a new take on summer stamping ;)

Details: $15 set, 2 sets of images of 3 takes and sentiments to match for a total of 12 stamps!

Today's peak is focusing on one of the two series of images with this set--the infamous bunny with the stitched border.  The first thing to note is that the rounded square image fits PERFECTLY in the 1 1/4 inch EK success punch however if you want to add a border around the image try your 1 3/8 inch EK Success punch (see below).  I absolutely LOVE to coordinate images with punches or various tools--I'm all about time management.

KISS--keep it simply simple

I used a lot of "white space" to direct the eye to the focal image. I wanted to create the feeling that it was an award winning bunny.  I just love the simplicity of ribbon accents and what better way to tie the image to the card using a button too!

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI
Kraft by PTI, Sweet Blush by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accents: Ribbon by PTI
, Button by PTI, Hemp twine
Tools: 1 3/8 inch Square Punch by EK Success

CARD # 2
If you don't keep it simple go crazy!

I honestly think there is a place for all kinds of cards.  For the most part you'll see that I like to keep things simple but it doesn't mean there isn't a place for getting fancy especially when you pair it with PTI's fabulous line of background stamps.  
I began by stamping my backgrounds on the spring moss, sweet blush and kraft cardstockI also stamped the bunny image over top of the polka dot basics and then punched them out using the 1 1/4 inch punch.  I placed all my bunny images on a die cut scalloped square and added a button with a touch of ribbon.  As a final step I stamped my sentiment and rounded the corners in addition to the bottom right hand corner of the card.


Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Background Basics: Hearts by PTI, Background Basics: Text Style by PTI, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI Kraft by PTI, Sweet Blush by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, Fresh Snow by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Button by PTI, Ribbon by Making Memories
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Corner Rounder by EK Success, 1 1/4 inch Square Punch by EK Success

I'd love to hear from you today.  Which card showcased on my blog today was your favourite card and why?
Have a super day!  See you again tomorrow for another peak at Take Three: Spring available February 15th!!



Sharon D said...

Hey! I know this cute little bunny! I like the first card best, because I love white space!

Laura.K said...

The first cared is my favorite. But I like them all.

Pat said...

It's hard to pick because I love that little bunny! I guess if I had to, I'd pick the first for the beauty in its simplicity.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love this first image you have shared. The bunny looks like the ones in Daily Design. I like the first card best for it's simplicity. But love the colors on the second one!

Cheryl said...

I really like the simplicity of the first card. Such talent you have!!!!
Cheryl Sims

Janelle said...

Great concept -- can't wait to see more! My favorite card is the first. I'm a big fan of simple!

ScrapbookDBA said...

Alli -
I love what I am seeing so far ... I was really hoping for a fun new Easter set ... looks like this is going to be perfect! Are there two bunny images? I love that ... left facing and right facing.
My favorite? I cannot pick because I love both of them for different reasons. :)

Have a great day,

Unknown said...

Adorable cards, Alli! Your set looks like a lot of fun! I have to say that I LOVE your second card because of all the extra elements you added to it. Simple is good, but more is always better, in my book! lol!

Sharron said...

Love them both but I think #1 is my favorite! I like the clean, simple design. This looks like another fabulous set and can't wait to see more!

Janet S said...

I love the idea of this stamp set, the reverse images and different block placement. Your bunny is adorable, can't wait to see more of this set and then more as the season's change. Love your work, thank you

Tamara said...

I love the colour combo of the second card. I am intrigued by the idea of 3 similar, but different images. very cool!

IamDerby said...

Love this concept! I am always wanting a symmetrical image!

Stef Perry said...

What's not to love with both cards??? That bunny is fantastic, I'm really excited to get that stamp set!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Yes, another little bunny! This stamp set sounds very intriguing...can't wait to see more!

Tonya said...

What a cute bunny image! Great cards too! I love the first one with the button, ribbon and simple design.

nat said...

lovely cards !

Tricia said...

Card #1 is so wonderfully CAS! The color combination is absolutely elegant! I liked Card #2 for the concept but not the colors. Can't wait to see this set. . .
Beautiful work, Ali!

Ted said...

Alli, why do you keep coming out with such cute stamps?! More and more I'm loving your style. My wallet doesn't...but he's not the boss. ;) Thanks for another fun addition to my arsenal! ;)

nancy said...

My favorite is the first card, Alli. I love the color combination and the design. The bunny against the polka dot background just makes me feel like I'm tripping on something. Love the concept though.

Unknown said...

Fun cards Alli!! Looks like a neat set - can't wait to see more! :)

Helen F. said...

AAAWWWW, such a sweet image. Love this set which is on my list already :O)

Juanita B said...

Such cute images, they remind me of when I was a wee child and the sugared eggs had a scene inside with a bunny, I LOVE your set!!
I also LOVE the simplicity of your cards and that they don't look incomplete. TFS