Here we are on day 2 of the release! After months of preparation it is always very excting to finally get to release week and then it just flies by and before I know it it's release night. So today I am going to take it in stride...
Today's cards will reveal the second set of images from Take Three Spring stamp set. As I mentioned yesterday, the first set of images was the bunny with the stitched edge. Today's image is a leaf image which will surely take your breath away.
I began the card by stamping the image using one of my fav techniques called Rock and Roll. I inked the image in Spring Moss and rolled the edges in New Leaf--I love the subtle hints of colour. Then I punched the image using the 1 3/8 inch punch and applied gloss to the leaf to add dimension and gloss appeal! Next I cut strips of paper and ran them through the pindot embossing folder. I also cut a strip of paper and used the scallop punch. You'll also note that I inked Text Style background stamp in snow cap. As a final touch I added some ribbon.
Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Text Style Background by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado by PTI, Snow Cap by PTI, New Leaf by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Accents: Ribbon by PTI, Button by PTI, Gloss
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, 1 3/8 inch Punch by EK Success, Scallop Punch by EK Success, Pindot cuttlebug folder, Corner Rounder by EK Success
I decided to pair Nichole's gorgeous set Turning a New Leaf with the leaf image from this set. Now keep in mind, there are three takes to this leaf. Today you will only see 2 of them. I began by stamping an image from Turning a New Leaf on Linen Vellum cardstock. I just LOVE that linen look. Next I stamped a series the solid leaf image on stamper's select cardstock and matted it on dark chocolate. I wanted a splash of colour and decided that raspberry frizz and aqua mist would do the trick. I used the scallop punch for appeal. I also ran the aqua mist through the pindot folder for added texture. As a final touch I added some ribbon.
Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Kraft by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI, Raspberry Frizz by PTI, Linen Vellum Cardstock by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accents: Ribbon by PTI,
Tools: Scallop Punch by EK Success, Pindot folder for cuttlebug
Before you leave, I'd love to hear which card you like best and why? Btw, I really appreciate your comments from yesterday :)
Have a super day!
I like them both! I like the layout of the second one best, with the three leaf squares, but I like the GREEN of the top one!
I agree with Sharon. I love the scallop peeking above/below the ribbon on both cards.
I love the versatility of your sets!!! Great cards today :)
I like card #1 the best just because it looks springy and I am so ready for warm weather. Great job.
#2 is the one I like best because of the color combo and I think it's very "mod" looking.
Cute, Alli! I love them BOTH!!!
Love the leaf image, super!!! Great projects!
Wow, the leaf is perfect! And Turning A New Leaf has now moved to the top of my wish list. Love how you used the glossy effect on the first card and the 3 squares on the second. And I really like the font!
Both of these are absolutely stunning! Love the leaf... the 'take three' idea is brilliant.
Rock n roll! (That's my fav)
Both cards are gorgeous, but I love the colors in #2 as well as the brown flower in sequence...it looks fantastic!
I love both cards each for different reasons, but I love green so card #1 gets my vote. ;)
I'm partial to Card #2, but I like them both. Love the colors too!
I love both the cards shown today. I like the glossy leaves on the first one. The background on the second card really brings out the small leaf images that are stamped in the same colors but reversed. Love the effect.
Alli, how did I miss this card?! It's absolutely beautiful! I love the colors you chose and those focal images are awesome. :)
All are lovely, but that last one is my favorite!
Fabulous, Alli! Lovin' both of your cards here.
I really like card #2. pretty colors and pretty layout. VERY pretty.
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