Thursday, February 11, 2010

Take Three: Spring Day 3

Welcome back!  Can you believe we are already doing peeks for day 3 already? I have to admit February truly is a treat at PTI...15 days of oogling and surprises but honestly my favourite day is Feb 15 because I get to add all those goodies to my cart!!  Anyone else with me on that one?  I already have a list a mile long too LOL.

I am so excited to share today's cards using stamps and sentiments from Take Three: Spring available Feb 15th.  I am sure you will quickly note the "friendship forever" theme.  In fact the bunny card is one of my favourite creations for this release--the colour combination, layout and the simplicity.


I began by stamping my bunny images (all three) on patterned paper using black ink.  What I love about that is they give you the option of decorating bunny without having to colour him not to mention give a paper pieced look without all the cutting.  Next I punched the image using a 1 1/4 inch square punch.  Then I cut out a scallop square die cut using my nestabilities and placed the bunny image in the center.  I cut a strip off the card to make room for a scalloped border.  I decided to add a thin strip of paper over the edge of the card where it meets the border for more appeal.  At the bottom of the card I added a strip of patterned paper to match my bunnies and a black piece of scrap cardstock.  I finished off the card with the sentiment which was stamped on a tag die cut which I trimmed with knotted paper scraps. 

Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Very Vanilla by PTI
Aqua Mist by PTI 
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accents: Ribbon by PTI, Button by PTI, Gloss
Tools: Nestabilities/labels by Spellbinders, 1 1/4 inch Punch by EK Success, Scallop Punch by EK Success, 


Yesterday I shared how to create a "rock 'n roll" image.  Today's card also features this technique (I created the cards on the same day) but this one features the one image stamped three times. For some extra appeal I decided to add some flower brads in the center of the leaves.  I really like white, true black and spring moss together.  They are so refreshing.  I stamped the base of the card using Text Style Background. Then I added a piece of true black, gave it a scalloped border, added the ribbon bow, adhered the strip of leaves and stamped the sentiment using snow cap.

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, True Black by PTI
Ink: Snow Cap by PTI, New Leaf by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI

Accents: Ribbon by PTI, Brads by Bazzill
Tools: Scallop Punch by EK Success

As always it is an absolute pleasure reading your comments.  Before you leave today I'd love to hear which card is your favourite and why.

Have a fantastic Friday and hope to see you again tomorrow--think soft a fuzzy!  ;)



Jeanne said...

I am loving these bunnies! I really like the patterned paper with the black...they really just want to "hop" out and scream spring. Looking forward to the release of this set. Love spring!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Both cards are beautiful. Can't wait to see the complete set.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Alli, BOTH of these cards are totally WONDERFUL!!

Pegg S said...

Your new set is beautiful! I have been enjoying your peeks of the projects!

jan metcalf said...

I am a fan of Rock n Roll! Love the look you achieved!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love the Friendship Forever card. It's a little big but I like the colors and how you stamped the image onto pattern paper.

Nancy L. said...

love them both but the color combo on the second one is very nice!

organic baby cribs said...

The second card s what I love the most! I really like the black ribbon is a very nice accent! And also the flowers are great!

Glenda J said...

These are both brilliant! Love how you stamped the bunny on patterned paper. The colours on the second one are fantastic!

Helen F. said...

Those bunnies are so adorable. Love your cards with this set, Alli. You are really showing off their versatility.