Saturday, October 9, 2010

Introducing Holiday Sparkle

Welcome to countdown week!! I am over the moon excited about sharing sneak peeks for the newest release from the Urban Design collection called Holiday Sparkle.  It is a collection of super fun images and sentiments that you can use to create sparkle in all of your holiday creations.   I can hardly wait to show you some of my creations.  Holiday Sparkle will be available through Papertrey Ink on Oct. 15th, 2010.

First up is a unique design that I created that will surely dazzle the eyes.  I have several uses for the image below so make sure to check back during the release to see how you can use this focal border for all of your holiday projects and designs.

I began with the focal image.  I stamped it using True Black and coloured it with a light blue copic marker.  I also outlined the image using a W2 copic marker.  I stamped the sentiment using hibiscus burst ink.  Then, I applied the pink gems!!

  1. Create card base and impress using die.
  2. Cut layers and punch scallop.
  3. Stamp image.  Colour and outline image. 
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Apply gems.
  6. Adhere all layers

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Sparkle by PTI available October 15th,
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, True Black by PTI, Aqua mist by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI, Hibiscus Burst by PTI
Accent: Gems
Tools: Woodgrain impression plate by PTI, Corner Chomper by We R Memory Makers

The second card was inspired by my tree at home.  We set up our tree either the last day of November or the first day of December.  I know that seems early for some people but truth be told the tree is down by December 26th.  What I love most about the tree is the soothing lights.  I love the twinkle and shimmer they give.  I love the glow and the warm feeling they create.  When I create this tree stamp I wanted a way to add dazzle and sparkle to each and every one of my projects so I left openings to add that extra touch!  

I began by creating my textured background using an impression plate.  Next I stamped my image and sentiment on separate pieces of paper and lightly edged the sides with a sponge and Dark Chocolate ink.  The I applied my gems and attached my ribbon.

  1. Create card base and impress using die.
  2. Cut layers.
  3. Stamp image and sentiment.  Edge the paper with sponge and ink.
  4. Apply gems to tree.
  5. Attach ribbon and thread.
  6. Adhere all layers

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Sparkle by PTI available October 15th, sentiment from Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Dark Chocolateby PTI
Ink: Dark Chooolate by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Accent: Gem, Ribbon by PTI
Tools: Picnic Plaid impression plate by PTI, Sponge
I'd love to hear which of these cards is your favourite. Thanks again for stopping by.  I'll see you back for Day 2 of the previews!



Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are SUPER Alli, it's hard to pick a favorite! I love the unique image on the first card though, that really caught my eye!

Merry said...

Oh wow...these are so the layouts and the images on each.

Sharon said...

Love that tree, Alli!

Karen said...

Hi Alli,

I really like this set and these two cards. Since you asked which one is our favourite though, I will pick card 2. I'm eagerly waiting day 2 of your samples! Karen

Kelli said...

Oh how I like these cards, the tree, I think that has to be my fave, that ribbon combo is SO CREATIVE, the soft satin and the durable bakers twine... and teh color combo, just go BANG! to me!!!! :)

Cant wait to see more!!!!

vicki B. said...

Love both of these beautiful cards! This is going to be a fabulous month - already seeing some great stuff! Thanks - looking forward to tomorrow.

Carla G. said...

I can't wait to see more from this set! I love what the design team has done so far! Don't feel bad about taking your tree down so early, we do the exact same thing....I enjoy the sparkling lights but by the 26th I feel a little crowded in my house...time to clear the clutter.

Dana said...

eeeek! How DO you do it Alli? Your creative spirit must be working overtime, becasue these cards are amazing. I love the unique focal image on the first card. Genius! And the LO and colors of the second made me gasp. So, so pretty with the framing effect.
Can't wait to see more!

Jessie said...

What a really wonderful set!! I can not wait to get my hands on it! I have so many cool ideas floating in my head!!

Carol said...

I love this set - can't wait to see the full reveal. Great job.

Kim G said...

Love it all so far! Love the tree and the adorable deer!!

Steph Zerbe said...

What a cool and unique border! Love the sweet pink color gems. And the tree image is so fun. Love that you can add sparkles! Love the grid layout and the distressed edges. I'm so happy for you and this new set you've designed!!

Kathy said...

Oh My! Such beautiful cards! I am ready to "scraplift" uhmm...I mean create!

Kari D said...

OH MY GOODNESSES, Alli! ANOTHER amazing set. Love the ornament border...or is it a tree border? I have visions, woman, visions!

Sharron said...

Fabulous--love them both! Great unique image on the first and the tree is wonderful--especially with the soft colors!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh what gorgeous cards!!!

Anonymous said...

Unusual and unique idea combinations. I loved them all.

betty lou said...

Beautiful! I love the tree card simply because of the Christmas pretty! I'm so excited for you, Alli! This set looks wonderful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a wonderful set this is! Beautiful cards and so simple to make.

Cindy H. said...

Both are beautiful cards, but my favorite is the tree card. I love the design, the script on the sentiment and that sweet Christmas Tree image which is already on my list of must haves :)

Lynne said...

Love the non-traditional colors chosen for the exquisite Christmas cards. They are beautiful

Freshwater said...

I just love you style Alli. Very striking cards - the Holiday Sparkle set is already on my list!

Renee said...

They're both fantastic, but love the tree the best! And I personally think November 30th or Dec 1st is fine, but mine goes up the first Saturday in November!! One of my most favorite things is turning out all the lights except for the tree and just watching the lights twinkle with a cup of latte and probably... some cookies! But it comes down Dec. 26th as well, looks so sad without all the gifts underneath.

Diana said...

This set looks like so much fun! I really like both your cards (especially the color palette). Hard to pick a favorite, but I'm in a tree mood tonight, so probably #2 :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

They are both terrific, though I think I like the tree one (2nd) slightly more, I like trees, and I love the layout you used in that card and how you combined twine with ribbon in a big bold bow.