Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Introducing Take Three: Winter

I am thrilled to be back with the final installment of the take three 2010 series...Take Three: Winter.  When I first came up with the Take Three series I just loved the idea of creating a window into the life of an image.  I decided to alter the placement of the image to give a different look to each of the stamps and yet have the same theme going on.  The flourish was the very first image I came up with for this series so I am very excited to be finally using it with my project designs!  In addition, I am THRILLED to have an accompanying die to use with this series too.

Today's project just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.  Perhaps it is the colour combination or the ribbon...or maybe it is the distressed edges...oh maybe it's the flourish! Whatever it is I can't wait to share it with you.

I began by creating a faux wash and I followed it by stamping the background using Dawn's fab Damask Design set.  I felt these images were a perfect mix for the flourish.  Next I distressed the edges, added piece of cardstock to the bottom, stamped the sentiment, attached the ribbon and adhered it to the card base and second layer.  Then I stamped the flourish, mounted it on a piece of cardstock and distressed the edges.  I also outlined the inner flourish with a Copic C-1 marker.  I adhered it using pop dots.

**faux wash: use a straight edge paint brush on your  ink pad, press into pad, and paint over cardstock to achieve desired look.  I did this with several colours including a caramel and white ink pad.


  1. Create card base, layers and paper scraps.
  2. Stamp background, image, and stamp sentiment. Outline inner image with C-1 copic marker
  3. Attach ribbon trim.
  4. Adhere focal image and remaining layers.
Stamp Set(s):  Take Three Winter by PTI available November 15th
Cardstock: Kraft by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI, Scarlet Jewel by PTI
Ink: Ocean Tides by PTI, Snow Cap by PTI, Tea dye Duo by PTI
Accent: Ribbon trim
Tools: Paint Brush, Copic: C-1

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'd love to hear from you. I'll see you back for Day 2 of the previews!



Laurel said...

Beautiful card!

Patricia Chalas said...

Lovely Card!!! like very much all of your creations...

lynn said...

darling card, alli:)

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Martha S. said...

This is really stunning! I only have one other Take Three set, but this one is on my list for sure!!

Ted said...

Alli! I'm so pleased to be able to finish the Take Three Journey with you. :) This card is beautiful and so vintage-y. :) You said Take Three 2010. Dare I hope for a Take Three 2011?! :)

Anonymous said...

Winter's looking good. Love your Take Threes.

Hope recovery is going well.

I don't know what it is with your site, but I can never get my name and password and the jumble to sign me in. Beverly

Diane Jaquay said...

GORGEOUS card Alli, love the vintage vibe!

Stacy Simpson said...

Gorgeous! The colors are SO RICH. The ribbon is simply beautiful. I can't wait to see more of this set and the die.

Elaine A said...

Alli -

I love this card. It is just so beautiful and I love the whitewashing technique you used. Gorgeous!

Elaine Allen

Monica K. said...

I love the winter swirl. I'm really excited to see this set. Can't wait to see the die too!!

Dee in N.H. said...

How pretty!