Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Take Three: Winter Day 2

Hey peeps!!!  So glad you dropped by for day 2 of the Take Three: Winter previews!  I have some exciting cards to share with you today.


I wanted to create a simple card with some WOW factor.  I was pleased with the focal image as it not only shines but it sparkles.  I love how the flourish image transcends the seasons and can be used for a number of types of cards.
I started by stamping the image first in white, then in black.  Then I placed versamark over the entire image and placed UTEE over top.  As it started to dry I sprinkled shimmer glitter over the top.  The effect in person is stunning and I am sure the photo does not do the image justice. Next I outlined the card base, stamped the sentiment, attached the ribbon and created a scalloped felt square to raise my focal image from the card.

  1. Create card base and create outline using scor-pal.
  2. Stamp image in white, then black.  Allow to dry.  Stamp versamark overtop.  
  3. Pour UTEE over image, heat set and sprinkle glitter.
  4. Cut out stamped image.  Cut out scalloped felt.
  5. Attach ribbon trim.
  6. Adhere focal image.
Stamp Set(s):  Take Three Winter by PTI available November 15th, sentiment from Signature Greetings by PTI
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse by PTI, Ocean Tides by PTI,
Ink: True Black by PTI, Snow Cap by PTI
Accent: Ribbon trim by PTI, Felt by PTI, UTEE, Glitter by Martha Steward
Tools: Heat tool, Spellbinders Nestabilities

CARD # 2

I began with a card that could be winter themed but with these bright colours I was able to create warmth and excitement (check out that sentiment!!) and make it a card for all seasons.  I stamped all the flourish images in white ink and used some watercolour pencils to colour it in.  I love that "chalky look" and also love that there are so many elements I can colour in or leave blank.  The colour possibilities are endless.  I was able to tie in those colours with the cardstock and ribbon.


  1. Create card base, layers and paper scraps.
  2. Stamp images, and stamp sentiment. Colour images.
  3. Round corners.
  4. Attach ribbon.
  5. Adhere remaining layers.
Stamp Set(s):  Take Three Winter by PTI available November 15th
Cardstock: True Black by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Summer Sunrise by PTI
Ink: Snow Cap by PTI
Accent: Ribbon trim by PTI
Tools: Watercolour pencil crayons, Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'd love to hear which card speaks to you the most and why. I'll see you back for Day 3 of the previews!



Monica K. said...

These are really cool cards, Alli! I love the UTEE and the black accents. And I am just dying to see the new Take 3 dies!! Can you give us a little hint? BTW, I noticed that you listed the ink as Snow Cap by PTI. Is that a new ink or should it be Fresh Snow by PTI?

Unknown said...

LOVE the second card today. All the flourish motifs are gorgeous. Beautiful how you colored them. Also love the UTEE on the first card. Very striking. Great job!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow factor is right! The color contrast in your first card is outstanding!

Mariah said...

Very pretty! The first card image looks like a small ceramic tile. Beautiful! Both cards are gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your cards today are so elegant! I agree with Mariah, that looks like a beautiful little ceramic tile on the first card, so pretty!

vicki B. said...

Love that Fabulous card! The color combo is wonderful and the stamp itself has such a flourish to it. Wonderful cards!

Elaine A said...

Hi Alli -

Your cards are just gorgeous! I really love both of them, but I do admit to favoring the first card. It is deceptively simple, but really packs a punch. From the colors you've selected, your scoring, that adorable Utee Focal Point and the ribbon. An absolute winner in my book!

Elaine Allen

Cassie_lu said...

love how you colored in the image on the second card

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So pretty! Love the design for this set.

Barbara B said...

I thought your first card was pretty - simple, elegant.
Then.... I saw your second card and said ooohhh!!
Great job.

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!
love the fab colors on the 2nd one!! So loving this stamp set!!

Meghan said...

I have enjoyed all of your Take Three sets. I was surprised to learn that you are just down the road from me in Victoria. Home grown talent-yay!

Kris said...

I am really taken by your Card #1. Of course, I love everything that you do, but this one jumped right off the page...Thanks!

cedargirl said...

wow. card #1 is a show stopper!