Stamps: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II, Balloon Bash, Simply Said Birthday, English Country Gardens Butterflies
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pretty in Pink, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Regal Rose; Memento - Grey Flannel; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey; Sizzix/SU EF - Decorative Dots; Silver Embossing Powder; Copic Markers
I used the layout from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#109 and the colours from this week's Less is More - LIM#209 (they're celebrating 4 years!!). I used the little confetti stamps to create the border, added a strip of grey card and a panel of white embossed card. I added several roses - all stamped with a mixture of pinks and greys. I finished the front with a little silver butterfly. On the inside I cut a mat layer of grey card, and on the white panel added a simple birthday greeting along with some decoration.
My second card is an anniversary card:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Classic Numbers, Balloon Bash, Fontiments Birthday, Label Love Birthday
Inks: Versamark; Encore - Gold
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; Ranger - Watercolour Paper; Gold Satin Card; Derwent - Aquatone Watercolour pencils; Gold Embossing Powder
I finally got around to playing with some watercolour paints on this card. I'm submitting to CAS-ual Fridays - CFC#136 and Happy Little Stampers - HLSFebCAS where they have embossing as the challenge. I die cut a piece of watercolour paper, taped it down, wet the paper and added watercolour pencil scrappings. Then I lightly brushed over blending the paint. I love the soft green/blue background. Once dry, I stamped, in Versamark, the sentiment and some confetti, and heat embossed with gold powder. I layered the panel on to gold satin card and adhered it to the base. I finished the front with an embossed gold balloon which I attached with dimensional tape. On the inside I cut a mat layer of gold card and on the cream panel added a simple sentiment.
My last card today is another birthday card, but this time with a slightly more masculine feel.
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Classic Numbers, Simply Said Birthday, Balloon Bash, Label Love Birthday
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Real Red; Archival - Jet Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Postage Stamps (S4-348) #5, Squares Lg (S4-126) #7, Squares Sm (S4-128) #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Papermania DP - Bookprint; SU Card - Basic Black, Real Red; Clear Embossing Powder
I used the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc#279 for this card. I covered the card with newsprint design paper and then cut several pieces of card to create a birthday stamp!! I stamped the birthday sentiment on white card, over stamped a balloon in Versamark and then embossed with clear powder. I triple embossed the balloon to give it the look of enamel, then cut it out. I stamped a few smaller balloons on the red panel, added some strings and then adhered the white balloon with dimensional tape. On the inside I cut a mat layer of newsprint and finished with a square panel - stamping a greeting on all four sides.
I had a blast playing with the new mini-sets and mixing them with some of my older sets too. And now it's time to join in with the Release Day Blog Hop. Simply visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment by Wednesday 18th February, to be in with a chance of winning the ENTIRE release! As it's Uniko Studio's 3rd birthday, Bev is giving two more £10 e-Gift Vouchers for the shop.
Deborah (that's me)
The new stamps are available now at the Uniko Studio shop. If you order today and spend £15 or more, then Bev is offering free world wide shipping - that's a fab offer, simply quote FREESHIPPING during checkout if your order qualifies. Here's a quick look at the four new mini-sets:
Wow, that's one marathon post! Thank you for joining me while I introduced all these news sets. Thanks also for leaving such lovely comments - it's always a great pleasure to see your comments - THANK YOU ALL!!! I do hope you've enjoyed it all. That's it for now - see you tomorrow!