Friday, 20 February 2015

USC - Birthdays ...

...  Good morning!  It's time for our new challenge at Uniko Studio - USC#18.  This month our theme is

BIRTHDAYS

You can make any kind of birthday card you like - fun, silly, layered, CAS, masculine, feminine - whatever takes your fancy!!  Here's my take:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Builders Lattice, Flower Power #2
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Blackberry Bliss, Raspberry Ripple, Wisteria Wonder
Dies: Memory Box - Cross Stitched Frames Borders #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Wisteria Wonder; Gem; Gold Marker Pen



I've made a pretty, feminine card - I need to build up my stash of feminine styled cards.  I decided to use some stamps that I've had for a while, but not actually used much (at all!!).  I've used the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc#280 which are all shades of purple.  That works out really well as the cue word at CASology - CAS#134 is monochrome.  I'm also submitting this to Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#57 as this week's cue word is mask, and I've used masking on my card.

I masked off the rectangle and bottom corner of the card and then stamped this pretty lattice pattern to create a background.  I removed the masking tape and embossed the cross stitch frame - for some reason in the photo above it looks debossed, but it is in fact embossed!!  I stamped the flower in the centre of the rectangle and added a touch of bling.  I used a ruler to add a thin gold border to the background stamping and finished the front with a simple sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of lilac design paper and on the white panel added a single flower.


For more inspiration with our Birthdays theme, check out the blog to see what the rest of the team have made.  Our Guest Designer this month is Tracey McNeely, do check out her card too. 

The challenge runs for the next two weeks.  You can use any stamps in our challenge, although we do love to see designs with Uniko Studio stamps!!   You can enter as many times as you want and can combine with other challenges too.  You have until Friday 6th March to play along with the challenge.  Have fun!!

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9 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Such a neat and clever design Debs and a great challenge combo. Love all that purple / lilac mix of shades.
Sarah x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is some amazing masking, Deborah! Fabulous card!

Nicki S said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and the framed focal point.

Joyce said...

So very pretty. Love the purple, and a fabulous job of masking. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hi Deborah!!! Love your Uniko lovely!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!!! Yay -Hugs and Happy weekend -Kimberly

Gillian R said...

So pretty and elegant Deborah, love it

Loll said...

Love how you've masked the background Deborah! Looks so beautiful and really shows off your flower. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Melly Moo said...

Lovely little flower cards. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, Rebecca x

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Amazing colors and beautiful design!

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