Friday, 28 August 2015

UC - Summer ...

....  Hello!  I'm back this morning with my card for our current challenge at Uniko.  Our challenge is "Summer - with the optional twist of being inspired by our photo".

Make a Wish - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals: Cosmos
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist; Verafine - Onyx Black; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Melon Mambo; Vellum; SU/Sizzix EF - Elegant Dots; Gold Embossing Powder; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear




I've used the sketch from this week's Less is More challenge - LIM#238 for the layout and I've taken some of the colours from our inspiration photo.  Bev introduced this set when I was on holiday in July and I wasn't able to play along, so I was really pleased to use them on this card.  I used the single flower on the base of the card, randomly stamping pink and orange flowers.  I cut a panel of white card, embossed it, cut the angle and adhered it flat to the card base.  I stamped the two flowers on vellum using Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and then coloured the reverse of each flower.  I cut them out, attached them to the card and add some sparkle to the flowers with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I finished the front with a simple sentiment in black.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of pink design paper and added a simple greeting and a flower on the white panel.

Make a Wish inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMake a Wish sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I also took a close up of the pretty flowers, you can just about see the sparkle on the blossoms.

Make a Wish detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

As usual we have prizes for the winner of this challenge.  The DT picks a winner who will get a £20 eGift Certificate.  The DT also pick the Top 3 who will all get 50 Loyalty Points to be added to their customer accounts.  And there's more!  For those who use Uniko stamps on their card, there will be a random draw and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Points for their customer account.  We also do a random draw for all those who have gone with the optional twist (inspired by the photo) this winner will receive 100 Loyalty Points added to the customer account.

Now, why not visit our blog to see more inspiration from our Design Team and from our two fabulous Guest Designers - Darnell and Wiebke.  You've still got plenty of time to play along closing on Friday 4th September 8.00am BST (3.00am EDT for those of us in the States).  Have fun!!

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8 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great stamping Deborah!
Love those flowers!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jen Mitchell said...

So beautiful! I love the embossed background and the gold embossed flowers.

Neets B said...

The gold embossed vellum flowers look gorgeous in the pink and orange, Deborah. Such a pretty design.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sarah Gray said...

Love the gold embossed cosmos and the embossed background - a pretty, summer card, Deborah!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Awesome and exotic take on the challenge Deborah and love the colours and all the gorgeous florals. Great take on summer and thanks so much for playing along at LIM too. Sarah x

Jane said...

So gorgeous! Love how the cosmos look embossed in gold - just beautiful!

Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Deborah ... such fabulous texture ... and those gold embossed blooms are gorgeous! Anita :)

Beverley said...

LOVE the layout and the Cosmos flower stamped in gold - YUM! Beautifully done :) Hugs Bev x

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