It's time for the first Uniko Challenge - USC#28 of the year. We've kept things nice and simple for the first challenge with a theme of ANYTHING GOES, but if you want, there's also the option of "LOVE". I went for the AG option and made a sympathy card - I seem to have none left in my stash. Here's my card:
Stamps: Uniko - Nature's Treasures 1, Flower Power #1
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Baja Breeze, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper
I used a couple of challenges in the making of this card. At Happy Little Stampers CAS - HLSCAS01 the challenge is to use the 'smooshing' technique and I've picked the colours from the current House of Cards Challenge - HOC01-16.
I die cut a piece of watercolour paper as the smooshing technique works so much better on this than my normal card! Guess you'll know how I found that out ;) This technique is so easy. I pressed a small acrylic block on the ink pad, lightly spritzed it with water and then pressed it on the watercolour paper - I love the random effect it gives. Once the ink was dry I stamped the fern image in Versafine ink and used the second impression to give a shadow. Next I stamped the sentiment. I finished by matting the paper on black card. On the inside I cut another mat of black card and on the white panel I added three ferns using the green inks.
Do visit the Uniko blog to check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the team. And, as always, there are prizes - full details on Bev's blog. Have fun!