Sunday, 11 December 2016

Uniko Revisit and Blog Hop ....

..... Morning! We're in the grip of an arctic blast of air here in Northville and we've had snow too! So it's kind of appropriate that at Uniko we are revisiting STUNNING SNOWFLAKES. This is one of my all time favourite sets. Here's my card:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes, Simply Said Christmas, Most Wonderful
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Dies: Uniko - Snowflakes; Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Real Brush Pens; Pink Glitter Paper; Clear Embossing Powder




I've gone for non-traditional colours - I think they make Christmas card zing! I'm playing along with CAS Colours & Sketches - CAS#203 where the team want us to use a previous 2016 sketch and make it seasonal; I've used the sketch #195. I've used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#422 and, as it's a holiday card, I'm submitting to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#223.

I die cut a panel of white water colour card and stamped these gorgeous snowflakes in Versamark, heat embossed them with clear powder and then revealed them with water colour paints. I think emboss resist is one of my favourite techniques! I stamped the greeting on some scrap white card and cut it out with a die. I love the bold pop of orange with the die cut snowflake and the subtle hint of sparkle too. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark blue card and on the white panel added a sentiment and some funky snowflakes!

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This is a blog hop so you should have come here from Bev's blog, but just in case you've come here direct, here's the full Blog Hop list - all links fixed - should be working okay now!

Bev (Uniko)
Deborah (that's me!)

We have a prize too - you have until midnight (GMT) on Sunday 18th December to comment along the Hop for the chance to win the featured set - Stunning Snowflakes - or, if you have this set a Gift Certificate to the same value. Have fun!

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23 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely beautiful water colour emboss resist Debs, love this set too and it always looks wonderful in blues. Your zingy pop of orange is just FAB too with the die-cut snowflake. Hope you're organised with the festivities - have a good one. Sarah x

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the colour challenge!

Viv's Visuals said...


Pretty card - this snowflake set is fab!

Preety said...

Beautiful card :) i love the lovely snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.
cheers
preety

cm said...

Beautiful showcase of my favourite snowflakes stamps EVER! The blue/red/white combination: soooo striking!
Hugs~carol

Barbara said...

Beautiful way to use the colors! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown! Hope to see you back again!

Jane said...

Wow I love this x

Heidi Stamps said...

I really like the orange snowflake! That is such a nice contrast to the more traditional blue and white snowflake panel you stamped. Really cool!

karen h said...

Love the snowflake background! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Denise Bryant said...

love the colors! gorgeous snowflake set!

Patricia Hays said...

I love the emboss resist panel! Thanks for joining in our holiday sketch challenge at CC&S! :)

Jane said...

Well yes it does seem very appropriate for you to make a snowflake card and what a stunner too! Hope the weather is fun for you and not too restricting - will you be building a snowman in your garden?

Broni said...

Fabulous use of the colors, Deborah!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

McStamper said...

What a pretty card. Love how your finished the inside.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Awesome card!!!

Fiona Whitten said...

Love the unusual colour combination but it really works on your Christmas card. I look forward to seeing more of your cards in 2017 in the CC&S challenges.

Emily E said...

Great use of colours the orange really pops in contrast with the blue and white! Thanks so much for joining us at CC&S!

Julie B said...

Fab resist technique Deborah, the colours work well together.
Thanks for linking up at ATSM. :)

Beverley said...

Beautifully festive Deborah and a wonderful showcase of Uniko Stunning Snowflakes. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S too. Hugs Bev x

Lindsey said...

Great distressed background and the splash of orange really pops! X

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Deborah and love that splash of orange.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!!! Great colors!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous cards! Love the designs and your colors too!

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