Friday 3 February 2017

Uniko - Challenge reminder ....

.... Good morning! I'm here this morning to remind you about our challenge at Uniko - USC#39. This month our theme is ANYTHING GOES, however, there is the optional twist of LOVE. I was late for the original post, so I absolutely had to get a card made for today. I decided go with the option of love:

Love You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Always & Forever
Inks: Distress - Blueprint Sketch; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Pool Party
Dies: Die-namics - Ampersand
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pool Party, Smoky Slate; SU DP - Smoky Slate, Island Indigo; SU Punch - Heart Lg, Heart Sm; White Embossing Powder

I used a couple of challenges making this card. I used the colours from MFT Colour Challenge - MFTCC#62 and the layout is based on the sketch over at The Paper Players - PP#329.  As I've got some polka dots on my card, I'm also submitting it to Inkspirational - INK#127 where they want to see polka dots. I used some grey design paper and card to cover the card base and covered the join with a strip of silver peeloff. I stamped the large heart in my MISTI, this was so that I could ink up the stamp a couple of times to get good coverage and depth of colour. I carefully cut it out. To make some card to match this heart I used the direct to card technique to colour a scrap of white card. I used my heart punches to punch the smaller hearts. I stamped the sentiment on the edge of two hearts, one in black and one in Versamark which was heat embossed with white powder. I used dimensional gel to attach the hearts, the smaller ones are flatter to the card, but the large one has quite a bit of dimension. I finished off by adding a grey ampersand die cut. On the inside I cut a mat layer of grey card and on the white panel stamped a sentiment and a tiny open heart.

Love You inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsLove You sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Don't forget to visit our blog to see more inspiration from the Design Team and from our Guest Designer, Izzy of Izzy Scrap. We've changed the format of the challenges a bit. The challenges are now FIVE weeks long - giving you lots of time to play along, and we'll have six challenges this year. Not only that, we have prizes if you join in the fun.


  • Main Winner chosen by the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winners choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winners choosing
  • Top 3 chosen by DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You still have plenty of time to join in - deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th February (7.00pm EDT). Have fun!!



Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Deborah, this totally sweet! Such a lovely blue colors you've chosen, so untraditional and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your card with The Paper Players!

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful card Deborah ! I love how you mixed together different challenges to create your card, it's one of my favourite "game" too ! Love the different shades of blue together with the grey background ! It's a pleasure to play along with you all for another fortnight ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! LOVE the hearts! LOVE the colors! FAB card, Deb!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and design and the hearts are lovely.

Trina P. said...

Great card. Blue is my favourite colour, in particular Blueprint Sketch, and the colours on your card are awesome. Love that they are blue hearts instead of the traditional red and pink. Also, thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment.

Marina said...

It's funny how hearts in any other colours than pink or red always catch the eye and this design works fabulously for a contemporary valentine.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

laurie said...

Love your row of pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Lindsey said...

Great card for the man in your life with all the blue hues! I would not have thought of going blue with hearts but it works so well! X

Shauna said...

What a lovely card! The layered hearts over the text paper... wow! Great color combo for the theme. Another great card... thanks again for joining us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Jaydee said...

Deborah, such a great take on the challenge and I love the unexpected use of the blues. Great card. So glad you joined us at the paper Players this week

Sazzle Dazzle said...

The loved up theme of your card but so fun in the non-traditional lovey colours. Great use of the uniko sets Debs and a brilliant design. Sarah x

Jane said...

Always love to see images lined up neatly and your beautiful blue hearts do it for me Deborah!

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