Friday, 24 November 2017

Uniko Challenge - Christmas ....

... Hello! Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the States - Kat has a couple of days off school and Jonathan is off work - and we've had a very relaxing time. We went out to lunch at a local golf club, where the food is amazing, it was just super. And I got to spend some time playing in my craft room. It's time for our new challenge at Uniko and the theme is Christmas. I had fun making my card:

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Jolly Christmas, Festive Sentiments, Most Wonderful, Reach for the Stars
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet
Dies: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Stitched Tags #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Emerald Envy; Uniko Stencils - Wonky Stripes, Scattered Polka Dots; Clear Embossing Powder; Copics; White Flock; Martha Stewart Coarse Crystal Glitter; Green Fibres


Plaids are very on-trend at the moment, so I decided to use the Wonky Stripes stencil to create my own fun plaid. I taped the stencil to the card and sponged on pale green ink, then I turned the stencil and repeated the process with a bold, bright green. I used my ordinary distress inks for this card. I stamped Santa on some scrap card, coloured him with Copics and put the image back in the MISTI, restamped in Versafine and embossed with clear powder and then carefully cut him out. I added some gold ink to the belt buckle, used white flock for his beard and coarse crystal glitter for the trimming on his clothes. I used a die to cut out the tag and sponged on some dots using a few shades of ink, stamped the greeting, attached Santa with some dimensional pads and finished the tag with some green fibres from my stash. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of green card and added a greeting to the white panel, along with some stars!

Season's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsSeason's Greetings sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this card to Merry Monday - MM#266 where they want to see Santa, and also to Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media - HLSMM#11 where they want to see a tag.

Don't forget to visit the Uniko blog to check out more inspiring projects from the rest of the team. We are joined this month by Sue of Sue's Card Craft - her card is just fabulous! If you do decide to play along with our Christmas challenge there are prizes too:

  • Main winner - picked by DT - £25 e-gift certificate
  • Random Uniko stamps winner - £4 - in stock clear stamp set of winner choice
  • Top 3 - chosen by DT - 150 loyalty reward points

You've got plenty of time to join in with us. Deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 29th December - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States.

It's Black Friday today and I plan to check out some of the many Crafty sales going on today! See you again soon.

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13 comments:

Rahmat said...

Lovely color combo, and the BG with the stripes looks so fun.

Jane said...

Super mash up of new and old Uniko stamps. Super clear and bright green and a fab Santa tag.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your bright and merry Christmas card Deborah, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Sarah Platt said...

First of all la belated Happy Thanksgiving Deborah and WOW what a wonderful take with the Uniko stencils and stamps. Love the delicate green wonky stripe background and a superb pop of festive santa red up front. Gorgeous. x

cm said...

Fabulous 'wonky stripes' plaid, Deborah - so clever! Perfect background for your sweet Santa and stars! Love this!
Hugs~carol

JoAnn said...

Great plaid background you created. Love the cute Santa tag. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lindsey said...

I do like the plaid effect (need to jump on this bandwagon!) and Santa is very cute ! X

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

I love the ensign of this Santa so much !!

Izzy Scrap said...

A lovely Christmas card with this wonky stripes as a background and this adorable Santa ! Love the idea of the tad on the card and the green fibres are such a fabulous final touch ! Hope you've made great bargains on Friday...Have a wonderful crafty week ! Hugs xx

Dotstolines said...

Lovely Christmas card with a tag :)! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Sue said...

Love how you used the stencil and stamps, Deborah. Very jolly tag!

Beverley said...

Lovely to see Jolly Santa on your festive card. Creative background using the Wonky Stripes stencil too. FAB festive card and wonderful showcase of Uniko. Hugs Bev x

Michelle said...

This tag is great. I love the stripes and dots.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

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