Sunday, 14 January 2018

Uniko - Blog Hop and Revisit ....

.... Hello!! I'm so sorry not to have been around much, but I've had a stinking cold since we got back to the States and it's taken nearly two weeks for me to start to feel like me again!!! I had big plans to play in my craft room, but I only managed to get in there yesterday afternoon to make my card for the Uniko Revisit. Bev, owner and creator at Uniko, tends to release new stamps every other month and in the "off-month" we usually revisit a previously released stamp set. However, this month, Bev has given us the choice of any of the new stamp sets and stencils released in 2017 - such fun and so many possibilities. This is the card I made:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Happy Succulents, Simply Said Blocks
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Lovely Lavender
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Copics; Uniko Stencil - Lattice; Clear Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Aquashimmer Brush


I used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#475 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#319 on this card. I've just realised that I totally CASEd Bev's gorgeous ultraviolet succulents!! Thanks Bev for the inspiration 😊

I cut two panels of white card, on the smaller panel I stamped the large succulent bouquet using my MISTI. I masked off the image laid over the lattice stencil and lightly sponged on some pale lavender ink, darker in the corner and fading out to the edges. I removed the mask and coloured the image with Copic markers. I put the finished image back in the MISTI and restamped it in Versafine and embossed with clear powder to give a really crisp image. I used the blue Copic marker to add colour to the edge of the other white panel and then layered on the image panel and adhered the whole lot to the card base. I added some shimmer to the image with a clear shimmer brush. I stamped the sentiment on white card, embossed it with clear powder and cut it out. I used the lilac marker to colour some white card and then layered on the sentiment panel. On the inside, I cut a panel of white card and once again used the blue Copic marker to edge the panel. On the other white panel, I added a greeting and another succulent image.


Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team and comment along the Blog Hop for your chance to win a £15 eGift Certificate to spend in the online store. You have until midnight (GMT) Sunday 21st January to comment. Here's the Blog Hop list:

Deborah - that's me!

I'm sorry the pictures are so dark, but it's late here and I have to do the best I can. I hope to get a little light studio this year to help make my photos better!! That's all for now - thanks for stopping by - see you again soon.

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23 comments:

Jane said...

Succulents was a big favourite of mine too and I love how you've presented it on your card. Fab layout and the pinks and blues look so good together.

Rahmat said...

Beautiful colors on the flower Deborah! love it.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous colours Deb and love the shimmer. Hope you're feeling back to normal soon xx

Izzy Scrap said...

First of all I hope you feel better now ! Your card is very beautiful with those soft and shimmery colours ! What a great combination with the two challenges and what a delicate take for the blog hop ! Love this stamp set too but hard to choose ! Have a fabulous Sunday ! Hugs xx

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how mirrored the bouquet on
the inside of the card.
Beautiful.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

cm said...

Your creativity has certainly not been daunted by your cold (sending positive vibes that it goes away very soon!)! I LOVE your pairing of the succulents and lattice stencil. Soooo pretty! Definitely adding the succulent to my shopping list!
Hugs~carol

Daffodil Cards said...

So very pretty, love the CAS treatment you used and the background, the insert is perfect.
Faith
x

Davina Sharp said...

Love the Happy Succulents set x

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs, I love how you used the colours.
Hug
Buffy x

luvhymns said...

Very, very nice. Love how the flower extends the card front.

Helen said...

Such a beautiful card Deborah! I love those wonderful flowers and the subtle background really shows the off superbly. Great colours combos!

Karthikha said...

Such a soft and pretty card! Lovely :)

Sue D said...

so pretty--I like the colors and the shimmer.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Snap! I love this one too Debs. Love how you've teamed it with the stencil too - I'm a lazy fuzzy cutter!!! Great design and gorgeous elegant colours too. Hope you feel much better soon. Hugs xx

Beverley said...

WOW! Just look at the sparkle on your Happy, ever so pretty and beautifully coloured succulents. The soft faded out stencilled lattice design in the BG is the perfect accompaniment and great minds think alike for the sketch!
A wonderful showcase of Uniko as always and so grateful to have you on my team. Hugs Bev x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think this is just stunning. And love the sparkle.

Quillish said...

This is so beautiful!! Loved how the stencil gives it such a great dimension.

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The subtle tone-on-tone background works so well with this gorgeous image. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!! Love so much the lovely colors!!!

Mirella said...

These are really pretty, that stamp set is truly a lovely and versatile one!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a nice Card. I like the sparkling on it.
Nicole

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty! xxx

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