Friday, 19 January 2018

Uniko Challenge - Something Old, Something New ....

.... Morning! It's time for our first challenge of the year over at Uniko - USC#45. Our challenge this month is SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW with the optional twist of LOVE. If you carry the verse on, it goes 'something borrowed and something blue' and is very much associated with a wedding. While I've included blue on my card, it is not a wedding card, it's a birthday card:

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

Stamps: Uniko - Decorative Doilies, Today Tomorrow & Always Time
Inks: Gina K - Powder Blue, Kraft, Black Onyx; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Sahara Sand; Uniko Stencil - Lattice; Stampendous - Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder; Vellum

I interpreted the challenge to mean an old Uniko stamp set and something from the new range. I used Decorative Doilies, probably my favourite stamp set, along with Today Tomorrow and Always Time for the words, along with the new lattice stencil. I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#255, the colours are from Colour Throwdown - CTD#476, and I'm also playing along with CASology - CAS#283 where the cue word is GLIMMER.

I sponged on some pale blue ink through the stencil fading it out at the edge. I stamped the doily on kraft card in Versmark and embossed with a shimmery embossing powder, and then I fussy cut it out. I stamped the birthday greeting on vellum and adhered it to the centre of the doily. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of kraft card and on the white panel, I added a greeting, along with a clock and another doily. This card is going in my stash as I've got quite a lot of birthdays in the next few months.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's a close up of the shimmery doily - love the iridescent colours:

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

Don't forget to visit the Uniko blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and from our Guest Designer - Anita.  We have prizes too, and they are as follows:

  • Main winner chosen by the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random twist winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winner's choosing
  • Random Uniko stamps winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winners' choosing
  • Top Three chosen by the DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You have plenty of time to join in with the challenge, deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 23rd February - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Have fun!



Jane said...

Great combo of Uniko products, love that blue strip and how it fades away!

Izzy Scrap said...

Great minds think alike because I thought exactly the same thing as you when I read the theme! I love your combination of the Doilies stamp together with the Lattice stencil as well as the colours you chose ! A fabulous combination of challenges (also do love doing that !). Hope you feel better now. Have a great day ! Hugs x

Leigh Penner said...

Great take on the inspiration photo and on the sketch!

cm said...

How pretty your pairing of the doily and lattice, Deborah; perfect choice of old/new images for the colour/sketch challenges you've entered, as well as for our theme! Birthdays are celebrations of love, too! Hope you're feeling better!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super neat and classy Debs, great use of old and new and a clever design which would work with so many occasions and themes. x

Daffodil Cards said...

I really like how you have stamped this card, great design.

Beverley said...

I love this interpretation of the challenge and I am loving your mix of the lattice and sparkly doilies :) Wonderful to see an old retired sentiment too! Hugs Bev x

Rahmat said...

Great CAS card Deborah, and it goes well with all the challenges too!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What a lovely glimmer to that embossing powder. Beautiful CAS card with that blue softness. So happy you could add some glimmer to the challenge at CASology this week.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

I really love those blues and your touch of glimmer is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Lindsey said...

Love the faded lattice background. Can't go wrong with glimmer! Great use of the time sentiment inside your card too xx

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