... Morning! Today's the day! It's Release Day for Uniko's
new stamps and stencils. This is going to be a long post, so I suggest you grab a coffee (or tea) and take a seat. We have six stamp sets and five stencils being released. I'm going to start with a very clean, simple card:
Uniko - Balloon Bash, Birthday Sentiments
Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
White Lustre Card; SU Card - Daffodil Delight; Uniko Stencil - Balloon Bash
I decided to focus on the lovely Balloon Bash Stencil as I didn't get to make a card on introduction day. This is a simple one-layer card - it's the third version. Ask me how I know, well you have to be very careful when you have inky fingers!! I inked up the yellow balloon first - being careful to cover up open areas on the stencil and to mask the card base too, then I moved on to the blue and red balloons. I decided to try the bleach out method using water. As you can see from the blotches it wasn't entirely successful, but I like the pattern so I kept the card! I stamped the greeting and then added some strings from the balloons to the word 'party'. Ont he inside, I cut a mat layer of bright yellow card and stamped a greeting and another balloon on the white panel. I'm submitting this card to CAS on Friday - CASOF#127
where they want one-layer cards.
Next is a card for Mother's Day:
Uniko - Spring Botanicals Daffodil, Pure Florals Rose
Memento - Tuxedo Black; Gina K - Dusty Rose; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders - Marvellous Squares (S4-383) #6
White Lustre Card; Design Paper - Let's Fly Away; SU Card - Blushing Bride; Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer Brush; Copics
One of my favourite sights in spring is to see daffodils gently swaying in a breeze against a lovely sky of fluffy clouds and sunshine. Yes, I realise that more often or not it's rain, but I can dream 😊 I decided to make the dream on a Mother's Day card. I stamped several daffodils and stems on white card and used my Scan'N'Cut to cut them out. I used Copics to colour them all and yes, you can get pink daffodils
. I cut some design paper for the 'sky' and then adhered the daffodils to the card. I used dimensional pads for the yellow daffodil. I added sparkle to the flowers. I finished the front with a simple greeting. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of pink card and on the white panel, I stamped a message and another daffodil. I'm submitting this one to Love to Craft Challenge Blog - LTCCB#19
, where Anything Goes.
Next is a very clean, simple and bold card:
Uniko - Background Blocks Party Confetti, Big & Bold Hugs, Background Builders Seeing Stars
Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers; Gina K - Ocean Mist; Versafine - Onyx Black
Winnie & Walter Cutaways - Hugs
SU Card - Basic Black; White Lustre Card; Uniko Stencil - Seeing Stars
I created the pale aqua drop shadow by stamping first in aqua and then moving the card very slightly and stamped again in black. Then I used a die to cut out the word from the stamped card along with three plain white words and layered them together to make a more dimensional word. I made the card base from black card to allow the word to pop! I added some stencilled stars in the background. I used the distress oxide for this - so nice to have this soft shade showing on black card! On the inside, I simply cut a white panel and added a greeting and some more stars. I'm submitting this to AAA Cards - AAA#109
where they want Die Cuts only (maybe I shouldn't have added the stars!!).
Moving on to the pretty scribble flowers in Kindness Blooms:
Uniko - Kindness Blooms, So Much
Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover; Gina K - Wild Lilac, Lovely Lavender, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango
White Lustre Card; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer Brush
I really do like these flowers - so pretty and such fun to colour, leave plain, fill with glitter - the choice is yours! I used my Copics to colour the flowers, cut them out with the Scan'N'Cut and then added lots of sparkle with a clear shimmer brush. I embossed some leaves on the card base and lightly sponged over with two shades of green ink to define the leaves. I adhered the lilac and upper yellow flowers flat to the card and used dimensional pads to attach the lower yellow flower. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of lilac card and added a simple greeting on the white panel. I'm submitting this card to Just Us Girls - JUGS#429
, where I took the colours from their inspiration photo, and also to Less is More - LIM#365
- where they want to see Dry Embossing (hope this is enough).
And last, but by no means least, I have a very bright, bold, one-layer card to show off the Background Blocks Equaliser stamp:
Uniko - Background Blocks Equaliser, Life is a Song, Birthday Sentiments
Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Zig Clean Colour Brushes
I made the card from watercolour card. I used my MISTI to stamp the image and words, I had to restamp several times as I stamped on the rough side of the card. I used clear powder to emboss all the images and then I had fun using my Zig brushes to colour the image. I kept it very simple and very bold. On the inside, I added a sentiment and surrounded it with lots of brightly coloured musical notes. This one is for our daughter Kat - she loves to make music!! I'm submitting this card to, some new to me, challenges. I'm playing along with 613 Avenue Create - 613AC#206
where Anything Goes, and also to heARTful Stamping Challenge - HSD#02
where it's Anything Goes & a stamp.
Wow! I do hope you enjoyed all my cards. Today we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!
I've put the links below - do drop by and leave some love - we all like comments!
Before I go, I'd like to give you one final look at all the stamp sets and stencils that are available for purchase today. I've had such fun making cards with them all. Enjoy!!
Background Blocks Equaliser
Background Blocks Party Confetti
Spring Botanicals Daffodil
Life is a Song
Balloon Bash Stencil
Fun Flowers Stencil
Seeing Stars Stencil
Thanks for visiting - see you again soon.