Sunday, 25 February 2018

Uniko - Seeing Stars and Chrysanthemum Stencils ....

Hello! I hope you've been enjoying our introductions; today is the midpoint of Uniko February Introductions and we're showcasing two new stencils - one if a huge flower and the other lots of stars. Here's my card made with the Chrysanthemum stencil:

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

Stamps: Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments #3, Pure Florals Chrysanthemum
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry; Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick; Memento - Grey Flannel
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Strawberry Slush

I kept this card super simple as I wanted to showcase the beauty of the chrysanthemum. I taped the stencil to a large card and inked up the image with three shades of pink distress ink. I added a very simple sentiment across the centre of the flower in a coordinating pink distress oxide ink. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of pink card and on the white panel added the small solid flower from Pure Florals Chrysanthemum and the word 'friend'. I used the colours from this month's House of Cards challenge - HOC#02.

Thank You inside  - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThank You sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I went for another clean, simple card to showcase the Seeing Stars stencil:

Reach for the Stars - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Reach for the Stars. Simply Said
Inks: Distress - Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot; Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Pacific Point; Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder

I masked off a one-inch border all the way around the card, taped on the Seeing Stars stencil, and inked through the stencil with Versamark. After removing the stencil, I applied iridescent embossing powder, heat set it and then applied several shades of blue to create a starry sky. I removed the masking tape and added a greeting. Ont he inside, I cut a mat layer of blue card and on the white panel added a simple greeting and some more stars.

Reach for the Stars inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsReach for the Stars sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all from me for today - do visit the Uniko blog to see lots more inspiration projects from the rest of the Design Team. Here's a quick reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 24th - 27th February

RELEASE DAY: Wednesday 28th February, 9.00am GMT (that's 4.00am EDT). Join us for our Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!

See you soon!



Julie B said...

You always take such care to the inner of your cards, you put me to shame Deborah! Fab outers too. ;)

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the pink, it's "simply" beautiful and the stars are perfect in blue.

Jane said...

Love them Deborah! That soft and subtle use of the chrysanthemum stencil is so beautiful and the sparkly stars are such a fabulous use of embossing with the stencil.

Izzy Scrap said...

A lovely and delicate Chrysanthemum card with such beautiful pink shades ! Love the reminder of the flower inside the card with the small solid flower stamp. You rocked with the stencils too ! Have a great Sunday.

KandA said...

Wonderful stencilled cards and the embossed stars look fabulous xx

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft, delicate look of the chrysanthemum and the stars look fab with the added sparkle xx

cm said...

Such a pretty starry sky; the masking certainly adds to the impact. Your chrysanthemum...oh my! Stunning! I agree: a solo performance of this stencil is all that's needed to create an eye-catching card for a plethora of occasions!

Carole said...

Wonderful cards showcasing lovely your inserts too!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A wonderful showcase of the stencils Deborah. Love the elegant subtlety of the chrysanthemum and you can't beat that dreamy blue colour for a starry night sky. x

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using these new stencils and thanks for showing the inside of the cards too.

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! Love that gorgeous Chrysanthemum! Awesome stars too!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

The soft look of your stenciled chrysanthemum is stunning Deborah!
I know how difficult it is sometimes to catch the sparkle or shimmer of a card on a photo - you did it! The stars are just beautiful!

Greetings Wiebke

Iris said...

So pretty - love the chrysanthemum stencil.

Beverley said...

Stunning! I love the softness of your stencilled Chrysanthemum and art in itself to achieve such a delicate look. And I love the sparkle and shades of blue of the stars card. Again another FAB showcase of the new Uniko products and YOU ROCK! Hugs Bev x

Lindsey said...

So delicate and soft - a real showcase of the chrysanthemum stencil! And great delicate stars card - love the sparkle x

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