Saturday, 5 May 2018

Uniko - Simply Said Blocks II, and Natures Treasures II Stencil ....

... Morning! We've finished with our sneak peeks of the new Uniko release and today is the first of our introduction posts. We are introducing two products today - Simply Said Blocks II - a super addition to the Blocks range, and a lovely new stencil - Natures Treasures II Stencil. I combined both the stamps and the stencil on this card:

Thinking of You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Natures Treasures II, Simply Said Blocks II
Inks: Gina K - Peach Bellini, Jelly Bean Green, Kraft; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Oval Stax Set 1 - #4 and #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gina K Card - Kraft; Clear Embossing Powder; Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper; Copic Marker


I had so much fun making this card. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#335 and the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#491. I cut a panel of white card slightly smaller than the base and covered the centre with an oval mask. Then I stencilled the leaves in peach at the four corners of the card. I used the mask and kraft ink next to create the white leaves. I finished by stamping leaves in green, peach and kraft, as well as adding some of the little flourishes. I die cut a white oval slightly larger than the mask, onto which I stencilled the larger leaves. I attached the oval with dimensional tape. I finished the front with a simple sentiment stamped in black and embossed with clear powder. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of kraft card and on the white panel I slightly stencilled some of the small leaves at the top and bottom corners and finished by adding a simple greeting.

Edited: To add that I'm also submitting this to the current challenge over at Just Us Girls - JUGS#439 where the word is SHADOW, and I've got a few on this card!

Thinking of You inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThinking of You sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all from me today, but do visit the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Anna, to see lots more inspiration projects introducing Simply Said Blocks II and Natures Treasures II Stencil.

It's been so nice to get back into my craft room and play with paper and ink!! I do have some photos to share from my Back to Back retreat, but I think I'll save them until after the release! And, before I go, here's a reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 5th - 11th May

RELEASE DAY: Saturday 12th May, 9.00am BST (4.00am EDT). Join in our Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway.

See you again tomorrow.

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21 comments:

Beverley said...

Beautiful soft pastel shades and amazing layering too. Love your layout and I often avoid ovals for some reason, but you've shown how beautiful they can be. A wonderful showcase of the stencil and coordinating clear stamps. Hugs Bev x

Rachel Jolley said...

Oh my word, what an amazingly gorgeous and stunning card! Love the colours and the composition is just breathtaking! Tfs

Rahmat said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty, I love how you stencilled around the frame.

Julie B said...

Fab combination of subtle stenciling and bold stamping. :)

Sarn said...

Well this is just perfect. Lovely colours and I like the use of second impressions too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cm said...

The pastel palette, the layering/shades, the oval frame...oh my stars! You've created one gorgeous card here, Deborah! I think your new stencil is feeling plenty of welcoming love already! The theme over at Just Us Girls this week is 'Shadow'; we'd love to see your card in the gallery (hint, hint...).
Hugs~c

Jane said...

Super card Deborah! Love those colours and the placement of elements.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic use of both the stamps and stencils Debs and in such pretty and subtle tones. A perfect and eye-catching design and FAB showcase. x

Lindsey said...

Lovely colour combo! Great framing of the central oval with your fab blending x

Linda Callahan said...

Your stenciling is gorgeous! I love the soft colors! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Linda said...

This looks so pretty, the colours look fab and I love how you've used the stamps and the stencil xx

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card.
the colors are delicate and
matched so well.
thanks for sharing.
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Izzy Scrap said...

Oh Wow ! Love these subtle stencilling and soft colours you chose to showcase this beautiful stencil. The addition of the Nature Treasures stamp set is just devine with it. A fabulous combination of the different challenges too. Love it a lot ! Hugs x

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! This is such a gorgeous design !!
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Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your soft take on the throwdown colors in this beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge this week!

Vickie Z said...

Fun stencil- love the design! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I love the stencilling and those colours are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Wow! Love, love, love how you've stamped these images and created these colorful layers plus shadows all at the same time. So creative! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Simply gorgeous with all of that shadowy stamping! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and unique design.

Carole said...

This is so pretty and unusual and I love pink and green together.

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