Sunday 25 February 2018

Introducing Seeing Stars and Pure Floral Large Chrysanthemum

On day 2 of the release I have two stencil inspired cards to share.
This first one uses the brand new Pure Florals Large Chrysanthemum stencil.

This card was made by first dry embossing the huge bloom with the stencil. check your die cutting machine for the right sandwich, but you will need a tan embossing mat or equivalent. Once embossed you need to work on the side where the petals are debossed and the white lines raised. I used Zig pens to colour the sections but any form of pen would work. 
On a sunny yellow base card I stamped the sentiment from the Spring Botanicals Daffodil set and heat embossed it, added a strip of gold linen effect card and the trimmed down embossed panel to finish.
This fab Chrysanth reminds me of my late Dad who grew these huge blooms in regimented rows at the bottom of the garden, they certainly brought a bit of sunshine inside when cut.

The second card showcases the Seeing Stars Stencil.

The stencil co-ordinates perfectly with the already released Uniko sets, Reach for the Stars, Background Builders- Seeing Stars and Background Blocks- Stars.

I inked through the stencil in the right hand corner using Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mown Lawn. A few smaller stars were added by stamping the smallest of the solid stars from the Background Builders- Seeing Stars set in the same colours, before stamping the sentiment from the Reach for the Stars set and adding some dots of white Cosmic Shimmer glue.

Has that whetted your appetite, if so there's more to come from me and the rest of the team over the next few days.
The release schedule can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow DT members have worked their magic with these fab stencils!

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back for more release inspiration tomorrow.

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  1. Schitterende kaarten prachtige teksten
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. Sunshine to match the weather here today Julie, awesome use of the chrysanthemum stencil! And such fabulous placement of the star stencil, love how you added those little finishing touches too.

  3. Wow - that chrysanthemum is stunning - so bright and cheerful. Love the stars (my favourite colours) and those sweet accent dots! xx

  4. Two gorgeous cards to showcase the new stencils, such great designs and colours xx

  5. WOW!! The chrysanthemum is stunning and I love the colour combo on the stars xx

  6. Your chrysanthemum is gorgeous; I especially loved reading about the connection with your dad. My grandmother used to grow ginormous chrysanthemums, so they have a special spot in my heart as well. Your stars: only stellar! Once again, awe-some showcases!

  7. Two really gorgeous creations Jules. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  8. Two lovely cards...admire your patience on card one...fabulous idea and lovely inking on card two...both wonderful designs.

  9. From vibrant, bold and cheery golden yellow to dreamy pastel stars! Both examples are beautiful Julie, full of techniques and clever colouring. Thanks for playing along at Less is More too. x

  10. Fabulous showcase of these two stencils! The chrysanthemum is gorgeous in this vibrant yellow. And I love the colours combo for your stars. Two beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More. x

  11. I like the cheery colors on the first and the colors and texture on the second.

  12. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty stars and that spectacular Chrysanthemum!

  13. Two super makes, love the subtle dry embossing for your LIM entry


  14. Can I have the stars card, mum? I know just the person I'd like to send it to. It's fab.

  15. Two wonderful cards, that flower is stunning and the bold yellow strip is perfect. Love the star one too...great sentiment :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  16. I just know that we are going to be seeing that crysanth stencil here a LOT Julie, it is beautiful!! Great colour choice for the stars which will be very useful for little boy cards!! xx

  17. Bright colours and beautiful stars :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday!

  18. Beautiful cards - love the chrysanthemum stencil.

  19. Two beautiful cards featuring two beautiful stencils. The chrysanthemum really pops in bright yellow. Love that stencil and how you used it to emboss your card. It does cover up a lot of that lovely white space we love to see on CAS cards, but it's still a stunner. Thank you for sharing this with us at Less is More. x

  20. Two really gorgeous cards Julie. Your sunny yellow one is super for spring and is a welcome sight to those that are stuck in the snow at the moment. These really are two fabulously CAS creations. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More xx

  21. What lovely cards, they are both stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles monthly challenges this time. I do hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x
    Sparkles DT

  22. Fabulous showstopper Chrysanthemum!! And great CAS star composition too x


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