Good morning, hope I find you well.
Today the Uniko DT are revisiting one of our older stamp sets Fun Flowers and the new coordinating stencil.
For my first card I've kept it very simple, using just one flower from the stencil and a few of the stamps in the set.
I started by masking off just one of the large flowers from the stencil and inking through with some Worn Lipstick DOx then using a small piece of foam inked the center again with Picked Raspberry DOx. Very carefully I also inked the small dots with the darker ink. Using a black fineliner, I drew the stem then added a couple of leaves with the stamp set. To sharpen up the bloom, I stamped the largest of the stamp set, the next largest and the smallest in black ink.
Using a pierced rectangle die I cut out the flower and mounted it on a slightly larger rectangle inked with the two pinks around the edge before attaching it to a scalloped edged die cut panel and then onto a white base card. The sentiment from the Simply Said Blocks set was stamped in black then heat embossed with semi dull clear EP, trimmed down and added over the flower stem.
My second card focuses more on the stencil but still uses the stamps as well and a sentiment from the Pure Floral - Gerbera set.
The coloured panel was created as a result of a failed attempt to bleach away colour through the stencil with a baby wipe. There was a lot of DOx ink in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade left on the stencil so waste not want not, I spritzed it lightly with water and pressed it onto a scrap panel of white card. Some of the panel was a little messy but I think I managed to rescue it by stamping the small daisy stamp in the same DOx colours as well as a few dots of the same and trimming it down in size. AAA are asking us to use 1/3 so I trimmed my panel down and added two more on pads edged with strips inked with the same DOx colours as the panel.
That's it from me but please check out the rest of the team and check out what they have done with the stamps and stencil.
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Such a pretty duo, Julie! That single bloom is deliciously spring like and whimsical ... the dotted and scalloped edges are lovely with it! The tiny daisy stamping adds such a delicate sweetness to your deliciously stencilled background panel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer ... and at Time Out! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Wow such dedication creating the first card, looks so pretty and simple, but I now know all the skill it took to achieve. The second ‘failed’ bleach stencilled flowers is a wonderful success, love those colours. Great to see that one linked up at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
I think they are both just gorgeous. I absolutely adore the first card - so clean and crisp, and perfectly stamped too (I know how hard that it is :)). I think the colours on your second card are so warm and pretty - certainly not a failure. xxxReplyDelete
2 super elegant cards and gorgeous subtle colours. The designs are so different but showcase the set and stencil perfectly. I imagine you need a very steady hand to ink the centre of that flower on your first one and you'd never know the 'bleached' one was a failed attempt. It's stunning. Happy Spring xReplyDelete
Beautiful cards :)ReplyDelete
A great twofer with different finished effects. Wonderfully patient pairing of the stencil and the stamp set for your magnificent flower xReplyDelete
2 cas beauties Julie, love the BG in the second one.ReplyDelete
A dazzling Twofer, that has me smiling brightly! The solo flower is absolutely lovely; the water-coloured/stamped panel, beautiful! Way to go with 'design innovation' in your rescue *grin* Love them all! Looking forward to welcoming the stamps into my collection so I can case, case and case!ReplyDelete
These are both so lovely for springtime, Jules! You were masterful with the stencil and the stamps to create both designs! I love your blossom both as the single star of the show and shared in your warmly colored panel! Great idea to ink the edges for more dimension!! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #3! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
This is just stunning, Julie ! Two clever ideas to make these two beauties. Love how you've mixed the stencil and the stamps to create your two cards. So beautiful. I can't see at all that your second card is a failed attempt, it is so neat ! A gorgeous showcase of these two products and their versatility. Have a warm weekend. Hugs xReplyDelete
Beautiful cards created with the stencil and stamps. Wonderful Twofer designs. Thanks for playing in the Twofer Challenge #3.ReplyDelete
Great cards Julie, love the pretty pink flower and the bleached panel looks fantastic xxReplyDelete
That’s a fantastic duo of cards !ReplyDelete
The stamp set puts together such a beautifulReplyDelete
flower. And your card is just gorgeous. Both
cards are lovely.
I have this single flower stamp which caught my eye two years ago and still remains un-inked! NOW I know which way I could 'PLAY' with it! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration and...LOVE BOTH CARDS! :DReplyDelete
Love your cards. The flower is pretty!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous twofer .... love the CAS design of the first one, and the inky panel on the second looks really pretty ... love the colour xxReplyDelete
Simple yet so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards... I loved the layered card... Unusual use of the stencilReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, sheer CAS perfectionReplyDelete
I love your simple and wonderful birthday card - those colors are so springy and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at Time Out, Julie!ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards you created with this stamp set and stencil.ReplyDelete
Julie, your Birthdays card is so CAS - love it!ReplyDelete
The second card is based in a failure? Nobody would have known this without your information. I wish all my failures would end in so pretty cards! I envy you for this skill!
Love your adorable cards!!!ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous CAS designs, Julie. The first is so pretty and feminine and I love the colour of the second, two lovely Spring cards.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Julie - and I love how you rescued your stencilled panel on the second one! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
Love the framing of the flower on theReplyDelete
first card. Both are great.
thanks for sharing
Oh my! Two absolutely beautiful cards! Love them both. xxxReplyDelete
Love your wonderful cards. Great stamps.ReplyDelete
great card, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love them both! I like how the 1st uses both the stamps and stencil, but I love all the layers of the 2nd card too.ReplyDelete