Friday 18 May 2018

Uniko Challenge, Meadow Birthday

Morning all. 
It was a busy week for the Uniko DT last week but after a bit of a chill session and a 'bit' of housework, I'm back with a card to announce the new challenge over at Uniko.

The design was based on this rather appropriate photo.

I started by creating a background to echo the pattern on the suitcase with the Stylised Flower stencil and some Twisted Citron DOx on a die cut panel of white card.
The next step was to cut an oval of black card and stamp and emboss the greeting from Birthday Sentiments. To frame it I stamped and cut out two of the small sprays from Originally Organic Additions and some of the flowers. I wanted to create an even spray so not satisfied with using the same image I mirror stamped two more onto previously die cut sprays.
If you are not familiar with mirror stamping, all it is is stamping first onto a larger stamp then use this image to create a mirror image by stamping the image onto card. The resultant image is a little paler than the original but a fine liner soon sorts that out! There's lots of videos around such as herehere and here that explain the process.
I coloured the sprays with Copics using the colours from The Paper Players as close as possible and completed the wreath around the oval.

So are you ready to play along?
Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 22nd June 2018 (7.00pm EDT).

OK, that's about it from me but check out the rest of the team for more inspiration here.
Julie - that's me

Joining in over at:-


Stencil It!


  1. Hi Julie this is a stunning card it is so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. It is a wonderful stencil isn't it?! A lovely cheerful card x

  3. Great take on the challenge Julie. The stenciled background really shows off those pretty blooms xx

  4. Beautiful card, Julie! Love the soft colored, elegant stencil pattern you created, which is a perfect background for the black sign and florals. Your coloring is also wonderful.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Marge xx

  5. Julie, this is gorgeous! I love the stenciled background! The beautiful blooms are amazing and the black sentiment is perfect to make those flowers pop! So happy you joined my color challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. I think the stencilled background is lovely and the way you've framed the sentiment with the pretty flowers. Fabulous card. Deborah x

  7. The combination of the stencil and wreath framing the bold oval is absolutely striking! Wonderful composition; eye-catching design! LOVE this!

  8. A very eye-catching design, Julie. I like the stencilling and how you arranged the leaves and flowers around the sentiment.

  9. This card is absolutely stunning! I love the floral image against the stenciled background! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players this week!

  10. Wowza, this is stunning, and look how well it matches both these challenges! Beautiful floral design and fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing with our color challenge this week at the Paper Players!

  11. Beautiful! Love those gorgeous blooms, peeking out from the bold sentiment. The stencilled background is a lovely ground for your bouquet. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

  12. Such a pretty card and I love your take on the inspiration photo, it's perfect xx

  13. A very eye-catching card with this dark oval and the beautiful blooms wreath all around ! And the stencilled background highlights it even more. A fabulous take on the inspiration photo. Love it ! x

  14. Julie, this is just beautiful. I love the delicate florals surrounding the oval, and the sponging in the background is so soft and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players AND Seize the Birthday!


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