Friday 16 November 2018

Uniko Challenge #50

Morning all.
It's time for the last challenge of the year over at Uniko.
Here is my inspiration for you.

Our theme is -

I decided to play with my Copic Various Inks and Embossing Paste on Yupo paper, to create this panel.
Just a few drops of the Various Inks, blow down a straw to allow some mixing, then when dry add gold embossing paste using the Scandinavian Christmas Stencil.
My frame was cut from a panel of red textured coated card that's been in the stash for years, using an Avery Elle die. The sentiment from Pure Florals Poinsettia was stamped and embossed in gold.
 My completed panel was then trimmed to allow a small border and glued to a matching base card.

While I was playing with my inks I created a blue panel and turned it into this.

For my background panel I used some Copic markers as well as my Various Inks. The main reason being I don't have any dark blue Various Inks!
On a piece of Yupo, I scribbled some B29 and B39, then added some Various ink in B12 and B00, as well as a little colourless blender to make the ink move around. This produced a more even colour on the panel just what I wanted.
 I placed the scattered Polka Dots stencil over the panel and spritzed with some isopropyl alcohol.


I quickly moved in with a piece of kitchen roll and mopped up the excess ink before removing the stencil and washing it quickly. When I came back I decided that there wasn't quite enough texture so gave it another light spritz with the alcohol without the stencil, mopping again. This gave a much better result and softened the edges of the previously stenciled area. The alcohol reacts with the ink but because some was removed with the stencil you get a different effect in those areas.
I repeated the layout and sentiment but on white this time and added a torn card snowdrift and a gold stag cut from mirror card with an IO die

OK, that's all from me but don't forget to check out the rest of the girls' inspiration here.

I'm joining in over at:-

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #40 Anything Christmas Goes

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges
#416 - with an animal


  1. Oooh! Yummy Julie, 2 scrumptious, festive and striking metallic inspired cards. Love them both and especially the one for Less is More, which simply pops and oozes Christmas fun. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week. x

  2. These are fantastic Julie, such lovely backgrounds xx

  3. Simply delightful makes


  4. OMG, Julie ! These two cards are just stunning. I've already fallen in love with your first card when I saw it on Uniko's blog and now there's a second one just as beautiful. I love the AI backgrounds you've made. I did not know that there was gold embossing paste, I love it ! Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  5. Elegant and beautiful! So perfect for our 'With an Animal' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Thanks for playing along with us and come and play again with our new challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  6. Such lovely metallic elements in your cards! Love them both!


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