Good morning peeps.
It's the weekend so why not settle down with a cuppa and browse the Uniko DT's favourite stamps and stencils that have been released in 2018.
As usual leave a comment as you hop along for the chance to win, all the details are over on the Uniko site. You should have come from Jane's blog but don't worry all the links are at the end of this post.
Anyway without further ado here is my card using my favourite stamp set.
When I first saw the Pure Florals - Peony set, I just fell in love with this gorgeous blousy bloom.
Pure Florals: Peony £15 Clear Stamp Set
There have been lots of fab sets released in 2018 but although only released in December, this is going to be a firm favourite, I can tell. The large flower stamp just doesn't need anything else to make it shine, so I gave it the CAS treatment.
I used the colours from this month's Flower Challenge of pink and grey to create this 5 x 7 card.
To start, I tool a panel of grey Kaisercraft textured card in Smoke and stamped my layout with Versamark and fine white EP, masking where necessary. The large peony was then stamped on watercolour paper with Versamark and heat embossed with the same white EP. I then added some DI, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserve and Picked Raspberry, on my craft mat to colour the petals in a w/c technique. The same technique for the leaves but using Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint and in the end I cut away all of them except the odd few. My flower center was a little bit of Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
When dry, I fussy cut it and put it to one side while I dealt with the base panel. It was trimmed to be slightly less than the white base card, then I added my sentiment from Wonderful Day, embossed with white EP. The large pink peony was then added over the embossed design with foam pads.
Wonderful Day £9 Clear Stamp Set
So what was your favourite release? Check out what the rest of the DT decided by clicking on the links below.
I'm joining in over at:-
Wow, love that beautiful peony and it really pops against the dark background. HugzReplyDelete
I can see why this is your favourite stamp set. Your card is stunning and I love how you've built up the layers by starting with the white embossing. Gorgeous colours and shading on your flower too. Thank you for joining us in our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra xReplyDelete
You're right, Julie. All the card needs is the big beautifully colored peony to make it a show stopper. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty Julie. Love Dawn xReplyDelete
wow this is just stunning - love the pop of the focal image against the grey backgroundReplyDelete
What a beauty Julie, I can see the appeal of that set and you have done an amazing job showcasing it. Gorgeous on the grey base xxReplyDelete
Great art and how sweet!!ReplyDelete
Elegant card with this lovely bloom!ReplyDelete
What a super creation for our 'Fabulousy Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations January challenge, thanks so much for joining in.ReplyDelete
This looks stunning Julie, CAS perfection .... great choice too by the way. Your colouring is amazing, the peony looks real! xxReplyDelete
This is a stunner and definitely my favourite...just bought it! I love the dimension you have given it...it looks so real. xReplyDelete
Julie, your Peony looks fabulous! I love the dimensional look of your colouring!ReplyDelete
Hugs & greetings from Weibke (Uniko-DT)
Gorgeous coloring of that peony, which is such a pretty flower. Your card is stunning with the grey and pink color combo, too.ReplyDelete
OMG! Swoon, Swoon, Swoon! Your colouring is AWESOME and set against the grey background is just eye-poppingly gorgeous Julie! Love it! thanks for the superb inspiration as always xxReplyDelete
What a beautiful card!! Love the color combination!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Wow! Stunning colouring!!! Beautiful card!!!ReplyDelete
What a perfect composition, Julie. I love your coloring.ReplyDelete
Stunning!! I am going to order that stamp set now! Your card is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh my your colouring and shading is just amazing! Love it Julie.ReplyDelete
A stunning card, I love the colours you've used.ReplyDelete
An absolutely gorgeous, swoon-inducing peony/card, Julie! You've truly done justice in showcasing just how lovely this bloom is! In awe!ReplyDelete
OMG ! Your card is absolutely stunning ! Love your gorgeous watercolored peony on that grey card stock, so eye-catching ! A winner for me ! xReplyDelete
So delicate, feminine and pretty! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations!ReplyDelete
You already know how much I LOVE this card. You have achieved the WOW factor with your colour choice and how beautifully coloured the bloom is - simply stunning! Thank you so much for this beautiful showcase. Hugs Bev xReplyDelete
Stunning card Jules, I love the way it looks with the white embossing and your magnificent coloring.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing it with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again soon.
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and playing with us at Craft Stamper January challenge!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
I can see why this flower stamp is a favourite Jules. Gorgeous ... especially in your talented hands. xxReplyDelete
Many congratulations on the shout out over at The Craft Stamper challenge with this beautiful card Julie x.ReplyDelete
This is spectacular! Congrats on your Craft Stamper shout-out! So well deserved!ReplyDelete