Saturday, 12 January 2019

Uniko January Blog Hop

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.

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  1. Wow, love that beautiful peony and it really pops against the dark background. Hugz

  2. 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 x

  3. 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.

  4. This is so pretty Julie. Love Dawn x

  5. wow this is just stunning - love the pop of the focal image against the grey background

  6. 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 xx

  7. Elegant card with this lovely bloom!

  8. What a super creation for our 'Fabulousy Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations January challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  9. This looks stunning Julie, CAS perfection .... great choice too by the way. Your colouring is amazing, the peony looks real! xx

  10. This is a stunner and definitely my favourite...just bought it! I love the dimension you have given looks so real. x

  11. Julie, your Peony looks fabulous! I love the dimensional look of your colouring!
    Hugs & greetings from Weibke (Uniko-DT)

  12. Gorgeous coloring of that peony, which is such a pretty flower. Your card is stunning with the grey and pink color combo, too.

  13. 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 xx

  14. What a beautiful card!! Love the color combination!

  15. Wow! Stunning colouring!!! Beautiful card!!!

  16. What a perfect composition, Julie. I love your coloring.

  17. Stunning!! I am going to order that stamp set now! Your card is so beautiful!

  18. Oh my your colouring and shading is just amazing! Love it Julie.

  19. A stunning card, I love the colours you've used.


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