I love Uniko stamps, and a little while ago bought one of Bev's latest creations - the 'Floral Vines' set of an image plus four perfect sentiments:
- 5" x 5" square white card blank, side opening
- stamped the image and a sentiment onto a piece of white card using the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and stamps from the Uniko 'Floral Vines' stamp set
- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
- trimmed the image panel to 3.75" x 3.75"
- backed the image panel with a 4" x 4" square piece of deep purple Core'dinations card
- glued the finished panel onto the card front
You really do need a stamping platform of some sort to align this lovely set properly. I stamped the three parts separately using a piece of 'grid printed' acetate as an overlay to line things up as best I could. Also, you have to reverse the floral image to stamp it a second time either above or below the sentiment - the set is designed to be used that way, so it's not my own idea.
My card 'staging' needs practice although this time I also added the envelope plus the pencils I used for colouring. ☺
Still not stretching up to lift the Pro marker storage rack down so a lot of the time I'm using Polychromos pencils. I think Promarkers actually work better for quite solid blocks of colour, although the camera does exaggerate any variations. But it feels good to be doing a bit of card making - as well as replenishing my depleted stock of Birthday cards!
As the stamp set is having a first outing, I'm entering this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #26.
This is so beautiful, Di!ReplyDelete
I wish you a nice weekend!
A beautiful card, I love Bev's stamps too and you've really done this justice. Glad to see you are able to do some crafting again, even if you can't do everything you would like to yet.ReplyDelete
I like the colors and design. A bit CAS: and that's so nice!ReplyDelete
Wonderful colouring on this very pretty card Di - it's great to see your work :)ReplyDelete
Very pretty card and really nicely 'staged' to show the colours used.ReplyDelete
Definitely lovely coloring. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
This is a very pretty stamp and love the colours Di and having it stamped again as a mirror image with the space in the middle for the sentiment works beautifully. I like the new look and have been thinking that so many people are trying to make a more attractive setting for cards I will try out a CB freebie digital woodgrain type background which I might try out, but it does have some brighter colours in it so might not be suitable as a background for every card but will make a change. I also have several backgrounds which Loll was producing a few years back, and which I had in lieu of a prize, and have not used them very much but must get them out again. xReplyDelete
So pretty, Di xoxoReplyDelete
A beautiful card and I love the staging for your photo too.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card, love the colour mix Di.ReplyDelete
Super colours with great floral images and a lovely design.ReplyDelete
That’s a very pretty CAS card Di. I like your elegant card staging xxxReplyDelete
A pretty card Di and love the design. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Carol S.xxxReplyDelete
In my eyes your CAS is perfect and love the colours used! Uniko stamps are always clean and elegant, love this one, great idea reversing it and put the sentiment in the centre!ReplyDelete
A pretty card with pretty staging, looks very professional. Take care xxxReplyDelete
Di how pretty is your card l adore the image and colouring too xReplyDelete
Very pretty, Di, and I do love these stamps that allow you to perfectly frame a sentiment. Your pencil coloring is pretty, and don't feel any need to apologize when a stretch just doesn't need to be done :o)ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card Di, the colours are so clean & bright. I have tried to stage my cards for photos - but havent got it right yet - Well done to you - looks Fab! Cheers Maurs xxxReplyDelete
Every time I see a card made with this stamp it takes my breath away! Your square card uses them beautifully and I love the vibrant colours you've used. I too am reaching for the coloured pencils more these days. Did you know that you can use baby oil and a cotton bud to blend the colour if you want a different smoother look? Love the staging too :) Hugs, Vicky xxReplyDelete