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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

New Stamps and a CASE

Evening everyone, hope you're all keeping well and warm. I was a very lucky girl and won Miss Di's super prize over at the Playground on Sunday and when this fabulous stamp set fell through the letterbox yesterday I had to set to and have a play with them. (Thank you again Di)

This is my very first set of Uniko stamps (called Gerbera) and it was really lovely to ink up and colour them with my usual Promarkers.  I stamped straight onto the card blank and then again onto another smaller piece of card. To do this and get the stamps to line up I first stamped the base, then I put a cello bag over it and placed the smaller card where I wanted it to go on top, then lined up with the first image and stamped again - I used a cello bag as that was the nearest clear thing to hand but vellum or acetate would do as well. After colouring the image I matted it onto silver mirri-card and then stuck it to the base card, being careful to line up the flowers. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp which I also matted onto a bit of mirri-card. Looking at the card now I think it may need a couple of pearls added to finish it off.




I shall enter this in the following challenges ~


Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer challenge ~ and this is the card I CASEd



Uniko Studios challenge 'use metallics'

Mod Squad challenge 'Mother's day'

Tuesday Throwdown challenge 'anything goes'

Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'anything goes'



27 comments:

  1. Oh, I just thought I have finished my commenting for tonight when this lovely card sneaked in and I could not comment, fab image and even more fabulous design.
    Love it.

    Kath x

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  2. This is gorgeous Andrea, such beautiful stamps and fabulous technique - a brilliant card.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Beautiful card, I like the design
    Kevin xx

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  4. What a beautiful card! I'd pin it, but couldn't find a button. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Debi TT DT

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  5. Beautiful...lovely colours used and the image is fabulous...xx
    {aNNie}

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  6. Fabulous stamping and inking Andrea, such an eye catching card and design.

    B x

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  7. A fabulous card - I love the gerbera stamp and the vibrant colours you've used.
    Kath x

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  8. A lovely card Andrea. Great stamping and I love the colour you used. They are lovely stamps. Barbxx

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  9. Superb, vibrant and striking plus a fabulous case of Joyce's card! Love your use of the gerbera set and thanks for playing along at uniko. X

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  10. A gorgeous card, love the stamp and fab design
    Lorraine x

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  11. What a beautiful card. I love those gerberas you stamped, and am so jealous, as I have no Uniko flowers myself (yet). Love your bold red coloring. I am impressed at your ingenuity as to lining up your stamped image, which you did perfectly. I will give you a hint about how to cheat...how I made my card. Stamp once, cut out your middle section, color, pop the middle right back in, raised with foam tape or a couple of card stock layers. Thanks so much for playing along at HLS Case the Designer and for CASEing my card.

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  12. What a great idea! I never thought to do that... It is gorgeous! Love your card!
    Marie

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  13. Hi Andrea,
    congrats on your win, and what a very super card made with your winnings.
    Love the very fab design of this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  14. That's A BEAUTIFUL card with your new stamps. Great technique too. I just won some Uniko stamps and love them, After some more now! ! X X X

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  15. Lovely card! The red really pops against the silver and white. And you did a nice job with your layering and spotlight techniques! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge!

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  16. This is just fabulous. I do like the spotlight technique. The red really pops with the silver and white. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

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  17. Wow Andrea! However did I miss this fabulous card?! Wonderful result using your prize, so eye-catching. I love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Fabulous CASE, KandA! Really great to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. :-D Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

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  19. This is absolutely stunning Kanda - a show stopper of a card - Michelle x

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  20. What a beautiful, clean design Andrea and such a great take on Joyce's lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Hi Andrea
    Fabulous card... Love the flowers
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  22. Super awesome design and detail!
    Love your intense color!
    Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers April CASE challenge!
    Hugs,
    Gloria

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  23. Wonderful card! Love the pop of colour & great technique x Lindsey

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  24. Love it Andrea, the spotlight colouring is perfect!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. Beautiful card. I love the red accent color. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

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  26. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. This is a fabulous card. I am definitely going to try casing it. Hope you play in the Welcome Spring Challenge this week.

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  27. Lovely to see you using your Uniko stamps and joining in on the challenge too :) Beautiful technique and colouring. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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