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'


Kathleen said...

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

cotnob said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the design
Kevin xx

Debi said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful...lovely colours used and the image is fabulous...xx

brenda said...

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

B x

Kath said...

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

Barb said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Joyce said...

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 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.

Maire Gamber said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Sarn said...

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

Lisa Babitz said...

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!

Deborah Frings said...

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.

Di said...

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


Di xx

NanaConnie said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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.
Carol x

Gibmiss said...

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

Gloria said...

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

Lindsey said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Peggy T. said...

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

Peggy T.
DT Member

Debi said...

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.

Beverley said...

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