Friday, 11 March 2016

Uniko - Pure Florals: Cosmos Revisited

Such a very beautiful stamp set is the focus of Uniko's revisit this month. It was such a joy to get the cosmos floral out of its box and ink it up - well ink it up a few times actually!

 

My first card is a double delight using some of my favourite colour combos as well as this fabulous stamp. Yes you guessed there's purple involved. Do you love it combined with blue like I do?


I started out intending to mask off the stamp and create a circle of colour for its background - but then I had one of those happy accident kind of moments. When I picked up the mask there was a line of pale blue ink down one side. So to bin it or build on it? Well as you can see I built on it and added a border all round the edge of the card.


Then I added a second layer of ink using a dotty stencil on top of my original mask - never can resit adding a bit more purple.

Supplies:
Stamps: uniko, Pure Florals: Cosmaos
Inks: Memento, bahama blue, grape jelly, tuxedo black
Pens: Promarkers, orchid, amethyst, purple
Stencil: Stamposaurus

Having indulged myself with the colours on the first card I challenged myself to use something very different for my second card. This time it's oranges and lemons.


I wanted to use a strip of bright orange dotty paper down one side of the card with the flower heads overlapping. So I stamped the cosmos to the right of a piece of white card and then partially cut around the flower heads.


The white card is popped up on a rectangle of funky foam just to add a little more definition to the cut out flowers. I've been using funky foam quite a bit for this recently and find it makes the card more stable and rigid than foam pads.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals: Cosmos
Inks: SU, early espresso
Pens: Promarkers, mustard, peach, ginger, burnt orange, marsh green
Ppaer: Doodlebug, Take Note 

OK, so I slipped back into my colour comfort zone again with this final card. This time I used only the smaller cosmos stamp from the set and created a cascade of blooms - can you call it a cascade when it goes upwards?


I stamped the background flowers three times between inking up to get the variation in shades. I then stamped the flower three more times onto scrap card, coloured them in and hand cut them. I popped them onto foam pads - a time when only pads will do - and placed them on top of the background flowers.


And have you spotted I've used a different sentiment from the set for each of my three cards?

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals: Cosmos
Inks: SU, rose red
Pens: Promarkers, pale pink, dusky rose

As always when Uniko revisits a stamp set there is a blog hop and chance to win the set. So off you go now to see what the rest of the DT has created. Leave some love on your way and who knows the lucky one could be you!

Jane - that's me

Great to have you visit today. Thanks so much for spending some time looking at my blog.

And keep crafting!

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22 comments:

  1. Ooh all v different cards! Love how yr blue & purple masking are 'soft' with no hard edges. Am also liking how you fussy cut yr blooms over the side of yr DSP strip! And v pretty shaded colouring for yr cascade! X

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  2. I really like the first card. Some of my favourite colours and the image seems almost to float. The second card is so summery.

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  3. I really like the first card. Some of my favourite colours and the image seems almost to float. The second card is so summery.

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  4. Hey you've certainly been a busy little bee Jane. Awesome takes with the Cosmos set and I'm loving all your different colour combos. Super pretty and yummy! Sarah x

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  5. Beautiful cards, I love the masked border, and the layered flowers in pink, very pretty!

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  6. Wow...you've been busy...love all your cards, all so different and stunning. I do like the purple and blue colours though.....I tend to be drawn to these colours too. Brilliant inspiration.

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  7. These are fabulous, Jane! Love the dreamy purple and blue combo on the first card and the panel on the second. Great colours and designs :)

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  8. WOW! What a delightful trio, LOVE the layout and your signature colours of your first, LOVE the over hang of the flowers onto the coloured strip on the second, perfect fussy cutting too and the cascade of blooms on the third completes a FABULOUS showcase of this set. hugs Bev x

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  9. Gorgeous cards - you made this flower shine!

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  10. Lovely color combos on all your pretty cards! Love these beautiful blooms!

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  11. Wow - you're really on a roll with all these fabulous cards! I adore the blue and purple on the first card, but I think my favourite is the really CAS orange card! Great work. xxx

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  12. you did not make one or two but three
    wooooowww
    I adore the last one with purple colors
    the orange one so CAS
    and the blue one so sweet and soft
    you are a lucky girl and so happy to see as winner at CASology
    so happy if you like to visit me back Jane
    I am with you at CASology
    hugs
    Monika

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  13. So many incredible goodies! I love the 3d flowers!

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  14. Lovely creations, Jane. I love the way you've cut your panel against the stem on your second card. All soo pretty x

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  15. Wow! Great stamp set and beautiful cards!!! Simply gorgeus!!!

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  16. Lots of lovely cards Jane. Surprisingly for me, I think I like the orange one best, I think it's a lovely technique and lets you use DSP on a CAS card. Stef x

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  17. All these cards are just lovely. What a great stamp!

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  18. Just like you, I'm more comfortable with blues, purples and reds than with oranges, but I have to say I love all three cards.

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  19. Beautiful, amazing, breathtaking cards!! They all just have a special something about them that make them excellent!!

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  20. This flower looks so pretty in every colour. Love the simple elegance of your cards!!!

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  21. Just stunning. Need I say more! Cara x

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