Monday, 11 July 2016

Uniko - July Revisit Blog Hop

This month at Uniko we're revisiting Paradise Hummingbird. A brilliant choice as it mixes and matches so well with last month's tropical release.


For my first card I decided to try something completely new to me - an acetate card front.


I created my background rays and stamped the sentiment first, then stamped and hand cut the flower and the bird. The flower was attached to the card and the bird on the acetate. Loving the 3D look this gives.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Paradise Hummingbird
Inks: Memento, rose bud, tuxedo black; SU, cucumber crush; Ranger distress, peacock feather, cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch
Promarkers: ivoru, blossom
Stencil: Memory Box, Texture Shine
Embellishment: Papermania, iridescent gem

My second card uses just the flowers and is much more like my usual style - CAS!


I die cut the window panel first and then faintly marked on the base card where the windows would be. I stamped the flower in different orientations and shades of pinky purples - trying for a bit of an ombre effect. I then finished off each flower by adding a apatch of satin promarker at the base of the petals.



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Paradise Hummingbird
Inks: SU, melon mambo, rose red, rich razzleberry, wild wasabi
Promarker: satin

I know you'd like to win this stamp set, so all you need to do is leave a comment on the DT blogs by midnight Sunday 17th July 2016 to be in with the chance of winning both the stamp set and a £5.00 gift certificate. How easy is that? Here's the bloghop order to help you on your way round:

Jane - that's me

Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck with the prize competition - hope it's you!

And keep crafting!

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14 comments:

  1. Love the effect of the floating bird, a great idea to use acetate! The background looks lovely too...

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  2. Ooh how crafty is yr acetate card?! Fab. Love the CAS style of yr second card too xx

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  3. Such a pretty card, love the cute hummingbird.

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  4. Both of your cards are gorgeous! The hummingbird card is my favourite! I LOVE hummingbirds! We have about five of them at our feeders right now! They are a joy to watch! Love, love, love this stamp set! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  5. Awesome acetate card, so creative and really gives the hovering effect of the hummingbird IRL. LOVE your second CAS card, beautiful spotlighting of the flowers. Such a wonderful showcase of this set. Thanks SO much. Hugs Bev x

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  6. Yep, this set is going on the wish list! Your cards are just gorgeous! Love the colors.

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  7. Great use of Acetate sheet with cute Hummingbird and beautiful sun rays reflecting inside! Love the CAS style too!

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  8. Fab cards Jane. Awesome first actate card.

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  9. Gorgeous and striking as ever Jane and I'm loving that first one in particular. What a neat and clever idea and so effective with a bird too. x

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  10. Oh so pretty! I really like the CAS flower card - for some reason I'm just drawn to it.....very nice!

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  11. Beautiful card, Jane! I just love this three panel idea! Very pretty and bright!

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  12. What gorgeous cards! The three panel one is an inspired idea! xxx

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  13. Love both of your pretty cards. That acetate front card is absolutely stunning!!! Such bright colors and fabulous dimension. Wow!!
    <3 J

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