Today my focus is on one of my favourite stamp collections from Uniko Studio
. I may have said this before, but it's been such a revelation for me it's worth saying again, finding stamps like these has completely changed how I make cards. I used to buy a stamp, use it to make a card and then put it away and forget about it. Now I get the same stamps out over and over and make loads of cards that are all completely different - the stamps are just that versatile.
First up is my entry for their current layout challenge
. At first I thought about snowflakes falling or maybe hearts with Valentine's day coming up, but finally I decided to turn the sketch upside down and make a bright summery card to counteract all the grey skies and rain we've been having recently.
I placed my sentiment where the circle would have been and with a healthy dose of pink, some purple and yellow, a little pricking and loads of adhesive pearls my card was complete.
Stamps: Uniko Studio, All Occasion Sentiments #1, Flower Power #1 & #2, Natures Treasures 1
Inks: Versa Color, 12 Marigold, 17 Violet, 34 Orchid, 42 Lime
Embellishments: Adhesive pearls and spotty card
My other share today is a Valentine themed card I made a while ago when I first received these new stamps. No prizes for guessing the colour I used - well maybe you would assume red, but my blog is a big clue!
I wanted to string the hearts together to look like a hanging mobile, that was easy enough, but it took many practice attempts to get the bow looking at all decent. Maybe I should buy Beverley's bow stamp!
A couple of accent strips and some gems and I was pleased with how this turned out. Such brilliant stamps it's hard to go wrong!
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Always & Forever, Flower Power #3
Ink: Memento, grape jelly
Embellishments: adhesive gems
Thanks for dropping by today.