And I've gone right back to February last year and chosen to revisit Block Party Birthday. My first card also adds an October release, Background Blocks Wonky Stripes, into the mix and was created for my husband's birthday last week. So of course there are lots of blues as they're his favourite colours.
I stamped the birthday block in turquoise and the wonky stripes in black and then got to work with my Copic pens to add colour to the stripes and some detail to the block stamp.
Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday, Background Blocks, Wonky Stripes
Ink: SU, tempting turquoise
Pens: Copic, B24, B26, B28
So having created in blue it seemed only fair to go for a more girly option and I broke out the pinks.
I used an ombre ink pad - which seems to have lost its ombre - to stamp the birthday block and then stamped it again in black. I die cut a heart from the black and adhered it over the pink. A sparkly silver frame and the addition of some black doodles to the pink section and I called it done.
Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black; Hero Arts Ombre, pink to red
Dies: Xcut, Homespun Hearts; Lawn Fawn, stitched rectangle frames
Back to the blues again for my final card and out came those brusho powders. The birthday block was stamped and heat embossed and then I sprinkled two brusho colours and spritzed them with water.
This was nearly a disaster as the brusho colours were so intense it was difficult to see the stamping, but a quick dab with a tissue muted them down and allowed the stamping to shine through.
Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday
Inks: Versamark clear + Ranger Superfine black embossing powder; Brusho, ultramarine & turquoise
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love all 3 cards Jane, but its the second with the heart shape, I am loving bit more.ReplyDelete
Ooh a fab trio! Love the different colouring mediums and can't beat a bit of Brushos! XxReplyDelete
Love this trio of cards - they really show how versatile the stamp is! I love the way you've added doodle details too. The watercolour brusho blend is just amazing! As always, you've rocked this! xxxReplyDelete
thanks for some great ideas.ReplyDelete
I'm going to use Brusho's for a
class next month. Using the
big stamp would be a good way
to demonstrate it. Love the
blue card (my favorite color) and
the heart on the pink.
thanks for sharing.
Four fabulous versions of this set, Jane! Blue, pink, brushos, paired with wonky stripes...wonderful versatility! LOVE them allllll!ReplyDelete
Fabulous Trio of cards, Jane ! So pleased you chose this stamp set because it is one of the rare I don't have yet, so you give me a gorgeous showcase of what I could do with it ! I especially love the card you made for your husband, combined with the wonky stripes, it is really beautiful ! The one with the Brushos is fabulous too ! Have a fabulous week ! Hugs xxReplyDelete
Love the masculine blue cards xReplyDelete
Love the chromatic color birthday card. Great choices for the same great birthday stamp.ReplyDelete
Wow!!!So many gorgeous cards using this wonderful stamp set, Jane! Every one of them is so individual but so very special! I love your colour combinations for the individual cards and the clever idea to add the black and white heart insert in the pink one.ReplyDelete
Fantastic creations!! Simple and super fun! :)ReplyDelete
I like the variety of cards you made with this stamp.ReplyDelete
Simply fabulous Birthday block combinations and neat and clever little tricks, frames, inlaid dies and awesome colouring/colours too. A bounty of lovely cards Jane and a brilliant showcase of this set again. I need to dust it down again!! xReplyDelete
What a delightful trio and wonderful showcase of the Block Party Birthday stamp. I think my favourite has to be your first as I had never of thought to add an accompaniment design along with it. The wonky stripes look fantastic down the edge and LOVING all the tones of blue.ReplyDelete
Your use of the spotlighting technique on your second is so pretty with all the pink and your use of Brusho's is AMAZING.
You always showcase Uniko fabulously and I am truly blessed to have you on the team. Hugs Bev x
I love this birthday stamp; it makes the whole card, which I love.ReplyDelete
All three cards are fabulous. I also love those wonky stripes.
The colors you used are just awesome Jane! Fabulous cards ;)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards!!! Love so much your colouring!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE that background stamp, it's so fantastic! You did a great job with it!ReplyDelete
So much fun and inspiration!!!ReplyDelete
I love how you have used this wonderful stamp - fab cards! xxxReplyDelete