Friday, January 16, 2015

Guest Designer at Uniko Studio

Hello, everyone!  I am delighted to announce that I am a Guest Designer at Uniko Studio this fortnight!  I hope you will join our challenge!  The theme is Love and Friendship - perfect for your Valentine's Day cards - or Friendship cards!

I decided to go with the friendship theme, and my new Uniko Studio stamps arrived just in time! I was excited to ink up my brand-new English Country Garden - Butterflies clear stamps that I won last month! I heat-embossed the large butterfly in Egyptian Gold, fussy cut, and added three gold sequins. The photo doesn't show all the sparkle, but it looks fabulous in person!

For the card base, I stamped the small butterfly repeatedly on a black panel using Brilliance Galaxy Gold, wrapped gold thread around the panel, and layered it onto gold cardstock, which I then affixed to a black card.  I die-cut the Hello (Savvy Dies) in the same gold cardstock and also cut three other Hellos in black and layered underneath to give it some dimension. Lastly I added the word friend with my Dymo Label Maker.

Thank you to Uniko Studio for inviting me to be your Guest Designer! I had fun! Check out my awesome GD badge!

I hope everyone will head over to Uniko Studio to see the inspiration by the Design Team. Our Love and Friendship challenge lasts for two weeks, closing on Friday, January 30, at 8 a.m. GMT.  I hope you can play along!

I would like to support these fun challenges:
  1. Crafty Calendar What's New (new Uniko clear stamps)  3/3
  2. Die Cut Divas AG UE
  3. djkardkreations Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3 AG C5 3/3 (NBUS item is Uniko clear stamps)
  4. Fashionable Stamping Something New (new Uniko clear stamps) 3/3
  5. Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft New Year, New Stash (new Uniko clear stamps) 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


sandie said...

we are so pleased to have you a GD and your card is so creative. I love the mix of gold embossing and stamping-such a dramatic look xx

Jo said...

Stunning! x

New Creations said...

Stunning in gold and black. Love the addition of wrapping with gold thread, really popped up the embossed butterfly!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOWZERS Kitty, eye-catching, dramatic, elegant and simply stunning.
Love everything about your card and yes defo have to have some sparkle.
So thrilled you're a GD for this challenge.
Sarah x

marion said...

Many congrats on your GDT ship, they are lucky to have you. Your card is lovely. Lots of hugs to you can cuddles to your three furbabys, wishing you a lovely weekend, xoxo, Marion

Beverley said...

WOW! What an elegant beauty in such a wonderful colour combo :) Super happy to have you Guest Designing with us for this challenge. Hugs Bev x

Bad Kitty said...

Fabulous card.
I like your butterfly

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful job on this card love the colour combo. congrats on the GDT spot.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Kitty, thank you so much for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenge.
Irene x

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card and congrats on being guest designer, they picked well!

terrie said...

Congrats for being a GD...such a great honor...
Your card is stunning...can never go wrong with black and gold color combo...
Any friend would love to receive this card.
Well done Kitty

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, love this one colours and design are stunning. keep smiling...{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Debi said...

This is gorgeous, Kitty. Congrats on the GD spot.

Becca Cruger said...

Just... wow! This is so elegant and beautiful. I'm telling you, maybe the cats are out and the butterflies are in because you've been doing such great work with them lately. (Just kidding, your cats are too precious!)

jimlynn said...

WOW! This is a stunner for sure! Big congrats on the guest designer spot too. Love this beautiful card Kitty. Those butterflies are so pretty!! Gorgeous!

Jacee said...

A truly stunning design!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot, Kitty!! What a gorgeous card!! The butterfly is stunning!! Absolutely fabulous design!! Love it!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Unknown said...

Luuuurve the black and gold combo!! So stylish! Beautiful card Kitty!!! xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

congrats my deserve it and much
lovely card too
best wishes

Michelle N. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love black and gold, and those butterflies are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes Challenge!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Big congratulations Kitty!!! I'm happy for your GD!!
Gorgous card, very shining and sparkling! Beautiful combo black and gold and gorgous butterflies!

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your GD assignment. You've done a stunning job with this super amazing card. I'm really liking the way you've done that butterfly background and added the dazzling gold filigreed one over the top of this eye-catching border. Wrapping the gold thread was a lovely detail too. This is just beautiful, and well done YOU! Black & gold are a girl's best friend! Very chic & glamorous TFS & Happy wkendd

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats on your GDT spot, its so well deserved. Just love your gorgeous creation with the lush gold and black.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Love the black and gold - really elegant. The butterflies are so pretty and I love the texture with the gold thread. Thanks so much for joining us as GDT!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous and very striking. Congrats on your GDT slot. Sorry playing catch up again, I think I will be all this week. Lol!!!

Darnell said...

Oh! I haven't caught up with you yet in my NBUS Challenge commenting, so I did a double-take to see that you had entered this stunning card there! Thank you for that, Kitty! I came over from Uniko to congratulate you on the GD spot and to tell you how glorious I think your card is! Elegant, rich, and sparkly and, yes, I'm sure it is even more spectacular IRL!! I love it! Have a great weekend and thanks again for also linking to NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT spot Kitty, your card is stunning, such an elegant design and dramatic colour combination.

Arlene said...

Absolutely stunning; quite dramatic. WOW

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Shirley said...

Love what you have made with your new stamps Kitty and congrats on your GDS.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Shirley said...

With my other hat on Kitty still beautiful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Monika Reeck said...

You are lucky
got this butterfly stamp from UNIKO
so adorable I LOOOVVEE IT
and congrats on being GDT you deserve it my friend
your card really elegant
and yeah you made your patterned paper yippieee
did you make the line to with gold pen
adorable Design paper with those all butterfly Kitty.
this is the one of all your card that you made without CAT and sooo adorable

Gillian R said...

Love how bold your card is. Great having you as GD for the current Uniko Challenge

UTs Hobby Time said...

WOW!! Your card is striking. The embossed butterfly is top notch.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

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Helen said...

Great card - love that image!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.