Friday, January 23, 2015

Uniko Studio GD - Love and Friendship

Hello, everyone!  As Guest Designer at Uniko Studio this fortnight, I have made another card for our Love and Friendship challenge!  I hope you will come over and join in the fun!  

I thought an anniversary card would fit this theme nicely.  For something a little different, I created my own background by stamping the flower from Flower Power #6 clear stamps repeatedly with various inks (listed below) and also heat embossing it in gold and clear.  It was fun!


Next I heat embossed the small butterfly from English Country Garden - Butterflies clear stamps twice, each in copper on the outer edge and gold in the center.  I fussy-cut and attached, adding gold sequins to each one.  I heat-embossed the Happy Anniversary sentiment in gold on a vellum strip.

Here's a list of other products used:
Ink:  Ancient Page - Mandarin, Sienna, Sunburst, Saffron; Brilliance - Sunflower Yellow, Rocket Red Gold; SU - Only Orange, Apricot Appeal
Embossing powder:  The Artful Stamper - Gold, Clear, Copper Pearl
Cardstock:  SU - Apricot Appeal and Only Orange
Sentiment:  A Muse Artstamps

Thank you to Uniko Studio for having me as your Guest Designer! It was my pleasure!


I hope you will head over to Uniko Studio to see the inspiration by the Design Team. There's still plenty of time to play along in our Love and Friendship challenge - it's open until Friday, January 30, at 8 a.m. GMT.  Please come over and join us!

I would also like to support these fun challenges:
  1. Little Claire's Bright and Beautiful 1/3
  2. Pixie's Snippet Playground All cardstock/vellum, except the white card base, were leftover snippets 3/3
  3. Red Carpet Studio Two Faces of January (two butterflies) 2/3 C4
  4. Tuesday Throwdown Embossing (heat) 1/3

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

32 comments:

marion said...

What a great card and I so love the tittle, the vellum is such a nice touch, lots of hugs, Marion and I think your furbabys need a treat :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh WOW what super duper striking colours Kitty and a great anniversary sentiment
So thrilled you are a GDT for the reminder post too.
Thanks so much
Sarah x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Kitty, such lovely warm colours.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline
x

brenda said...

Lovely butterflies against the rose background Kitty.

B x

Gillian R said...

So pretty, love all those different shades. Thank you so much for being a GD at the Uniko Studio Challenge

sandie said...

wow Kitty this bg is so creative and really looks like DSP, and such a clever idea to use the vellum so we still see the bg. Been so good having you as GDand hope to see you again x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a really wow creation Kitty. Such gorgeous colours and layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, great colors and like those butterflies! Congrats again on being guest designer!!

jimlynn said...

Very pretty background stamping. The flowers are so pretty!! Love the butterflies and embossing too. The strip of vellum looks fantastic! Glad you're playing at Tuesday Throwdown too.
Lynn

Georgie C said...

Oooh love the background you created - perfect for those butterflies xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the flower background!! It looks amazing!! The butterflies and embossed sentiment are fabulous!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

How lovely, what a great colour, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful card
I like flower background,very nice

Karen said...

so pretty love the colors...

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background Kitty, love the vibrant colours!! The embossing looks great, also on the vellum !!

Andrea W said...

The colors are so warm and pretty and I love the butterflies!

Wyvern said...

Lovely card! Love that background. Thanks for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios!
Angela

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Kitty and first time I ve visited this year - wishing you a fab 2015 xxx Really enjoyed taking a peek around your blog all fabulous as usual and this card is delightful x Thank you for visiting my blog too sending crafty hugs Judith xxx

Di said...

Suer card Kitty - love the way you used the vellum!

Hugs

Di xx

Donna Ellis said...

how pretty your flowers and butterflies are, Kitty! Darling card! hugs, de

Kathryn said...

gorgeous! thanks for playing over at Red Carpet Studio!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card thanks for playing at little claire

Margaret said...

Great technique. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Margaret, DT.

Tonya said...

Beautiful card! Love the repeated stamping. Thanks for playing along with us.

Tonya DT
Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty congrats on being GDT and this is so different than your style and I ADORE that flower BG you made and sweet add of that two butterfly ..fab card my sweet friend..happy sunday..I am still cough dear...

Deborah Frings said...

Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month. Your anniversary card is so beautiful. The colours are warm and rich and I do like the touch of gold and copper. Lovely!

Cherished said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

Nadine said...

That background on your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Devra said...

Very pretty. Thank you for joining our 2's challenge at RCS

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Tammy L said...

This is really pretty and I just love your color palette! Thanks for joining us at RCS and hope to see you again! Tammy DT