Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!!
I have a series of exciting posts to share with you over the next few days! I am thrilled to be participating in the Uniko Studio April Release as a Guest Designer!
Huge thank yous and hugs to Bev at Uniko Studio for inviting me! I hope I can do your lovely products justice Bev!
And what a time I was asked to join in too! This release marks the introduction of the new Uniko Studio dies!! The first set of dies co-ordinates just superbly with the previously released BRIGHT Butterflies stamp set – I love it when stamps and dies co-ordinate!!
I set to work straight away with these lovelies and they were instrumental in helping me create this sophisticated Congratulations card:
What do you think? I am swooning a little over this!!
I started with a piece of Rustic White cardstock. I used a little bit of adhesive runner to position my butterflies onto my Paper Smooches Notebook Scallop die so I could create some overlap and cut everything at once! NB: if you actually try this at home yourself then I recommend actually planning ahead and die cutting the notebook page first then die cutting one butterfly at a time from it. Much easier on your die cutting machine and on your dies!
After all my die cutting was done I stamped the whole panel with the Hero Arts Tiny Ink Spots Background stamp using Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. I then removed my butterfly die cuts and inked the edges with my pad then embossed again to give them that wonderful gilded edge look! In fact I loved it so much that I repeated it on the edges of the notebook page die cut as well!
Finishing my card I adhered all the elements to a Rustic White card base using Pinflair Glue Gel. I bent the top butterfly only before adhering so he looks ready to fly off! I then added a sentiment from a new stamp set this month (more details soon!) and that polished everything off nicely!
So what do you think? Are you loving so far?! I really recommend checking out the Uniko blog where Bev is officially introducing the release every day – and also to the designers who are also showcasing these dies today! Make sure you comment on each of their gorgeous creations – I hear there could be a mystery prize giveaway in it for you! *wink*
I’d love to know what you think of today’s creation – I love it when you leave love! Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope to see you again tomorrow for the next day of the release!