Friday, January 17, 2020

Guest Designer for Uniko Challenge #57

Happy Fri-yay everyone.  I’m excited to be guest designing for Uniko challenge #57 where it’s Anything Goes optional twist Cool Winter Colours.


The holiday may be over, but it’s still winter here as we got our first {and second and third} blast of snow this past week.  So with the optional twist of cool winter colours and a couple of new unused Uniko winter products, I created this clean and simple (CAS) card.


Stamped merry from Uniko Big and Bold - Merry with Archival black ink on a hot press watercolor panel.  Taped the panel to a hardboard to prevent warping when watercolouring.  Masked off the bottom of the panel using the sentiment as a guide.  Placed Uniko Let It Snow stencil on top and applied VersaMark ink with a sponge dauber.  Heat embossed the snowflakes with clear embossing powder.


Next, watercoloured the stripes using a flat brush in cool shades of green and blue distress inks (Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire).  Repeated the process, drying in between each application with a heat tool, until the colours were more intense.  Wiped away any excess ink with a paper towel and added splatters using white gouache paint.  Removed tape and mask and re-stamped merry in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It was offset for a shadow effect.  Stamped the ampersand and bright with black Archival ink.  Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle.  Popped it onto a white card base with fun foam then spritz the entire card with a sparkle spray to finish.


For full details on the challenge, including prises, and to find more inspiration from the design team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.










Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas - #18 January Anything Christmas Goes
CAS Watercolour - January 2020 Cool Colours
CAS Stencil - January 2020 Use a New Stencil
Cardz 4 Guyz - #236 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday - Use a Stencil

20 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking design and the colours are so pretty. Love the shadow effect with the die cut sentiment and a wonderful card Trina x.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, great new stencil, love the shadow effect on "Merry"!

Maria said...

Pretty snowflakes, gorgeous color, and love the die cut!! Great card!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely 'cool' colours Card Trina, the shadow effect with the sentiment is super, thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...what a beautiful card Trina! Love your cool water colored stripes in the background...soooo pretty with the snowflakes and offset sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

You are the CAS queen, Trina! Such fabulous card, so wintery!! Great techniques used here for this lovely effect!
Hugs

nancy littrell said...

I love your pretty "cool" colors for your stenciled snow background, Trina. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS Stencil. Congratulations for the honor of being Uniko's Guest Designer. Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

These snowflakes are gorgeous and so is the background that shows them off so beautifully! Love the angle and the way you've done the merry and bright!

Julia Aston said...

what a great design with the diagonal line Trina - love the colors you water colored over the white embossed stenciled snowflakes, and the black edge on your merry really sets it off! thanks for sharing with us at both CAS Stencil and CAS Watercolor! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful design with a beautiful color combo, Trina! I thought, at first, you put a white "merry" die-cut over the black shadow, but I found out after reading your post that it was stamping in black and then white heat-embossing the sentiment. How clever! The background stripes and the snowflakes are so pretty. Congrats on guesting at Uniko!
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love it!! fab card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
:) Karen

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Trina! Your snowflakes are so pretty and I love how you used your stencil and how you watercolored the subtle stripes of cool colors! Love the font on your die-cut sentiment, too! Stay warm, my friend ~ Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

Loll said...

LOVE the intense colours of your gorgeous snowflake filled sky, Trina! Such a great design with the diagonal cut and your mix of die-cut and stamped sentiment. Beautiful card as always, my friend! xx

Heidi Weaver said...

Trina, you have an awesome talent for CAS. Love the diagonal design of this Christmas card as well as the combination of colours, die-cuts and stencils. Thanks so much for joining us at the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge.

Izzy Scrap said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Trina ! Love how you did your shadow, have to remember this tip. Beautiful winter colours. Would love to have a bit of your snow instead of this wet and rainy weather ! Thanks so much for being our talented guest designer for this challenge. Hugs x

Linda said...

I love this .... the colours are stunning and the layout looks fab! Thank you for being our GD on the Uniko challenge xx

Brenda in IN said...

The stripes are so pretty and the bright snowflakes with the snow look beautiful. I do really like the angle design too.

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, I love the colours and the edge die looks brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.Caz. DT.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are so striking and great idea to clear emboss the snowflakes then colour the background, Cathy x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card Trina!