Thursday, September 11, 2014

[Uniko Studio] September Revisited Blog Hop - Peace On Earth

Hello everyone! It has been forever since I have made a card. And it took me ever so long to come up with one. We won't ask how long, since it would be too embarrassing. With all this wedding-schmedding-palooza, I haven't really had a chance to get creative and I feel like the creative muse has left me high and dry - probably frustrated that when I did get hit with an idea, I never sat down to do it, or worst, not even write it down. Instead I just steamrollered on with my mass production craziness and kept telling her to leave me alone...Well serves me right. So just be gentle when looking at this card...:)

This month we are re-visiting a set, just in time to start thinking of the holiday (oh dear, another mass production in sight!) Peace on Earth. I love how this gem of a set is only $8 and has some great elements to make an arsenal of cards.

I decided to see if i could convince the branch to be a wreath. So I gathered up all the green inks that I have in my tiny ink collection and went to work.

Season's Greetings

I stamped a complete circle first, and then tried to find the right sizes in my Spellbinder Small Circle die to cut out a "wreath." Since I wanted this more for dimension, I knew I had to fill in the white space with a bit more green stamping. This is where all the shades of green came into. With a bit of offset here and there, some stamping off and then stamping, I was able to stamp onto the cut out circle as well as the base card stock.

Season's Greetings

I have a ton of sequins in my stash, so I thought it would be appropriate to pop them onto the wreath. The dove is embossed in gold, shaded with color pencil and Gamsol, and then popped onto the wreath. Any of the sentiments work quite well here, and I was debating about stamping it in the center or on the bottom edge of the card. Here the card again slightly angled so that you can see the dimension that the wreath gives this card.

Season's Greetings

Hope you feel inspired with some samples. Bev is going to draw a winner for this lovely stamp set or a gift card of equivalent value. You have until 11:59p BST September 25 to leave comments along the blogs. In the meantime, I'm sending you off to fabulous, amazing Taheerah. Here the whole list for easy navigation ...
I hope you like what you're seeing. Again, be gentle. I feel like a newbie, but hope to get back into the swing of things!

Stamps: (Peace on Earth) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Rustic White, Kraft, Basic White) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 6 Stick Candy) Ranger; (Versamark; Mememto - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Shadow Ink - Forever Green) Hero Arts; (Creative Color - Mojito) Mama Elephant
Embellishments: (Creative Cuts - Femme Frames) Mama Elephant; (Embossing Powder - Gold) Ranger; (Sequins - Raspberry Red Satin) Neat & Tangled


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sandie said...

you may not have made a card for a while but this is a stunner-such a creative way to make the wreath x

~amy~ said...

I think it looks awesome!
wedding-schmedding-palooza...that made me chuckle.

Laura Elliot said...

Wow, this is stunning Ren-Yi. I love that you had a vision of what you wanted to achieve, and you went for it. It has worked perfectly. I adore the added bit of bling to bring it all together xx

sally said...

I love your wreath with the sequin berries!


Miriam Prantner said...

I really like how you layered that circle over top, adds some great dimension!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh scrumptious 3d effect and love the wreath creation. Classic and chic.
Sarah x

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome wreath! Great depth and dimension from using different shades of green. Love this beautiful card!

cm said...

Looks to me like your muse is flourishing, as this card is both innovative and pretty! Fabulous way to showcase the versatility of the bough in this set! Gorgeous! Hope married life is nothing short of awesome!

Sarah Gray said...

Love your wreath - so fresh and pretty! Great use of this set :)

Skylark said...

I love your wreath using the foliage stamp from the set. The blog hop has certainly given me lots of design ideas and different occasions using just one stamp set. Stef

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