Wednesday 20 July 2016

Sizzling pink and purple ...

A quick post this morning before I head off for a quick visit to Lincolnshire!

I love it when a couple of challenges fit together as if they were made for each other - when one card so easily fits.  This week at AAA Cards they would like us to use 'one stash favourite' - if you've been following my blog or are a regular visitor you will know that I am obsessed with the Uniko Gerbera stamp set so it seemed a natural choice!  Also this month the challenge set by Bev at Uniko has the theme of ... Flowers ... another great reason to use this stamp.

The colours are more vibrant that the photograph shows

I stamped and white heat embossed the gerbera across a piece of card before water colouring the blooms with distress inks.  I then selected part of the image and die cut a panel.  I then die cut a piece of vellum and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.  The vellum is only attached by a few spots of liquid adhesive behind the lettering - this adds some dimension as the edges of the vellum panel lift up.  The panel was then attached to a card base using foam pads to add some more dimension.

I used:
Uniko Pure Florals: Gerbera
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
CUTplorations (STAMPlorations new dies) Stitched Rectangle Dies
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Today

The challenges are:

AAA Cards #69 

Uniko Challenge #34

STAMPlorations The Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge
As I've used one of Sherry's new CUTplorations die set I thought I would enter this ongoing challenge that showcases STAMPloration products.

Have a great day and keep cool!



  1. Fabulous card, I so love those colours you have chosen and the stamp too! great idea with the vellum overlay.Love it!

  2. Wonderful vibrant blooms - they carry the vellum really well x

  3. I agree that Uniko gerbera is just amazing and I love your colours and the subtle effect of the vellum over them. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards & Uniko.

  4. Gorgeous! I love that flower.

  5. super card Elaine, love the colours too...yes I am a fan of that lovely flower stamp too ;) Viv xx

  6. Beautiful card and the vellum in front just adds an elegant finish to it!

  7. Simply scrumptious Elaine. You work those gerberas to the max and I love every one of your takes with it. Superb detail and colour and great to see you play along at Uniko and AAA Cards with it. Thanks so much. Sarah x

  8. LOVE! You never cease to amaze me with your Gerbera card designs! This is amazing, love the colours, design and the vellum sentiment overlay is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. My apologies for commenting SO late too. Hugs Bev x


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