Monday, 25 June 2018

Uniko Guest Design - Surprise Stencil Release - Bright Butterflies

I'm back with my third and final card to celebrate the launch of new stencils from Uniko. As you'll have noticed from previous posts, I've been really enjoying stencils lately and all that you can do with them. For my final card using the Bright Butterflies stencil I've kept it simple and one layer but managed to get a little bit of texture into it by embossing it.


You have to play around with the layers and the embossing mat, and you may need a shim - I just use an extra piece of scrap paper - to add a bit of extra pressure, but the embossed layer just lifts it that little bit.

I started with an A2 (US) card blank and I embossed on one side of it. Once embossed I kept the stencil on top and using my ink dusters, blended some distress inks over the butterflies and flowers. I used lighter pastel shades like Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet.

Using my stamp platform, I used the sentiment from a Uniko Thank You set I got as a free gift in a previous order. I stamped each element individually using VersaFine Onyx Black, so I could get them as close as I could to each other.


Thank you so much to Uniko for having me and for their wonderful supplies. They are all available to purchase now in the shop.

I hope you've enjoyed the inspiration. Do pop by again soon! Happy Crafting!

8 comments:

Lisa Tilson said...

Oh this is pretty! You cannot go wrong with a butterfly stencil can you and those super pretty colours are the perfect way to show them off. Also love the idea of dry embossing first, haven't done this in a while so must remember! Pretty sentiment too. Well done on the GD spot Ruth, you have done the stencils proud! Lisa xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So pretty Ruth! The butterflies look as though they are embossed! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Michelle Short said...

This is beautiful, Ruth! I love the soft pastel shades on the butterflies. Congratulations on the first spot, you have rocked these stencils! xx

ionabunny said...

Pretty card. I love the mix of the butterflies and flowers/dots. Hugz

Beverley said...

LOVING this! The added texture of the embossing is perfect and loving the soft pastel colours. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Uniko and showcasing these new stencils so perfectly. You ROCK! Hugs Bev x

Lindsey said...

Very pretty Ruth! You are a star 😊 x

Tracy Freeman said...

This is beautiful Ruth, love the soft pastel colours and that perfect sentiment, always love seeing your work with stencils xxx

AndreaH said...

I never knew you could emboss with stencils. WOW I've still so much to learn. Love Your past me colours. TFS xxx

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