Sunday, 3 February 2019

Stencil Sunday - Uniko Guest Design

I am absolutely delighted to be guest designing for Uniko who have a new feature called Stencil Sunday. I love Uniko and I especially love their stencils - great price, great quality.

Bev very kindly sent me a few stencils to add to my collection and I'm using the Natures Treasures II set with these beautiful leaves. You also get the negative and the positive which means even more options, but here I'm just using the negative.



All I did was take a blank white card base, and very carefully holding my stencil in place, blended some distress ink through the stencil. It's easier if you use a sweeping motion almost as if it's a blending brush. I didn't even tape it down with masking tape as no matter what I do, I end up tearing the card. I did one in each corner of one colour, and the other in the other corner in another - Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough.


Then all I did after that was stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover.  Done!

With not getting much time for card making in between running a business, stencils can make beautiful and simple cards so easily. Indeed a friend recently said to me how much she loves my latest cards because they are so simple!

Thank you for having me Bev and thank you all for reading. I will be back this month with more Uniko goodies - release week is coming up and I shall be joining in. So excited to share! It's really got my mojo going again. Happy Crafting Everyone!

12 comments:

Jane said...

Simple it may be, but it really packs a punch and is totally gorgeous! So good to have you joining Uniko for Stencil Sunday.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ..... one of my favourite stencils too xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Yay for the gig - yay for the returning mojo! Fun CAS card -- so easy to mail! :)

Sarah Gray said...

Such a soft and fresh look to your inking through these stencils, Ruth! Your card makes me think of spring :)

Keren Baker said...

The dimension you’ve managed to achieve with a stencil is gorgeous! Really love this card xx

cm said...

This is one of my favourite Uniko stencils (okay, okay...they're all favs), and oh, how beautifully you've showcased it! A wonderful glimpse of spring as we 'weather' -40C here in Alberta Canada! Thrilled to see you featured at Uniko; your 'simple' card is truly lovely!
~carol

Michelle Short said...

This is beautiful, Ruth! I love the different tones on the leaves and the fantastic CAS design. A tip for the tape is to use post it tape. It doesn’t tear anything! xx

Lisa Tilson said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! First of all, I think I am in love with that stencil - I think its a beautiful design and I love the different sizes of leaves you get (plus having a positive and negative gives you so many options). Your layout is perfect, beautifully CAS, the greens are stunning. It really is a lovely card! Congrats on your GD, you did them proud xx

maria f. said...

Congrats on your DT and your delightful card ��

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing for Bev, Ruth! She is a sweetheart! It's a lovely OLC! It may be simple, but it packs a ton of interest the way you applied your color!! Hugs, Darnell

Squdge Craft said...

So pleased to hear you have your mojo back. This card is lovely, I love the colour blends you got x

Marianne said...

So pretty, Ruth! Love the soft greens.
Marianne x

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