July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It’s time for another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

I know theoretically July should be a release month, but earlier in the year I mentioned that I was aiming to take some of the stress of releases away a little, I have delayed it until August, it’ll be a good one – promise!  Anyway, the Design Team and I are here today to revisit and give some fresh inky love to a previously released clear stamp set.

This month I decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Marvellous Mehndi

As usual I have picked a couple of my ‘old’ favourites using this set and I am sharing them over HERE at the start of the hop. I’ve had so much fun creating cards using this set, it really does have a wealth of possibilities. Here’s how I used it today…


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I’ve had these Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours for AGES and I think I’ve only used them once since I got them nearly year ago *hangs head in shame*.  Anyway, I had the idea of using them with the large mandala from the set for a couple of weeks now and I really wanted to try them out on some black card stock too. So that’s how this card came about!


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I stamped the mandala in VersaMark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I then used all of the colours from the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours collection to colour them in. This was seriously therapeutic and I just LOVE the sparkle! I added a die cut congrats sentiment from Stampin’ Up! and some gold nail heads to finish the card off.


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I have a little sneaky peek of another card I will be sharing HERE (at 1pm GMT) for this weeks CAS Colour & Sketches DT post. I had so much fun I couldn’t resist using almost all the same supplies!

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I hope I have inspired you with my project today, but now it’s time to hand you over to the Uniko Design Team….

AND don’t forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning the Marvellous Mehndi Or a £10 eGift Certificate if you already own the prize! You have until Midnight GMT 18th July to get your comments in.

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.


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Comments (19)

  • Jane Reply

    Spectacular! Those colours give such impact to this wonderfully rich and stylish card. Genius Bev!

    11th July 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Vicki Reply

    Such a luxurious card

    11th July 2017 at 9:45 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Wow – this looks so luxurious, so elegant! I think it’s a stunning card. xxx

    I’ve got those watercolours too – must use them now 🙂

    11th July 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • Dee Earnshaw Reply

    OOOOH I am in love with the card you have created!!!! The GOLD and silver coloring is just so classy. I didn’t know the water colors could create such amazing results on black backgrounds. Thanks for sharing:)

    11th July 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Love this stamp set and I have the metallic water colours which need a dusting off too!! Lovely card. I’m going to use this idea the next chance I get! x

    11th July 2017 at 3:01 pm
  • Maryam Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous.. love the black shining combination.. you let me want this stamp much more than before..

    11th July 2017 at 3:49 pm
  • Suman Pandit Reply

    so classy , the metallics on black look so elegant !!

    11th July 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Lorna C Reply

    What a beautiful card, love that stamp and how you used the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours!

    11th July 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    The Gansai Tambi metalics are fabulous aren’t they?! You’ve made a fabulous showstopper with the black BG. Love it x

    11th July 2017 at 7:32 pm
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Love those Starry Watercolors! A perfect compliment to the designs in the Marvellous Mehndi set!

    12th July 2017 at 4:34 am
  • Ishani Reply

    Such a pretty card.. the use of metallic on black makes it stand out! I am not sure if you know that , there is a style of henna tattooing where they use gold along with the henna!

    12th July 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • j Reply

    Love the design and colour scheme of your card would be perfect for man or woman thanks for sharing.

    12th July 2017 at 4:49 pm
  • Mary Holshouser Reply

    Glad you are taking the time to slow down. Constant
    striving to attain goals is not good for our health –
    physical and mental. I love the Mehndi design.
    The gold colors are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

    13th July 2017 at 4:49 am
  • carol Reply

    Your new paints are the perfect medium for your mehndi, Bev. The shimmer, the colours, the design: breath-taken away gorgeous!

    13th July 2017 at 2:54 pm
  • tina z. treebug Reply

    wow, such an elegant design, I love it.

    13th July 2017 at 8:43 pm
  • Carla Hundley Reply

    Wonderful design to your
    card. Lovely inking and
    Carla from Utah

    15th July 2017 at 5:43 pm
  • Andrea H Reply

    Absolutely love this card. I love the colours you’ve used and the little bit of sparkle is great. I would love to be as talented as you are, but I’m not lol. So thankyou for revisiting some older cards and bringing much needed inspiration. X.

    16th July 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Christine Smith Reply

    Wow those paints look so cool on black card and you card is stunning! Gorgeous set! xxx

    17th July 2017 at 11:17 pm
  • Arianna Barbara Reply

    Beautiful stamp set!!! This card is amazing!!!

    19th July 2017 at 3:33 pm

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