Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2

Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Flower Power #2

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This set is one of my all time favourite flowers, it is originally based on a cherry blossom. The set has recently come back in stock and so I decided I would dust it off and give it some more love.

This is how I decided to use it today…

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As usual I was inspired by a couple of challenges! First up my colour combination is from the new ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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I recently purchased some Clarity Stencil Brushes, as I have heard and seen so many great reviews on them. I’ve been wanting to get into and better at ink blending and use the stencils I own that have been sitting on my shelf for an age!

In the past I have used the sponges and applicator tools, but seem to get hard line/ink areas where I haven’t worked the blending in properly from the edges. I am impatient and gave up!

This card is only my second attempt at using the brushes and I am already happier with my results. My first attempt card using them can be seen HERE.

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I used a mixture of SU! inks for the yellow/orange flowers and a mix of Distress Ink and SU! ink for the turquoise flower. After blending the inks on some scrap pieces of card I heat embossed the outline flower using detail white and fussy cut them out. The leaves are a blend of SU! green inks and then I used Certainly Celery to stamp the stem and leaves, fussy cutting just so the leaves remained.

As the current “Less is More” challenge HERE is to use a stencil, I finally put my SU! one to use! I masked off the stencil leaving just 3 lines. I then used SU! Night Of Navy to apply the colour, making sure I applied the ink from the left side to make it darker and fade the ink across to the right. I still need plenty of practice, but overall I am happier with the results using the brushes.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I have had a busy day with the beans visiting a new play area and as much as it wore them out, it has done the same to me! I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Comments (7)

  • Vinita Jain Reply

    Love this CAS beauty! Lovely interpretation of colors!

    29th June 2016 at 4:57 am
  • Sylvia Reply

    Beverley, You should really link this card up to the CQC it is beautiful!

    29th June 2016 at 6:54 am
  • Esther Reply

    What a gorgeous card! I love the colours, and that ink blending through the stencil is beautifully done. Great flowers too. I can see why you like that set! Thanks so much for a lovely Less is More entry :)

    29th June 2016 at 10:10 am
  • Michelle Bala Reply

    Such beautiful flowers! Love the striped leaves! Thanks for joining as at ColourQ!

    30th June 2016 at 1:53 pm
  • Anita Reply

    This is super stylish, Bev. Love the layout and the gentle fade of those stripes.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

    1st July 2016 at 9:50 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    Oooh! How did I miss this beauty too Beverley. Gorgeous as always, great use of stunning colours … in fact I rather like the swimsuit in that photo too!!! Fantastic layout and stencilling and thanks so much for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah

    1st July 2016 at 10:19 pm
  • Chrissie Reply

    Better late than never!
    Sorry for the late visit!
    This is just SO pretty, it looks so delicate and perfect CAS! (Fab stamps by the way)
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

    6th July 2016 at 8:31 am

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