Thursday, 14 May 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - happy & colourful


Wiebke here with a happy and colourful post to brighten your day!

It's also a happy bithday surprise for Beverley!
I'm so 
to have you in my life! 😘

I made this bunch of clean and simple cards in a really short time! How I did it? By using all the "left overs" to create second cards!

The materials for all four cards are similar:
  • a self made rainbow-colour paper
    made of multimedia paper (it doesn't warp as much as normal cardstock when it get's wet) & Ranger Distress Oxide Inks (and a blending brush or tool) & a clear iridescent embossing paste (just added a thin layer with a palette knife)
    To create this paper you'll need a bit of time, but below I have some alternative ideas!
  • the Big & Bold Happy Dies
  • fitting stamps - I used Big & Bold Happy, Happy Days and bee Happy (guess why! 😉)

To avoid lots of glue-time for the thin areas I used adhesive sheets, but needed a bit of glue here and there anyway!

For the first two cards I cut out the bigger "shadow" word of my sparkling paper first, then placed the smaller die on this hello and cut again to create the thin edge of the word. - This was the difficult part - to line it up exactly for an even edge!
But with the help of some low-tack painters tape (I used the pink one from Tesa) it wasn't a real problem! 

The rest was easy!
To adhere the thin layer in the original shape and without wonky lines I used the other one as guide before I adhered it on a second cardbase.
All sentiments were stamped in black ink. I love to use my stamping tool for these jobs - You can position all the stamps perfectly with the gridlines on the lid and you can stamp twice for a perfect black impression without any problems of missplacing!

The black lines of the box are drawn with a thin black marker and and a T-ruler.
The small butterflies I punched out of the scraps of the sparkling paper and placed them as a fluttering crowd above the word die cut.


Here on the next picture you can see in the reflection, how much this selfmade paper is sparkling! (It's always hard for me to catch this with a camera.)

For the second two cards I directly cut out the smaller die of the sparkling paper. 
On the cardbase I brushed the same colours I used before to create the sparkling paper, but with a lighter hand for a softer, less intense shadeing.
The more intense happy on a white shadow paper I placed there, added the two sentiment-parts and the card was finished!

The last card is made of the leftover again. I cut out the "frame" with a knife and a metallic ruler, rounded the corners by hand and adhered it on the cardbase.
This time I used the cute bee insted of a sentiment - just as a "be(e) happy".


Hope you like this idea of making quick'n'easy cards!

Some more ideas to stretch this technique:  

You needn't use a selfmade sparkling rainbow-paper.  
You can also use 
  • a patterned paper or 
  • a monochromatic shading
  • a paper with or without sparkling
  • ...
When you havn't a iridescent embossing paste, use
  • a sparkling embossing powder
  • a sparkling spray (maybe selfmade with some mica powder)
  • a thin layer of glitter glue or glossy accents (maybe with some glitter?)
  • ...
When you hon't want to make "happy" cards, use one of the other Uniko Big & Bold die sets!
"wish" or "snow".

Thanks for looking by today!   💓💛💚💙💜
Have a great and creative time and be happy!

Hugs Wiebke

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