Uniko Studio Challenge #4 - Fall Foliage

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello all! Uniko Studio's Challenge #4 is now taking place over on the Uniko Studio blog! To celebrate the change of seasons and the beautiful scenery, we are focusing on Fall Foliage.

I knew immediately what stamp set I wanted to use when I found out what this challenge theme was. Nature's Treasure I is PERFECT for this challenge!!

I really enjoyed making this card. I feel that I stepped outside my comfort zone a little bit and made something different than my usual style. I played around with some distress inks (also used regular pigment inks as well), and wanted to make the leaves look like real fall leaves with the changing colors. Using a Tim Holtz ink blender, I applied the ink to the stamp, all while trying to blend the colors where they meet.

The thank you sentiment is stamped onto a piece of vellum and adhered using vellum tape. A few gold and amber sequins and brown rhinestones give it a glistening final touch.

I'm also entering this into the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my card. I really appreciate you coming by for a visit!!

You've got plenty of time to enter your project. November 14th is the deadline.

The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & a Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Nature's Treasures I, All Occasion Sentiments #3
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone
Ink: SU - So Saffron; TH Distress - Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Old Paper; VersaMagic - Hint of Pesto, Jumbo Java
Other: Vellum, Vellum Tape, Sequins - Joann's, Rhinestones - Recollections


  1. Hey Nicki! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  2. This card is absolutely STUNNING! Love how you inked up the images and stamped the sentiment on vellum! GORGEOUS work!


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