Runway Inspired Challenge ric#32 - Moschino Cheap and Chic

Monday, March 25, 2013

Howdy! I'm here to share with you a card I made for the current Runway Inspired Challenge. I love the color combination of the model's outfit, so I had to take a stab at this one ;)

While cleaning up my craft table to make some room for stamping, I found a package of silver glitter tape that I hadn't used yet! It was perfect for this challenge.

Using the largest lattice stamp from Uniko Studio Background Builders: Lattice stamp set, I stamped a pattern with black ink. For added color, I stamped the large solid lattice stamp inside the outlines, leaving one blank for the Thank You sentiment. Three black rhinestones in the corner along with the silver glitter strip at the bottom give it a special finishing touch! A very easy and quick card to make.

If you like this inspiration photo and colors as much as I do, there's still plenty of time to join in on the challenge (deadline for entries is Friday, March 29th at midnight)!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Basics: Lattice; Label Love: Thank You
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Basic Black
Ink: Staz-On - Black; SU - Rose Red
Other: Silver Glitter tape & Rhinestones - Recollections; Dimensionals

Uniko Studio Blog Hop & CAS-ual Fridays CFC93

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to another Uniko Studio Blog Hop. This month, we are revisiting a stamp set that was released last year: Background Basics-Lattice. You can purchase the set from Uniko's website. Below is an image of all the pieces in the set. It's a super fun set to have, and so trendy!! Make sure to read through to the end of the post to see how you can have a chance to win it AND the Modern Lattice Digital Patterned Paper Collection!

I chose to use rainbow colors and stamp the Lattice pattern repeatedly. I was so surprised at how EASY it was to line up that stamp -- such a benefit of clear stamps! I added small blocks of coordinating cardstock to the card base, then adhered the stamped cardstock piece over it. It needed a little something more, and I think those buttons were just the right thing! I am also entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays CFC93 Challenge: Color Blocks.

Now, on to the details of the giveaway. All you need to do is hop along and leave a comment on the designers' blogs by midnight Wednesday, March 13th GMT! That means you have up to EIGHT chances to enter! So hop on over to the Uniko Studio blog if you are just starting out, or continue onto Ren-Yi's blog if you've already started the hop.

Uniko Studio
Nicki -------THAT'S ME!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Basics: Lattice; Label Love: Birthday
Cardstock: PTI - White

PTI MIM #105 - Glitter Trim

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I LOVE Papertrey Ink. Stamps, cardstock, embellishments, everything. I just can't get enough. It just makes me SOOOOO happy! Ok, ok, enough of that. On to my card for this challenge.

Glitter trim is this week's theme. Sure, I love glitter, but I don't use it very much because I just hate the mess it creates! Are you with me?! I typically go the easy route and use Stickles to add some sparkle when I want. But, I thought I'd break out the 'ol glitter to use for this Make it Monday.

I don't have a Xyron sticker machine (like Dawn McVey demonstrated in the video), so I just used old fashioned glue on a piece of die cut cardstock, and sprinkled the glitter on as fast as I could so it would stick well. After drying, I still noticed quite a bit of glitter flaking off (enough to be annoying), so I decided to try spraying the piece with hairspray to set it. HOLY COW! It TOTALLY worked!!! Although it took some time to dry (the piece of cardstock became pretty saturated), the glitter really set in place, and the cardstock stiffened up nicely! Anyway, just wanted to share that in case anyone else has been just as frustrated when using regular glitter :)

Last week was also the Monogram Blog Hop, but I just didn't get around to making a project for it, but REALLY wanted to. So, I decided to incorporate it in this week's MIM. I used Fancy Folk art to create the pattern around the negative die cut "n" monogram. Here's how I did it:
  • Die cut the letter first
  • Use a circle die cut shape to trace around the letter using a pencil (or anything else circular in shape)
  • Using a ruler and pencil, draw a horizontal and a vertical line through the center of the circle to use as your stamping guide
  • Stamp the black outlines first, on the horizontal & vertical axis, then fill in the spaces between those. Continue stamping the inside of the flowers.
I absolutely LOVE the Fancy Folk Art set! Can't wait to use it more! I appreciate you stopping by, and would be so grateful to hear your feedback!

Stamps: PTI - Fancy Folk Art
Cardstock: PTI - White; Stampin' Up! - Pale Plum
Ink: Stampin' Up! -Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pale Plum; Staz-on: Jet Black
Other: Scallop Die Cut - PTI; "n" Die Cut - PTI; Glitter - PK Glitz: Sand