Sunday 7 April 2013

Faking it: enamel dot styleee...


Ready for Day 2 of the release sneaky peeks from Uniko Studio? I hope so!

Today we're giving you a sneaky peek of a new stamp set AND a fab new digital paper collection. My card today features both. Remember: all new products featured are available for purchase on April 11th!

The new set, All Occasion Sentiments features mega-sized sentiments that are perfect for providing the focal point for your projects. I love the variety of fonts in the set, and opted to play with this 'Hello' stamp for my sneaky peek project. I know, I know, gold again! I will get bored of it one day....maybe *wink*

Hello Close Up

The digital paper I've used is from the new, On the Grid digital paper collection. I love it! I'm a sucker for grids and I love the variety available in the collection. Y'know when you used to be picky about what graph paper to use at school? Should you opt for the 1cm squared type or the super duper 1mm squared type? Just me on this one? Well this collection is the same for me! Decisions, decisions....! :)

I'm also going to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes Challenge. Hurry if you want to enter, the challenge closes later today! 
tips and tricks
  • When working with digital papers - try not to resize them as the design will shrink. Use a crop option instead.
  • See those fancy enamel dots that are popping up on projects everywhere? Yeah, I'd love to get me some of them too! But for now, my old collection of brads are working as my faux enamel dots.  Want then to shine? Then simply add a coast of Glossy Accents to them. A great way to use up the old supplies!
Now some of the Uniko Studio DT are giving more sneaky peeks of this stamp set and collection of papers so be sure to check them out:

Bev @ Uniko Studio   
Aimes - That's me! :)

Taheerah (Guest DT)

And I hope you can stop by tomorrow for more Uniko Studio sneaky peeks! :D


Products Used
(Not all featured here. I will add new products I've used as they become available to purchase!)


Elena said...

gorgeous gold! And how smart are you, using old brads? I need to try that!

Lynn said...

clever girl on those enamel dots (I mean brads!) I never would have known! Love your card Aimes!

A Consuming Passion said...

More gorgeous gold!! Great card, cool tips.........TY

Anonymous said...

Great card. Fab tip for the brads - have a stash of those! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous sentiment!

~amy~ said...

Hello Glorious Gold!

brads...those are brads? girl genius.

Lindsay said...

Ohhh, I just love that gold embossed Hello! Of course, I adore those enamel dots too!

Joan V said...

Lovely card. Fantastic tip on using up the brads. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

your genius has no boundaries, Duchess! I really thought those were enamel dots! I just got my first 2 packs this week, but haven't used any...hoarding them! I know, I can't do that! The brads made me laugh because like you I have a ton of them! LOL I even just bought a new pack of screw brads yesterday so I could make some "construction" cards for Tony :) LOVE the grid pattern and I feel your dilemma! ox

i'm with the band said...

Love your dots, and your embossing is perfect!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

love your tips and tricks, Amy! darling card!

Dorothy C. said...

Very pretty card and absolutely love the idea for using brads as enamel dots. Thanks for the tip!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! Loving the color combos and of course the gorgeous gold sentiment!

Taheerah said...

You... you... faker!! *gasp* lol!!

Love this card Aimes!! You really used those digital papers so so well - showed me certainly that I shouldn't be so fearful of them in future, lol! What did you use to print, and what do you print onto? Loving how you're drawing the eye to that bold sentiment, and the fake dots are a great way to showcase a new trend by repurposing an old one!

Sarah said...

a perfect CAS card and lovely delicate colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Indy's Designs said...

Beautiful colors! Love the sentiment as the focal point!!

Unknown said...

I love the gold sentiment! It's a beautiful card. Thanks for the enamel dot/brad tip. I went on a brad shopping spree years ago and well, they've been stored ever since! :)

Aimes said...

Thanks, T!
Don't fear the digi papers! I simply print on to plain paper - simples! We have a colour laser so my guy makes me take it easy on the ink: no full sheets of A4, just pre-sized panels for my projects. *wink*
I miss our old inkjet printer though: I could run PTI cardstock through that baby no problemo! *sigh*
HTH! :)

Aimes said...

Ditto! Maybe we'll actually use a pack up now! Or maybe brads will be on trend again...or maybe not! Ha!

Gillian R said...

fab card and love the tip on the enamel dots

Laurie said...

I think I need this card to come and live with me. :)

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