December 9, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone,
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Today I am sharing with you a Holiday card using Uniko products.
Season's Greetings card
I have used Stunning Snowflakes stamp set to create my background. This set has snowflakes images in three different sizes. Great for clustering. I have white heat embossed the snowflakes on watercolour paper. Then used Gansai Tambi watercolour to watercolour in layers. The heat embossed snowflakes resist the watercolour and pops out at you. Since the watercolour is in layers, I love the effect of colour pooling around the snowflakes. Once dry I spattered some Mr Huey opaque white. I set this aside to dry while I work on the sentiment.

Season's Greetings closeup//

 I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #4 on a grey piece of cardstock. Then I trimmed then and cut fish tail on the right side of the strip.
Once the watercoloured panel is dry, I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle largest die to die cut a stitched edge panel. This panel is then adhered on a white card base using some craft foam. The sentiment is then adhered to the top left of the card front using foam adhesive. Finally I embellished with Pretty Pink Posh’s Sparkly Clear sequins.

Hope you like my Holiday card today. As you have may have guessed, today’s sponsor is Uniko!

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  1. Gayatri your snowy card is gorgeous! I have that set for a few more days … hope to make something as beautiful with it!

  2. Stunning Gayatri! Blue is my fave one and your watercolor BG is too gorgeous! Love it!

  3. gorgeous inky goodness!

  4. So beautiful, Gayatri!

  5. A gorgeous snow-flake flurries sky here, Gayatri! You've card makes me want to bundle up and go for a stroll, to catch the snowflakes on my mittens! Thank you so much for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!

  6. Wow! Love this beautiful royal blue background!
    Take care!

  7. Stunning background!:-)

  8. BAckground is so dynamic!

  9. Beautiful background ! I enjoy my Gansai Tambi watercolors and they look so vibrant on your card.

  10. Beautiful vibrant blue in your background!

  11. Love this bold, bright card!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that deep blue! 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness! That is so striking! Love the deep rich color!

  14. Like the heat embossed snowflakes.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  15. gorgeous card… love the snowy background!

  16. Gorgeous colored background and pretty snowflakes! Lovely card!

  17. gorgeousness!

  18. Beautiful card,
    love that water
    colored background!
    Carla from Utah

  19. Great card. Love your bold blue background.

  20. Gorgeous blue background & love how the sentiment pops!

  21. The background is so bright and vivid. it really makes the snowflakes pop off the card.
    thanks for sharing.

  22. Your snowflake card is stunning! My sweet husband is buying me those watercolour paints for Christmas, so I shall be able to try something similar next year!

  23. Stunning snowflake card!

  24. Wow! Love that bold blue background and those beautiful snowflakes. GREAT card ♥

  25. Exactly my favorite style of card…..wonderful background with simple sentiment. LOVE that deep blue for your snowy sky!!! Just gorgeous.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  26. Wow this rocks! Love the beautiful background of your card!!!!

  27. Great card!

  28. WOW! Gorgeous!!

  29. I always love watercoloring and your blue is absolutely gorgeous! The snowflake shapes are so petty too1

  30. Beautiful card Gayatri!! Very beautiful color combination.
    Moxie Craftie

  31. So gorgeous, Gayatri … the crisp white is fabulous with those wonderful watercolour blues! Anita 🙂

  32. Stunning card!

  33. Quite stunning! Love the gorgeous background color.

  34. As always, Gayatri, this card is stunning!

  35. Beautiful card! I love all the detail with the embossing, watercolor and sequins. Thanks so much for sharing!

  36. What a stunning use of blue! I love it!

  37. The many shades of blue are so heavenly… what a most stunning card!

  38. So bold and bright. Love this card!!!

  39. What a gorgeous and beautifully vibrant card you created. It's just lovely!

  40. WOW !
    Love the richness of the blue.
    That snowflake background is fabulous.

  41. This snowflake stamp is so dramatic embossed as you did against that stunning background. What a knock-out card!

  42. Your card is stunning. The blue watercolor is perfect background for the snowflakes. Thanks

  43. Fantastic card Gayatri. Love the striking blue hues with the heat embossed snowflakes.

  44. WOW How vibrant and gorgeous it looks
    Dr Sonia

  45. GORGEOUS card Gayatri!!!
    Your snowflakes really are STUNNING against your MAGICAL background – LOVE IT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  46. Love the bright colors in your snowflake card. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Love the eye catching color and the pretty snowflakes.

  48. I LOVE the water-colored background on this beautiful card. So gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

  49. Absolutely gorgeous card Gayatri! Amazing color vibrancy and so wonderfully balanced.

  50. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks!

  51. Beautiful! I love the vivid blue!

  52. Beautiful! And my favorite color! TFS

  53. Beautiful background — thanks for the inspiration!

  54. WOW! Those snowflakes are gorgeous! And your varied blue background is magnificent. Nice job!
    Lu C

  55. Oh. My. Gosh!!! This is incredible gayatri!!!

  56. I love the watercoloured panel…it is stunning!

  57. oh my word!!! WHat a striking card. LOVE that background.
    x Asha

  58. Wow, such an eye-catching background – deep and rich and lovely! Thank you so much for being a special part of my event! xoxo

  59. Beautiful water coloring, Gayatri. Love that stitched die and white embossed snowflakes

  60. WOW!!! Very stunning and very beautiful!! i love the blue!!

  61. This is beautiful Gayatri. This is the reason I am trying to learn watercolouring. Every time I see cards like this I am even more determined to learn. Just beautiful!

  62. Beautiful card! LOVE your fab blue BG and pretty snowflakes 🙂

  63. I love these vibrant colors and it just makes those snowflakes jump right out.

  64. Beautiful! So wintery and festive!!!

  65. Your watercolored background is perfect for your white embossed snowflakes. Wouldn't have thought to ink sentiment on gray but it looks awesome, Gayatri!

  66. That's such a beautiful blue background! Gorgeous!

  67. Wow, what a gorgeous blue to highlight the snowflakes!

  68. Such a stunning blue background to highlight the snowflakes. Gorgeous!

  69. That is simply stunning… so vibrant and I love the colour you chose. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

  70. What a striking blue background for those lovely snowflakes Gayatri.

  71. The background on this is AMAZING, Gayatri, gorgeous card!!!

  72. That background is so vibrant, its almost iridescent.

  73. The Stunning Snowflake stamp is a very pretty snowflake and almost star-like!

  74. Very bright and festive!

  75. WOW stunning and bright card! Love it!

  76. Oh Gorgeous!! Love the watercolor background!!

  77. Love your background and it lets the snowflakes stand out.

  78. Amazing background — and such a vibrant blue! Gorgeous card!!

  79. BEAUTIFUL, I love it!

  80. Beautiful card!

  81. that's a fabulous blue!

  82. What a beautiful stamp set and I love that you heat embossed and used watercolor! This hop is so much fun, I am enjoying getting to know new (to me) bloggers and seeing all sorts of projects, cards, etc… It is truly inspiring and I am having a blast clicking on that little door each day and seeing who is behind it. Thanks so much for participating and for the beautiful card you made!

  83. Stunning! Love the color of the background!

  84. Eeek, stunning, Gayatri!

  85. Your card is gorgeous. I love the color combination.
    Now I'm a new blog follower.

  86. beautiful!

  87. wonderful vibrant card – love the color

  88. Oh I love this card. I love blue. Thanks for sharing.

  89. I love the bold blue background. It really contrasts against the white snowflakes!:)

  90. Beautiful card!

  91. As always, gorgeous! The snowflakes really pop!

  92. Oh I love your card – so vibrant and sparkly.

  93. Such a bold background! Fun to see what a range of looks you can get with watercolor

  94. WOW gorgeous luxe color! Love this card!

  95. Absolutely beautiful!! 🙂
    Suchi xx

  96. Such a beautifully vibrant background. Your card is stunning!

  97. Really like the intensity of the color! Beautiful.

  98. Stunning card! Love the colors!

  99. I love the colors you used! Made the card pop

  100. oh I LOVE snowflakes! your card is awesome! Did I mention I love snowflakes? lol

  101. This is SUCH a gorgeous background!!!

  102. Gorgeous card, beautiful water colored background for these pretty snowflakes! Love the layers of watercoloring.

  103. Well, here I was thinking ….”that is just STUNNING” and then I saw the name of this stamp set….”Stunning Snowflakes” LOL….guess I got that one right on the nose!

  104. Stunning snowflake card! Love the blue!

  105. Wow! This is beautiful! That blue is amazing!!!

  106. Stunning card! The background really “POPS”

  107. love t
    pressnstamp@yahoo.comhe blue background

  108. Rich, lush background to your vibrant white snowflakes

  109. Such a beautiful background!

  110. Stunning card! Merry Christmas!!

  111. So pretty. LOVE that wonderful color blue! Certainly highlights the white snowflakes! Thanks for sharing!

  112. Great use of the products and design!

  113. Love your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your terrific card.
    Crafty hugs,

  114. Stunning beautiful blue background!!!

  115. How beautiful! That background is breathtaking!!!

  116. What a beautiful bright and happy card – gorgeous! Thanks so much!

  117. wow that is one gorgeous background!

  118. Love the blue in this card.

  119. Striking card, such a beautiful deep blue background!

  120. love the colors and simplicity

  121. Oh, the background is gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

  122. This card is very striking because of that deep blue.

  123. Gorgeous card Gayatri! Love the background! TFS!

  124. Love the snowflakes you used, and the blue is so vibrant!

  125. A really beautiful card!

  126. Cobalt blue is my favorite color, so this card makes me very happy. Love it! TFS

  127. The rich and luxurious blues are magnificent!!! LOVE this card to pieces!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

  128. Love the beautiful blue background

  129. This card is beautiful! I love the intensity of the background!

  130. Oh wow love the blue it just POPS

  131. Very pretty card.

  132. Thanks so much for some beautiful inspiration. Love the contrast between the bright white and dark blues..

  133. Stunning card, the snowflakes against that navy background – amazing

  134. Love that bold blue background colors. Amazing card as always, love that stamping too

  135. Love the sentiment on the black tag against that striking blue snowflake background!!

  136. So stunning! l love the bold and vibrant background you created!

  137. Really beautiful background!

  138. Wow! an absolutely gorgeous card!! Love those snowflakes.

  139. great work

  140. Stunning card! I love the vivid background colors. The snowflake images are beautiful. TFS.

  141. Just stunning! Love that intense color!

  142. Gorgeous bright blue!!!!

  143. Wow, your background is just gorgeous! What a beautiful card!

  144. Gorgeous! Your card is amazing!

  145. Beautiful card! Love the background. 🙂

  146. Using the watercolor was really beautiful! Nicely done.

  147. Such beautiful, rich colour! Gorgeous!

  148. This is a beautiful card! The blue watercolored background with the crisp white snowflakes is gorgeous!

  149. The blue is AWESOME and such a change of pace!

  150. This card is so gorgeous. The layering of the blue water colors is inspired. Embossing the snowflakes in white really makes them pop. Thanks

  151. Beautiful watercoloring, Gayatri!

  152. Stunning card!

  153. Wow! What a stunning card! Love the combo of intense blue and pure white.

  154. Gorgeous depth of color! Well done!

  155. I love the technique.

  156. This is gorgeous!

  157. Gorgeous card! Love the snowflakes

  158. Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

  159. i love the deep blue

  160. Beautiful background.

  161. I love this background & colors! It's so striking, thanks for sharing!

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