Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Hello everyone,



Here is what Taheerah has to say about her feature.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

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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.

Season's Greetings flat

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


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Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

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161 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

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

vinita jain said...

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

~amy~ said...

gorgeous inky goodness!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Gayatri!

cm said...

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!
~carol

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! Love this beautiful royal blue background!
Take care!
Michele

Oliev said...

Stunning background!:-)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

BAckground is so dynamic!

Angeline Choo said...

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

NanW said...

Beautiful vibrant blue in your background!

Daria Z. said...

Love this bold, bright card!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that deep blue! :)

Beastybunny said...

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

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the heat embossed snowflakes.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card... love the snowy background!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colored background and pretty snowflakes! Lovely card!

Chark said...

gorgeousness!

cghundley said...

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

Flo said...

Great card. Love your bold blue background.

Greta said...

Gorgeous blue background & love how the sentiment pops!

Mary Holshouser said...

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

Lynn Hardy said...

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!

Mary-Anne V said...

Stunning snowflake card!

Brandi R said...

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

Janis said...

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
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sabine Edelmannn said...

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

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Great card!

Shelly said...

WOW! Gorgeous!!

Sharron said...

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

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Gayatri!! Very beautiful color combination.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Gayatri ... the crisp white is fabulous with those wonderful watercolour blues! Anita :)

Jayell said...

Stunning card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Quite stunning! Love the gorgeous background color.

Oreety said...

As always, Gayatri, this card is stunning!

Scraplea 1 said...

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

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a stunning use of blue! I love it!

Carolynn said...

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

StampingbugKerry said...

So bold and bright. Love this card!!!

Barbara said...

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

Debbie Vasel said...

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

Linda Droege said...

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

Debbie Peysen said...

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

Monika/Buzsy said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW How vibrant and gorgeous it looks
Cheers
Dr Sonia

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Gayatri!!!
Your snowflakes really are STUNNING against your MAGICAL background - LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

StampinLouie said...

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

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the eye catching color and the pretty snowflakes.

Robin said...

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

Dana & Glen said...

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

Irene Grau said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! I love the vivid blue!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful! And my favorite color! TFS

Jeanie said...

Beautiful background -- thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

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

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

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

paperpapier said...

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

Asha said...

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

Taheerah said...

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

Helen F. said...

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

Sabrina said...

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

Teresa Doyle said...

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!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! LOVE your fab blue BG and pretty snowflakes :)

Joanne Simpson said...

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

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful! So wintery and festive!!!

Kathy Mc said...

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

Kimberly Rendino said...

That's such a beautiful blue background! Gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blue to highlight the snowflakes!

Rose said...

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

Melanie MacKenzie said...

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

Rahmat said...

What a striking blue background for those lovely snowflakes Gayatri.

Diane Jaquay said...

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

Toni C said...

That background is so vibrant, its almost iridescent.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

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

Sue D said...

Very bright and festive!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW stunning and bright card! Love it!

Dana said...

Oh Gorgeous!! Love the watercolor background!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your background and it lets the snowflakes stand out.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Amazing background -- and such a vibrant blue! Gorgeous card!!

Katherine Barnes said...

BEAUTIFUL, I love it!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

pcm said...

that's a fabulous blue!

Maureen Hayes said...

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!

Irene said...

Stunning! Love the color of the background!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Eeek, stunning, Gayatri!

Carol McCready said...

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

Danielle said...

beautiful!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful vibrant card - love the color

hthole said...

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

Sherisse Ang said...

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

AZ Lyn said...

Beautiful card!

M R Leech said...

As always, gorgeous! The snowflakes really pop!

Memories by Manda said...

Oh I love your card - so vibrant and sparkly.

Megan said...

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

CraftyPaws said...

WOW gorgeous luxe color! Love this card!

Suchi said...

Absolutely beautiful!! :)
Suchi xx

Jan Clothier said...

Such a beautifully vibrant background. Your card is stunning!

KimS said...

Really like the intensity of the color! Beautiful.

Bernice P. said...

Stunning card! Love the colors!

Patricia Gentilini said...

I love the colors you used! Made the card pop

rscowtown said...

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

D.Ann C said...

This is SUCH a gorgeous background!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

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

Carolyn Burch said...

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!

Denise Gutshall said...

Stunning snowflake card! Love the blue!

Jingle said...

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

A Crafty Person said...

Stunning card! The background really "POPS"

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

love t
pressnstamp@yahoo.comhe blue background

Laura Miller said...

Rich, lush background to your vibrant white snowflakes

theCook said...

Such a beautiful background!

CathyL said...

Stunning card! Merry Christmas!!

Kari D said...

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

Debra said...

Great use of the products and design!

D- said...

Love your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your terrific card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Me said...

Stunning beautiful blue background!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

How beautiful! That background is breathtaking!!!

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Maureen Chandler said...

What a beautiful bright and happy card - gorgeous! Thanks so much!

Ruby N said...

wow that is one gorgeous background!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love the blue in this card.

Elizabeth said...

Striking card, such a beautiful deep blue background!

sandie said...

love the colors and simplicity

Dee Earnshaw said...

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

Zuby said...

This card is very striking because of that deep blue.

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri! Love the background! TFS!

Lindsay Weber said...

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

Debbie A said...

A really beautiful card!

Dorothy Kovak said...

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

barbara macaskill said...

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

Lucinde said...

Love the beautiful blue background

Dodie said...

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

Tami said...

Oh wow love the blue it just POPS

Jana Bolster said...

Very pretty card.

bev p said...

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

zgagi said...

Stunning card, the snowflakes against that navy background - amazing

Ria Montefalcon said...

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

Patty said...

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

Christy Q said...

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

Стокли said...

Really beautiful background!

Patt H. said...

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

Leonor said...

great work

Daria said...

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

Jessica Gerstner said...

Just stunning! Love that intense color!

Kim Faucher said...

Gorgeous bright blue!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Diana Jack said...

Gorgeous! Your card is amazing!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful card! Love the background. :-)

Joyce said...

Using the watercolor was really beautiful! Nicely done.

Michelle Lupton said...

Such beautiful, rich colour! Gorgeous!

Angela said...

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

livingonair said...

The blue is AWESOME and such a change of pace!

mtscrapgal said...

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

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Gayatri!

Donna Hendrick said...

Stunning card!

Nandini said...

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

patrap777 said...

Gorgeous depth of color! Well done!

Anna Natalia said...

I love the technique.

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous!

Buttarcrafts said...

Gorgeous card! Love the snowflakes

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

Christine Canfield said...

i love the deep blue

Sandy Griffin said...

Beautiful background.

Karen H said...

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