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Design Team Inspiration… Colouring on Kraft Card

Hey all it’s Rahmat here.

I am up with a simple card using the Flower Power set, and sentiment from the Pure florals – Lily. Please watch the video, it is self explanatory.

You can also stop by my instagram at rahmat.ccc, if you want to hear me out about how I made this card, it is a shorter video over there.

I hope you like what I have come up with. Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Uniko & Simply Cards & Papercraft!

Hey!

It’s a miserable rainy October day here in the NE of the UK, but I have some news which has brightened my day & hopefully yours too!

I’m super duper excited to share my latest digital stamp collection and feature in Simply Cards & Papercrafts…

Yep, along with 2 releases in a row and the NEW Uniko Stencils, I’ve been busy again behind the scenes here at Uniko and designed this collection of 5 digital stamps. See them featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts issue 169. The issue is out and available to buy today from most leading supermarkets and shops who sell magazines.

The digital collection is available to download HERE.

You might recognise some of these images from now retired Uniko clear stamps, but I have revised them slightly and refreshed them. I’ve also added in some current Uniko imagery along with a fun new curved holly design, which I have used on one of my cards featured in the magazine.

I hope to share a few more projects using this collection soon, but in the mean time I’d LOVE to see what you create if you download and use the collection. Please email photos of your projects to bev@uniko.co.uk and say if you are happy for me to share them here on the blog too! Or #unikoltd on Instagram or Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebie!

October 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

WhooHoo!

It might be Monday, but it is a HAPPY Monday here at Uniko HQ, as it is FINALLY release day! All the products and sneak peeks at brand spanking NEW products are now available HERE to purchase.

Hopefully you have hopped over from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE, where I have formally introduced all NINE new products lining the shelves! We have 5 new clear stamp sets, 2 new Designer Dies AND 2 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs!!

How about a little bit of inspiration using the new products…

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First up is this wintery snowflake window card. I’ve used Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes, stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in white behind a window die cut using a tag shaped die. I’ve then added a sentiment from Festive Sentiments and embellished the design with the small Designer Die Snowflake.

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My next are samples I created whilst demoing at Stamp Magic yesterday. I couldn’t resist giving the NEW Uniko Stencils a whirl with my recently purchased and growing collection of Distress Oxide Inks and then doing some simple stamping using Block Party Christmas and Organic Wishes.

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Here I have used Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry to blend together using a ‘pouncing’ motion with my ink blending tool over the Wonky Stripes Stencil. I have then stamped the heart ended seed heads, double stem and sentiment from Organic Wishes.

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While I was using the Wonky Stripes Stencil I sent ahead and created another panel using the same colours. This time I decided to over stamp Block Party Christmas.

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It is a really fun and unique way of adding colour and interest to these subway art style stamps! Plus each time you blend the colours you can achieve a different colour way, blend mix and look of the stencil design.

Lastly I decided to give some more love to the Scattered Polka Dots Stencil and again paired it with Block Party Christmas.

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Hopefully I have inspired you a little more using the new products available today, but I know that the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration too, so be sure to hop along the links below and to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE October 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (BST) Monday 23rd October to comment and the winner will be announced Tuesday 24th October.

Happy Hopping!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

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Introducing… Organic Wishes

Hey & Happy Sunday!

I look forward to seeing any of you that might be attending Stamp Magic in Doncaster today :)

Anyway, let’s get back to the October 2017 product release and introduce the final clear stamp set.  If you have missed days 1 – 4 you can catch up HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Today’s clear stamp set was inspired by some doodles that DT member Lindsey sent me and I got to working and Organic Wishes was born. This set features a selection of modern seed heads and wishes sentiments. It is designed in a similar style to Originally Organic and Originally Organic Additions as well as having small features found in Uniko Style and Natures Treasures.

Here are another couple of cards using this set…

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For my first card I just had to get this idea onto a card and show how this set can be used differently! To me some of the seed heads reminded me of fireworks and so I created this CAS and fun Happy New Year card.

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The sentiment is from the NEW Festive Sentiments clear stamp and I’ve added some simple Copic colouring to the ends of the seed head fireworks and some glittery Nuvo Drops randomly to the card.

My next design is all thanks to Jen Timko (thank you Jen) and this awesome card she shared HERE, I loved the colours and the layout Jen used and knew this set would be perfect to CASE Jen’s card with…

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The seed heads on the grey die cut panel are heat embossed in white and I have used some Lawn Fawn rectangle dies for both the layered panels.

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That’s all from me here, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has, along with all the clear stamps and other products being released tomorrow?!

I hope you will join us again tomorrow as we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY. Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp :)

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NBUS Challenge #12 and a BIG peek at something NEW!

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I can’t believe it’s day 9 of Darnell’s NBUS #12 Challenge and I am only ‘just’ finding some time to play along :( Good new is I have an extra day to play along as it’s now on for 11 days!

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Anyway, here’s what I’ve made using some NBUS…

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So, I’ve had a trio of the Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio) for quite a while now and I’ve not really had chance to ‘play’ with them and experiment with blending them. That was until last week when I received a newly design Uniko product to test, Uniko Stencils!! This got me all inspired to test drive the inks with this new stencil :)

Yep, you are getting the first real look at ‘one’ of the new stencil designs being released this month! With the popularity of the recently released Background Blocks: Scattered Polka Dots clear stamp, I decided to do a larger version as a 6×6″ stencil.

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And, just look at those inks on kraft card stock? They are so vibrant and I don’t know if it is just me, but they blend SO much easier than the regular distress inks?!

The layout of my card is from the current AAA Cards challenge HERE, which this fortnight is a sketch, seen below. My stencilled panel was perfect to split into 2 and I simply added a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.

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Ok, that’s all from me today. I have a list as long as my arm of housework and jobs to be done before I head across to Happy Stampers Festival this Saturday! I am sure there is still time to grab a ticket HERE as they’re not available to purchase on the door and must be bought prior to the show.

I am looking forward to the show & if you’re attending please drop by the stand and say ‘Hello’!

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Excited for Septembers Craft Stamper Magazine!

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I am super duper excited to share some sneaky peeks of some projects the Design Team and I have in a Uniko feature in the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine – whoop!

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I was beyond thrilled when Trish Latimer the Editor of Craft Stamper emailed me to see if Uniko along with the Design Team would be interested in making some projects for a feature in the magazine. As you can see, I did and my Design Team have been amazing and created SO many mixed media projects using Uniko products, that they couldn’t fit them all in the magazine feature! Fear not the extra ones will be on their blog 😉

Subscribers to the magazine will have probably received their copy through the mail by now, but those who want to grab a copy they will go on sale on Friday 4th August. I’ve attached some info as to how to purchase a copy online or get a subscription at the end of the post.

Anyway, how about a few sneaky peek photos at a few of the projects featured…

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These first two photos are of projects I created. I had a little bit of a theme going and I was also inspired by the current trend of pairing florals with geometrics. Can you spot my signature colour combo too?!

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This beautiful blue and turquoise card is by Jane, again bang on trend with pairing geometrics, this time with the butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies.

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This project peek is one of Lindsey’s. Just look at the layering of stamped images and pretty colours. Can you name some of the sets Lindsey has used on the background?! If you can, tell me in the comments and I’ll pick a winner to receive one of the sets featured 😉

Next is another pretty English Country Garden Butterfly project, this time by Rahmat…

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Another beautiful pairing of the butterfly, this time with Pure Florals: Lily. Such pretty shades of pink, beautiful ink splatters and shiny sequins :)

There is a bit of a trend appearing, with another project featuring English Country Garden Butterflies. A firm favourite among the DT 😉 This is one of the projects by Sarah G. I love how Sarah has used the sentiment from the set in the background and the blues, turquoise and greens. Such fresh and happy colours.

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Lastly, but by no means least is this fabulous sneak peek by Sarah P…

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Another firm favourite of the myself and the DT is Originally Organic. It also seems pretty popular in store as again it is sold out! I will be getting a restock of this set along with others in the next couple of weeks 😉

I hope you have enjoyed this sneaky peek post and are now itching to get your hands on the magazine?! You definitely want to get a copy either physical or digital as there is a giveaway of some kind in the magazine, where you can win some Uniko clear stamps!

Here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from August 4th…www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk Overseas subscriptions are available too!

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by :)

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CASology 5-Year Anniversary Celebration & Blog Hop!

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Today CASology is celebrating their 5 year Anniversary with a super FUN Blog Hop & Challenge, with PRIZES too! Uniko is super proud to be sponsoring the blog hop, along with many other fabulous companies & creative individuals. Thank you to Melissa at Inked Regards for running CASology & organising this wonderful event.

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Hopefully you have arrived from Maureen Merritt’s Blog Mama Mo Stamps, but if you’ve just popped by my blog you can start the Blog Hop HERE over at CASology, where the full list of participants can be found. Details & prize information is at the end of the post 😉

The theme of the Blog Hop and Challenge this week is Balloon…

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How about some inspiration using the cue word…
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Appropriately I reached for Uniko Balloon Bash clear stamp set and I always like to pair the balloons with some kind of background. For this card I decided upon Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe and a sentiment from Happy Succulents.
Having browsed a trend magazine last week, the ombré trend is sticking around a little longer and is such a fun technique/colour way for this striped background. Altenew cube inks are perfect in achieving an ombré colour effect too. I’ve had the blue collection for a while but it’s not one I reach for often, so decided to use them for this card.
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I used my MISTI tool for placement & stamping of the background, so I was able to achieve good solid lines by repeatedly inking and stamping. I then stamped the ‘happy’ sentiment and partial balloon string, so that my balloon would be anchored.
The balloon is stamped & fussy cut out, with a rather good covering of Clear Wink Of Stella. I opened a new pen and it kinda flowed out a little quick & too much! Oh well, you can never have too much sparkle! I added a few SU! Glitter Enamel Dots to finish the design off.
That’s all I have to share with you today and your next stop on the hop is Hannelie Bester from Desert Diva, who is sure to WOW you with her card!
Here are the details of the Blog Hop, Challenge & PRIZES!…

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.
Prizes:
CASology – $50 gift certificate to the online craft store of winner’s choice
Altenew – $30 gift certificate to the online store
Sprinkle Berry – details coming…
Avery Elle – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Cindy B Designs – $25 gift certificate to online craft store of winner’s choice
Concord & 9th – $25 gift certificate to the online store
DeNami Designs – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Lawn Fawn – $35 gift certificate to the online store
Neat & Tangled – $25 gift certificate to the online store
Poppystamps – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Precious Remembrance Shop – stamp set of winner’s choice
7 Kids College Fund – $20 store credit
STAMPlorations – $15 gift certificate to the online store
Sunny Studio – Color Me Happy set + matching Color Word Die
The Ton – $20 gift certificate (for The Ton brand stamps, dies, inks & gilding products)
Uniko Studio – and in stock clear stamp set of winner’s choice
Waffle Flower – $25 gift certificate to the online store
Your Next Stamp – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Thanks so much for stopping by & commenting, your comments are truly appreciated.
Happy Hopping!
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July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

It’s time for another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

I know theoretically July should be a release month, but earlier in the year I mentioned that I was aiming to take some of the stress of releases away a little, I have delayed it until August, it’ll be a good one – promise!  Anyway, the Design Team and I are here today to revisit and give some fresh inky love to a previously released clear stamp set.

This month I decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Marvellous Mehndi

As usual I have picked a couple of my ‘old’ favourites using this set and I am sharing them over HERE at the start of the hop. I’ve had so much fun creating cards using this set, it really does have a wealth of possibilities. Here’s how I used it today…

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I’ve had these Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours for AGES and I think I’ve only used them once since I got them nearly year ago *hangs head in shame*.  Anyway, I had the idea of using them with the large mandala from the set for a couple of weeks now and I really wanted to try them out on some black card stock too. So that’s how this card came about!

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I stamped the mandala in VersaMark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I then used all of the colours from the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours collection to colour them in. This was seriously therapeutic and I just LOVE the sparkle! I added a die cut congrats sentiment from Stampin’ Up! and some gold nail heads to finish the card off.

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I have a little sneaky peek of another card I will be sharing HERE (at 1pm GMT) for this weeks CAS Colour & Sketches DT post. I had so much fun I couldn’t resist using almost all the same supplies!

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I hope I have inspired you with my project today, but now it’s time to hand you over to the Uniko Design Team….

AND don’t forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning the Marvellous Mehndi Or a £10 eGift Certificate if you already own the prize! You have until Midnight GMT 18th July to get your comments in.

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.

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The Saturday Show Returns!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Do you remember the feature I used to do called The Saturday Show? I used to have a lot more time on my hands to peruse the internet and blogland to find and comment on all the wonderful Uniko customer projects. I also liked to choose a few and share them here on the Uniko blog.

Now that I am ‘slowly’ getting some time back and the beauty of places like Facebook and Instagram especially, I am able to find and see Uniko customer projects more easily :) So I thought it would be nice to kick start this feature again once a month.

So without further ado it’s over to YOU…

First up is this beautiful Happy Succulents card by Julia, which I spotted over on Instagram. Those beautiful purple hues are so striking. Thank you so much for tagging #uniko over on IG Julia.

Next are two cards also spotted on Instagram by Julie, a wonderful customer at Uniko for many years  (thank you)…

First this pretty Originally Organic card. The designer paper Julie has paired with the swirly foliage image from the clear stamp set is just perfect. The colours are just so happy and summery too.

This next card by Julie really packs a punch with the bold colours and awesome CAS design…

Here Julie has combined the SUPER popular Background Blocks Halftone with the Explosion! clear stamp set. What a super masculine card, don’t you think?

Thank you so much Julie for sharing and tagging #uniko on Instagram.

Next I have some more floral designs to share from Elaine who has also been a loyal customer at Uniko for many years. Elaine never ceases to amaze me with how she uses Uniko’s floral stamps…

On this first card Elaine has used Background Blocks Doodle Flower and the emboss resist technique, which is the current game over at AAA Cards. Just look at those happy summery sunshine colours :)

On this next card Elaine has used Pure Florals: Lily paired with a sentiment from Originally Organic…

A beautiful CAS design. The layout, gold embossing and beautiful watercoloring really made this card stand out. Which lastly leads me onto to this stunner…

Just a quirky die cut technique really adds interest and pizzaz to this already beautiful coloured Lily. Be sure to pop by Elaine’s blog Craft-E-Place and checkout all the beautiful and inspiring projects.

Continuing the floral beauties is Sharon…

Sharon created this Neapolitan coloured shaker card using Background Blocks Doodle Flower, aren’t those colours just scrumptious? A huge congratulations to Sharon for her Top 5 placing for this card over at Passion for Promarkers too :)

Continuing the theme of flowers, Sharon also used the Pure Florals: Lily to make this shimmery beauty…

Just look at the beautiful pink Lily and overall stunning design. Lastly, I have one more card by Sharon I wanted to share…

The die cut curves of this card design really draws focus to the floral heart wreath from Originally Organic Additions. Such a beautiful CAS showcase of this clear stamp set. Thank you for sharing your Uniko creations Sharon and be sure to head on over to From My Craft Desk to be inspired even more.

There seems to be a floral theme occurring, as I share this next card…

This card is by Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards and features the popular Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum. This design is beautifully stamped, masked and coloured. The added die cut technique really keeps the focus on the flower but gets the sentiment across. Thank you for sharing this beautiful showcase Nonni.

Lastly and by no means least I have a two cards to share by Izzy from Izzy scrap. Again, I couldn’t help but continue this floral theme…

So many of you are enjoying the recently release Pure Florals: Lily and the array of designs show how versatile this set is. Keeping the leaves and buds as black and white outlines really makes the embossed watercolored Lilly POP from the card. The added sentiment helps highlight the warmth from the design too. LOVE this split layout too.

Next up is this Beautiful Blooms III beauty…

Yellow and Grey is a wonderful combintion and I love how Izzy used the colours. The subtle splattering and mirrored stamping of the floral frames the ‘happy’ sentiment. Thank you for these beautiful showcase’s Izzy.

I hope you have enjoyed this months The Saturday Show and I really could have shared so many more wonderful customer designs. It was so hard choosing what to share here on the blog today. I will continue to keep a look out for your wonderful designs using Uniko products and don’t forget to #hashtag me using the following, so I can find you!

#uniko

#unikoltd

#unikostamps

Don’t do social media or blog? Why not drop me an email (bev@uniko.co.uk) with a photo of what you create using your Uniko goodies. I’d LOVE to see them and be able to share them here on the blog :)

THANK YOU to everyone that has purchased Uniko clear stamps and designer dies, you make me so happy and you keep this little business and dream of mine alive. I appreciate YOU more than you will ever know.

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Introducing… Background Blocks Doodle Flower & Horizontal Stripe

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I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the May product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 4 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Starting over HERE, myself and my AWESOME Design Team are introducing TWO clear stamp sets, Background Blocks Doodle Flower & Horizontal Stripe. These two sets have so many fun possibilities and can be used and paired with all sorts of stamps and paper crafting goodies.
With doing an individual card for each stamp over at the start of the hop, I decided to show how these two background stamps can be combined…

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First up a rainbow card, who doesn’t love a colourful rainbow?!  Now, I have to say that the MISTI tool comes in very VERY handy for multi coloured stamping AND for perfect placement of the doodle flower stamp over the top!
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The rainbow of stripes is stamped using Lawn Fawn inks and the doodle flower is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I added a sentiment from Simply Said and some Stampin’ Up! heart shape enamel embellishments to 3 of the larger flowers.
I’ve one more card to share using both the stamps, both in a selective stamping way…
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Again I used my MISTI tool to stamp the horizontal stripes and this time I selectively inked just 3 of the stripes in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Gold EP.
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The stripes are then embellished with Lawn Fawn Merman doodle flowers, Stampin’ Up! Enamel dots and a sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6.
Ok, that’s all I have to share today using these two new stamps and hopefully I have inspired you a little as to how they can be used! Now I am handing you over to the Design Team and you WILL be inspired with how they have all used the stamps. Be sure to comment along the hop, as you might just be chosen for a random release day prize!

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the three others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 6th May at 9am GMT.
Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 1 & 2nd May, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store.
Introducing 3rd -5th May, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.
Release Day! Saturday 6th May 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!
Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these new clear stamp sets :)

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