January 2024 Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

January 2024 Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hello & Happy Thursday.

Welcome to the January 2024 Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! With a New Year in full swing I thought it would be a good time to bring back some of the fun and inspiration that has slipped away over time.

So I am pleased to bring back the Non- Release month blog hops. For those of you who are new around these parts I will explain what this post is all about…

Here at Uniko HQ it is just myself behind the screen, blogging, designing, packaging stamps & orders through the Uniko online shop, customer service and all the things in between. I *usually* release new product every other month for a number of reasons, but mainly so I can keep up with everything!

On non – release months like this month I like to set myself and the Brand Ambassadors a challenge to look back at a previously released product and give it some more love. Plus, I think it’s always nice to revisit older sets and provide more inspiration and not just from me.
So without further ado, lets see the products I decided upon for January…

Beautiful Blooms I and Designer Dies Beautiful Blooms I 

So let’s have a look at my new creations I made using these…

First up I decided to use a technique that I haven’t used for ages, partial die cutting. I think I avoid this technique as it can be more time consuming than straight forward die cutting!

I started by stamping the large bloom in Honeysuckle ink. I then created a mask to place my die over the stamped image. I create a mask as these dies are one of my first sets and they are solid dies, meaning you can’t see through them.

I then worked out where I wanted to die cut too, 7.5 cm up from the bottom of my card. To die cut, place just the top section of the die inside the die cutting plates, up to the measurements. Once you die cut, use a cutting knife to trim across the straight edges.

On my base card I used the Background Blocks Linear stamped in VersaFine Clair Morning Mist. I then adhered the die cut panel using foam adhesive. I then finished with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks and a few enamel dots.

For my second card I decided to use just the stamps and another fun technique, spotlight stamping.

Again, this was a little trickier and takes a bit of patience. I placed both layers in my stamping platform and used low tack masking tape on the base card when stamping the images on the square. I then removed the tape and square layer to stamp the image in a lighter shade of pink.

Again the top square layer is adhered using foam adhesive. This time I used a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments and kept the card free from any embellishment.

That’s all from me today, but be sure to head on over HERE to the start of the blog hop for all the Brand Ambassador blog links. If you comment along the hop you will be in the chance to win a £15 eGift Code to spend in store. Commenting closes for the giveaway Thursday 25th January 2024.

Happy Hoppin’!
Crafty Hugs

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Comments (10)

  • jain161169 Reply

    I love the pink tones on your second card Bev, What great showcasing of the stamp set!

    11th January 2024 at 9:58 am
  • Helen Reply

    Both cards are beautiful but I particularly like the second one – a really great technique.

    Helen x

    11th January 2024 at 1:52 pm
  • Kath Buckell Reply

    Beautiful cards – my favorite is the spotlight stamping on the second one.
    Kath x

    11th January 2024 at 4:39 pm
  • Carole Dixon Reply

    My all time favourite stamp set Bev…love your cards especially the spotlight stamping one. Hugs xx

    11th January 2024 at 5:36 pm
  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Ooo I haven’t done partial die cutting in ages! And I’ve never thought to do spotlight stamping using a lighter shade of the spotlight colour, I love this! X

    11th January 2024 at 6:00 pm
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Love these beautiful cards! The flowers are so pretty! Love the techniques you used to feature these awesome flowers!

    11th January 2024 at 6:45 pm
  • Nicole G. Reply

    I like both cards. The techniques are great (and not very often done by myself I have to admit)

    12th January 2024 at 12:00 pm
  • Stella Reply

    Such fabulous cards. Can’t choose a favourite!

    19th January 2024 at 6:30 am
  • Andrea H Reply

    Oh wow, 2 beautiful cards. Fabulous ideas for really showing off the stamp sets, the pink is an ideal colour. TFS X X

    3rd February 2024 at 12:50 am
  • simonsue.hall Reply

    Thanks for the top tips on partial die cutting & masking the underlay for spotlight stamping.🥳 Every days a school day with Uniko👩🏻‍🎨👏

    4th February 2024 at 8:57 am

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