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…
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.