June 2018 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

June 2018 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It’s time for another Uniko Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY – Whoohoo!! 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 Design Team a challenge to look back at a previously released product and give it some more love.

Usually I choose just one product that was released the previous year or a once favourite that hasn’t seen much air time. However, this time I couldn’t choose between the clear stamps in the Beautiful Blooms range, so I challenged the Uniko DT to use all 3 OR their favourite!

Beautiful Blooms I Clear Stamp Set

Beautiful Blooms I Designer Dies

Beautiful Blooms I can be bought as a clear stamp set and designer die bundle HERE.

Beautiful Blooms II

Beautiful Blooms III

My thinking / reasoning of designing the Beautiful Blooms series was to have some modern blooms that didn’t necessarily reflect a particular flower. They are open for interpretation as to what YOU the stamper believes the flower to represent. I feel this allows for more creativity and individuality to stampers projects.

Now I had to be fair, so I made one card using each of the clear stamps…

First up is Beautiful Blooms I and I decided to use both the clear stamps and matching designer dies. My card is heavily inspired by some of  Jennifer McGuire’s recent makes.


I started by die cutting the largest bloom, largest stem and 2 small leaves from a piece of white card. I then temporarily adhered it to my card base whilst I stamped the coordinating images to the die cuts. I used my MISTI tool to stamp too.


I used Altenew inks to stamp and the sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks II. Once I had completed all my stamping the die cut panel was adhered using foam adhesive.

Next, I decided to have a play with Beautiful Blooms II and created a super CAS card…


I started by stamping the outline blooms in Altenew inks, then I ‘off stamped’ the bloom centre details before stamping inside the outline, as I wanted a fairly light shade to the blooms. I then used Lawn Fawn rectangle dies to die cut the layer before adding my sentiment from Just Because. The pane is adhered to a Stampin’ Up! Grey Granite card base using foam adhesive.


Lastly, I dusted off Beautiful Blooms III to create a similar style card to my CC&S card last week HERE.


I used my MISTI tool again for this card, because there is quite a bit of masking and layering of stamps. I used Altenew inks again, as they really do take the hard work out of choosing colours to layer! I tried to show a few of the different layering options with the blooms on this card too.

That’s all from me, but lets see how the design team have been inspired to use the products and be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win your choice from the 3 clear stamp sets being featured. You have until Midnight (GMT) Monday 18th June 2018 to comment.


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Comments (25)

  • Izzy Reply

    What a gorgeous trio, Bev ! Love how the die cut panel of your first card highlights the stamped flower, so clever ! The CAS look with the coloured outlines of your second card makes it so delicate ! And your third card is so beautiful with your different layerings and your CAS design. It’s always a pleasure to play with “old” stamps, it’s like discovering them again ! Have a fabulous week. Hugs x

    11th June 2018 at 9:44 am
  • Rahmat Reply

    Stunning showcases Bev, the first one with yellow and green is classic, love the outlined blooms in the second and the third one is a show stopper – stunning!

    11th June 2018 at 10:26 am
  • Verity Biddlecombe Reply

    Lovely collection of cards. My favourite is the Jennifer McGuire inspired set back stamping. Beautiful!

    11th June 2018 at 12:31 pm
  • Jane Reply

    All beautiful! The first with its window die cuts and sunny yellow is just inching ahead of the other two beauties though.

    11th June 2018 at 12:34 pm
  • Nandini Karmarkar Reply

    Very beautiful cards. The featured stamp sets are so gorgeous!

    11th June 2018 at 1:41 pm
  • Karthikha Uday Reply

    Gorgeous flowers!! The first card is super pretty and it is my fav!!

    11th June 2018 at 4:14 pm
  • Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin Reply

    Bev, what a great set of cards really showing the beauty of these stamps. Love your set back stamped flower on the 1st card and a gorgeous colour burst on your card with red flowers – Sweet Kobylkin
    Let’s get social.

    11th June 2018 at 5:00 pm
  • Kirsty Vittetoe Reply

    ♥ Awesome in every way!

    11th June 2018 at 5:50 pm
  • Becca Yahrling Reply

    All three are beautiful. I love the design of the first one
    and the dimension of it.

    11th June 2018 at 6:46 pm
  • Dee Earnshaw Reply

    love your cards, Bev, especially the in-set flower – very clever idea:)

    11th June 2018 at 8:02 pm
  • Marisela Delgado Reply

    What beautiful cards!!!

    11th June 2018 at 10:44 pm
  • Carla Hundley Reply

    Gorgeous cards
    with the beautiful
    Carla from Utah

    12th June 2018 at 1:08 am
  • carol Reply

    How wonderful that each set had their play on the stage…and how amazing their respective performances! Love them all!! I especially like the recessed window effect of the first…inspiration sparked!

    12th June 2018 at 2:29 pm
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Wow! Bev, you’ve been so busy – don’t know how you do it!! I think they are all absolutely gorgeous. Love the laid back stamping on the first card and the gorgeous coral flowers on the last card. But it’s the super CAS Beautiful Blooms II card that I LOVE! Wonderful work. Deborah xx

    PS I really do like this series – so very pretty. xx

    12th June 2018 at 2:52 pm
  • jain161169 Reply

    Your cards are just beyond gorgeous! So many coloring possibilities and I really enjoyed with absolutely fabulous showcasing by all DT’s!

    12th June 2018 at 3:58 pm
  • DUMONTIER Marjorie Reply

    Hey Bev ! You’ve made 3 lovely cards ! They’re all different but the 3 styles are gorgeous ! Don’t ask me to choose ! Love from France, Marjorie

    12th June 2018 at 4:06 pm
  • Artconquers Reply

    Lovely cards. Different shades of flowers are looking stunning

    12th June 2018 at 6:22 pm
  • Mary Reply

    The first card is so elegant and beautiful.
    Love how the flower and leaves were cut out
    of the background and then placed over
    the stamped images. the yellow flower is
    so pretty. All of the cards are great.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    13th June 2018 at 12:59 am
  • Sue D Reply

    Lovely floral card designs!

    13th June 2018 at 1:47 am
  • Jane Willis Reply

    Beautiful cards! What a great idea to use the dies to frame the image rather than to cut out the elements of it.

    13th June 2018 at 4:29 pm
  • Carla Hundley Reply

    Loving the gorgeous
    flowers! Great designs.
    Carla from Utah

    14th June 2018 at 5:54 am
  • Leanne S Reply

    All three stamp sets have been beautifully showcased by the designers.

    15th June 2018 at 12:52 pm
  • Anila dikay Reply

    Such amazing stamps… You made gorgeous cards… Loved the last one the best because of its popping colours

    17th June 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Charlotte Reply

    Really gorgeous cards! These stamps are all so pretty.

    18th June 2018 at 6:04 am
  • Lindsey Reply

    Wow Bev! 3 beautiful cards! And so many ideas to try. I love the inlaid die effect (have to remember that!) And your second is lovely CAS as I always expect from you. And your final card is so abundant and exuberant with the beautiful coral blooms. Fabulous showcase xx

    20th June 2018 at 6:57 am

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