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Introducing… Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil

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Welcome to the first day of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and the Design Teams are introducing 3 of the February / 6th Birthday Release products, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil. As you can see by the titles, they all have a birthday / celebratory theme to them.
To start the hop and find all the Design Team links (in case you get lost along the way, as the DT has grown) click HERE.
Now how about a look at these stamps in action…
First up I thought I would share a card using the Balloon Bash Stencil and just one of the mix and match sentiments from Birthday Sentiments. If you like the previously released Festive Sentiments, then I think you might just LOVE this sentiment set too ūüėČ
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I started out with some smooth watercolour card, I use The Langton Hot Pressed (Smooth) Grain Satiné. I selected 5 colours of Distress Oxide in to form a rainbow effect. I then simply applied the colour through one of the balloon images in the stencil starting from Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet. I then spritzed the card with some water and dabbed the excess to achieve the mottled oxide effect on the balloons.
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The balloon strings are stamped from the previously released Balloon Bash clear stamp set and then I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink a couple of times to get a nice smooth, solid impression.
Next I decided to ink up Background Blocks Party Confetti as I wanted to give my new go to technique a whirl on it! I simply love the direct to stamp colouring with water based markers. And this stamp simply calls for a rainbow of colours, don’t you think?!
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For this card I placed the Background Block inside my small MISTI stamping tool and chose to colour the block with my Stampin’ Up! Brights marker collection. I simply started with a colour and just randomly coloured the elements in the design and simply repeated this for each colour until the block was all coloured.
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I then ‘huff’ over the stamp to moisten the ink. As¬†The process is quite time consuming, the ink can dry onto the stamp, so you need to do this before you stamp or you will get a dull stamped image. But I think the results are worth the effort!¬†After I had stamped the image I trimmed it down and adhered it to a Tempting Turquoise card base. I added sentiments from Birthday Sentiments and embellished with a yummy cupcake from Celebrate With Cake.
Before I removed the¬†Background Blocks Party Confetti from the MISTI tool, I decided to spritz the image with some water and stamped the design onto some watercolour card, this formed the base for my next card design…
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Again, such a cool effect and the colours are a little more muted this time, with being watered down. This time I embellished the card with a duo of stamped balloons from the Balloon Bash clear stamp set and another mix and match sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.
That’s all I have created to share with you today! Be sure to hop on over to sweet Carol to see the creativity there. If you get lost along the way here is the list of Design Team Blog Links…

A Look Back At 2016!

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Welcome back to another ‘Look Back At 2016! This year has been an amazing year for myself personally, but it has been a fantastic year for Uniko. We have had 5 fabulous releases, with 16 new clear stamps sets lining the Uniko HQ shelves.

I don’t know about you, but to me this year has almost passed by in a blur! With that in mind I thought it would be nice now the main seasonal festivities are over and as 2016 draws to a close, to take a look back at Uniko’s 2016.

Today, I am taking a look back at the April 2016 Release and giving some fresh inky love to Celebrate With Cake and Fun Flowers clear stamp sets.

First up I have a shaker card using Celebrate With Cake

I seem to have a ‘thing’ for shaker cards when I use this set ūüėČ I had some Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper on my desk, left over from my CAS Christmas cards¬†HERE. I decided to put some more of it to good use, instead of sitting and admiring it!

I used my MISTI tool again to line up and stamp the top and bottom of the cupcake and used Copic Markers to colour it in. The sequins are a mix of Stampin’ Up! collections and the the ‘happy’ die cut is from the Hello You Thinlits Collection also from Stampin’ Up! which has a good smothering of Clear Wink Of Stella. I then used the Papertrey Ink Banner Die to stamp the birthday sentiment onto, which is from Simply Said.

Next, I was inspired by THIS card created by Jennifer McGuire to create my next card using Fun Flowers.

Again I put my MISTI tool to good use to stamp the layers of the flowers. I still require a little practice for the flower centres!

I used my Zig Clean Colour Brush pens to colour the flower which is fussy cut and adhered flat to the card. I love the vibrancy of the Zigs just used as a marker and I now have another thank you card to send :)
So, that’s a quick look back at the April 2016 Release, I hope I have given you a little inspiration to dust off these sets if you have them ūüėČ There is a small amount of 3 of the sets in stock on the website and I have planned some restocks to arrive in January.

I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I will be taking a look back at the 2016 June Release. Until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

It’s the weekend, time for CAKE!

This week I am dusting off…¬†Celebrate With Cake¬†for SOTW…

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Not much small talk tonight, as it is getting late! Here is my card for you today using this set…

2016SOTW68I kept things fair simple, though it appears quite busy ūüėČ I wanted to participate in Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Colour Challenge HERE. I have been practising with various media the past few days, (which I will share over the coming days) but one of my favourites to use is Prisma Colour Pencils.

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This is what I have used to colour the frosting of the cupcake. I started by stamping the frosting in VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink and then used 2 shades of aqua to colour. I used some Gamsol to blend the colouring and added some Wink Of Stella over the top.

Some stamped gold stars, star enamels and a SU! piece of hardware finished the card off. All the supplies are listed below.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight,¬†I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem. Encore Gold

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Costal Cabana and Smokey Slate

Accessories: Wink Of Stella, Foam Adhesive, SU! Hardware, Star Enamel Adhesives.

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for third helpings of cake?!

Time for a NEW¬†Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) and this week I am dusting off…¬†Celebrate With CakeCelebrateWithCakepp

As a CAS girl at heart and that relates to most of my life (apart from the beans – LOL!) in card making and paper crafts I rarely reach for the patterned papers. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pattern, colour and pretty papers. I just find them daunting to use without over cluttering my card and keep my card CAS.

Anyway, I am ‘trying’ to overcome my fear of using patterned papers and so decided to give it ago on tonights card…

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I have opted for a simple pattern, however it still spoke summer to me with the fresh yellow and white. It reminded me of a Redcar Lemon Top ice cream hence my lemon frosting on my cupcake!

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The cupcake case is stamped in Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombré ink and the yellow frosting is VersaMagic Mango Madness, with a light dusting of Wink Of Stella. Even though the card seems to have a lot going on, I have tried to keep the focal point simple with limited embellishments.

I’m pretty pleased with how my card turned out, but I still need a little more practice and confidence using patterned papers I think!

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I still have a TON of work to do and a class on Saturday to prepare for. I think I am probably one of the only people in the UK not watching some kind of sport on the TV tonight!

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake and Simply Said

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, Mango Madness, Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombré

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White

Accessories: Wink Of Stella, Foam Adhesive, SU! Patterned Paper (from a kit), Rhinestone, Papertrey Ink Satin Ribbon

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for MORE cake?!

Time for a NEW¬†Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) and this week I am dusting off…¬†Celebrate With CakeCelebrateWithCakepp

Todays card came together pretty quickly this afternoon whilst the beans were eventually napping. I had a cake top already prepared from last night so all there was to do was decide on a layout and elements to mix with the cupcake.

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When I saw the new challenge over at CASology HERE, which this week is to use chevrons I thought, why not, chevrons could be pretty cool with a cupcake!

And this is what I came up with…

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I started by stamping the cupcake case in Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré ink and then masked it to stamp the chevrons from Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired) in SU! Going Grey ink.

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The chevrons are then lightly watercolored, as I didn’t use watercolour CS. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to do this and added a light coating of Wink Of Stella over the top too. I then adhered the glittered cupcake frosting from yesterday, stamped the sentiment and embellished with a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

Because I wasn’t totally sure where this card was going, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and I think the chevrons work well with the design.

As you can’t have a party without CAKE, I am entering my card into the challenge over at¬†Gobal Design Project. Their challenge¬†HERE¬†is a theme…

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I have a TON of work to do and a class on Saturday to prepare for along with a workout in the gym!

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake, Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, SU! Going Grey and Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Smokey Slate

Accessories: Wink Of Stella. Foam Adhesive, Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and SU! Glitter 

April 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

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Today is the day you get to see the 2 new clear stamp sets in their entirety AND they are available for purchase HERE!

For the full reveal and start of the blog hop, please pop on over HERE, I have shared a couple of cards over there and the links to the AMAZING Design Team inspiration is there too. I tell you now, you will not be disappointed in what they have in store for you ūüėČ

Ok, how about some inspiration, first up I have a card using Celebrate With Cake…

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This is such a fun set to do paper piecing with, so that’s what I did ūüėČ I was also inspired by a new to me challenge (Thanks Lindsey for the heads up about it) called the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge. Their current challenge HERE is paper piecing.

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My next card uses Fun Flowers and was inspired by the new TIME OUT Challenge seen HERE and below. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge with an inspiration photo.

Normally an inspiration photo like this would stump me, but with the floral type patterns and colours were perfect to translate onto my card.

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The flowers are stamp, coloured, fussy cut out and adhered to the side of another of the MFT Peek a Boo die cut frames. The sentiment is from Paradise Hummingbird which will be back in stock in the next week or so along with some other popular clear stamp sets.

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Ok, that’s all I have to share just now, but I will be back later today with a new Stamp Of The Week and card to share with you all.

Be sure to hop on over HERE to the beginning of the hop or HERE to Deborah’s blog to see some more inspiration. Don’t forget to comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the 2 release stamp sets AND a ¬£10 eGift Certificate.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Introducing… Celebrate With Cake

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I’m super happy you have stopped by today, as today the Design Team and I are introducing the first of the mini April Release clear stamp sets.

Hopefully you have hopped here from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE. If not be sure to pop on over to see more from myself and the Design Team using Celebrate With Cake.

Lets have a look at my card…

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My starting point for my card was when I saw the current Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below. I thought they could challenge me (which they did) and also make a cheery celebration card.

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My tag card is pretty simple, I stamped the outline cupcake case in VersaMagic Red Magic ink onto the tag and then the solid cupcake top in VersaMagic Aquatic Splash onto a smaller separate piece of white CS and fussy cut it out. I also added the star sprinkles to the cupcake top using SU! Pumpkin Pie ink.

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I embellished the tag with some Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold satin ribbon, SU! Aqua Mist Bakers Twine, the sentiment from the set and a trio of tiny rhinestones.

That’s all from me just now showcasing this set, I will be back later today with my Stamp Of The Week card using I LOVE Coffee. Until then, be sure to stop by HERE for more inspiration using this set.

Thanks for stopping by.

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