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Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2


Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Flower Power #2

Clear Stamps

This set is one of my all time favourite flowers, it is originally based on a cherry blossom. The set has recently come back in stock and so I decided I would dust it off and give it some more love.

This is how I decided to use it today…


As usual I was inspired by a couple of challenges! First up my colour combination is from the new ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.


I recently purchased some Clarity Stencil Brushes, as I have heard and seen so many great reviews on them. I’ve been wanting to get into and better at ink blending and use the stencils I own that have been sitting on my shelf for an age!

In the past I have used the sponges and applicator tools, but seem to get hard line/ink areas where I haven’t worked the blending in properly from the edges. I am impatient and gave up!

This card is only my second attempt at using the brushes and I am already happier with my results. My first attempt card using them can be seen HERE.


I used a mixture of SU! inks for the yellow/orange flowers and a mix of Distress Ink and SU! ink for the turquoise flower. After blending the inks on some scrap pieces of card I heat embossed the outline flower using detail white and fussy cut them out. The leaves are a blend of SU! green inks and then I used Certainly Celery to stamp the stem and leaves, fussy cutting just so the leaves remained.

As the current “Less is More” challenge HERE is to use a stencil, I finally put my SU! one to use! I masked off the stencil leaving just 3 lines. I then used SU! Night Of Navy to apply the colour, making sure I applied the ink from the left side to make it darker and fade the ink across to the right. I still need plenty of practice, but overall I am happier with the results using the brushes.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I have had a busy day with the beans visiting a new play area and as much as it wore them out, it has done the same to me! I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Stamp Of The Week & Uniko Challenge #29 Reminder


Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Beautiful Blooms II


Today I am combining SOTW with my Uniko Challenge #29 reminder card 😉 I had a bit of creative block yesterday, I have SO much I want to do on my bean free days, it’s hard to know where to start! It is also eerily quiet without them, I don’t think I have quite got used to them not being here for an afternoon!


Anyway, I decided to use the Uniko Challenge colours seen HERE and below as my inspiration!


I also needed some help with my card layout, so I turned to the new CAS Colours & Sketches challenge seen HERE and below for the layout of my card.

sketch 162-2

I was stumped for a while as to what to use for the strips on the sketch and then it occurred to me that I have used ribbon for AGES. Do you find yourself reaching for the same accessories over and over, not using different things? I do and I have to say I have missed not adding ribbon!


I added a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots and a sentiment from Simply Said stamped in Hero Arts Soft Granite ink to finish the design off.

That’s all from me today using this set, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too. I hope to see you in the challenge galleries 😉

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.