Posts tagged “Stencilling”

You’re Going to Flip – Brand Ambassador Release Day Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Happy Weekend! 

I do hope you’ve enjoyed You’re Going to Flip Week here on the blog and you’re as excited about this new stencil, as I am 😃 It is now available HERE on the website to purchase and if you are coming to Stamping Together in Port Sunlight today, I will have stock with me. I will also be doing a LIVE demo on the How To Craft Network using this stencil. The live is recorded and I will share it once it is available in case you miss it. 

Anyway, back to this fun stencil…

This is designed like the previously released Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering Stencil. In that you can use each layer individually or use them together. 

So let’s have a look at this in action…

For my first card I went for a mix of bold colours with soft colours to create this striking card. For the background I used Parsley and Rainforest. And for the butterfly I used Watermelon and Creamsicle.

This time for the butterfly I inked and flipped it onto a separate piece of card, fussy cut it out and adhered it using foam adhesive. This helps it pop a little more against the base card. To finish I used a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II.

I’m all about the dimension on my cards today, as for my next card I used just the butterfly layer.

I inked two butterfly’s, one bright and bold to use on the top and one soft and delicate to use underneath. You can see in this photo below how I have scored and layered them.

To finish the card I added a sentiment from Floral Vines and also the trio of dots, which I added Nuvo Drops to.

That’s all I have to share today, but I am sure you will be seeing more of this stencil in the coming days!

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win a Flippin’ Good Prize! Commenting to win will close midnight BST Sunday 28th April 2024 and I will announce the winner on the blog 29th April. 

Thank you so much for joining us this week, for all the lovely comments and support. 

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You’re Going to Flip – Introducing Ink & Flip Geometric Butterfly Layering Stencil

Hello & Welcome to You’re Going to Flip Week! 

It’s been such a fun week on the blog, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. Today though, I am super excited as we finally get to introduce you to the NEW Ink & Flip Geometric Butterfly Layering Stencil. 

This stencil is designed just like the previous Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering Stencil. With a base layer that creates a Butterfly window and a second detail layer that creates the geometric butterfly.

Let’s have a look at it in action…

I couldn’t resist using the geometric butterfly layer first and with two vibrant colours. I used Dragonfruit and Oceanside. My sentiment choice is from Floral Vines.

Next I had to use both layers together to show you how it looks as one.

Again I opted for some bright and cheerful colours. I used Honeysuckle and Poppy for the base background layer and Buttercup and Oceanside for the butterfly.

I kept things simple and finished with the Thinking Of You sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

So, what do you think?

I know it’s easier to see these stencils in action, so I will be sharing a video on YouTube as soon as I can 😃

For now, why not enjoy more inspiration from the Brand Ambassadors over HERE.

This new stencil will be available on the website HERE tomorrow at 9am BST and I hope you will join us here on the blog for our usual Brand Ambassador Release Day Blog Hop & Giveaway.

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Introducing… Ink & Flip Stencil – Christmas Star

Welcome to Day 3 of the product introductions for our July/August Release. 

Hopefully you didn’t miss day 1 and day 2 product introductions, but if you did you can catch up HERE and HERE

Today myself and the Brand Ambassadors are showcasing a fun and in my opinion another innovative Uniko stencil. This stencil has a fun ink & flip feature and this design creates a Christmas Star.  

Enough talk, let’s have a look at the creativity and join me around Midday (BST) Live on Facebook as I demo this new stencil.

First, here is a look at the stencil…

As you can see from the product picture, it doesn’t look like much. Just 4 angled rectangles. Which, I am sure you could get creative with.

However, the concept of this stencil is to ink through, clean and then flip the stencil vertically, so what was once on the left, is now on the right. This will then reveal a star.

For my first card, I wanted to go rainbow. The sentiment I had in mind from Reach For The stars being my inspiration.

This took a little brain work to work the ink colours out. So Ideally line up your 8 colours and then start with colour 1, missing out 1 colour until you get to the point to clean your stencil & flip.

Then start with the first colour you skipped and repeat, missing the colours you’ve used. Ta dah! You then have a rainbow background and beautiful star.

My second card for today was an experiment. I wanted to see what the result would be if I inked through the stencil with my card rotated 45 degrees. And then inked again with it straight.

This is the result. It created an almost kaleidoscope effect. I only used two shades of aqua ink and I think if I were to do it again I would use 4 shades.

I also think you would get a fun result if you used a standard size card, like 10.5 x 14 cm.

I finished off may card with some Gansi Tambi gold ink splats and sentiments from Simply Said Blocks III.

If you are a visual learner, like me. I think this stencil needs to be seen in action to understand how it works. So I will be going live on Facebook around Midday (BST) today to demo the stencil.

Like before I will share the live recording on You Tube and share a link from all social platforms. I will edit and add a link to this post too!

YouTube Link HERE

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Introducing… Stencil English Country Garden Butterflies Bundle

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Welcome back to day 3 and the final introduction of the June 2021 Mini Uniko Stencil Release. Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, the start of the hop.

Let me introduce you to the next stencils, English Country Garden Butterflies Bundle…

The bundle consists of two 6 x 6 inch stencils and a mask. Although I have bundled these together, there are lots of creative ways of using them on their own. Just as there is by using them together and combined with the English Country Garden Butterflies clear stamp AND the English Country Garden Butterflies Designer Dies!

Here is how I used them today…

I started off simple for my first card & combined both of the stencils. I started by inking the solid butterfly first with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Pumpkin & Lipstick.

I then placed the detail stencil over the top and used Spiced Pumpkin, Lipstick and Festive Berries. I finished the card with a sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.

So many ideas for these stencils, but lastly for today I wanted to use just the butterfly mask…

I often forget to reach for other colour card, but I am currently going through a phase of using Kraft! I love how Distress Oxide inks still remain bright and vibrant on Kraft.

For this I temporarily adhered the mask and inked around using Salvaged Patina, Wilted Violet & Picked Raspberry. The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks II and I added a little trio of black Nuvo Drops.

That’s all from me today, but be sure to hop around all of the Brand Ambassador blogs…

This stencil bundle along with the others introduced over the last couple of days will be available for purchase HERE on the website tomorrow Sunday 20th June at 9am BST. 


Be sure to pop back tomorrow for the June 2021 Stencil Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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Introducing… Stencil Pure Florals Rose

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I am delighted you have stopped by today. Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, the start of the fun!

I am so excited to be bringing a Mini Uniko Stencil Release this month and today myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors get to show you the new stencils in action.

I’m over the moon to be adding these NEW Uniko Stencils to the growing collection. If you missed the peeks and news about the release/s I shared yesterday, be sure to catch up HERE.

Let me introduce you to the next in the Pure Florals collection, Stencil Pure Florals Rose…

This is a 6 x 6 inch stencil, so the bloom is beautifully large like the Chrysanthemum and the Gerbera. And like the others this stencil coordinates with the previously released and popular Pure Florals Rose clear stamp set.

I’ve had SO much fun ‘playing’ with stencils, trying out some mixed media techniques and still keeping a CAS feel with some of them. Like this first card…

For this I used a piece of water colour card. I found some postcard sized pieces, perfect for cards. The make is Langton and the weight is 140g, so nice and sturdy.

For this I started out with my stencil on my work space with the design on the opposite side to the direction I wanted the rose to face on my card.

I then used water based markers (I used Stampin’ Up! as I have a good mix of colours) to colour the lines of the stencil and around the outside. No need to be super perfect at this as once you’ve coloured it, you spritz lightly with water.

Before you place your water colour card over the top, you want to give that a light brushing of water to wet the card. This helps transfer the ink a little more.

The result is a beautiful watercolour outline rose, which was lovely, but I felt it needed a little more definition. I placed the clean and dry stencil over the top and used a fine liner to carefully draw inside the stencil. To finish I mounted the piece onto a dark smokey grey card base and added the congratulations sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II.

Lastly for today I had a play with another fun technique and this time I remembered to take some photos of the process 😉

Hello Distress Oxide inks, it’s been a while 😂 This is a shadow stencilling technique and depending on the stencil you use, it can be quite subtle like it has turned out with this design.

Step 1 – Kraft card base. I used a 13 x 13 cm square. Temporarily adhere your card to your work space and place the stencil where you want the design to be. Ink the design with white pigment ink until you are happy with the coverage.

Step 2 – Remove & clean the stencil. Once clean & dry reposition the stencil leaving a small border. I moved mine up by about 1mm and across to the right by 1mm.

Step 3 – Start applying your chosen colours.

I am using Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed. I chose DOI because I find them smoother to blend. Though for this stencil I use sponge daubers instead of a brush as the stencil has large areas with delicate stencil details that can move quite easily.

Apply the colours of ink until you are happy, and then remove the stencil.

Hopefully you can see the subtle white shadow border it leaves on the design.

I kept this card sentiment free and simply mounted the stencilled piece onto a pink and purple card base.

That’s all from me today! Be sure to hop along with the Brand Ambassadors for more inspiration and I do hope you will pop by tomorrow for the next introduction.

Hannelie

Izzy 

Jane 

Julie

Rahmat

Steph


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