Uniko Challenge #41

Uniko Challenge #41


Welcome to the May/June 2017 Uniko challenge, this month HERE we have the following challenge…

Cards for men are always a bit tricky and there’s Father’s Day coming very soon so we thought this theme would be a good opportunity to get some male themed cards into your stash.

 Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

This month we have the winner of Challenge #39 the awesomely talented Hannelie joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

Fabulous isn’t it? Love how she’s used Uniko stamps in such a unique way. Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

This is what I came up with…

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Uniko Explosion! and Explosion! Additions clear stamp sets are perfect for creating Masculine cards and with the images and bold sentiments making a card with them is a breeze. Even more so when your creative energy and motivation in general has disappeared like mine seems to have!

As I knew what stamps I was wanting to use I turned to one of my favourite sketch challenges to help spark a little more creativity, Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below.

FMS Final 288-001


My colour scheme was fairly easy to come up with, as I had recently purchased some blue shades of Altenew inks and they needed a test drive! I started out by stamping the halftone explosion in Ocean Waves and then sliced the stamped layer as seen in the sketch.


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Then I stamped the explosion onto a separate piece of white card using Altenew Dusk ink and fussy cut it out. I added a little dimension to both the explosion and the BAM! sentiment and added a little bit of clear Wink of Stella for a little interest and subtle sparkle.


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That’s all from me, I hope I have inspired you to join in?! If you need a little more inspiration please hop on over HERE to see what the Design Team have created.


AND just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. As I said at the beginning of the post, I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.


  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 23rd June 2017 (7.00pm EDT).



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Comments (7)

  • Jane Reply

    Love it! Fabulous layering of those explosion stamps and that narrow horizontal line just adds some extra pizzazz.

    19th May 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Sarah Reply

    Another absolute stunner from you Bev. Always love your choice of colours! I’d never put those colours together myself but having seen how they work here I may just have to case this combo. Just fabulous!

    19th May 2017 at 12:32 pm
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Fantastic! I love the way you’ve layered all those wonderful explosion stamps! So perfectly CAS and just right for a guy! Love it. xxx

    19th May 2017 at 2:57 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    Love the colour combo and great take on the sketch. Fab (as always!) Xx

    19th May 2017 at 7:33 pm
  • Jen Brum Reply

    This is such a fantastic card! Love that explosion and the sentiment! Great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    22nd May 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Jen Mitchell Reply

    I do love a card with an explosive sentiment! Love, love, love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    22nd May 2017 at 4:02 am
  • Linda Callahan Reply

    BAM I love this! Such fun! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    23rd May 2017 at 3:31 am

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