Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Uniko Release Day and Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the big day, release day at Uniko, Yay.
Hope you have been inspired over the last few days by all the new stamps and stencils, I know I have.

As this is the release day, I thought I would include cards showcasing all the new stencils along with some of the new stamp sets too.

First off, Balloon Bash. This is such a simple stencil but so versatile, use just one balloon or all.
This card uses the round one of the three shapes included.


Similar to my sneak peek card here but larger, 5 x 7 and I added a strip of DP across the bottom. I found it in my stash and comes from a collection by NitWits. I added  a touch of green to the white stripe with a Copic and a ruler to match the balloons better. I decided against a purple one, it didn't look quite right. The die cut sentiment is popped up on fun foam. I can't remember the brand, I got it for Christmas a couple of years ago.

Next up is the fabulous Pure Florals -Chrysanthemum stencil.


This is the embossed version of the debossed one here. Instead of painting, I kept the stencil in place and inked through the openings with Picked Raspberry DI, keeping it darker towards the bottom and top of the bloom to give a bit of dimension to it. The sentiment strip embossed with white EP is from the Birthday Sentiments set, such a useful set of greetings.

Now it always pays to look at things in a new light so this card focuses on the Equalizer stencil but with a feminine twist!


I used the stencil to add embossing paste to both the DO inked and white panels, I love the way the paste takes up the colour of the panel where it is thinnest. I wanted it quite textured so didn't smooth away the paste as I did for the masculine card in the preview post here. The daffodil from Spring Botanicals- Daffodil was stamped and embossed with white EP before adding some colour with my Zig pens, then fussy cutting it out. The sentiment is from the same set.


This card uses the Seeing Stars stencil and a embossed resist technique with Brusho.



I inked through the stencil onto some watercolour paper then added white EP and heat set. When happy with the coverage, I sprinkled som Brusho crystals over the panel in Ultramarine and some purple I think, then spritzed it with a little water. Not too much to dilute the colour but enough to make the colour move. The central panel was cut down with a rectangular die and mounted on some fun foam. The sentiment from Reach for the Stars was stamped in black on a banner strip and in jewelled gold EP on the die cut star.

Finally it's the turn of the Fun Flowers stencil. You don't always have to use all of a stencil or a stencilled panel!


The light is shining off the Inka Gold paste so here is a close up from a different angle.


The daffodil is the same as the card above but I cut two and mounted the head over the top of the first for more dimension. The yellow panel is stamped with the head of the daff in Memento Daffodil! I made my own paste for this panel using some old grunge paste and a bit of Inca Gold Wax in purple. I added more over the top once it was dry and buffed it up. The original panel was a much larger trial piece, but waste not want not!
My sentiment from the same set was stamped in the bottom left corner with Memento Tuxedo Black then heat embossed with semi dull EP to give it a bit of definition. The dry daff was popped onto the sentiment panel and popped up on pads.

So that's about from me other than to send you off on a celebratory Design Team blog hop.
Information and full details can be found on the Uniko blog here, happy hopping and good luck.

Jane 
Julie  -   That's me
Linda

Here are the full view of all the stamp sets and stencils we've been showcasing this week.






         







Joining in over at:-



  

34 comments:

  1. So many pretty cards Julie, I love them all, the chrysanthemum stands out a bit more to me.

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  2. Really like the balloon stnecil card and the daffodil looks great with a white outline. x

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  3. Wonderful cards and I love the fabulous stencilled Chrysanthemum and the balloons xx

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  4. I love the softness of your Chrysanthenum card very much.
    Creative regards from stempelfrida

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  5. Well it’s difficult for me to scroll down past that wonderful balloon card, love it! And all the other cards too, made myself look!

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  6. Fabulous showcase of the new release. My particular favourites are the balloon birthday card and the softly stencilled chrysanthemum! Lovely. xx

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  7. An amazing array of showcases today that, when added to those you designed for the intros, sees me marveling at your creativity and ingenuity! Crushing over the whole batch but if I 'have' to select favourites, I'm smitten with your balloons and swooning over your chrysanthemum!
    Hugs~carol

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  8. Wonderful products which have made wonderful cards. Love the balloon one

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  9. Wonderful cards you created with these new products.

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love the balloons and the daffodils! And the Chrysanthemum stencil is an absolute fave!

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  11. I adore the crysanth stencil more than anything else in this wonderful release! Great showcasing of the fab new products!

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  12. Such a lovely collection of cards - love all the layers, textures and colors.

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  13. Can I just say ditto to all my other comments as once again these creations are fabulous! Love them all!

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  14. What a lovely showcase of products! I do love the way your daffodil escapes the frame in such a dramatic way and the way you've layered it really makes a statement. Your card is a great use of the sketch so thank you for joining in with The Paper Players this week.

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  15. Gorgeous cards! The Mother's Day daffodil is my favorite.
    I think it's stunning and I love the artsiness of it.

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  16. Love this blog hop with all the fabulous work you created!

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  17. Wow, these cards are fantastic, and all so different, I love all the inspiration you left us here! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. WOW!! Amazing showcase, and each one so different. Great design and fabulous techniques xx

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  19. All are so gorgeous and inspiring creations, love the new release!

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  20. Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful cards and colors!!!

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  21. ooooh! Yummy and delicious feast for my eyes Julie. So many beauties here that I can't pick a favourite. i definitely love the classy 'happy birthday' die-cut popped up on those balloons in the first one and your different stencilling techniques are an inspiration. I need to try some. Perfect results and such luxury, especially with the paste. Brilliant showcase of the sets this month x

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  22. Awesome creations with a wonderful release! Each one is pretty! My fav is the balloon card :)

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  23. A fabulous collection of cards, Julie. Love how you used that chrysanthemum stencil again, but this time embossing it on a smaller panel and gradient ink blending fading it out keeps it CAS. Gorgeous ink blending BTW. Love this. Thank you for joining us again at Less is More. x

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  24. Beautiful cards! Love the daffodil cards! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  25. Lush cards you did an amazing job with the chryssy plant..so subtle but stunning...it may be moving up my wish list. Also love the balloons.. I love a good versatile stencile love the colour pop ;)

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  26. Gorgeous cards!! I just love the balloon one, gorgeous!!

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  27. Stunning! Love the idea of using the stencil with texture paste to make a wall effect behind the daffodil.

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  28. Wow! Such an array of gorgeousness all in one post! Superb makes all of them. Your very pretty and feminine pink chrysanthemum is superb and perfect for our dry embossing challenge at Less is More. Thank you so much for joining us xx

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  29. What a beautiful gallery of cards, Julie! You've been a busy stamper! I really love that beautiful daffodil and you've colored it superbly. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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  30. Great showcase of the Uniko products. All of your cards look too beautiful. Hugs, Jinny

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  31. Wow Julie!! Your cards are just stunning and showcase the wonderful new release so brilliantly. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  32. Great cards. Love them all!

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  33. Love the different range of cards you've created and different medias - oodles of inspiration! Lovely thinking outside of the box for the equaliser stencil too x

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