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