Saturday 5 May 2018

Introducing ..........

Welcome to the first day of the May 2018 Uniko Release product introductions. This is the fun part, you now get to see all the sneak peeks in action. 

Today we are introducing 2 products. Simply Said Blocks II a mini clear stamp set with additional  popular sentiments in the same style as Simply Said Blocks and we are 'officially' introducing Nature's Treasures II Stencil. This stencil was part of the Uniko Stamping Retreat goody bag in Dec 2017 and is based on the Nature's Treasure II stamp set. It proved popular with those who attended as well as with some of the DT, so it was decided to make it available to everyone.

Here's my card using both the stencil and both the stamp sets.


To start I took a panel of white card and placed the stencil over it, securing it in place with some masking tape, then sponged some Versamark ink through the stencil using a small cube sized Versamark pad. Careful not to smudge the ink, I removed the stencil then embossed the leaves with white EP, heat embossed then repeated the process.
When cool and dry, I inked lightly with Twisted Citron DI and repeated the process, this time using clear EP and a couple of the Nature's Treasures II small stamps. Again I waited until the panel was dry, a light application of baby powder dries off the ink sufficiently, before inking with a heavy application of the Twisted Citron this time. Finally I inked some Mowed Lawn DI through the stencil. The finished panel was then sandwiched between a couple layers of copy paper and ironed on a high no steam setting to remove the embossing. (The process is the same as this technique using stamps here.)
To create the card I simply die cut a panel of white card and mounted it over the inked panel and placed it on a white base card. The sentiment from the Simply Said Blocks II was stamped in black and embossed with a semi dull clear EP.
Ok, enough of that let's get down to the inspiration from the rest of the team.

GD - Anna
Julie - that's me

Introducing... 5th - 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE

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  1. AMAZING techniques and beautifully done too. Wonderfully executed CAS card and seamless inking and fabulous showcase of what can be achieved with this stencil. You Rock! Hugs Bev x

  2. I love this technique and the way you can trap the different colours. It's clean, crisp, zesty and just wonderful. Love it. Deborah xx

  3. I love that you used both stencil and mask on that panel Julie, lovely greens. Haves great weekend x

  4. This is a lovely crisp and fresh looking card.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. I love how you use stencils Julie, always so inspired by your cards and try to be as clever as you, but sadly not a chance!

  6. WOW! Love the effect created by the techniques/design of your card! You've just added another layer of versatility to the stencil; ideas percolating...

  7. So many gorgeous techniques here Julie and a simply breath-taking card. Love the design and all those yummy greens. Certainly has the WOW factor. See you next week. xx

  8. Great technique - I need to have a go! Love your calm colour combo x

  9. This looks so cool Julie .... great technique. I love all the shades of green. I'm over in the UK next weekend for Port Sunlight .... you there? xx

  10. Love the leaves peeking from beneath
    the white die cut. Great
    technique. thanks for sharing

  11. So pretty! Love how you stenciled, masked and embossed those leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  12. Fabulous, Julie and what a great technique ! I love the green leafed panel you achieved, so beautiful and such an awesome contrast with the white panel on top ! Hugs x

  13. This is fantastic Julie. I genuinely thought that the bottom panel was patterned's brilliant!! xx

  14. This is gorgeous CAS card design !!

  15. Super pretty card!! I love the leaves you so carefully created! wow. Thank you for joining us at JUGS!!



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