Friday 17 August 2018

Uniko Preview Day 2

Morning all, it's day 2 of the previews of Uniko's August release.

Yesterday we re-introduced the 'So Much' mini clear stamp set HERE, be sure to check out all the inspiration and comment along the hop ;)
Today we are focusing on 2 totally different sets, Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful. 
Happy Hexagons is great for building backgrounds, patterns or just use one of the elements as the focus.
Here's what I did with just one of the large hexagons

I stamped the Art Deco looking hexagon in gold EP on black then fussy cut eight of them to create this take on a Christmas Wreath. The bottom layer was stuck to the black base panel and the top with pads for added dimension. A scrap of Christmas ribbon was tied into a bow and added along with some Nuovo drops in Red Berry Gloss. The finished panel was mounted on a slightly larger red square and then on a cream 5 x 5 base card. The center panel was cut with a circle die and stamped in matching gold EP using the Simply Said Christmas Merry Christmas.

This is just one idea, but there are lots more over on the Uniko blog and on my fellow DT's blogs.
Joining in over at:-
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog   
AG Christmas

The second set Beautiful is more feminine with a couple of gorgeous blooms and sentiments.

For this example, I used the colours from The Paper Players and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches. The blooms are heat embossed with white EP on Vellum and fussy cut after being coloured with Polychromo pencils in shades of orange. The basket weave strip was inked with Scattered Straw DI and embossed with a EF. I used some foliage from the bits box and a frame made from the same card as the base using 2 dies from the Sizzix Framelits set, Label Ornate #2.

So what do you think? We'd love to hear what you do, so leave a comment here and as you hop around the rest of the DT.
Julie - that's me
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more inspiration as we reveal 2 more sets from the release.

Joining in over at:-


  1. This is magnificent! The blooms are delicate and beautifully coloured. The textured strip provided a great contrast to their delicacy. The framelits and leaves in white in behind create the perfect setting. Thank you so much for joining in with us at The Paper Players with this beauty!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! What a stunning grouping of've used my colors beautifully! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  3. Fabulous x two, Julie! Adore your gold/black Christmas wreath; classy and festive! Your beautiful day card is beyond 'beautiful'; it's gorgeous! Swooning!

  4. Gorgeous! Love the white accents - they really make our color combo this week shine! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players!

  5. Lovely card, Julie! Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Marsha DT

  6. Such a beautiful holiday card! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
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  7. These are great samples . I love the wreath and the colour and texture of the second is so pretty. Hope your ground is getting as green as ours, so much so that Surprise is back on short rations in case laminitis strikes. I have had to dust off the lawn mower too!! xx

  8. Stunning!
    I'd not though of using the hexagons for a Christmas card, but they work so wonderfully well and embossed in gold on black they do look beautiful Art Deco and loving this wreath trend popping up around blogland!
    Your 'beautiful' card is so soft and pretty and the flowers stamped, embossed and coloured on vellum are simply beautiful.
    Wonderful showcase of these new clear stamps, thank you!
    Bev x

  9. Gorgeous cards Julie. The wreath design is just genius .... love it! The 'beautiful' blooms look so pretty on the vellum too xx

  10. How very clever to use the hexagons for a Christmas wreath, looks amazing! Adore you second card too and I think I’ve just spotted that it’s the winner at the Paper Players - so well deserved, it’s a beauty!

  11. WOW ! Two stunning cards ! You rock with your hexagons wreath, so artsy and creative ! And your second card is a real beauty, very delicate and feminine. Love them !

  12. What an incredibly clever way to use that wonderful hexagon image! I love your wreath and the colors are so christmas-y and elegant. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampters August Christmas Challenge.

  13. So love the hexagon card! Fantastic idea! The blooms are also very beautiful as well!

    Renee H.

  14. Your vellum flowers look stunning and really pop against the white frame! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  15. Beautiful vellum flowers! I love the pop of color on the white circle and leaves - wonderfully fresh. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  16. How inspired is your wreath? Great idea! And you floral card us just gorgeous- so many wonderful elements but still a CAS card. I really love it - truly beautiful xx

  17. Very many thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT


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