Saturday 15 September 2018

Uniko Blog Hop, revisiting all over stamps and stencils

Over at Uniko on non - release months like this, Bev and the Design Team look back at a previously released product and give it some more love together with a Blog hop and GIVEAWAY!
Usually it's just one product that was released the previous year or a once favourite that hasn't seen much air time. However, this time Bev couldn't decide on the product, so as a team we randomly selected a stamp set and then went a little polka dot crazy and added in some popular sentiment sets too!

I went totally polka dot crazy with this card for my daughter's Brother in Law's forthcoming nuptials in the Big Apple. She's not big on flowers, so requested something that was more suitable for an urban style wedding.

On an A6 panel of white I inked through the stencil in an arc with a Versamark pad, before embossing with silver EP. I then moved the stencil around and repeated, 1st with Silver Pearl EP, then Hologram Sparkle EP and finally with Memento London Fog. The sentiment from Birthday Wishes was also stamped in the grey ink but embossed with a clear EP. 
I wanted to have a hint to the NY event, so added a skyline with 3 strips of a die cut in shades of grey card that matched the confetti effect of the stencilling.
My finished panel was trimmed and then added to another of silver glitter paper, before beiging glued to a 5 x 7 white base card.

My second card uses the two Simply Said Blocks sets for an all over background pattern.

Using Autumnal colours I stamped my brick background using 5 of the blocks, Thanks. Thank You, Hello, Smile and Just a Note. The thanks was then cut from the finished panel with an alphabet die and again from brown fun foam. Before replacing the thanks into the die cuts, I stamped the 'You're Awesome' in Brown and heat embossed it with clear EP. The stamped die cuts were glued onto the foam ones then replaced into the spaces. The whole lot was mounted onto a white basecard, 
You don't have to use the thanks idea, different blocks would work just as well with a different die cut word or phrase.

For more inspiration check out the rest of the team here.

Julie - that's me

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  1. Two brilliant and artsy cards, Jules ! I love the city landscape combined with the polka dots, such a gorgeous dimension ! And your second card with those vibrant colours and sentiments is a striking one too ! You rock with this revisit ! Have a great weekend. x

  2. What a beautiful combination of products and colors!

  3. Such creative ideas! I love the subtle effect on the city landscape and the other one is just brilliant with Eclipse technique and sentiment blocks!

  4. This is such a cool way to use those sentiment stamps!! I thought you had created a brick wall until I realised there were words on it, its genius and love how you were inspired by the challenge photo instead of using flowers. Its CAS perfection and always wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!

  5. Two really great cards, the monochromatic ones works really well and the second Autumnal one delightful, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Oh how fabulous are both cards! Love the silvery combo with the buildings die cut, totally rocked the non-flowers request! And the brick wall in those autumn colours with the camouflaged greeting is just spectacular. Awesome showcase Julie!

  7. You made such a beautiful geometrics card :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room and I hope to see you again next time, too.

  8. sweet cards - love the Thanks card - so ingenious:)

  9. I'm here for your second card but I have to say I love the contemporary wedding design of the first card - just perfect for NY too.
    I love the technique you used on your second card, it works brilliantly with the stamps you used for the background too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  10. What a great card in shades of orange. I had seen the inspiration picture today and definitely would like to play along as well. Hope to see you soon in the web again!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  11. Love the blocks of color on
    the second card. Hope
    the bride enjoyed her card.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Awesome and pretty cards! Love the pretty colors you used
    with the night skyline.

  13. These are brilliant cards. I love your urban wedding card, such great colours, so too the autumnal shades on your thank you card. That must have taken ages!! xx

  14. Juli these two cards are amazing!
    Love the idea for an almost monocromatic and elegant wedding card. And the hint with the city diecuts to an urban event is clever!
    I had no idea how beautiful a sentimental background can look like! The choice of colours is perfect for this occasion!
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko DT)

  15. Wonderful cards! I love the thanks one :)

  16. What cool take on the polka dots. I also loved the Thanks card, brilliant idea!

  17. Two lovely cards. A fantastic idea with the thanks one. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  18. Such a fun an unique card with all those stamped sentiments and the hidden die cut sentiment (I always forget the real name of this technique, I bet it's not the one I just mentioned lol). The orangey colors look great, so fresh! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  19. Perfect card for an urban style wedding and I like the Autumn colors on your second card.

  20. Fantastic cards! Wonderfully creative use of the feature products. Love the color choices and the sparkle.

  21. Great effect on the brick/blocks card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

    First card is also very pretty made.

  22. Both cards are wonderful designs. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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