Tuesday 30 October 2018

Release Day at Uniko

OK, it's going to be a long post, so grab yourself a cuppa and join me as I take you through the whole Christmas release.

I've used all the stencils in the lead up to release day and most of the stamps but here are a few more ideas for you.

This card uses the Christmas Folk Snowflake stencil and Big and Bold: Merry.
The base card was stamped with the large merry and embossed with semi dull clear EP to create a subtle background for the strip of snowflakes. These were made with white embossing paste on Kraft and to complete a white heat embossed Christmas from the same Big and Bold set.

No stencils on this second card, just one of the images from Winter Botanicals: Sweet Broom

To start I inked up a panel of white card with DOx in autumnal shades then stamped the sweet broom spray and embossed with gold EP. I then lifted out the center of each leaflet with water. The contrast wasn't as great as I wanted so went over again using a pale yellow Prismacolour pencil.
The sentiment was cit from vellum and white card and layered up then the so much element from the So Much set was stamped and embossed with white EP. The finished panel was then attached to a white base card.

My final card showcases the Background Builders Christmas 2018 set.

The flower element reminded me of Christmas sweaters, so using my MFT zipper dies, I created this.

I left the sentiment off the first one but decided that it could work as either a birthday or Christmas card by the addition of a sentiment.

Here I used the new Simply Said Blocks Christmas 'Happy Christmas' and for the second I added one from the Simply Said Blocks set, both embossed with white over red.

So here are the five brand new sets of stamps, 2 large and 2 small.

The next 2 clear stamp sets are being released from retirement! 

As well as the stamps there are these 3 stencils!

So that's it from me., but there's tons more inspiration supplied by the rest of the DT.
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Julie -that'll be me

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  1. Absolutely fantastic idea with the Christmas sweater idea. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  2. The gold embossing looks lovely on your pretty seasonal card for our 'Autumn' themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. Fantastic examples using the new release Jules. Loving the zip!

  4. Three absolutely amazing cards! The subtle Merry background and kraft/snowflake pairing is gorgeous! The sweet broom thank you, soooo pretty! And the sweaters? OHMYSTARS! Brilliant! An array of WOW!

  5. Stunning cards, Julie. I especially like your foliage card and the card with the zip is so fun, great design.

  6. Three really fabulous cards, and especially love the fantastic sweater design xx

  7. These are brilliant, each and every one so cleverly designed and showcased so Well xx

  8. Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. wow your cards are gorgeous - I am in love with your last card with the cool zip!!!!

  10. Awesome work! Thanks for showcasing everything so beautifully!

  11. I love your creativity! It's really lovely here. The 2nd card is really my favorite; love the gorgeous color. That's a technique I'd love to try (especially being a non-colorist). Love the sweater - you're a genius!

  12. Gorgeous autumn colours, Julie. Those new stamps have gone straight on to my wishlist list! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  13. Amazing cards using the new release Jules. Love all of them .. very creative and unique. Especially love the sweater with the zipper. So cool! xx

  14. Wow, stunning cards! So very creative and beautiful designs. Fantastic!

  15. OMG ! Three stunners and so different ! You really showcased the versatility of use of this new release. Love the subtle stamping background on your first card to pop up this gorgeous stencilled stripe. Very eye-catching design with the water painting technique on your second card. And I'm swooning over with your very fun and amazing sweater card ! Looks so realistic ! x

  16. Beautiful trio of cards. The vest is so creative. x

  17. Wow! Beautiful set of cards!!! Love the design and the choice of colors!!!

  18. Fantastic designs that really showcase the variety in the new release

  19. Wow..what an amazing trio of cards!! Love your creative make of sweater card. Really well showcased. 👌👌👌

  20. The sweater is fantastic.
    Hadn't seen that die before.
    The design om the sweater
    is great - it doesn't go
    over-the-top. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Wonderful cards, really love the sweater one.

  22. Three very different cards showing how versatile the new stamps and stencils are. Lovely!

  23. You've shared three lovely cards that beautifully showcase these new products. The palette on your second card is just perfect for autumn and your creativity on the third card is fab. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  24. Darling cards and
    the sweater card
    is fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

  25. Fab cards...love the sweater card...very clever.


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