Tuesday 11 December 2018

Uniko December Release

Good morning and welcome.
If you've been following the Uniko blog, you'll know that it's release day over there!
Three fab stamp sets AND two gorgeous stencils too.

Here are a few ideas for the new sets, so get a cuppa and settle in for a show.

This birthday card uses the latest addition to the Pure Florals range at Uniko. This time its a peony with additional script 'sending' and addition small sentiments.

Pure Florals: Peony £15 Clear Stamp Set

I started by stamping the large bloom and then a couple of the buds with Altenew Industrial Diamond ink, before colouring with Copics and fussy cutting. I wanted some texture for my base card so stamped some wood grain with a stamp from the stash and heat embossed with white EP. From some gold mirror card, I die cut a frame and arranged the blooms on the base card adding a gold embossed vellum sentiment strip.

My next two cards are made with the gorgeous Let it Snow stencil.

I used a selection of DI and DOxs to ink through it onto a panel of white card which I then used to form the main panel of the first card, then cut the letters for the second from the leftovers.
I chose a matching pink base card and added two thin strips of silver under the edges of the stenciled panel and added a die cut joy with a banner stamped using Simply Said Christmas on black and heat embossed with white EP. The die cut joy, from the Works, was cut from silver glitter paper and also from fun foam before being added to the base card. 
I used the bold alphabet die set from Altenew to cut the noel after I saw a card on You Tube by Therese Calvird. I love the contrast between the dark shimmery grey card base and the pink and white letters. A couple od die cut snowflakes that were sitting on my desk were added for accents.

Let It Snow Stencil £3.50

This fourth card uses the same stencil as well as the stunning Snowflake Serenade stamp set.

You can't really see the very subtle pattern of the stencil which I placed over a panel of dilute DI ink and left to dry, think I removed it too soon, but it worked with the delicate swirl of the holly leaves and snowflakes of the stamp which I simply embossed in silver over the top. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut the panel down to size and mounted it on a pale blue card base. I added a few more of the die cut snowflakes from the stash and stamped and embossed the sentiment from the same set in matching silver EP.

Snowflake Serenade £9 Clear Stamp Set

Back to stencils for these next two cards, this time using the In the Forest stencil.

Again I inked a panel of white card through the stencil with an assortment of three green DOxs, Forest Moss, Twisted Citron and Mown Lawn but treated each half slightly differently.
The first half had the stencil replaced over it and Versamark inked over and then embossed with clear EP. Make sure you get a good coverage as when you add the blue DOx over the top, it will colour the green underneath! I found a previously die cut panel and placed the inked panel underneath, adding a white die cut Rudolph on foam with a red diamonte for his nose. The silver twinkle embossed sentiment  is from the Snowflake Sentiment set.
The second just adds a couple of die cut snowdrifts beneath the simply inked panel and a simple sentiment from Festive Sentiments.

In The Forest Stencil £3.50

My final card uses the Wonderful day stamp set, but only some of the tiny stamps!

I was still in need of a few more Christmas cards so decided to turn what is essentially a birthday stamp set into a Christmas one by using the berry style sprigs and laurel sprays.
I used the colours at The Paper Players and the layout at CAS(E) this sketch for my inspiration as after all these cards I was sorely in need!
I used some Altenew inks to stamp the foliage on a strip of white card and stamped and embossed with gold EP the Merry Christmas from the Festive Sentiments on a panel of red card.

Wonderful Day £9 Clear Stamp Set

So that's it from me but there's tons more inspiration for you over on the rest of the DT's blogs.
Hop over and check them out, leave a comment and have the chance to win some Uniko goodies. 
All the details are on the Uniko blog.

Julie -that'll be me

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  1. Absolutely loving what everyone is doing with the stencils from this release!
    Really like the pink and purple colour combo and the lovely traditional red and green cards. x

  2. Wow!! What an array of amazing cards!! Love your creative idea of using birthday stamp for a Christmas card!! Your snow flakes cards are so gorgeous! Love how you made it from leftovers!! The subtle pattern on your swirling stamped card is so wonderful!! Love them all!! 😍😍😍

  3. Yes, I agreed with these two pretty ladies! All have done an awesome job with new stencils! Each of the creations has some wow factor in it!

  4. You've really shown off the new release here - gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse!

  5. A beautiful array of cards, Julie. I especially LOVE the one you posted to Time Out. I love the gorgeous colors, and that wodnerful compliment of silver sparkle in the die, the sequins and that wonderful silver strip on the left. Makes me feel joyful indeed. It's always a JOY to see you at Time out!

  6. The peony is gorgeous.
    Great cards. thanks faor
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. wow your samples are stunning - love them all especially the first one with the vellum sentiment:)

  8. Wow Julie, these are amazing and great inspiration for the fabulous December release.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Marisela Delgado said: What a pretty card! Awesome job! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  10. Absolutely beautiful. I can't even pick a favorite! lol
    The floral card IS pretty stunning...

  11. I love the cards, specially the peony one, I love a bit of colouring, not that I'm very good, great ideas for the stencilled ones too.

  12. Gorgeous cards showcasing the new release Jules! Love each and every one of your creations. You are so talented and creative. Thanks for making the beautiful emboss resist tree card with the deer. Fantastic design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  13. I love these stunning, lovely creation!

  14. Beautiful cards, the bottom one is my favourite, so bold and CAS and with that lovely panel made with the tiny stamps.

  15. A fabulous showcase, Julie ... these are all just lovely! The soft pinks and purples with the delicious shimmer on those snowflakes really caught my eye ... it's scrumptious! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  16. Wow! Awesome set of cards!!! I'm totally in love for your Peony!!!

  17. Your cards are stunning, but really love the first Peony one , so pretty!

  18. Wow, incredible array of beautiful cards, all very different. Love Circle aperture with the deer, great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Xx

  19. Gorgeous array of cards, with each one revealing the beauty - and versatility - of the new products. Your peony, Joy and Noel...positively swoon-inducing!

  20. Beautiful array of cards. Your colouring of the Peony is gorgeous. x

  21. I like your 'homemade' DSP for the festive strip across the top. It contrasts so well with the red base with the bold gold greeting. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

  22. My word, what a fabulous showcase. The peony is stunning xx

  23. Beautiful emboss resist background for your elegant deer, Julie. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Merry Christmas..Nancy

  24. What a wonderful collection of beautiful cards, Julie! I especially LOVE the deer card. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

  25. WOW! Your Peony card and colouring is a true showstopper - LOVE it! Such a stunning showcase of this release, so many wonderful ideas I need to try. Honoured to have you as part of the Uniko DT and thank you SO MUCH for all your wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  26. What a beautiful assortment of lovely cards you created here Julie! Your CAS Mix up card is so pretty with the clear embossed trees and lovely prancing deer! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix up! Julia xx

  27. What a wonderful selection of cards, Julie! Each one is prettier than the last! Love the embossed, stenciled trees and the fun Rudolph leaping over them! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  28. Oh such an incredible showcase of the new stamps. Bet you can guess which cards are singing the loudest to me - yep the two pinky purple ones!

  29. Wow Julie you've been so busy and all of your cards are stars in their own right!! Absolutely adore that 'Joy' die-cut, especially in the glittery silver, its just stunning. And the purple/pink snowflake background creates a modern, pastel effect. Always fabulous to see you at TIME OUT!

  30. Beautiful cards with these new designs! I especially love the light and airy feel to the Snowflake Serenade design! Pretty snowflake stencil also!

  31. Beautiful card with all the trees. Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Γ…sa


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