Friday 1 February 2019

Happy 7th Birthday Uniko

Good morning, hope you are well.
It's an exciting time over at Uniko as we celebrate our 7th birthday this month!
Here's my card and what says celebrate more than balloons?

It's a wobbly balloon on a confetti embossed background. It uses a bobbler die cut using a die from Stampendous that I picked up at Port Sunlight in the bargain box a few years ago and hadn't used but rediscovered whist tidying my stash over Christmas.

Here's a close up of the die cut 

and here it is behind my balloon

To start, I fixed a panel of white card under the Party Confetti Stencil and inked through with a small Versamark pad, removed the stencil carefully and added some white EP, which I then heat embossed. Setting to one side, I then took a balloon die and cut one in some pink Bazzil card and inked around the edges with some Picked Raspberry DI. Placing the outer of the die cut in my MISTI, I replaced the balloon die cut and stamped the sentiment from the Wonderful Day stamp set in black Memento, heat embossing it in clear gloss EP. I put the die cut back into the negative space so that it was easier to stamp squarely. Before removing the panel, I added a flash of white gel pen using the Balloon Bash stencil as a guide.

To cut the tail for the balloon, I used a wavy strip die, cutting twice close together, then affixing it behind the balloon and adding a tiny extra bit for the tie at the bottom. The bobbler die cut was adhered to the back of the balloon and my trimmed embossed panel was added to a white A6 base card.  The other end of my bobbler was glued to the embossed panel, trimming the tail to fit. A few clear sequins were added over some of the dots on the embossed panel to complete.

OK we've got a balloon but what's a birthday celebration without a PARTY?

With the success of last two Birthday Linky Parties, Bev thought it would be lovely to host another.

To join in. simply create a birthday card, any theme, any style and using any product you like and link it up via the linky on the Uniko blog. You don't have to use Uniko products, but we'd LOVE to see you using your Uniko stash AND there is an extra opportunity to win a prize if you do.

Here are all the details
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £35 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing (any value)
  • Top 4 Chosen By DT - In Stock £10 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Randomly Selected comment from the Design Team Hop In Stock £5 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing

A total of SEVEN chances to win! 

We hope you will join in on the celebrations and link up your birthday card via the Uniko blog. The link up will close at 23:59 Thursday 28th February 2019.  ALL Release Winners will be announced  Friday 1st March 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery, but first you better leave a comment here, then continue the hop and commenting by following the links!

Julie - That'll be me

Happy hopping!

I'd like to join in over at:-

As You Like It Challenge
Fave shape or fold
I tend to always go for a top fold A6 card. I think it's the Yorkshire in me, I can get two card bases from one piece of A4 Card and no waste!


  1. Your beautiful CAS design says it all, Jules! Happy Birthday to Uniko! xx

  2. What a sensational card, with the white embossed confetti background and that fabulous 'floating' balloon die cut! Totally LOVE this!

  3. A beautiful CAS card. Love the wobble idea. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. A lovely card, pretty shade of pink and I love the wobbly die x

  5. So much depth in your coloring, love the wobble idea with pretty balloon!

  6. What a fun card! I love how you popped up the balloon and made it wobbly!

  7. Beautiful CAS card! Love the dimension in the spiral :)

  8. A CAS beauty, Julie ! Love your stencilled and embossed background, fabulous to pop up this beautiful balloon ! What a great die to make the bobbler ! Have a fab week. x

  9. This is so much fun Julie, love the pretty background too. I need one of those dies ..... what a great idea xx

  10. Marisela Delgado said: Cute card. Lovely balloon. Marisela

  11. Wow, your card is so impressive! It is such a perfect example of CAS, but yet it is so nicely dimensional and catches the eye. Thank you for sharing your ideas! Kind regards from stempelfrida

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in with the AYLI favourite shape or fold challenge

    Anne x


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