Sunday, 5 May 2019

Release Day at Uniko

Good morning peeps.
Hope you are having a fab Bank Holiday weekend, even if the weather is not what it should be. There's been snow on the Welsh and Scottish hills I've heard! 
Anyway it's release day at Uniko so grab a cuppa and settle in for some more fantastic inspiration from The DT.
If the introductions have tempted you into wanting the May release you'll have the chance to win the whole release by partaking in the blog hop but if you feel you can't wait all the sets will be available  to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight. 

First up is a card featuring the English Country Garden stamps and matching dies.

This is a card where the butterflies actually wobble over the background! I've seen so many butterflies this spring so I just had to include some with the Sketched Foliage stamp.
The central panel was created using Copic reinkers on Yupo paper and Alcohol Lift-Ink. I tried to stamp the lifted off ink onto another panel but as it wasn't proper alcohol ink it did't work awfully well. I will just have to bite the bullet and buy some proper ink when I go to Port Sunlight next week. 😉
The small butterflies were cut then stamped and coloured with Zig pens.
I saw the wobble technique for the butterflies on Jennifer McGuire's You Tube channel here. She explains the technique much better than me, it involves cutting holes in the panel then attaching the butterflies to a disc of card through the hole. I mounted my finished panel under a frame before adding the whole to a base card.

My second design uses Background Blocks Mid Century Modern II. I was playing around with it and ended up with a slightly patchy embossed panel. I put it to one side and tried again but I liked the first attempt better as the patchy embossing allows the colours to show through.

I couldn't decide which card design I liked best so went with all three! What do you think?

The finished panel reminds me of some wallpaper we had in our first house in the 70's! The first layer was stamped with a pale ink then coloured with Copics before the gold embossed layer was added.
That's all from me but don't forget to check out the rest of the team.

Here's the release in full.



As usual we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway. To be in the chance of winning The ENTIRE April / May 2019 Release! (4 clear stamp sets, 2 previously released clear stamp sets, 2 co-ordinating designer die collections & 1 stencil design), simply comment along the way, it's as easy as that! You have until Midnight Sunday 12th May 2019. Winner will be announced a few days after. 

Happy hopping!

Julie-that'll be me

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  1. Love the colours and designs of the trio of cards! Couldn't possibly choose between them either. Rocked it Julie!

  2. Gorgeous cards Julie, the first one is stunning with the butterflies and that BG.

  3. Love the first card most with butterflies, even the border block print style is wonderful!

  4. All fabulous cards. The butterflies are so lovely and delicate and your trio are all super xx

  5. Wonderful cards.. Beautiful design..

  6. Two beauties! Love the painted butterflies... so delicate and that gorgeous retro pattern from the background stamp :)
    Jenny x

  7. lovely cards and great inspiration !!

  8. A beautiful Butterfly creation and lovely design with the frame, thanks so much for joining in our May theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. I love these cards. The background on the butterfly card looks like batik.

  10. Wow.. Fantastic cards.. I really love the first one with a beautiful background. Hugsxx

  11. Those butterflies are total gorgeousness Julie!! That vibrant background looks amazing. As for the background block cards, I can't decide either...they are all brilliant and definitely circa 1973 wallpaper springs to mind. Ours was on one wall in the kitchen I seem to remember!! xx

  12. I love them all ! I also love to pair the butterfly set with the background foliage set, they seem to be made to go together. Your AI background is sublime and the colours of the butterflies so beautiful on top of it. Your trio of cards is just fabulous, I can't choose a favourite. They also remind me my parents's wallpaper. Gorgeous showcase, Julie ! x

  13. Wonderful cards. I really like how you made the butterfly card.

  14. Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous cards

  15. Lovely cards!! Love the BG of the pretty butterflies.

  16. Awesome cards! Love the butterflies!

  17. More fab designs Julie ..... love how you've used the BG Block. The second one is my fav, with the panel towards the bottom, but that's just me! See you at Port Sunlight hun xx

  18. I bet those butterflies flutter amazingly Julie. Love the background giving them somewhere to land. Love the popped frame. Thanks for joining our gallery at Just Us Girls this week.

  19. An array of amazing cards; each one ever so creative! I'm especially smitten with your butterflies; perfect for the movement challenge over at Just Us Girls! Thrilled you shared it in the gallery!

  20. Gorgeous cards! Love the colouring too!!!

  21. Lovely card Julie, I'm intrigued by the wobble butterflies !

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  22. Wow, your cards are so different than what I saw on the hop so far. Very beautiful and wonderful colors also. Thank you!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  23. The pattern on your trio of cards does remind me of wallpaper for the 70s, but my memory is more of an orange and brown combo. I think one of my older sisters had it in her appartment. Your butterflies are dancing so happily against that pretty background.

  24. Fabulous cards for this months release.
    Happy Crafting

  25. How you all come up with different ideas is incredible and these are super...wobble butterflies...must look that one up, and the pattern designs work any way you put them!


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