Saturday, 8 June 2019

June 2019 Uniko Blog Hop and Giveaway

Morning all.
Its time for a revisit of some of Uniko's stamps and dies and while we're at it why not have a little blog hop and giveaway as well!
This time around we are focusing on Explosions, Explosions Additions stamp sets and their matching dies.
Explosions was one of the first sets I ever bought from Uniko years ago and has been very useful for masculine cards, so when Bev launched the Additions and matching dies, I knew they would come in very useful.
As its coming up to Father's Day here in the UK, so I decided to use them to make this card.

I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and the Colour Throwdown colours as my inspiration.

The explosion was made up of 3 pieces, one stamped in navy with the original Explosions then die cut and the larger ones simply cut from card and layered up. The background was stamped a couple of times in Coral Bliss ink with the Explosions Additions large stamp. The greeting is also from the set with some die cut letters added on top. All the panels were then added to a pale cream base card.

This second card uses one of the small explosion stamps and matching die from the Additions set, along with the sentiment and three of the exclamation stamps from the original Explosions set.

Each die cut was placed back into the negative space of the card so that I could use it as a jig, just replacing the die cut each time before stamping. The exclamations were stamped in black over the top and the centres coloured with a white gel pen. The layout is CAS(E) this Sketch.



So that's it from me but carry on hopping and commenting with a chance to win a Uniko £25 eGift certificate. You have until midnight BST on Friday 15th June to leave your comments.

So happy hopping!

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  1. Your "Dad" card makes for a lovely bright, colourful Father's Day card - especially if to you they are a superhero!

  2. Way to nail all the challenges! I love your bright, primary colors! Awesome stuff. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Cool cards Julie !! I loved your take on the sketch !

  4. Can I have the top one for the boys?

  5. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards.

  6. Fab cards, Julie - great bright colours.

    Helen x

  7. Fabulous cards! The big explosion is such a fun image! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. Great choice of colors, nice cards.

  9. So fun. I like the new products you used.

  10. I love your use of those small explosions. Thank you for showing us these fun ways to use the set.

  11. Thank you for sharing. These are fabulous.


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