Sunday 23 February 2020

Uniko's 8th Birthday & February Release

Good morning and welcome to the February & 8th Birthday product reveal, blog hop & giveaway! Today we're excited to share the seven new clear stamp sets to the Uniko line up plus one new coordinating Designer Die collection.

Well here's my first card using the BB Decoratif and the sentiment from Anniversaire Arts Decoratif.

This is made from the larger panel I used in my first card here.
The alcohol ink on Yupo panel was made by adding dark grey and blue and moving it around with a puffer and felt pad. When dry, I added lots of baby powder to the surface to ensure there were no sticky bits then stamped the BB Decoratif with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP. A quick buff with a microfibre cloth when the embossing was dry got rid of the baby powder!
The panel was trimmed down close to the edge and mounted on a panel of white card to create a narrow trim. I then decided to add a matching gold border by adding the same gold EP to a pre trimmed panel of white card edged with Versamark. 
The sentiment, from Anniversaire Arts Decoratif, was added with Versamark to a black base card and the same gold EP used to heat emboss. The finished panel was popped up on pads above the sentiment.

My second card uses both the Kindness Blooms stamps and the matching dies.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with Versamark on a panel of white card and then heat embossed using white EP. 
When cool, I inked up the panel with a mixture of Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber DOx, blending as I went, then buffed up with my microfibre cloth to remove the excess.
My black sentiment banner was stamped with one of the Anniversaire Arts Decoratif set and embossed with white EP. A few sequins complete.

My third card uses the gorgeous Spring Botanicals-Tulip and a strip from the Background Builders Arts Decoratif set.

I stamped and watercoloured the tulips before fussy cutting them and putting to one side.
On a panel of white card, I die cut the aperture with an MFT die, then used it to trace onto the base card to show where I needed to stamp the background. 

You can see the embossed pattern in close up above. I repeat stamped the strip stamp and embossed with Silver Pearl EP. The die cut panel was then popped up on pads and the tulips added. The sentiment from the same set was stamped on black with white EP.

Finally, this card uses the Happy Days set and Background Blocks Pinstripe II.

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the colours from Color Throwdown. 
To start, I die cut a stitched circle from a panel of linen effect card stock and cut three strips of scrap card, one stamped with the pinstripe block in grey and the others I inked with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. The foliage stamp was stamped with Altenew Parrot ink before fussy cutting it.
I flipped the center die cut and placed it back into the aperture before placing the coloured strips and the fussy cut sprig. The sentiment from Happy Days was stamped in black and white EP, a few tiny sequins were added to complete.

So here is the full set of stamps from the release.

*PLEASE NOTE:- To protect Bev's designs and discourage the blatant theft of them, there is a watermark over the top of the product image. This makes the image appear that the lines are not solid. We apologize for the inconvenience and ensure you that this is not part of the design or physical stamps you will receive. To see what the stamp/s look like when stamped, please have a look at the samples in the product gallery. Thank you for your understanding*

The products will be available to purchase at 9pm GMT on the Uniko Website. 

Alphabet Outlined £16
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020

Anniversaire Arts Décoratifs £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020
Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020
Background Builders Arts Décoratifs £10
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020
Background Blocks Pinstripe II £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020

Happy Days £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020
Spring Botanicals Tulip £10
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020

Designer Dies Kindness Blooms £16.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2020
So that's it. You have seen all the new stamps and die sets but be sure to comment on all the Brand Ambassador blogs for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release! You have until Midnight GMT Saturday 29th February 2020 to leave a comment. The winner will be announced Sunday 8th March 2020 along with all the other 8th Birthday Celebration Winners ;)

Julie - That's me
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  1. Such lovely cards. I like the third card with the gorgeous purple colour and embossing. I like ombre colours with the white embossing on the second xx

  2. Four gorgeous cards. I especially love the stunning alcohol background on the first and beautiful watercoloured tulips xx

  3. Your first card with the deep blue alcohol ink background is stunning. The choice of gold embossing of the background stamp pairs beautifully.

  4. All are stunning! I LOVE the tulip! Just beautiful! You have done a wonderful job all week!

  5. What a fabulous week its been .... your cards have all been amazing. I love your tulip designs, you've coloured them beautifully.
    Sorry for the lask of visits during the week ..... life just got in the way xx

  6. These really are fantastic cards Julie, the tulips though are outstanding xx

  7. All your cards are wonderful, but the gold geometric design over the alcohol ink is absolutely stunning!

  8. Love the geometric design in the
    first card. The background is
    gorgeous. The simplicity of
    the tulips is great. thanks
    for sharing

  9. Great cards & lots of inspiration here! I'm blown away by the embossed background for the tulips--absolutely love it!

  10. Fabulous inspiration all round!

  11. gorgeous cards - so many ways of using these new products - the first one (alcohol inked panel) is absolutely stunning - I am so inspired to try this:)

  12. Beautiful cards! Love the background on your first card! It really shows off the pretty design in gold!

  13. Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous cards.

  14. These are all such pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  15. What a wonderful group of creative designs! So beautiful! I love the way you highlighted the throwdown colors! So glad you were able to play along with our challenge!

  16. Great cards. Love them all! Especially love the tulips.
    Valerija xx

  17. Such a lovely group of cards - all so different!! I love the way you used the sketch - the sentiment placement and hint of pinstripe are a great look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  18. What a cool look of that blue background behind the golden stamp! And I love your flower cards so much. Such a great colouration on the tulip card! Thank you so much for your inspiration with that great new release.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  19. Wow! Amazing set of cards!! I lovvvve the beautiful coloring on the tulips and the awesome alcohol ink background! <3

  20. What a gorgeous stained glass look for your art deco frame, Julie ... beautiful soft blending over those dreamy blooms ... gorgeous, bold spring tulips ... and lovely silhouette leaves! Fabulous inspiration! Anita :)

  21. Fun cards! Great use of the sketch and colors for your CTD card! So happy you joined us!

  22. Love them all, your colouring of the tulips is fantastic, and the blended panel with Kindness Blooms is very pretty!

  23. The alcohol ink background is so cool, love it. All the other cards are beautiful as well.

  24. Stunning cards! Fantastic designs and backgrounds. I love how you balance elements in your designs.

  25. Lovely set of cards 😍 tulips card n coloring just awesome !!

  26. I love all the cards, especially the background block art one. Absolutely stunning and beautifully colored.


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