Sunday 3 October 2021

September 2021 Reveal, Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY

Well today's the day that you can get your hand's on the new Uniko release. What have you thought of it so far, fab isn't it. They are all available to purchase HERE on the website now.

So here are a few ideas combining the new release with some old favourites too. My first card features Background Builders Winter Wonderland.

Background Builders: Winter Wonderland £10.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

For this card, I took my inspiration from the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. I've only ever seen them on TV but it must be quite a sight to witness them for real! There is something otherworldly about them I think. 
On a panel of white card I created my 'Aurora' using DI in Tumble Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Faded Jeans, not worrying too much about blending, I was looking at more of a streaky look. When dry, I added some stars with a white gel pen, stamped the text and silhouetted border over the top, then drew the outline of the hills onto black card using the stamp as a guide and cut it out. The hills were then glued in place and the finished panel trimmed down to leave a border on an A6 white base card. I was unsure whether to stamp a sentiment but in the end went with one of the small ones from the new Christmas Sentiment set.

This second card uses one of my sentiment panels I made using Christmas Sentiments and some of the older Christmas greeting stamps.


Christmas Sentiments £5.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

The new sentiment set is a fabulous addition to anyone's Christmas stash and I decided to use them together with other Uniko Christmas greeting stamps to create some background panels. I used one earlier in the week, here, but for this card I used one of my strip backgrounds and white EP. The finished panel was cut down the middle and mounted onto a panel of white card with a stitched open scalloped border and simply popped it up on pads. A great design to mass produce as once you have the background panels made it's a pretty simple process to repeat the design!

My next card uses one part of the Pattern Building Christmas Tree, together with Background Builders:Vines, Winter Additions and the flower center from Kindness Blooms. It's a take on this card I made for a BA inspiration back in April. 

Pattern Building Christmas Tree £10.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

The reindeer is made using the BB Vines-Winter Additions for the antlers, the nose is the flower center and the eyes are freehand. The mass of fairy lights are the string of lights from the set and two half strings added on either side!The lights were coloured with Zig water brush pens and then some glossy accents were added on top, as well as a touch to his red nose. The sentiment from Christmas Sentiments completes.

Finally, I've used the Flower Power #1 stencil to create a slimline Poinsettia card. 

Stencil - Flower Power #1 £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date
A panel of red card was stenciled in opposite corners using some Candied Apple DOx, followed by some shadows added with Vintage Photo DI. The poinsettia centers were added with a gold pen and the sentiment and stars added with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold EP. The star stamp is part of the new Background Builders set and the sentiment made up from Christmas Sentiments and Doodle Flower. The trimmed down panel was added to an off white base card. Simply an A5 piece of card folded lengthways.

Not enough inspiration? How about some more from the rest of the Brand Ambassadors. 
As usual we have our Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! Simply hop along leaving comments along the way for your chance to win the ENTIRE* Release. You have until midnight BST Sunday 10th October 2021. A winner will be announced the following week.
*An alternative prize will be offered if you have already purchased any or all of the release.

So what are you waiting for, lets hop...

                  Julie - That's me


  1. Super cards Jules. Your reindeer is such fun! X

  2. I love your awesome cards! The Winter Wonderland scene is gorgeous! Great cards with the sentiments, and your stenciled card is beautiful too! Very clever card with the cute reindeer!

  3. Your first card captures the Aurora Borealis brilliantly and the tone-on-toe of your slimline is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  4. You've been busy! All of your cards are fantastic, Jules. They really showcase the new release from Uniko! Great work! xx

  5. Love the aurora background. Super effective

  6. Smashing designs Julie. I can’t wait to receive my order to have a play. xx

  7. Brilliant cards Jules!! I love them all and find your second card super eye-catching with all the lovely sentiments on the coloured background!! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay safe! :)


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