Friday 10 June 2022

Uniko June Release Full Reveal and Blog Hop

Good morning. Have we whetted your appetites with the latest Uniko release? Well just to show you how fab the sets are here are a few more ideas.

Here is one card using the large lemon stamp from Organically Zesty.

As with my orange in the introducing post here, I watercoloured this large stamp and fussy cut it out. On another panel of MM paper, I stamped the BB Grid a couple of times diagonally, with Versamark, not being too careful about full coverage. In fact after I added the EP but before heat setting it, I removed patches of the EP with a fine brush. Once heat embossed, I added a wash of Mermaid Lagoon DI and left it to dry. The panel was trimmed to leave a border when added to my base card and the the lemon was placed in the top right. On matching card, I cut a banner and stamped the sentiment.

My second card uses the Zesty stencil but instead of using the whole panel, I die cut the larger segments. I found that an old Spellbinders die (Standard Circles Large, next to smallest) embossed a line in exactly the right place on the slice to leave a gap that suggested pith and peel.

Once the slices were cut out, I inked the outside edge and blended out the colour to soften the whiteness left buy cutting them out. On some scrap card, I stamped the BB Diagonal Stripes twice in Altenew's Obsidian and stamped the sentiment on another strip of white card. The stripes were added to one side of the A6 base card and the sentiment strip added before layering on the die cut slices.

Next is a gift card featuring Background Builders - Hearts.

I initially intended to make a standard A6 card but after I'd done the stamping I thought it wasn't quite working so I tried it as a gift card and I think it works better.
The dotty hearts were stamped and embossed with silver EP and the central outline heart stamped in black and embossed in clear glossy EP. The congratulations from the Everyday Sentiments set was stamped and embossed with silver EP. The stamped panel was then cut to create the rectangle and matted onto silver card.

This next card card was a result of an experiment. I wondered what sort of rainbow the wrong side of the rainbow stamps would make. It worked pretty well until the last section which is solid, so I fussy cut a mask and stamped the final arc, then removed the mask, I quite like the look.

A few stamped and fussy cut clouds were added and the same cloud die was used to create the bottom panel as on this card, was stamped with the sentiment from Beautiful.

Finally I've combined the rainbow stamp with the raindrop stencil to create this slimline card.

I die cut a scalloped panel and inked it in Stormy Sky DI, fading it out towards the place where the rainbow was going. I then stamped the wrong side of the rainbow stamps as before but overlapping each layer a little bit for a more seamless blend. 
Using the stencil, I added some raindrops with the Stormy Sky for a tone on tone effect and three die cut and coloured rainbow brollies (Memory Box). Finally I added the sentiment with Versamark, white EP and heat embossed. The finished panel was then added to my base card.

So that's it, what do you think of the release? Something for everyone I think.
As always we are having the regular BA blog hop and giveaway.
Simply leave a comment on all of the stops along the hop for your chance to win a £20 eGift Code to spend in store.
All the details are on the Uniko blog but here are the links to the other BA's posts for this hop, so you can check out more ideas on how to use the new release. So don't forget to leave a comment before you hop along to the other BAs for your chance to win.
All Ts and Cs and further details can also be found on the Uniko blog.

Julie -that's me

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  1. Fantastic array of cards and how clever to use the ‘wrong’ side of the rainbow stamps! I’m going to recreate your rain/rainbow/umbrella card for myself one day! X

  2. Wow that's a lot of cards! You have been busy! I love your "zesty" card. Perfect for a masculine card! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Less is More! Stay safe and keep crafting! xx

  3. What fun!! Lots of bright and happy cards with the new release. xx

  4. love how you have designed these cards - so creative - love them:)

  5. WOWser! Popped across from LIM but all of your makes in today's post are simply fab-u-lous


  6. I LOVE your citrus cards! The rainbow ones are great Too!

  7. What WONDERFUL cards Julie, each and every one brilliant and SO different! Love how you used the Zesty are a genius!!

  8. wow. all cards look great. I couldn't say which one I like the most

  9. Your first two cards are simply yummy delicious in every way! The lemon set is my fave. All of your cards are great! Love the elegance of the slimline card and we all love rainbows!

  10. Awesome cards! Love the Organically Zesty set and the pretty rainbow!


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