Friday 29 July 2022

Uniko July Mini Release and Blog Hop

Good morning!
It's release day at Uniko so as usual we are having a BA blog hop and giveaway. All the details can be found on the Uniko blog where you can also find links to the BA's own blogs for you to comment for the chance to win a £20 e-gift card!

So to start here is a card using the BB Rays.


Instead of a sunny vibe I've gone cool and Christmassy. The BB Ray was stamped around a central spot in Salty Ocean DI, wiping off the edges to create the fade away effect. The snowflake was cut from the same card as my base and added to the vellum die cut circle and white circle die before adding to the stamping. My sentiment from Stunning Snowflakes was stamped in Versamark and embossed with WOW Sparkling Platinum EP. A few pieces of snowflake confetti add to the wintery feel.

My second card uses the Scattered Polka hearts Stencil and Pawprints Hearts with the addition of the paw print from the Wild stamp set.

I first cut a heart from a panel of white card before dry embossing with the stencil. On a separate smaller panel I traced the heart shape onto it with a pencil before stamping the heart and rainbow of pawprints. When dry, I added it behind the opening and then the sentiment on a matching white strip of card. The finished panel was then popped up on pads over an A6 white base card.

This next card uses the Scattered Polka Hearts stencil, incorporating a couple of the heart stamps from Background Builders Hearts. 

Before embossing the panel with the stencil, this time I brayered on some Salty Ocean DI. A scrap of DP and a thin inked scrap card border separate the top panel with two fussy cut hearts and a simple sentiment. A perfect masculine card for an engagement or anniversary or even a wedding.

My final card uses the new Tropical Leaf 2 stencil and some stamped elements from Paradise and Paradise Leaves together with a sentiment from Wild.

I first stenciled the large leaf with Twisted Citron DOx, then using the mask, added the stamped leaves with Altenew's Tropical Forest ink set. The gaps were in filled freehand with dots of matching ink. My sentiment from Wild was stamped in black and the Wild element was fussy cut from white card and added. Almost a OLC!

So that's all from me but don't forget to leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win that £20 e-gift card! Here are the links for the rest of the team to help you navigate the bog hop.

Julie -that's me

Before you leave don't forget to leave a comment here and happy hopping!


  1. Oh my goodness I never thought to use the BB Rays as ice / frost…how very clever!
    Ah, I wondered where that smaller paw had come from…perfect match and fab colours!
    You are so clever with your stencil embossing, I really must remember to give this a go. X

  2. What a wonderful selection Julie, the paw prints are my absolute favourite!! xx

  3. Wow! You totally went for it with this hop! What an amazing group of cards you crafted to share! Love the second card best. Very creative!

  4. Wow you have been busy with this release. All great designs but I a taken with the first one how you have used the rays with the snowflake.

  5. Terrific cards. Love how you used the rays for a background. Thanks.

  6. Wonderful cards! I really love the way you used the BB Rays design, and your 'wild birthday' card is great!!


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