Sunday 18 February 2024

Uniko 12th Birthday New Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning!

It's release day over at Uniko and I'm here to reveal the whole release and share another card.

Here's the final card I made and I decided to use the new Background Blocks MOD Builder and sentiments from the new Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments set...


I began by stamping the MOD builder off the edge of the card in a pale ink and coloured it it with a Copic marker.  I kept my stamp in my MISTI so I could re-stamp in the teal colour afterwards, as the ink I used isn't Copic friendly.  Next I stamped a flower using elements from the Mid Century Modern Florals set in co-ordinating colours.  I stamped two of the greetings from the Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments set in bold black and then finished the card by adding some dot sprinkles to the corner image and the flower.


Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks MOD Builder, Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments, Mid Century Modern Florals
  • Ink: Copic Marker - BG23; Versa Color - Lagoon Blue; Altenew - Volcano Lake; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Sprinkles: Little Dots


So, now to reveal the new products in full.

An addition to the Ink & Flip stencil series...Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering set...



a new addition to the Mid Century Modern series...Mid Century Modern Birthday...



and more sentiments to co-ordinate...Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments...



and finally...Background Blocks MOD Builder



I think this is a great little release from Bev to celebrate Uniko's 12th Birthday!  Be sure to leave some comment love either on the Brand Ambassador blogs or social media.  You can find all the links over at the Uniko bloghere.  There are a few giveaways this month and you can find out all the information over at the main Uniko blog.  The Giveaways are open until the end of February and the new products, above, are available to purchase now.

Thanks for visiting today.


Saturday 17 February 2024

Uniko Celebrating 12 Years - Introducing...Background Blocks MOD Builder

Good morning and happy Saturday!

How have you been enjoying the Uniko new release introductions over the last few days?  Well, it's Day 4 and the last of the introductions today.  And we have an addition to the Background Blocks series for you...Background Blocks MOD Builder.

If you're a fan of Uniko this one may look familiar to you.  That's because the same design was previously released as a stencil.


Ok, I have two examples for you using this one and first up I did some emboss resist with water colouring...


I stamped and heat embossed the image in clear on some watercolour cardstock.  I then randomly watercoloured, wet on wet, over and around the image before die cutting the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, from the new Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments set that was introduced yesterday, on a strip of vellum and wrapped this around the panel, adhering on the reverse, before mounting the panel on the card base using 3D foam.


Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks MOD Builder, Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Crushed Olive
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss, Opaque Bright White


And my second card combines the new set with sentiments from the Mid Century Modern Frames set...


I stamped the main image in the centre but off the edge of the card in grey ink and then used the repeating design to add to the image at the top and bottom.  I then used one of the co-ordinating solid images to add colour to selected parts.  I stamped and heat embossed the greetings from the Mid Century Modern Frames set on grey cardstock and die cut these before adhering them flat, nestled within the design.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks MOD Builder; Mid Century Modern Frames
  • Ink: VersaMark; Altenew - Silver Stone, Soft Lilac, Minty Mint
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax


The team are sharing more projects over on the main Uniko blog, here so be sure to check that out and follow the links.

The entire release will be available to purchase from 9am GMT tomorrow, Sunday 18 January 2024. 

I'll be back tomorrow morning to reveal the entire release and share another card.


Friday 16 February 2024

Uniko Celebrating 12 Years - Introducing...Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments

Hi there

It's Day 3 of the 12th Birthday/February release introductions from Uniko and today is the turn of another series addition...Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments.

I made two super clean and simple one layer cards to showcase this new set.


First up I paired the sentiment with some images from the Mid Century Modern Florals set...


This is so simple it doesn't really need a tutorial.  Just simple stamping of separate elements.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments, Mid Century Modern Florals
  • Ink: Altenew - Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Altenew - Marshland, Evening Gray, Desert Night, Dew Drops, Autumn Blaze


And my second card is just as simple but this one combined the sentiment with the Mid Century Modern Shapes stencil and one part of the Layering Bauhaus Blocks stencil...


I inked up the soft shapes first and then stamped the sentiment.  I felt it needed something else so I added the three vertical lines which are a small section of the Bauhaus Block stencil.  Another simple one.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Mid Century Modern Everyday Sentiments
  • Stencils: Uniko - Mid Century Modern Shapes, Layering Bauhaus Blocks
  • Ink: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Altenew - Marshland, Dew Drops, Desert Night, Evening Gray


Don't forget that the Brand Ambassadors are all sharing more projects over on the main Uniko blog, here.  

The entire release will be available to purchase from 9am GMT on Sunday 18 January 2024. 

I'll be back tomorrow to introduce another new stamp set.  I hope you can take a look.


Thursday 15 February 2024

Uniko Celebrating 12 Years - Introducing...Mid Century Modern Birthday

Hi there

It's Day 2 of the 12th Birthday/February release introductions from Uniko and next up is a fantastic set to add to the Mid Century Modern series of stamps and stencils...Mid Century Modern Birthday.  I think I'm going to revisit this one of plenty of occasions.


Although designed as one of the retro present images in the set, the first thing I saw was a vase, so that's where I've headed with this one layer card...


I stamped the linear image of the present to create the three vases then, with a green Tombow marker, hand drew the stems.  I then stamped the image that can be used as a bow or a flower, to create the three flower heads.  The bold sentiment from this set is great and the card didn't really need much more, so I finished by adding some clear jewels as the flower centres.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Mid Century Modern Birthday
  • Ink: Altenew - Silver Lake, Ocean Waves, Warm Sunshine, Puffy Heart; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Accents: Clear jewels from stash


And for my second card I decided to leave it greeting free and let the images pop with some bright colours...


I stamped all the linear parcels first in black ink (I think the slim ones were designed to be stamped with the widest part uppermost, but you get presents in all shapes and sizes, eh!), then followed by stamping the co-ordinating solid images in bright shades, I decided to offset these for a playful feel.  Then finished by stamping the various parcel toppers.  I love this card, the simplicity and bright colours just work.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Mid Century Modern Birthday
  • Ink: Altenew - Rubellite, Aqualicious, Parrot; Versafine Clair - Nocturne


The projects that the team have made using this set are fantastic, you can check them out here.

The entire release will be available to purchase from 9am GMT on Sunday 18 January 2024. 

Another introduction will follow tomorrow so please do check it out if you can.


Wednesday 14 February 2024

Uniko Celebrating 12 Years - Introducing... Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering Stencil

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!

Today marks the start of the new product introductions for the 12th Birthday/February release at Uniko and first up is a new addition to the Ink & Flip stencil series, and this one is a set of two...Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering Stencil.

Here's my first card, and I've just used the main geometric heart for this one...


Here I've inked up the first sections with Distress Oxide in Saltwater Taffy, then flipped the stencil and done exactly the same.  Believe it or not, the second inking is the same ink, but while the ink was still wet I've blended some mica powder over the top to add the shimmer.  I finished with a sentiment from the Everyday Love Sentiments stamp set and a smooth gem.  The panel was die cut using a scalloped rectangle die but I felt that the scallops didn't work with the geometric heart so I just trimmed off the scalloped edges leaving the pierced detailing.


Materials used:
  • Stencil: Uniko - Ink & Flip Geometric Heart 
  • Stamps: Uniko - Everyday Love Sentiments
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Saltwater Taffy; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Mica Powder: Honey Doo Crafts - White Opal
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles


And for my second card I used the two stencils together...


I inked up the background using the ink and flip method and two shades of Distress Oxide ink.  Next I inked up the central heart all in one shade of grey.  The sentiment is from the You Are Sentiments Outlined stamp set.  To finish I added a pink heart droplet.

Materials used:
  • Stencil: Uniko - Ink & Flip Geometric Heart Layering Stencil
  • Stamps: Uniko - You Are Sentiments Outlined
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, Lost Shadow; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Accent: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Droplets: Blossom Hearts


To see more projects and this stencil set in action my fellow Brand Ambassadors are sharing more makes over at the main Uniko blog, here.

This stencil, along with all the products being introduced this week will be available from 9am GMT on Sunday 18 January 2024. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another introduction so please do pop back to take a look.


Tuesday 13 February 2024

Uniko 12th Birthday New Release - Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hi there

Back today to share more sneak peeks of the upcoming 12th Birthday product release from Uniko.

The next two are further great additions to the Mid Century Modern series, I'm loving how many great products Bev has designed in this style...







I'll be back tomorrow to begin the introductions and share projects I've created using these new goodies.  Thanks as always for taking a look.


Monday 12 February 2024

Uniko 12th Birthday New Release - Sneak Peeks Day 1

Good morning 

As part of the 12th Birthday Celebrations, Bev has been busy organising anther product release for you over at Uniko!

Today we are sharing the first two product sneak peeks.

First up, is another great addition to the Ink & Flip stencil series...



And the second is a new stamp set to add to the growing Mid Century Modern series...




I'll be back tomorrow with sneak peeks of two more new products.  Following that, be sure to check out the Uniko blog, here, over the next few days to see the introductions by the Brand Ambassadors and to see the new products in action


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