Thursday 11 January 2024

Uniko January 2024 Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hi there

Bev at Uniko is kicking off 2024 by bringing back the Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hops and Giveaways, where the team revisit the oldie but goodie products and give them some well-deserved love.  Today we are revisiting the Beautiful Blooms I stamp set and Designer Dies Beautiful Blooms I.

I have four cards for you today, all a little different to hopefully give you some crafty inspiration.  Unfortunately, I don't have the die set in my stash so where the flowers have dimension I have fussy cut them.

First up, I've used vellum for the bloom and paired the stamp set with the Birthday Wishes stamp set...

I die cut a piece of pale green textured cardstock with a scalloped die to use as my card front panel.  I stamped and heat embossed the smaller of the flowers in the set in white on vellum and then fussy cut it out.  I then placed this in position in order to work out where I wanted the leaves to be stamped.  These were then stamped in a soft green and the flower was adhered on 3D foam.  I finished by stamping the sentiment from the Birthday Wishes set in grey ink.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Birthday Wishes
  • Ink: VersaMark; Altenew - Mountain Mist, Grey Denim
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles
  • Cardstock and vellum from stash

My second project involved a little masking of the images and I combined it with the Quilted stencil and the Simply Said stamp set...

I think this is my favourite of the four cards today, and other than the sentiment strip, it's a one layer design.  I began by stamping the first flower in two shades of yellow/orange ink.  I then masked it to stamp the second flower and lower leaves, which were also stamped in two shades of ink.  I finally masked the second flower, stamped the upper leaf and then masked all the leaves.  I then inked through the Quilted stencil in grey ink, masking off a few sections to create the stepped design.  To finish I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white on grey cardstock.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Simply Said
  • Stencil: Uniko - Quilted
  • Ink: Altenew - Warm Sunshine, Orange Cream, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Silver Lake

Card three uses coloured cardstock for a tone on tone effect...

I stamped the flowers in blue ink on paler blue cardstock and the leaves in green on paler green cardstock.  These were then fussy cut.  I added some score lines to create some interest on the card base without adding any layers and then positioned and adhered the flowers and leaves, which are all adhered flat apart from the large flower which is adhered on 3D foam.  I finished with a stamped sentiment from the Simply Said set.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Simply Said
  • Ink: Altenew - Caribbean Sky, Moss; Versfine Clair - Nocturne
  • Accents: Little Things From Lucy's Cards - Sprinkles: Little Dots

And for my final card I combined Beautiful Blooms I with Background Blocks Pinstripe and a sentiment from Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum...

I began by stamping the large flower from the set in shades of pink, adding the darker inks to the stamp with a blender brush.  I then masked the flower and stamped the Background Block Pinstripe image in a darkish grey.  I cut the mask right to the flower edge and some of the ink migrated under the mask but hey, this is handmade not Hallmark, right?!  I finished with a sentiment stamped in one of the same pink shades, adhered on a sentiment strip.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Background Blocks Pinstripe, Pure Florals Chrysanthemum (sentiment)
  • Ink: Altenew - Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Cosmic Berry, Industrial Diamond

And this is what you get in the stamp and die sets, which can also be purchased as a bundle...

Don't forget to take a look at the main Uniko post, here, where the rest of the team are sharing their projects and if you follow the hop and comment along the way you could be the lucky winner of a £15 eGift Code!

Thanks for visiting today.

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