Wednesday 27 March 2024

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - 3 Stamp Sets 1, One-Layer Card

Good morning

I'm back with some Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration today.

I was recently tasked with making an 18th birthday card for my godson and masculine cards are the kind I find the most difficult, so to make one for an older teenager was even more daunting!  I had a rummage through my Uniko stash and decided to combine three stamp sets: Big & Bold HappyBackground Blocks Halftone and Explosion!

And other than the number dies I adhered, this is a completely flat, one layer card with all the elements stamped directly on the card base.  For full details of how this was made, take a look at my post over on the Uniko blog, here.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Big & Bold Happy, Background Blocks Halftone, Explosion!
  • Ink: Altenew - Autumn Blaze, Nimbus, Olive, Vineyard Berry; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Dies: Spellbinders - Be Bold Lowercase Alphabet and Numbers

I was really pleased with how this one turned out and I hope this gives you some inspiration for those trickier masculine designs.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and with the Easter weekend approaching we are already past the halfway point of the working week.  Mustn't grumble, eh!  I hope you have some lovely plans for the long weekend.

Monday 11 March 2024

Uniko March 2024 Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi there

It's time for another Non-Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop and Giveaway at Uniko.  On non-release months the team revisit previously released products and give them some well-deserved love.  For this month, we are revisiting the gorgeous stamp sets in the Spring Botanicals series.

I have two cards for you today, both were made for Mother's Day, which was yesterday in the UK.  They are both very similar in design but I've used different techniques on each.

First up I've used the beautiful Spring Botanicals Daffodil stamp set...

I stamped the daffodil directly on the card base and then stamped and cut out a mask.  As well as covering up the daffodil, I also masked off the bottom right corner with low tack tape.  I then ink blended the background in three shades of Distress Oxide Ink and then sprinkled some water drops and blotted to remove the colour.  The sentiments were heat embossed in white on some black cardstock and these were adhered on 3D foam.  To finish I added some scattered clear gems.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Daffodil
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxide - Rustic Wilderness, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opague Bright White
  • Clear gems from stash

For my second card I used emboss resist with Spring Botanicals Snowdrop and the sentiment is from the Simply Said stamp set...

On a die cut panel I stamped the snowdrops in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white.  I then blended up from the bottom corner using two shades of Distress Oxide.  I then "painted" the snowdrops with water and blotted with kitchen paper to remove the ink.  I stamped the sentiment in black and adhered the panel flat to the card base.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Snowdrop, Simply Said
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg, Shabby Shutters; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opague Bright White
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles

Here are all the Spring Botanicals stamp sets in their entirety...

Bev is offering  a prize to one lucky comment left along the hop. Simply leave comments along the hop before midnight GMT on Monday 18 March 2024 and the winner will receive a £15 eGift Code to spend in the store!

Don't forget to take a look at the main Uniko post, here, where the rest of the team are sharing their projects.  For ease you can hop along to all the Brand Ambassadors as follows:

Anita (that's me!)

Uniko also has some March Madness for you...

Check out the store, here, to pick up some bargains.  Thanks for taking the time to visit today :)

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