Welcome back everyone,
25 June 2021
20 June 2021
Welcome to everyone. I’m so glad you’ve been able to visit today as we have a review of the Uniko stencils release and a Brand Ambassador blog hop which means there are goodies up for grabs. Yay!
So here are all the stencils release this month:
All of the NEW products are available for purchase over HERE on the Uniko website.
As you can probably tell from yesterday’s post, I loved the English Country Garden Butterfly stencils so I have used the second one for today’s card. The crisp edges of this stencil are just fantastic.
19 June 2021
Day three of the Uniko Introductions and today is a stencil bundle consisting of English Country Garden Butterfly I, English Country Garden Butterfly II stencil and a Butterfly mask.
Well now, who just swooned over these because I know I did when I first saw them!
18 June 2021
Welcome back for the next Uniko Introduction and today it’s the Mixed Mini Geometrics stencil.
Another great addition to the Uniko range I’m sure you’ll agree.
This stencil reminded me of building blocks in a nursery so it would be ideal for a new baby or 1st birthday card.
I decided to have a great time getting inky with this one so I mixed various colours of ink with some gloss texture paste and added them one at a time through the stencil, being careful not to overlap them too much.
I used my stencilled piece as a background and used the triangle as my inspiration for the edge of the top section of the card. I also picked out the star and added a die cut one to match.
I urge you to head over to the Uniko blog to check out what the rest of the team have made. I can tell you that they are fabulous!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next Uniko stencil introduction. 😁
17 June 2021
Welcome to day one of the Uniko Introducing blog posts. Today we are introducing the Pure Florals Rose stencil. She’s a beauty!
My immediate thought was a beautiful red rose but I mixed it up a bit by using red card instead and stencilling white texture paste through the stencil.
The stencil is such a good size I didn’t feel the need to add much more other than a sentiment and a few enamel dots. To give you an idea of size, my card blank is 6 inch square.
I hope you love this start to the new release and pop over to the Uniko blog to see more fantastic makes by the Brand Ambassadors. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the next new release stencil!
16 June 2021
Good morning all,
I always find a sneak peek rather exciting so without any further procrastination here are the June 2021 Uniko stencil sneak peeks:
This month we are all about the stencil but don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long for some stamp sneak peeks heading this way in July!
I hope that’s got you all stirred up! We start showcasing the new designs each day this week so pop back here or to the Uniko blog tomorrow to see the first one in full! There is some amazing inspiration coming too! ☺️
15 June 2021
I’m here with another Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration post and today I am using the Background Builders: Seeing Stars stamp set.
It’s been a while since I inked this lovely set up and today I’ve made three completely different cards to show just how versatile these Background Builders sets are.
My first card is one for the children and a pocket shaker card. I’ve used a combination of large and small stars to create a background which I have given a watercolour wash and coloured with alcohol markers. I secured the acetate on three sides at the back of the stamped panel before adding the sequins and beads. I then closed off the fourth side and attached to the card blank using foam tape. All sentiments used on these cards are from the Uniko Anniversaire Arts Decoratifs stamp set.
11 June 2021
We are back again with a new colour challenge this week at Color My Heart Color Dare. Challenge #448 asks you to use at least three of the colours shown and in addition to this you can use black, white and gold.
We reference Close To My Heart colours but you can use any as long as they are a very close match. Please reference the colours you have used too.
I chose to use Cinnamon, Peach and Sage.
Unusually for me, I have gone with quite a fussy design. I bought the oval dies a while ago and haven’t had chance to use them until now. I cut the smaller oval from Peach card but as I didn’t have any Sage card I blended Lawn Fawn Sage Leaf ink over white card stock and cut the largest oval from that. I adhered the two together after I had stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Guava ink. I die cut some leaves from the leftover Sage card and I die cut the flowers from Peach and Cinnamon card. I glued them together and adhered to the card front after shaping them and added pearl drops to the centre.
This was one of those cards that started off differently in my mind but as I started making it I didn’t like what I was creating so I changed it quite a bit!
Head over to the Color My Heart Color Dare blog and check out the fabulous makes by the rest of the Design Team. Please do join in as we love to see your creations and I love to see how differently everyone approaches the challenge.
9 June 2021
Welcome back for another Christmas Craft Creations challenge. This month we are looking for Heat Embossing:
I decided to try and get as much heat embossing as possible into my design so I started off by stamping a script background (this is a small stamp so I’ve used it three times here) onto red card and heat embossing in Wow! Opaque Bright White powder. I cut this panel out leaving a narrow border before matting onto gold mirror card and then a Kraft card base. I then heat embossed the reindeer and stars in Wow! Gold Rich powder onto green card and fussy cut before adhering to the script panel. I cut the sentiment and border from a die I received with a UK magazine, Die Cutting Essentials. I pressed the ‘Happy Christmas’ part of the sentiment into Wow! One Hundred and One powder and carefully heated until I was happy with the result. The One Hundred and One powder is a mix of black and white (think Dalmatian!) and is a chunky product which gives a raised effect.
Whilst I had all the heat embossing tools out I decided to make a second card with the same colour theme.
My top tips for heat embossing would be:
Ensure you use an embossing buddy to stop any stray powder ending up on areas you don’t want it
I have to highly recommend Wow! Powders because I have tried a few and these are the best (I am in no way connected or sponsored by them, this is just my honest opinion!).
Use a heat tool (not a hairdryer) and let it warm up for a full 30 seconds before aiming at your powder.
Move over the powder evenly but do not linger as this can over heat or burn the powder and card.
I hope you will join us in this month’s challenge. Head over to the blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and leave them some love.
4 June 2021
I'm here with a reminder about Uniko challenge #65 which has an 'Anything Goes' theme and an optional twist of 'Use Die Cuts'. There are prizes up for grabs and some are randomly selected so it's well worth joining in.
2 June 2021
We are live with a new challenge at The Male Room and this month we are looking for the theme Dads and Grandads: