Friday, July 18, 2014

Uniko Studio Challenge #12


Welcome to the next challenge over at Uniko Studio! This one YOU WILL LOVE! It is ANYTHING GOES!!! Yes, you can create whatever the heck you WANT to this time! Whether you use any of your Uniko Studio clear stamp sets or dies, or some of the FREE printables found on the website, you have total freedom to create something awesome. So, what are you waiting for?!? Let's get crafty!


I love trying new techniques, so I did this one by Jennifer McGuire. She absolutely AMAZES me!! She is so creative. I still like her card better than mine, but it was still fun to do! ;)

So glad you stopped by and I hope I've inspired you to try something new AND play along in our current challenge!!

You've got plenty of time to enter your project. August 14th, 09:00 UK time is the deadline. The winner will be announced by August 17th on the Uniko Studio blog.

The Prizes:
  • A £20 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight & £5 Gift Certificate

Supplies: 
Stamps: Flower Power #1, Flower Power #5, Natures Treasures I, All Occasion Sentiments #2, Paradise - Hummingbird
Dies: Uniko Studio - Graphic Flowers
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: SU - Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy; PTI - True Black

Friday, July 11, 2014

Uniko Studio Revisited Blog Hop - Chrysanthemums

I apologize for my post being late. But hey, I'm here now, right?! ;)

Welcome to your next stop on the Uniko Studio Revisited Blog Hop! This month, we are revisiting Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum clear stamp set and matching Designer Dies.






Here's my creation! The large Chrysanthemum was heat embossed with white EP on watercolor paper. Using a Ranger Distress Ink pad, a Distress Marker, a craft sheet, some water, and a watercolor brush, I got the effect below. Very easy and I think it came out nice. It was then die-cut.


The card base was stamped with a stamp from the Natures Treasures I set. A full layer of vellum was adhered to the card base, making the background very subtle and soft. The sentiment was stamped directly on the vellum. The flower was adhered using foam tape, and one corner punched with the corner rounder ;)

Be sure to hop along and simply comment on each blog for the chance to win the featured set PLUS the coordinating Designer Dies Collection or a Gift Certificate to the same value if you already own them. You have until Midnight Wednesday, July 16th to comment and the winner will be announced on the Uniko Studio blog on Thursday, July 17th.

Nicki  ---- That's Me!


Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum; Natures Treasures I
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone; Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink: PTI - Smokey Shadow; Ranger Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry)
Marker: Ranger Distress - Worn Lipstick
Other: SU - Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Tape,Watercolor Brush

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Uniko Studio June Release!

Once again it's time for the Uniko Studio June Release! Below you will see the FOUR new products that are NOW available for purchase on the Uniko Studio website! 

If you've been joining in on the fun since the Sneak Peeks you might want to check HERE to see if you are a mystery prize winner! 

Now grab a drink & let's get to the fun and see these new clear stamp sets in full...



Classic Alphabe9 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

First up is Classic Alphabet, which is exactly what the name of the set says, a versatile classic alphabet with 3 little monogram frames.

The next product is my FAVORITE of this release. The detail in those butterflies are just gorgeous. Endless color combos and ways to color them in.



English Country Garden - Butterflies £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

This set features a large butterfly which is easily coloured. Then there are two smaller butterflies and a perfectly fitting sentiment.

Next up is Flower Power #5, the next in the Flower Power Series. As you can see the set features a 2 step stamping flower and thank you themed sentiments. There were a lot of you that guessed correctly and if you recognise the flower it's because it's a larger version of one of the flowers contained in Background Builders:Vines.



Flower Power #5 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

Lastly but no means least we have the fourth clear stamp set being released...



Paradise - Hummingbird £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

This set features an elegant hummingbird and floral elements with an Art Deco feel to them. There are also a couple of sentiments in a lovely handwritten calligraphy font.

The card I am sharing with you today is a very personalized birthday card! I am loving the Classic Alphabet set. There are just SO MANY things you can do with it!


I used Kristina Werner's technique shown in this video to create the background which is on watercolor paper. Her card was also an inspiration for this one.

I cut a small white cardstock piece and rounded the left two corners. Then, I used the Classic Alphabet and stamped "BEN" first. Next was "Happy Birthday", and then the yellow stars. The balloon strings were stamped on top of the stars.

The balloons were stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock, with the larger one being stamped first. Then I cut out a mask of that balloon so I could stamp the polka dot one next to it. The stars were added for more detail...which I LOVE!! Then I fussy cut the balloons and popped them up with dimensional foam tape and positioned them right over the balloon strings. I wish I had taken a closer pic of that so you can see the dimension. All the stamp sets I used are listed in the supplies below (there were a bunch....although only one was from this release! Hope that's okay!).

Make sure to visit ALL the blogs below to see all the beautiful creations from Bev and the Design Team, AND to comment for a chance to win the ENTIRE release (If you win & have already purchased the release a full refund will be given). You have until midnight Sunday, June 15th to comment & the winner will be announced on the Uniko blog & Facebook page on Monday, June 16th.



Don't forget to check the Winner Winner WINNERS! post to see if you are a Mystery Prize Winner!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun and also for all the visits and comments over the last few days with Sneak Peeks & Introducing posts. I hope you have enjoyed it!


Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Classic Alphabet, Label Love: Birthday, A Gift for You (sentiment), Label Love: Christmas (stars)
Cardstock: SU - Bashful Blue; PTI - White; Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink: PTI - Smokey Shadow; Ranger Distress Inks (Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans); SU - Bashful Blue
Other: SU - Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Tape, Mini Mister spray bottle (Ranger)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Uniko Studio - Introducing Flower Power #5

Welcome back to the third day of introduction posts for the Uniko Studio June release! Here's the sneak peek photo of the stamp set that I shared a couple days ago. Remember, on June 11th, all the new sets will be available for purchase over on the Uniko Studio website!


If you have been a Uniko Studio fan for awhile, you will probably recognize this series, Flower Power. This version is really fun, with polka dot leaves!


I'd love to know what you think of my card! :)

Make sure to visit the other design team members & Beverley's blog to see more gorgeous creations using this awesome set! Head on over to the Uniko blog to see the links to all the designers' blogs! If you comment on their introduction and release day posts, you will have a chance to win a prize!! You also have a chance to win by commenting on the Uniko Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and signing up for the Uniko newsletter!


Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Flower Power #5, Background Builders: Round in Circles
Cardstock: SU - Basic Black; PTI - White
Ink: PTI - True Black, Lemon Tart
Other: SU - Corner Rounder Punch, Pearl Stickers

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Uniko Studio Introduction: English Country Garden - Butterflies

Welcome back to the second day of introduction posts for the Uniko Studio June release! Here's the sneak peek photo of the stamp set that was revealed a couple days ago. Remember, on June 11th, all the new sets will be available for purchase over on the Uniko Studio website!



I think this is my favorite set this month!! Don't get me wrong, they are ALL FABULOUS, but this one is exceptionally beautiful, and has so much potential! Check it out.


The watercolor paper is mounted to a black cardstock base. The large butterfly and the phrase are both heat embossed with white ep. I used Distress Inks, a craft mat, and a water brush to color in the large butterfly. So fun!! Using pretty much the same technique, I gently brushed over the sentiment with multiple ink colors and blended them together with the water brush. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! The small butterflies were "painted" directly on the stamp with inks and the water brush, then stamped directly on the watercolor paper. A few black enamel dots finish it off!

I'd love to know what you think of this!! I can't wait to play around more with this set....so gorgeous!

Make sure to visit the other design team members & Beverley's blog to see more gorgeous creations using this awesome set! Head on over to the Uniko blog to see the links to all the designers' blogs! If you comment on their introduction and release day posts, you will have a chance to win a prize!! You also have a chance to win by commenting on the Uniko Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and signing up for the Uniko newsletter!


Supplies: 
Stamps: English Country Garden - Butterflies
Cardstock: SU - Basic Black; Strathmore - Watercolor Paper
Ink: Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Other: MME Enamel Dots

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Uniko Studio - Introducing Classic Alphabet

Good morning! I'm excited that today I can finally share with you my first project using Uniko Studio's new stamp set called "Classic Alphabet". Beginning June 11th, 2014, you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with all the other new sets being released this month!!

In case you missed it a couple days ago, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.


Now....here's my creation! I used the letters to spell out "CONGRATS!" in gender neutral colors since this is a card I'm sending to a friend who is expecting! I used the same colors to stamp the circles in random groups around the card. I used one of the teeny tiny dot stamps from Background Builder: Vines to add some random dots too! Those, along with a few enamel dots, remind me of confetti....because this is quite the thing to celebrate, isn't it?!


Make sure to visit the other design team members & Beverley's blog to see more gorgeous creations using this awesome set! Head on over to the Uniko blog to see the links to all the designers' blogs!


Supplies: 
Stamps: Classic Alphabet, Background Builders: Vines
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink: PTI - Lemon Tart, Classic Kraft; SU - Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue
Other: MME Enamel Dots

Friday, June 6, 2014

Uniko Studio June Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

I'm back for Sneak Peek Day 2 of the Uniko Studio June release!


I'm sure this peek doesn't need much explaining, all I'm going to say is does the flower look familiar?!


This last peek is something a little different, with an Art Deco feel. I think you will love it!

That's all the Sneak Peeks for this release, but Beverley, the Design Team and the Guest Designer will be back tomorrow with the first product introduction!

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The release schedule is outlined below...

Sneak Peeks June 5th - 6th - These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing June 7th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designer will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Wednesday, June 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for one lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from June 5th - 10th. Beverley from Uniko Studio will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes! She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to comment along the way to be in the chance of winning!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, Following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Uniko Studio June Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Welcome to the excitement of the Uniko Studio June release! We are starting by giving you a couple sneak peeks at what's in store this month!

 

First up is an essential classic which is sure to be a useful addition to your stamping arsenal. I'm sure it doesn't leave much to guessing what this is...?!


This peek might look familiar to those who have been following Uniko Studio for some time. It's a real life version of a Digital Collection!

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The release schedule is outlined below...

Sneak Peeks Today & Tomorrow (June 6th) These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing June 7th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designer will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Wednesday, June 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for one lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from June 5th - 10th. Beverley from Uniko Studio will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes! She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to comment along the way to be in the chance of winning!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, Following on Twitter and Pinterest!