Uniko Studio *Favorite* Revisited Blog Hop

Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome to the Uniko Studio November Revisited Blog Hop! If you are following along in order, then you should have arrived here from Gayatri's blog. If not, feel free to head over to the Uniko blog to start from the beginning!

This month, Beverley asked all the design team members to choose their FAVORITE Uniko stamp or die set to feature on their blog. It was a tough choice (because there are so many Fabulous ones!), but I ultimately decided on Background Builders: Chevrons. Make sure to read through the end of this post for details on how you can win the stamp set!!

My hubby's birthday is coming up, so I thought it was appropriate to make a birthday card. I stamped 3 of the chevrons in 3 colors creating a repeating pattern for the "present". It is adhered to a dark blue panel and attached to the base with foam tape. The bow is from the Label Love: Birthday stamp set. The stars are taken from the All Occasion Sentiments #2 set...from the word "Awesome", fussy cut and adhered with foam tape.


One of my favorite parts of this card is the stamped background pattern on the card base. I used the same 3 ink colors as the present, and carefully and randomly stamped the "HAPPY" and the "BIRTHDAY" to create the look of patterned paper. I felt that it was a little too bold, so to soften the look of it, I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the cardstock base and adhered it with vellum tape. I really love the way it looks ;) What do you think?!

I'm so glad you came by to check out my creation. You will DEFINITELY want to continue the hop to see the design team's awesome work! Beverley is extremely generous this month and will be giving away one of EACH of the DT favorites...so that totals TEN winners! How incredible is that?!?! All you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the blogs below by Thurs, Nov 14th. The winner for the Background Builders: Chevron stamp set will be announced here on my blog on Friday, Nov 15th (the winners for the other prizes will also be announced on their respective blogs). HAPPY HOPPING!! Your next stop is Ren-Yi.

Nicki - That's Me!!
Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio Background Builders: Chevrons, All Occasion Sentiments #2, Label Love: Birthday
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Brilliant Blue
Ink: SU - Bashful Blue; PTI - Orange Zest; TH Distress - Faded Jeans
Other: Vellum, Foam Tape

35 comments:

  1. Fab bright fun card. Love the colour combo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely brilliant and so good to have some inspiration for a guy's card. This is going in my favourites!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that background stamping, Nicki, and what a fabulous look the vellum overlay gives! Anita (in France) :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great fun colour combination. I really like the vellum over the background stamping - looks fantastic and makes your chevrons pop just the little bit more.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome card Nicki, fabulous colour combo too and loving the background builder you have used...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous, striking, eye-catching card! Love the colours, the vellum, the layout: perfect showcase of your favourite Uniko set! Wonderful inspiration!!
    c

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fabulous card and perfect for those men out there - I always struggle with them but your card is fun, crisp and trendy. love it. x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great masculine card, I love that you've used opposite colours. So bold and striking. Great entry for the Runway challenge too :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fun card! Great colors and I love the little bow on top!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like this card Nikki, your chevrons are lovely and the background with the wording very clever and your use of vellum too.! I wish my efforts with the chevrons had been as good! bet your hubby will really be pleased with this.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love this, Nikki! The words stamped in the background look so effective with the layer of vellum - love the chevron present too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, I absolutely love this! The chevron present is a fun idea and I love the stamped sentiments too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love chevrons and I love the crisp, clean lines of your card - great color combo too.
    isoscia at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great project! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The vellum overlay looks fabulous - you get a muted version of the main colours. Very clever! Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great card. I love the vibrant colors :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Perfect card , love the bold colours and striking pattern
    Hugs Susie x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow! Great stamping on that background paper. Love the squared center panel!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great masculine card, and I love the effect of the vellum over the background!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Clever work here your colours and design perfect and another great stamp set shown off x

    ReplyDelete
  21. So clever, I love your stamping and it's a great masculine card!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wonderful interpretation of the Runway Inspired photo. Love the way you used the vellum to tone down the BG. I never think to do that, so thank you for the reminder!

    How lovely of you to offer us a chance at the chevron stamp. You did not require us to follow in order to be eligible (which I GREATLY appreciate) but I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippeee!!!
    <3 J

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love that the sentiment is in the background, allowing the stars and stripes to be the focus of the card! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is fantastic! I love an entirely stamped cards. Of course, the chevrons are wonderful, but I also really love how you randomly stamped the background.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fabulous card. The chevrons are terrific and I love how you softened the bold text with vellum - very inspired.
    Caroline xxx

    ReplyDelete
  26. love your choices here and good luck with the challenge--this is perfect for it!

    ReplyDelete

I'm so glad you came to visit me! I would love to hear your thoughts on my creations. It just makes my day! :)

 
FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATE BY DESIGNER BLOGS