Celebrating Bev - A Bridal Blog Hop!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Today's post is very special :) The Uniko Studio Design Team has put together a Surprise Bridal Blog Hop honoring Beverley. Her wedding is just days away, and we want to show our support of her super special day!

Beverley - I wish you so much joy as you celebrate the love and commitment between you and your fiance! I know just how special this time is for you, and I hope everything goes perfect, and that you will create memories that you will remember FOREVER!!! Sending all my love, Nicki :)

Ok, onto the card! I used the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum clear stamp set as the main focus of this card. The large flower is embossed using white embossing powder. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils--two shades of teal. The flower and leaves were both cut using Uniko's awesome new dies!! The flower is popped up with foam dimensionals.

The background pattern was created using Background Basics: Lattice, with white ink. With the addition of the sentiment flag and the sequins and pearls, the card is complete! I think this is one of my favorite cards EVER. :)

Be sure to visit the Uniko Studio blog and send your well wishes to Beverley as she quickly approaches her special wedding day! Then, get hopping along to the design team members' blogs to see their absolutely FABULOUS creations!!!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum; Background Builders: Lattice
Cardstock: SU - Kraft
Ink: Sweet Stamps - White; SU - Tempting Turquoise
Other: SU - White embossing powder, Prismacolor Pencils, Uniko Studio Chrysanthemum Dies, Sequins & Pearls - Joann's, Dimensionals

Uniko Studio Design Team Inspiration

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hello! Today I have a special project to share with you for Uniko Studio!
I stamped onto patterned paper...a very neat technique. To see the full project and how I did it, check out the Uniko Studio Blog.

Uniko Studio Super Free Saturday!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Saturday my lovely followers! It's time for another Uniko Studio Super Free Saturday! If you are not familiar with SFS, let me explain. Bev over at Uniko, has designed a great digital freebie for anyone to download! Just visit the WEBSITE, and you'll see the details there. Print it on your home printer, and then CREATE with one or more of the elements in the download. The possibilities really are endless!!

I decided to incorporate elements from the SFS digital file, and a couple stamp sets.

You can see that I used the green panel, and tilted it on an angle. I cut out two pieces from other elements in the free digital download--the flower cluster in the white panel, and the top part of the red/white polka dot panel. I adhered the polka dot piece right on top of the green panel, and the flower is raised with foam tape. The entire green panel is also adhered using foam tape.

I used the "thank you" sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #3. I masked off the "you" and "thank" separately so I could make the sentiment on two lines, instead of one.

The polka dots and the circles stamped on the card base are from Background Builders: Round in Circles (one of my fav Uniko sets!!).

I hope I've inspired you to CREATE!! Be sure to also check out the Uniko Studio Blog, where Bev has some more projects to share using the SFS download, as well as other design team members!

Stamps/Artwork: Uniko Studio - Funky Florals SFS, All Occasion Sentiments #3, Background Builders: Round in Circles
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: SU - Baja Breeze, So Saffron

Uniko Studio August Release Day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I hope you're as excited as I am about the new release from Uniko Studio!! Today is officially the day where all the latest stamp and die sets are fully revealed and are available for purchase over at the Uniko Studio website!

Check out the sets below...


 I'm also excited to share this card with you! I just love how it turned out. The color combination is one I don't think I've ever used before.

The base of the card was stamped repeatedly to create a pattern using Background Builder: Flower Power. I am very pleasantly surprised, being the perfectionist that I am, that it was SOOOO easy to use these stamps to create a background! They really are pretty easy to line up over and over again to create a look that appears to be patterned paper!!

The rest of the card was stamped with images from the Flower Power #3 set. The pink flower is cut out and popped up with foam tape. I just love the little hearts in this set! It was a perfect finishing touch for this wedding card :)

I hope I have inspired you today to go and create something pretty ;) Oh, and of course to visit the Uniko website and take a look at all the wonderful stamp sets and dies they have to offer!!!

For more inspiration, don't forget to join in on the design team blog hop!! Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release plus the Time clear stamp set. (If you win & have already purchased the release a full refund will be given. If you already own the Time set a gift certificate for the same price will be given). You have until Wednesday, August 14th to comment & the winner will be announced on the Uniko blog & Facebook page. 


Guest Designer


Uniko Studio August Release Intro - All Occasion Sentiments #3

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Welcome back to another intro of the Uniko Studio August release! Once again, Bev over at Uniko has created an awesome set of large sentiments.

Here is my one layer card. I chose three shades of purple and combined one of the sentiments with the Beautiful Blooms set. If you look closely, I had to mask out some sections. This is the first time I've tried masking in this way, and I think it's a neat effect, but I think I could use a little more practice ;)

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other design team blogs for more inspiration!

Guest Designer - Ardyth

Stamps: Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #3, Beautiful Blooms
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: SU - Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum; PTI - Royal Velvet

Uniko Studio August Release Intro - Background Builders: Flower Power

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good morning! Hope you are all having a great week!

I'm excited to share with you my first project for the Uniko Studio August Release. It's a Background Builder set called Flower Power. This will coordinate with many of the Flower Power sets, or you can use it by itself for a beautiful effect! (like I've done below)

It's a pretty simple card really. I used two of the stamps from the set and alternated them using silver embossing powder. I just LOVE the pattern it created! Before embossing, I die cut the scalloped shape (a NEW die cut set you'll see later in the week!) from the black cardstock. I layered some patterned paper underneath, stamped the sentiment multiple times, and added a few rhinestones for added interest!!

You will definitely want to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to see what gorgeous creations they have whipped up!!

Guest Designer - Ardyth

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Builders: Flower Power; Label Love: Thank You
Cardstock: SU - Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Ink: Staz-On: Black
Other: Spellbinders Die, Silver Embossing Powder - SU, Patterned Paper, Sequins, Dimensionals

Uniko Studio August Sneak Peek #2

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hey there! Back again with Uniko Studio's Sneak Peek #2 for the upcoming August release (on the 11th)! See the images below....

Another Flower Power set...

Another die set to coordinate with a previously released VERY popular stamp set....

Come back tomorrow to see a card I've made with one of the new sets!! The design team will also have projects to share with you! Can't wait for the fun to begin!! :)

Uniko Studio August Sneak Peek #1

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hi! I'm popping in quickly to share the awesome news about the Uniko Studio August release coming up! Below I've listed what events are happening...you'll definitely want to come back to visit the next several days!!

Sneak Peeks: Aug 5th & 6th - These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing: from Aug 7th - August 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action on the Uniko Studio blog & also some of the Design Team will have a project to share using the NEW products!
Release Day! August 11th - You will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the Uniko website! As tradition holds there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

**Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from August 5th - 10th as Bev from Uniko Studio will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes! There aren't 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!**

Background Building Set Sneak Peek....

Another All Occasion Sentiment Set Sneak Peek....

 Come back tomorrow for more Sneak Peeks!!!!!!