Uniko Studio Revisited Blog Hop

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hi and welcome to the Uniko Studio Revisited blog hop using Accent Essentials: Arrows. See the image below for the full stamp set.

I'm so glad you came by for this awesome hop! I've been having a blast stamping some Valentine cards using the Accent Essentials: Arrows set, combined with the December release stamps!

This first card is actually pretty simple to make. The background is sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Once that was dry, I stamped the arrows in a pattern using black ink. The heart is also stamped in black, and popped up with foam tape. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! I wish you could see the detail of the glimmer mist...it has such a pretty shimmer to it when the light hits it just the right way. Couldn't capture that with the camera unfortunately.

My second card has lots going on, LOL! This is totally not my usual style, and I'm really not too crazy about it, but thought I would share it with you anyway.

The pattern on the right side was created using the solid arrow shape from the set. The tiny hearts are from the Flower Power #3 set. Valentine and the arrows are heat embossed with white powder. I colored on top of the arrows with pink colored pencils. The vertical strip is silver glitter tape.

I hope I inspired you in some way today! Enjoy hopping along! Your next stop is Ren-Yi. Be sure to comment on each stop because one lucky winner will receive the Accent Essentials: Arrows stamp set, AND a £5 gift certificate to Uniko Studio!! You have until midnight Tues, Jan 14th to enter for a chance to win.


Love You card:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Accent Essentials: Arrows, Always & Forever
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone
Ink: Staz-on - Black
Other: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Scarlet; Foam Dimensionals

Valentine card:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Accent Essentials: Arrows, All Occasion Sentiments #5, Always & Forever, Flower Power #3
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - grey from my stash!
Ink: PTI - Smokey Shadow; SU - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Other: Sweet Stamps - white embossing powder; Glitter Ribbon - Recollections; Colored Pencils


  1. Gorgeous cards, Nicki! The first card is my fav.

  2. Hi Nicki, on first glance at your card, I thought it was a distressed look in the background which I wasn't too sure about, but when I read that it is actually shimmery, that completely changed my mind!! Loving it! The second is busy, but fun!! Huge Gossip Girl fan so anything with XOXO on it is a winner for me!! What I love about both your cards, is that I feel both could be given to a man for valentines -not too flowery. Plain, simple. effective and above all, romantic!! xx

  3. Awesome design!! I love the bg and black details.

  4. Both cards are eye-catching delights! The pink shimmer on the first pairs wonderfully with the black; the pink/black/silver combination on the second is striking. Gorgeous!

  5. 2 fabulous cards - I love your creativity.
    Caroline xxx

  6. That pink shimmer with the black is wonderful, Nicki ... and the colour combo of pink and black with the glittery silver is fab! Anita :)

  7. Not sure if my first comment got published--please delete if this is a duplicate.
    Great graphic designs on both these cards. You've given some very creative ideas for ways to use arrows! Now off to put together some Valentine's cards!

  8. 2 amazing cards and great combination of stamps. x

  9. Great designs. I love the glimmer mist background on the first card, looks great overstamped with black x

  10. Love the background on your first card, but both are really beautiful, love all the stamping on the second as well. TFS

  11. A FABulous duo, loving the distressed BG of the first and LOVING the colours & layout of the second - so artistic. Hugs Bev x

  12. Love the glimmer mist and cool stamps!


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