Uniko Challenge Reminder

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi there! Just popping in today to remind you that there is one more week left to join in on the current Uniko Challenge! The theme is SUMMER with an optional twist to use the image below for inspiration. Check it out:

I chose to just keep it simple and use a Summer theme without the photo for inspiration. Butterflies definitely remind me of summer so I decided to go that route. I am LOVING this card SO much! I think it's one of my personal favorites...EVER. ;)

The background is stamped using a medium grey ink. There is a diecut behind the butterfly using vellum. The butterfly was stamped on watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. I colored it in using Ranger Distress Markers and then blended it with a water brush. The butterfly body is covered in Sparkle n Sprinkle glitter for a super sparkly finish! A few sequins on the card base add a bit more interest.

Thanks for stopping by today...I would love to hear what you think! Make sure to check out the Uniko blog for the design team's cards!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - English Country Garden, Natures Treasures I
Die: Top Dog Dies - Pocket Page Banner Die Set
Cardstock: PTI - White
Specialty Paper: Ranger/Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper; Vellum
Ink: Lawn Fawn - Hippo; Ranger - Archival (Black)
Other: Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Water Brush, Foam tape, Sparkle n Sprinkle Cloud 9 Glitter, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Silver Sequins - Joanns

Uniko Beautiful Blooms Revisited Blog Hop!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It's a great day to stop by because it's the Uniko August 2015 Design Team Blog Hop (and giveaway)!!

First I want to inform you of another exciting thing....keep your eyes peeled this week for a NEW set of dies lining the shelf at Uniko HQ!

So, this month we are taking a look back at a previously released product, dusting it off and giving it some love! This month we are revisiting TWO products, the previously released Beautiful Blooms I and II...

So let's talk about my card! One of my favorite Uniko stamp sets to date is Beautiful Blooms II! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! So here, I kept my card mostly black and white, but wanted to draw attention to a couple of the blooms by stamping inside the black outlines with red and yellow ink. I think it sure makes them pop! I did a lot of masking with the others flowers surrounding the colored ones, and also masked the two leaves.

The sentiment is from Simply Said Birthday. Under that, I adhered a diagonal strip of striped vellum to the bottom of the panel. I think it gives it more interest and draws your eyes down the card :) I finished it off with some sequins, and the panel is mounted to the card base using foam tape.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!! Simply comment on each blog along the hop for your chance to win the featured sets or an eGift Certificate code to the same value if you already own them.

Nicki ----> That's Me!
Sarah P

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II, Simply Said Birthday
Cardstock: PTI - White
Specialty Paper: Striped Vellum - DCWV
Ink: PTI - True Black, Lemon Tart; Ranger - Classic Cherry
Other: Foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins