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


  1. Such an eye catching card, love it.

  2. This is a wonderful modern catchy card. Your masking is perfect & the pops of colour combined with the angled vellum and sentiment really does create a flow across your card. A FABulous showcase of this set :) Hugs Bev x

  3. Oh, I LOVE this, Nicki! What a perfect card!!!
    New dies, you say?! Guess I'll be stalking the store this week! ;)

  4. This is a beautiful card! Love that bright pop of color! So fresh and fun!

  5. Happy sigh in seeing one of my favourite Uniko sets showcased so beautifully! Inspired to play with my blooms once I'm back home!

  6. Fabulous stamps! Your card looks great with these two flower that pop out from the others! And the diagonal strip is a catch-eyes! Amazing card!

  7. Very unusual and eye catching design.

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  9. Pretty card! Love the look with the bold colors on two of the flowers, and everything else in b&w! Love this pretty Beautiful Blooms II set.... it is definitely on my wish list!

  10. What a unique and pretty card. Love your idea.

  11. Such a brilliant idea to colour only 2 flowers, yes this really makes them pop. very beautiful.
    At each blog I visit my desire to win a set is growing. ;-)
    Thx for sharing, greetings Veerle

  12. I like how you made just 2 flowers stand out. Very effective. Thanks.

  13. I love the design and the striped vellum strip at the bottom is a perfect finishing touch. xx

  14. Love how modern and funky your card is, proving once again how versatile Uniko stamps are.

  15. Love the pops of colour, Nicki and the striped vellum - a very cool design!

  16. Super classy design with that clever pop of colour Nicki!
    Glad you managed to sort the stamps out and clear the residue ink!
    Sarah x

  17. Hallo Nicki
    great layout on your card
    great that you only colored two colors
    great masking and love whole card you made
    beautifully made Nicki so crisp and so CAS
    big hugs

  18. Great card, such a fabulous fresh design.

  19. Great use of masking. Fresh and funky design, the colour really pops against the b&w. Pauline

  20. Beautiful and so impressive with your cardmaking!! I am in love with your style and just how fresh and clean your card is and just how well it looks all together!! Wonderfully done!!!


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