Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Uniko Studio's 3rd Birthday - February 2015 Release, Reveal and Giveaway ...

...  Hello.  Today's the day!  All the mini-sets that have been introduced over the last four days are available for purchase at the Uniko Studio shop.  It's officially Uniko Studio's 3rd Birthday today - congratulations Bev!  I found Uniko Studio a few months after they first opened and now have the great privilege of being part of Bev's talented Design Team.  Here are some cards showing all the new sets:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II, Balloon Bash, Simply Said Birthday, English Country Gardens Butterflies
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pretty in Pink, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Regal Rose; Memento - Grey Flannel; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey; Sizzix/SU EF - Decorative Dots; Silver Embossing Powder; Copic Markers


I used the layout from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#109 and the colours from this week's Less is More - LIM#209 (they're celebrating 4 years!!).  I used the little confetti stamps to create the border, added a strip of grey card and a panel of white embossed card.  I added several roses - all stamped with a mixture of pinks and greys.  I finished the front with a little silver butterfly.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of grey card, and on the white panel added a simple birthday greeting along with some decoration.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My second card is an anniversary card:

50 Years - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Classic Numbers, Balloon Bash, Fontiments Birthday, Label Love Birthday
Inks: Versamark; Encore - Gold
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; Ranger - Watercolour Paper; Gold Satin Card; Derwent - Aquatone Watercolour pencils; Gold Embossing Powder


I finally got around to playing with some watercolour paints on this card.  I'm submitting to CAS-ual Fridays - CFC#136 and Happy Little Stampers - HLSFebCAS where they have embossing as the challenge.  I die cut a piece of watercolour paper, taped it down, wet the paper and added watercolour pencil scrappings.  Then I lightly brushed over blending the paint.  I love the soft green/blue background.  Once dry, I stamped, in Versamark, the sentiment and some confetti, and heat embossed with gold powder.  I layered the panel on to gold satin card and adhered it to the base.  I finished the front with an embossed gold balloon which I attached with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of gold card and on the cream panel added a simple sentiment.

50 Years insdie - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems50 Years sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My last card today is another birthday card, but this time with a slightly more masculine feel.

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Classic Numbers, Simply Said Birthday, Balloon Bash, Label Love Birthday
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Real Red; Archival - Jet Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Postage Stamps (S4-348) #5, Squares Lg (S4-126) #7, Squares Sm (S4-128) #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Papermania DP - Bookprint; SU Card - Basic Black, Real Red; Clear Embossing Powder


I used the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc#279 for this card.  I covered the card with newsprint design paper and then cut several pieces of card to create a birthday stamp!!  I stamped the birthday sentiment on white card, over stamped a balloon in Versamark and then embossed with clear powder.  I triple embossed the balloon to give it the look of enamel, then cut it out.  I stamped a few smaller balloons on the red panel, added some strings and then adhered the white balloon with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of newsprint and finished with a square panel - stamping a greeting on all four sides.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had a blast playing with the new mini-sets and mixing them with some of my older sets too.  And now it's time to join in with the Release Day Blog Hop.  Simply visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment by Wednesday 18th February, to be in with a chance of winning the ENTIRE release!  As it's Uniko Studio's 3rd birthday, Bev is giving two more £10 e-Gift Vouchers for the shop.


Deborah (that's me)

The new stamps are available now at the Uniko Studio shop.  If you order today and spend £15 or more, then Bev is offering free world wide shipping - that's a fab offer, simply quote FREESHIPPING during checkout if your order qualifies.  Here's a quick look at the four new mini-sets:




Wow, that's one marathon post!  Thank you for joining me while I introduced all these news sets.  Thanks also for leaving such lovely comments - it's always a great pleasure to see your comments - THANK YOU ALL!!!  I do hope you've enjoyed it all.  That's it for now - see you tomorrow!

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37 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

Fabulous cards Deborah. Like how you incorporated the butterfly/flowers/confetti in the first card.

sandie said...

well you rocked these sets, love the embossed gold balloons x

Mac Mable said...

The both cards using the beautiful blooms set are just gorgeous. The colours are so very pretty and the flowers are stunning with a great added extra feature down one of the sides, very clever. Also love the balloon one in the gold embossing which works really well with the colours of the background. All the cards are great inspiration for these new sets.

worrywort said...

So pretty. I love the watercoloured background on the second card.

Gillian R said...

Such beautiful cards, a wonderful showcase of the stamps

Craftyfield said...

All gorgeous cards! Love these new sets.

Carole said...

OMG you have showcased these stamps so well!All such fabulous cards.

cm said...

Wow, Deborah, a set of cards that are utterly stunning! Fabulous showcase of the new sets and YOUR creativity! The flower cluster and butterfly on the first...swooning!
~c

vinita jain said...

Simply all the creations are FANTABULOUS! Love that gold embossed balloon and gorgeous blooms with a butterfly, love them all!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Beautiful cards, Deborah! I love your card for colourQ - so fun!

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness....these are both wonderful cards!!! Love the pink/gray with those beautiful flowers and the starry sidebar. Love the watery background with the gold embossing on that gorgeous anniversary card!! Beautiful!!!
<3 J

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Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super stunning cards Debs and they really showcase the stamp sets perfectly. Can't choose between them.
Sarah x

Iris said...

Great cards and great stamps.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amber Kroening said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Craft-E-Place said...

Sensational cards! Just beautiful.
Elaine

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous bunch of cards Deborah, the one for LIM looks terrific...as do the others!
Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful mix of cards Deborah. Especially love the watercoloured background with the gold embossing ... so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Deb's I was so keen to look at all the fabulous inspiration with the Uniko sets from the DT I skipped over the fact that you'd linked up at Less is More too.
Many thanks and so thrilled you've played along this week with your stunning card.
Sarah LIM

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Pam said...

Fabulous cards! I love them all. Must have these stamps.

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! I really love the Beautiful Blooms designs, and the balloons are so fabulous too!

Kylie said...

Amazing cards, Deb! LOVE all that gold embossing! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Nicki S said...

Great cards Deborah!! My fav is the pink flower one! Love the mix of stamps on the left panel :)

Sarah Gray said...

Great cards, Deborah - they really show off the versatility of these fabulous stamps! Love the way you have used the little images down the edge of the pink and grey card, the combination of watercolour and gold embossing and the strong colours on the last card.

Carol said...

Gorgeous makes Deborah, love the pretty LIM one. Carol x

Beverley said...

I agree with Sandie, you ROCKED this release :) The flowers in those scrumptious colours has to be my FAVE! Hugs Bev x

maria f. said...

Love the watercoloring paired with gold on the anniversary card.

JW said...

Love these cards, loads of inspiration for using Bev's lovely stamps. Jill x

Maureen said...

These are all totally fabulous! Love how you used the new sets, especially the balloon one!

Lisa said...

Wow Deborah, you've been busy! These are all wonderful. Thanks so joining us at the ColourQ!

Shona Chambers said...

Such amazing cards and all so different. I especially love your anniversary card, the colours are gorgeous!

Anne said...

Awesome collection of cards Deb!
Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
Anne
Less is More

Buffy said...

All super cards Debs.
I love your Colour Q card.
And thank you for the lovely card/note. Buffy x

Sylvia said...

What a fun card for the colourQ, Deborah, the rest are nice as well! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Amber Kroening said...

These are great, Deb! I LOVE your Beautiful Blooms card!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michelle said...

These cards are beautiful, Deborah! I love your watercolored anniversary card! Wow! 50 years!!! Amazing!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shelly said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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