Monday, 11 April 2016

Uniko - April Release and Giveaway ....

.... Hello! It's release day at Uniko. You've seen the introductions and today both the new mini sets are available at the shop. Here's some more inspiration:

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

Stamps: Uniko - Celebrate with Cake, Simply Said Birthday
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Sea Breeze

I got the idea for this card from Sarah's flower card which she shared yesterday; it reminded me of the Triple Stamping technique. I cut two panels of white card and two panels of design paper each slightly larger then the white card.  I used temporary adhesive to layer the white card on top of each other and then randomly stamped some cupcakes over the background. I filled in the gaps with the little star confetti stamp in several colours. Next I layered the stamped card on the design paper and attached both to the front of the card. I finished with a bold birthday greeting in the centre of the card. I used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#387 for the card. On the inside I cut a mat layer of the design paper and on the white panel I stamped another cupcake and a greeting.

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

My next card features Fun Flowers (which I was supposed to showcase yesterday, but didn't get chance to make a card). This one is quite clean and simple and uses the colours from this week's Colour Q challenge - cQc#336:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Fun Flowers, All Occasion Sentiments #6
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SUDP - Pumpkin Pie; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear, Pink, Orange

This is a really fun set where you can build up flowers using different layers. I started by stamping three larger flowers and keeping them mostly white. I stamped the word thanks on white card, coloured it with Copic markers, cut it out and added clear Wink of Stella to each letter for some sparkle. At this point I added the tiny flowers in black and coloured them with orange and pink Wink of Stella brushes. This card really shimmers. On the inside I is a mat layer of pumpkin pie design paper and on the white card I added another flower.

Thanks sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThanks inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm also submitting this card to AAA Cards - AAA#62 where the theme is Anything Goes, but it must be CAS.

As is tradition, we have a Design Team Blog Hop with the chance of one lucky person winning the ENTIRE release AND a £10 eGift Certificate to spend in the store. You simply have to comment along the hop by midnight (BST) Sunday 17th April 2016.

Deborah (that's me)

Finally, here's a look at the sets available today:

First up is Celebrate with Cake - such a versatile set with open and solid stamps for the cupcake case and frosting, so easy to line up too.  The little confetti stamps are just fab.

Second is Fun Flowers - another really versatile set - you can build all kinds of flowers with these images. You can colour them, paint them or stamp on design paper - the possibilities are endless.

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by - I really do appreciate it.  See you soon.



SARN said...

Fabulously colourful designs . . . especially the bold thank you card. xxx

Carole said...

Brilliant makes, love the layering on the first one and the fab vibrant colours on the second one.

Cara said...

Just too cute for words! Love them all! Cara x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun, frivolous, fresh and vibrant Debs. Great showcase with the sets and I'm thrilled to see you've joined in at AAA Cards too. Thanks so much. Sarah x

Amy White said...

What sweet cards! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

Melissa L. said...

Nice group of cards, Deborah. Lovely and bright and CAS too! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. :)

Aileen Ryan said...

These cards are wonderful, love the layers, have never noticed this look before. So eye catching. Beautiful and bright the second card.

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Great colors and stamping!!

Broni said...

Such fun cards, Deborah! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these new sets! Awesome cards! I really the layering on your first card!

Jane said...

Fab showcase of the new sets Deborah. Clever idea to let the stars take centre stage on the front. Love how you've scattered the flowers on the second one and thanks for popping it into the challenge at AAA Cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! These cards are so pretty and lovely! I love this new release!

Anonymous said...


I like the THANKS Card.

Nicole G.

Margaret Clark said...

Great cards!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards, Deborah! The masking of the sentiment and flowers on your thanks card is fantastic, as are the colors. The cupcake is as sweet as can be with the "sprinkles" or "jimmies" you added.

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