Saturday, 1 October 2016

Uniko - October Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway ....

.... Hello again! It's World Card Making Day and this is my second post of the day. It's also RELEASE DAY at Uniko - which is kind of fun! You've seen the introductions and now it's time to provide some more inspiration with Bev's wonderful new stamp sets. There are five in total. As you know from my previous posts, I don't actually have the clear stamps - they're currently in Customs at Chicago! Bev kindly let me have the digital images so that I could join in - and it's been great fun.

I'm starting off with a clean, simple card featuring Originally Organic:

Friends - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Originally Organic, All Occasion Sentiments #6
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Strawberry Slush; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Lil Inkers Dual Stitched Squares
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Strawberry Slush; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents

I created this in Publisher to combine the leaves and flowers into one image and then add the sentiment. I printed the image on white card and  used a stitch edge die to cut out the panel. I used Copics to colour the image and added some sparkle to the flowers and blue dots. I also added some glossy accents to the blue dots for dimension. I used dimensional tape to adhere the finished panel to the card. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark pink card and added a simple greeting. I used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#412 for this card.

Friends inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My next card is bold and bright and was so much fun to colour! It features the large mandala from Marvellous Mehndi:

Good Luck - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Marvellous Mehndi, Simply Said, Background Builders Round in Circles
Inks: Hero Arts Neon - Pink, Green, Orange; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Burlap Paper; SU Card - Smoky Slate; Copics; Kaisercraft Pens; Gem

I printed the mandala on white card and coloured it with a mixture of Copic markers and Kaisercraft pens - glitter and neon! I then fussy cut it out - took a while, but was so worth it. I created the horizontal panel by repeated stamping the circles in bright neon colours. I used my MISTI to make this a very simple process. I finished by adding a simple sentiment. I used the sketch from Fusion - FUSION#58 for the layout and the colours are from Card Concept - CC#58. On the inside I cut a mat layer in pale grey and on the white panel added some more neon colour circles.

Good Luck inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsGood Luck sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My final card is a clean and simple Christmas card using images from both Christmas Sparkle and Winter Foliage:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Winter Foliage, Christmas Sparkle, All Occasion Sentiments # 4, Rustic Christmas
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; SU - Garden Green
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Garden Green; Copics; Glitter

I had so much fun creating the pine cones and ornaments. As before, I used Publisher. I added the various elements and then recoloured them. I scaled them to size, printed them off and added extra colour with my Copic markers. I decided to add glitter to the word sparkle - it wasn't totally successful, but I do like the shimmer! I finished the front with a big, bold greeting. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark green card and on the white panel added another sentiment along with a Christmas tree. I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#213 where they want to see holiday cards.

Merry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

So, that's my cards showcasing the new stamps. As is tradition with Uniko, we have a Design Team Blog Hop where the rest of the team can share more inspiration with you. We also have a Giveaway and it's really great. You must comment as you make your way along the Blog Hop and you will be in with the chance of winning the ENTIRE Release. You have until midnight (BST) on Sunday 9th October.

Deborah - that's me!

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

First up is the mini set Christmas Sparkle - I think the outline is such a lovely shape.

Next is Marvellous Mehndi - that mandala is wonderful and such a joy to colour.

Here's Originally Organic - full of fabulous sentiments and lovely images.

Here's Simply Said II, an addition to the Simply Said range. Lots of very useful sentiments and words.

Finally, another mini set - Festive Foliage. Perfect for Christmas, but can work for masculine cards too.

All the above sets are available today here at the Uniko shop.

I'm planning on spending some time in my craft room today to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Have a fun day and I hope you drop by again soon. Bye for now.



SARN said...

What a lovely selection of cards made with Bev's new releases.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sharon said...

Super makes here Deborah. Love the elegance of your first card and the funky vibrancy of the second, then you give us classic Christmas colours in the third. You Unico girls need to stop it are really enabling me to spend more money! What a fabulous release this is. Gorgeous blooms and greenery, brilliant baubles, super sentiments and, oh my, that marvellous mehndi. I NEED them all!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Deborah! Love the new Uniko releases! Thanks for joining us at Fusion with that gorgeous mehndi mandala!

vinita jain said...

Such a beautiful variety of creations, love the CAS one most with inside too!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE these beautiful designs! The colors are amazing and it all looks gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

Fab selection of cards Deborah - you're definitely celebrating World Cardmaking Day in style! X

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards. My favorite is the first one. I love the modern folk art feel of the card. Well done.

Izzy Scrap said...

Very gorgeous cards Deborah ! What a gorgeous release ! I want, sorry, I would like to have them all ! Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Wonderful cards! I am loving this release.

Karen B. said...

Your coloring is amazing! Beautiful cards.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the new sets. Your 2nd card is fabulous & colorful. That image just looks like THE most fun to color.

SHartl said...

Your cards are all so fun and colorful! I love the soft pinks that you used in your floral one with the wink of stella!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful floral card. And love the bright colours of the mendala card.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Debs your cards are so stunning and love how you've combined lots of elements from other Uniko sets. You've really worked your magic so well with digis and your colouring is awesome. Hope the real ones arrive soon. Sarah x

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful cards!! Love that sweet flower for the CTD glad you joined us!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Superb coloring!

Barbara said...

Another beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown! Hope to see you back next week!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all so gorgeous! Loving those Originally Organic and Winter Foliage stamps!

Rahmat said...

Beautiful cards Deborah, I love the Mehendi one, I really like the touch of burlap. Hoping that you receive the sets soon.

Julie B said...

Lovely Christmas grouping Deborah. The other cards are fab too. Saw Bev on the stand on Saturday at PS, great new sets.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Mom and wife. said...

Love your card, so pretty and fablous. The are well done and your colours choices is so good. I love the flower card more.

cm said...

A fabulous array of cards to showcase the new release (I'm smitten with the leaves!). Your mandela...oh my! Gorgeous colouring and an absolutely charming interpretation of the sketch! So thrilled you shared this gem in the FUSION gallery!

Maureen said...

What a line up of eye candy! I love how you've used the colours for the challenge! Thanks for joining us over on the Card Concept :)

Beverley said...

You have done such a marvellous job showcasing these sets using the 'digi' versions, I admire you and your creativity - THANK YOU. Hugs Bev x

worrywort said...

Lovely colouring. Can't wait to get my hands on Originally Organic.

Sharon said...

Hi Deborah. Was just hopping along and came for another drool at your gorgeous cards for this release, but I thought I should tell you that the link to your hop post from Bev's blog is broken. Anyway, sencond viewing, and second comment on these and they are still as beautiful as I remembered. Thanks for some fab inspiration. xx

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Beautiful card and such a lovely Xmas card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Kamila DT

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