Sunday 27 November 2016

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

.... I do hope that you've enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks and the introductions to the new Uniko release. Today I'm here to showcase a few more cards using the new sets. Bev designs fabulous images and they all work so well with her previous releases. I'm going to start off with my card featuring Christmas Pop - a tree building set:

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Christmas Pop, All Occasion Sentiments #4, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour Card; Gold Vellum; Gold, Clear & White Embossing Powder; Twinkling H₂O - Honey Amber, Solar Gold, Egyptian Gold

I got the idea for this card from this week's City Crafter Challenge Blog - CCCB#339 where the team would like to see lots of golden glitz! I had so much fun. I started by giving a piece of water colour card a light gold wash with Twinkling H₂O and allowing it to dry. I stamped the outline tree in black and embossed with clear powder. On one I added lines to divide the tree into sections and heat embossed them. In the other outline I stamped the geometric blocks in Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I used three different gold paint to colour the trees. Once dry I cut them out. I stamped another outline tree, some stars and a greeting on the watercolour card and heat embossed them with Gold powder. I then adhered the cut trees. On the inside I cut a mat layer of gold vellum and on the white panel added a simple greeting in gold and a tiny tree. I'm submitting this to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#221 where it's ANYTHING GOES.

Season's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsSeason's Greetings sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My next card features the mini-sentiment set - Most Wonderful. This has fast become one of my very favourite sets!

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

Stamps: Uniko - Most Wonderful, Background Builders Round in Circles
Inks: SU - Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Perfect Plum; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black

This one is so clean and simple and also so colourful. I got the idea of the rainbow circles from the challenge graphic at AAA Cards - AAA#78 where the team would like us to use CIRCLES. I started by repeatedly stamping one of the full sentiments in black on white card. Then I added circles using rainbow colours. I layered the finished piece on some black card to make the colours pop. The layout of this card is based on the sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches - CASC& S#201. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel added a greeting and some more rainbow circles.

Joyful Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsJoyful Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My final card uses Rustic Wreath and is another quick and easy card:

Deck the Halls - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Rustic Wreath
Inks: SU - Certainly Celery, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SUDP - Moonlight

The colours are from Colour Throwdown - CTD#420 and the layout is from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#264. Going through my stash of design papers I came across this fun piece which I cut to size and adhered to the card. I stamped the wreath in the corner of the card, adding some blue berries and pine cones in the centre. I finished the front with a simple greeting. On the inside is another mat of design paper and on the white panel a greeting and some more wreaths.

Deck the Halls inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsDeck the Halls sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

So that's my cards showcasing the new releases. We have a fun Blog Hop today - so do visit the rest of the team.

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 (GMT) on Friday 2nd December.

Deborah - that's me!

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

First up is Christmas Pop - full of fun Christmas Trees - but the geometric design means they can be used throughout the year too!

Most Wonderful is a mini set with two complete sentiments and lots of other words to build your own greetings.

Finally we have Rustic Wreath which coordinates perfectly with Rustic Christmas and pretty well all the other stamp sets too!

That's all for now. It's the last day of our long holiday weekend. We've had a lovely time - all relaxing and enjoying time on our own and also together - perfect family time! See you soon.



Lindsey said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love your gold trees at the top.

Carolyn said...

Love the gold Christmas trees!


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

All three cards are lovely :) i love that you show us the inside of the card too! The first one is such a great take on gold and white, the second one is bright, cheery and a riot of colors and the third one is elegant. Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah G said...

Fab designs, Deborah! I love the way that you use colour challenges to inform your designs - they are a great prompt. The gold tones on your first card add a luxurious feel and the bright colours on your second card are most definitely joyful :) Looks like you had lots of fun with this release x

Stella said...

I love your take on our theme. Your trees are CAS in a fab way. Love this! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB; good to see you again :)

Jytte said...

So many great ways to use these lovely stamps ❤

Beverley said...

Such a wonderful display of inspiration and stunning showcase of Uniko. I think the Gold one is my favourite, I simply love the shimmer and elegance. Thank you so much for all your time and hard work during the release, it is very much appreciated. Hugs Bev x

cm said...

An array of WOW once again, Deborah! From gold and classy, to colourful and joyful, to wreath-wonderful, your cards are absolute delights! Such versatile sets! A whole lot of pretty happening here!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hey absolutely shimmering with festive delight to that first one Deborah, oozing drama and elegance. Loving your circle BG and fun take on the second one showcasing the sentiments and it looks great for our challenge at AAA Cards too. Thanks so much for playing along. Sarah x

karen h said...

Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S! Your rainbow card is very joyful!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the trio of trees, your pretty and colorful card featuring the Most Wonderful sentiment stamp, and your beautiful wreath! Love the sets in this awesome release!

Julie B said...

I love the look of these new stamp sets, shame I have nearly finished for this year! They may, however find their way into my stash next time I go shopping.
The gold trees look suitably glamourous and a fab addition to the gallery at ATSM, TFS. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

What a beautiful take on the throwdown colors! I also love that trio of gold trees! Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the gold on the first card.
that tree looks like it's made of
leather. the colors of the
second meld together so well and
the last is fun and happy.
thanks faor sharing.

Nora Noll said...

Oh wow!! I LOVE all these cards!! The music wreath card is so pretty but I LOVE the gold of the Christmas trees!!

Rahmat said...

Fun cards Deborah, love the first one with all the shimmer, and the circles in the second one make a cool background, and the last one is superb.

Jane said...

WOW! Fabulous showcase Deborah. Adore the three gold tones on the first, so elegant and luxurious! Brilliant interpretation of the AAA Cards graphic on the second - thanks for playing along - and I'm loving the more muted and subtle colours on the third.

Kajcyika said...

This is so lovely! So many posibilities! :)
Lovely cards Deb!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards! Loving the glitz! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Kim S said...

What a great mix of cards. I love the fun backgrounds you created on each! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!! Really festive!!!

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! You did wonderful projects Deborah ! This new release is jus gorgeous and I love how you showcased each stamp set. My favourite card is the one with the golden trees, it is so amazing ! Thanks for sharing.

Coralynn Murray said...

Wonderful deign and the colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

foleysfriend said...

Love how you arranged the colours of the rainbow with your swirly circles in your second card. Stunning!

Lindsey said...

Ooh you have been busy! I love the different gold shades & shimmer in your first card. The circle multi coloured card is great too - v inspired with the rainbow background x

Helen Gullett said...

FANTASTIC cards with the new stamp sets. Love the gold on the first one.

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