Monday, 20 February 2017

Uniko - Block Party Birthday .....

..... Hello! I'm here this morning to introduce the Block Party Birthday from Uniko. This is a fabulous stamp - it's large enough to cover an A2 card - so perfect for making quick and easy cards. I had such fun that I made three! Here's the first:

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

Stamps: Uniko - Block Party Birthday, A Gift for You
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up - Smoky Slate, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; White Embossing Powder; Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear


The challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations - CIC#395 is to use the Chalkboard technique - the timing couldn't be better as this is what I did on this card. I made a top folding A2 card from black card. I carefully rubbed my antistatic buddy all over the card and then stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder. I added white pigment ink around the edges of the card and randomly over the image - giving the impression of a chalkboard after you've wiped off the old stuff and drawn on new! As this is a birthday card I filled in the open birthday word with clear sparkle. On the inside I added more "chalk" around the edge of the card. On the white panel I stamped a birthday gift and simple greeting.

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

I decided to use the other half of black card to make another card. This time I used Perfect Pearls - such a pretty effect:

Happy Birthday 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Block Party Birthday, A Gift for You
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Kaleidacolor - Caribbean Sea
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black

After stamping with Versamark ink, I used Perfect Pearls on the card - two green,s blue, and silver. I love the subtle shimmer this gives. On the inside I cut a panel of white card and stamped the gift and greetings, this time in colours to match the perfect pearls.

Happy Birthday 2 inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday 2 sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My last card has a white base and I used bold, bright colours. This is a side opening A2 card:

Happy Birthday 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Block Party Birthday, A Gift for You
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Kaleidacolor - Spectrum
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pumpkin Pie


I love the Kaleidacolor ink pads, they make these rainbow cards so easy. I simply inked up the stamp and stamped it. On the inside I cut a mat layer of orange card and on the white panel stamped the gift and greeting. I'm going to submit this one to Seize the Birthday - STS1602 where the theme is anything goes.


Happy Birthday 3 sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday 3 inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Now that you've seen the Sneak Peeks, here's a quick reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 20th - 24th February - the team have some fab inspiration for you

RELEASE DAY! Saturday 25th February - lots more inspiration from the Design Team, your chance to buy the stamps from Uniko's shop and, as always, a Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!

That's all for now! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see another of our introductions!

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18 comments:

Rahmat said...

Beautiful set of cards Deborah! You and Bev have rocked the chalkboard technique. Love the colors on the last one.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Awesome cards!! Love the different looks and techniques used. The chalkboard looks amazing!! And the rainbow hues are v pretty. You have inspired me to try out chalkboard effects :)

Jane said...

Well you've been super busy. Love the pair of sparkly chalkboard cards, but the rainbow coloured one is so pretty that it has to be my fav.

Pam said...

Fabulous cards!

SARN said...

They all look FAB.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dee Earnshaw said...

very stylish cards - love the wonderful chalk board effect you got with your first card:)

cm said...

Your trio of cards are fabulous showcases of this new stamp that has me over-the-moon delighted! The decorated inside: always a special touch! Love seeing some of my 'old' favourite images (the balloon, candles and present) nestled inside the eye-catching, celebration-all-over subway art design! Thank you for the smiles today! So thrilled you shared the chalkboard version over at Cupcakes Inspiration!
Hugs~carol

McStamper said...

Love your fantastic ideas. What a great stamp.

Aileen Ryan said...

Love the different ways you used this stamp. Fantastic stamp, will have to add to my NBUS. Perfect cards.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Saskia Pullen said...

Love the cards. And esp chalkboard ones
Good luck in yhe draw. Saskia Pullen cupcake inspiration dt Member

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 super classy and cheery designs. I've never used that chalk board technique but this BG stamp is defo a winner with it.😁

Sandy said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
-Sandy, DT

Denise Bryant said...

Such a festive stamp! Love your awesome cards!

Lindsey said...

Ooh 3 great ideas for this set! I need to have a go at the chalkboard effect but I've never managed to find any decent white inks! Yours is fab xx

Beverley said...

FABulous trio Deborah and a lovely showcase of this set. So fun that we thought the same about the chalkboard style, but I love the added sparkle you gave yours. I love how you added the rainbow of colours from side to side for a different effect. Thank you so much. Hugs Bev x

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh, such different results, but ALL wonderful.
Faith
x

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Really versatile stamp and really beautiful set of cards, Deborah! I reallove loved the multicolored one - beautiful ombre effect, covers the whole card so well and it is just perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
xx Ashwini, STB DT

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