Friday 24 February 2017

Uniko - Uniko Style ....

.... Hello! We've arrived at the last day of introductions to Uniko's new release - the big day is tomorrow. However, before that I want to share with you a bold, bright card using the last of our new sets - Uniko Style:

Thank You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Uniko Style; All Occasion Sentiments #3, Flower Power #5
Ink: Distress - Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean; Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Basic Black; Clear Embossing Powder

This set has a bold, graphic look and is based on one of Bev's favourite designs - Marimekko. I'd not heard of this before, so I googled it. While browsing the fabulous images, I came across some examples of fabrics (see below) and I CASED the blue flowers. You'll see more of the others soon!

I started by punching a number of 1" and ½" circle masks for the centre of each flower. I used my MISTI so that I was able to repeat stamp the images. I did as Distress sometimes is a bit blotchy with polymer stamps. After stamping the flowers I removed the masks and then painted some water around the edge allowing the ink to fade a little. I inked up a contrasting colour and then stamped the centre of each flower. I finished the front of the card by adding the black accents. As this is such a dramatic card, I created a bold, but simple, greeting. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel added another flower and finished the greeting.

 Thank You inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had lots of fun with this set - as you'll see tomorrow! So that's the introductions finished.

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!

Here are the pictures I found while on Google - so pretty!

Bye for now! See you tomorrow.



Jane said...

Love it in your blues, love it anyway!

Izzy Scrap said...

I'm definitely in love of this stamp and even more when I see your gorgeous card in blue ! There are so many possibilities to use it and with so many colours ! Absolutely awesome card ! Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

It's lovely to see a bit of masking so that the flower centres are paler. Great in blues! Fab xx

cm said...

The Uniko Style flowers are uber-cool, and the bonus: I learned something new today with respect to the Marimekko style! Your flowers' 'off set' centers (does that make sense?) that you've masked are sooooo eye-catching! Fabulous finale to absolutely remarkable, inspired showcases of this new release!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How clever of you Deborah, love the result you have achieved.

Liz Turnbull said...

These are Beautiful vibrant cards, love the shape of the flowers, they are 'Uniko'
Regards Liz

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous blue Deborah, such a fun card!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Snap! Looks like we googled the same images and went with the striking blue look too. Love your design and great stamping. x

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love the pics for different color combo ideas too!

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