Saturday, 16 December 2017

Uniko - December Release, DT Blog Hop & Giveaway ...

... Hello! I do hope you've enjoyed my introductions. Today Uniko releases five new stamps sets and some fun stencils too! This is going to be a long post, so grab a coffee, put your feet up and enjoy!

All the snow that has been falling around here gave me the inspiration for this card:

Hugs & - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Big & Bold Hugs, Scattered Polka Dots Lg Bg, Rustic Christmas, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versamark; Gina K - Black Onyx; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate; Vellum; Kaleidoscope & Silver Embossing Powders

I stamped the large polka dot background directly onto the card base in Versamark and heat embossed with Kaleidoscope powder for a lovely iridescent sparkle - snow!!! I stamped the tree on white card, embossed it in silver and then carefully cut it out and adhered it to the card. The large 'hugs' sentiment was stamped on vellum, heat embossed in silver and carefully cut out. I used dimensional pads to attach it to the card. I finished the front with the little ampersand in black - the sentiment continues inside the card. I layered the white panel on pale grey card and finished the sentiment with 'Christmas Wishes' and added some sparkly silver snowflakes. I'm submitting this card to CASology - CAS#279, and also to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC#189 where they want to see a White Christmas.

Hugs & inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHugs & sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Next up a soft, delicate spring card:

Celebrate Spring - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Snowdrop
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx; Distress - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Uniko Stencil - Doodle Flower; Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Clear

This is a very simple one-layer card. I stamped the snowdrop onto the front of the card and then masked it off. I taped the stencil to the front of the card and then lightly sponged on pale green and pale blue inks. I removed the mask, stamped the sentiment and added a touch of sparkle to the snowdrop flowers. On the inside I stamped one of the greetings from this set. I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#272 where they want to see us make our mark.

Celebrate Spring inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCelebrate Spring sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Next I have two cards made using a single stamped panel - I got the idea from Jennifer McGuire:

Happy Mother's Day - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsLove & Kisses - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Rose, Happy Succulents,
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, Kraft; Distress Oxide - Wild Honey; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - A2 Stitched Rectangles Stax Set2 #9
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; Shimmer Spritz - Frost; Vellum; Clear Embossing Powder

I cut a panel of kraft card 5½" x 4¼" and stamped the small solid rose randomly over the card. I then lightly spritzed the panel with a frost shimmer spray and dried it. I used a stitch edge die to cut out a corner of the panel. I adhered the bottom part of the panel to a white card base. I used the stitch edge die to cut a white rectangle and made the top part of the card on the left. Before adhering it to the card, I stamped the words 'mother's day' in the bottom corner. I stamped the outline rose on white card, cut it out and attached it to the panel. I stamped the word 'happy' on vellum, cut it out and adhered it flat to the card. I used craft foam behind the white die cut panel to give some dimension. On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft card, and on the white panel I stamped a greeting and little rose bud.

I made the card on the right with the top portion of the cut out panel which I attached flat to a white card base. I finished the front by adding a simple greeting. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of kraft card and added a greeting to the white panel.

Happy Mother's Day inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsLove & Kisses inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My last card is a thank you card - always needed in my stash:

Thank you so much - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - So Much (Free with qualifying orders while stocks last)
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Inside & Outside Stitched Square Stax #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Crumb Cake; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder

I used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#473 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#317. I die cut the square and stamped the floral image, coloured it with Copics, restamped with Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder. I cut a thin strip of kraft design paper and adhered it to the card front. Next I added the stamped panel and finished with a bold thank you. I've not done the inside of this card yet.

As usual, we have our Design Team Blog Hop and a chance for you to win the ENTIRE release - simply comment along as you visit our blogs. Deadline for comments is midnight GMT Saturday 23rd December.

Deborah - that's me

And now, before I go, here's a chance for you to see all the new stamps and stencils:

Spring Botanicals Snowdrop

Big & Bold Hugs

Large Background Scattered Polka Dots

Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts

Pure Florals Rose 

Stencil - Broken Lines

Stencil - Doodle Flower

Stencil - Lattice

Thanks so much for sticking with me - it's a long post. That's all for now.



Verity Biddlecombe said...

Love the clean and simple look to your cards. Beautiful!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful colors!!!

SD pooja said...

Very Elegant cards !

Mirella said...

Loads of lovely cards and creations, the thank you card and the one with the snowdrop are my favourites!

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful cards. My favourite is the snowdrop with that delicate stencilled background

New Creations said...

So many beautiful creations at one place, Love the colorful hearts with uncolored snowdrops, just brilliant idea!

Sindhu said...

beautiful cards...

Jackie Elliott said...

Beautiful cards, I love the Christmas one, lovely and snowy.

Jackie Elliott said...

What beautiful cards, I love the snowy Christmas one, very elegant.

cm said...

A little bit of winter, a little bit of spring - and a whole lot of GORGEOUS happening in your post! Your showcases are stunning, Deborah! I see 'casing' potential in each one!

sentsue said...

Beautiful cards. Loving that rose stamp.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You may have received these beautiful stamps later than the rest of us Deborah but you've certainly made up for it with abundance in all these fabulous creations. The colour choices are simply swoon worthy and so many fabulous mix and matches with older sets to showcase impressive versatility. I particularly love the serene feel to the first festive one. Absolutely spectacular. Hugs xx

Karthikha said...

Soft and beautiful cards :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are so pretty - thanks for sharing your ideas with us:)

Sue D said...

Lovely cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards featuring the new designs! Love the pretty snowdrop design and the roses!

Angie McKee said...

Such lovely cards! Happy Holidays! 🎄❄️🦌

Lynda said...

Fabulous use of the new release products. I am particularly struck by the simple cards with yellow - the rose and the snowdrops. Gorgeous. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I adore your beautiful work with this new release products!

Becca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards. Love the first one's simple elegance.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! I love the stenciling behind the flowers!

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! What a fabulous array of cards and such a gorgeous showcase for all these new products ! I'm totally in love of your delicate spring card made with the doodle flower stencil together with the snowdrop stamp ! Wonderful colours ! And what a creative background you've made with the solid rose ! A lot of beauties in this showcase ! Have a fabulous week ! Hugs xx

Broni said...

I love your cards, especially the sweet little Thank You one! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Iris said...

Beautiful cards - love the silver embossing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that Christmas tree.
The colors are muted and relaxing.
thanks for sharing.

Kim S said...

Such a fresh and lovely group of cards!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Michelle W said...

All your cards are beautiful and I love the insides! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Linby said...

Such stylish makes. I do love the snowdrops.

Lindsey said...

Ooh you have been busy! I love your Snowdrops card - so so delicate & pretty xx

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s such a great variety of cards !! They’re all gorgeous ! (

Sarn said...

All your cards are gorgeous. I really like the uber CAS Xmas cards at the top of the post and the lovely fresh snowdrop card too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Craftychris said...

Ooh such wonderful cards! Happy Christmas! xxx

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous cards!
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