We hope that you will not only be inspired by the projects you find along the Treasure Hunt, but also take part by finding the NAME of a clear stamp set from each of the six years Uniko has been going, from 2012 - 2017. Each person along the hop has created a project using a clear stamp set from the year they were allocated. They will also mention the year that the clear stamp set was released somewhere in the blog post.
There are 11 of us in the Design Team, and one of our number has made two projects - so 12 projects in all. There are 2 stamp sets from each year to be found - should be a piece of cake!!! More about how to enter can be found at the end of this post.
I was given the set Beautiful Blooms I, released in June 2013, and I've made several cards. Here's the first one:
Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Simply Said Blocks, Fontiments Birthday
Inks: Gina K - Red Velvet, Dusty Rose; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Black Soot
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gina K Card - Red Velvet; Uniko Stencil - Broken Lines; Little Things Gems - Iridescent Clear; Clear Embossing Powder; Shimmer Spritz - Frost
I've used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#479 and the sketch from Fusion - FUSION#91 in the design of this card. I started by covering the card base with the stencil and lightly brushing on black ink for a soft grey look. I stamped the large and small flowers and cut them out with my Scan'N'Cut. I attached the large red flower flat to the card and used dimensional tape to add the two pinks flowers. I stamped the sentiment in black, heat embossed with clear powder, cut it out and added it to the card with dimensional pads. To finish the front I added some shimmer spritz all over the card and some tiny gems. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of red card. On the white panel, I stamped the large flower in the centre and then added a greeting on top in black.
I was having such fun with Beautiful Blooms I that I made some more cards. Here's the second:
Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Background Block Horizontal Stripes, A Gift for You
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Delicata - Golden Glitz; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - Zig-Zag Stitched Rectangles #2, Stitched Sentiment Strips
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gold Glitter Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Clear and Gold Embossing Powder; Vellum
For this card, I've used the colours from the inspiration photo at TIME Out Challenge - TOC#102 and used the sketch from My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - MFTWSC#371 for the layout. I cut a piece of gold glitter card slightly smaller than the card base and adhered it to the card. I die cut four panels from white card and used my MISTI to stamp the stripes. Using the MISTI meant that I was able to position the card in exactly the same place each time. I heat embossed all the stripes with clear powder. I adhered the panels using collage medium. I stamped the large Beautiful Bloom in gold ink - using my MISTI meant that I was able to repeatedly stamp the image to build the colour and shimmer. I cut it out and attached it to the card using dimensional tape. I cut a sentiment strip from vellum using a die, stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with clear powder. I stamped two small sequins in Versamark and heat embossed them with gold powder. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel stamped the large bloom in gold and added a sentiment.
And here are the final two cards I made:
Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I, Essentially Christmas, Marvellous Mehndi, Flower Power #6, Bright Butterflies
Inks: Gina K - Innocent Pink, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey, Smoky Slate; White Embossing Powder; Vellum
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#323 for the layout and the colours are from CAS Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#258 (although it might not be CAS enough)! Originally I was going to use some of my vast stash of design paper for these cards, but I decided to make my own paper using the smaller bloom from Beautiful Blooms I. I cut two pieces of white card exactly the same size and used my MISTI to do the stamping. I think for this, it is essential to have some sort of positioning tool. I started by positioning the flower at the top right of the card and stamping it in pale pink. I removed that piece of card, put in the other piece and stamped the same flower in dark pink. Next, I positioned the leaf and stamped it next to the dark pink flower. I removed the card, replaced the other piece and stamped the leaf again next to the pale pink flower. I carried on like this until I covered both pieces of card. I used some smaller stamps to fill in some of the white space. Next, I cut both pieces of card in half and then again across. Then I created two panels with alternating pieces. I layered the finished panels on grey card - one dark and one light. I attached the panel to a white card and finished the front by adding sentiment strips. On the inside I cut mat layers in grey to match the front of the card and added some flowers to the white panels:
In order to enter the Treasure Hunt, you need to visit all the Design Team blogs and find the name of stamps sets released in each of the years 2012 to 2017. Here's the blog hop list:
Jot down your answers in an email, for example:
2012 Pure Florals Poinsettia/Pure Florals Gerbera
2013 Background Builders Round in Circles
2105 Balloon Bash
2016 Originally Organic
2017 Reach For The Stars
Then email your answers to email@example.com by 9.00am GMT, Sunday 18th February 2018 (that's 4.00am EDT). All the correct answers will be entered into a prize draw and there are super prizes!!
Bev will randomly select THREE winners from all the correct entries that name six clear stamp sets from each year (2012-2017), to receive an in stock clear stamp set of their choice.
For all those who correctly name all 12 clear stamp sets from each of the 6 years and emails them to Bev, she will randomly pick ONE lucky winner to receive a £60 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store!
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my projects. Happy Hunting!!