... I'm am delighted to join Bev and the DT to celebrate Uniko's 10th Birthday.
As a Uniko Alumni
I was asked to go through my makes and find one to CASE using newer products. I had such fun going through my old Uniko makes. This is the card I made with the new products:
Uniko - Season of Beauty, Simply Said Birthday, Birthday Wishes
Inks: Gina K - Dusty Rose, Soft Stone, Stormy Sky, Slate
Accessories: White Card; Nuvo - Clear Aqua Shimmer Brush; Copics; Taylored Expressions - Rectangle Masking Stencil
I picked a card that I'd made for a Uniko Challenge in June 2016
- it was a baby card:
I liked the simplicity of this card. For my new card I changed the theme from baby congratulations to a birthday card. I also changed to a landscape layout. I kept the stamped and inked rectangle in the middle of the card and I kept the added element to the side. I decided to skip the sequins on my new card.
I used mask stencil to create the centre panel. I stamped the large outline flower and dots in grey ink and stamped the leaf images in pink ink. While I had the mask in place I lightly blended pink ink to define the rectangle. I stamped the birthday greeting below the rectangle. I used my MISTI to stamp the layered flower (which is actually a poinsettia). I added extra detail to the flower with Copic markers. I then fussy cut the flower and added it to the card with dimensional tape. I added some sparkle to the flower with a clear aqua shimmer brush - sadly you can't see the shimmer in the picture above, but it is so pretty in real-life. Inside the card I stamped a birthday greeting - first in pink, and then again in dark grey.
I'm submitting this card to Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#35
- as this is the first time I've used the gorgeous Season of Beauty stamp set.
While I had the stamps on my desk I decided to make another birthday card loosely based on the baby card. This is the card I made:
Uniko - Season of Beauty, Birthday Wishes
Inks: Gina K - Innocent Pink, Peach Bellini, Sweet Corn, Slate
Accessories: White Card; Nuvo - Clear Aqua Shimmer Brush; Copics; Taylored Expressions - Oval Masking Stencil
This time I retained the portrait layout. I changed from a rectangle to oval centre. I used an oval mask and blended three inks to create an ombre oval. I removed the mask and stamped the silhouette branches in dark grey, along with a birthday greeting inside the oval. I stamped another of the layered flowers, cut it out and adhered it to the card with dimensional pads. I added lots of sparkle to the flower with a clear aqua shimmer brush. Inside the card, I stamped a large birthday greeting and the smaller silhouette branch in peach ink.
I did manage to get a photo of the sparkle on the flower - I've darkened it so that you can see (almost) the shimmer:
It is a real pleasure to join Bev and the DT to celebrate Uniko's 10th birthday. I was lucky enough to be a member of Bev's design team from December 2014 until December 2018, but I was a fan of her products before I joined the team. I think the first stamps I bought were The Hands of Time; Today, Tomorrow & Always Time; and Today, Tomorrow & Always Extra Time. And these stamps still come out to play.
That's all from me today - thank you so much for stopping by. See you again soon. Don't forget to visit Bev's blog
and join the fun.