Tuesday 8 February 2022

Uniko 10th Birthday Celebrations

... 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:

Stamps: 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:

Stamps: 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.

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Jane said...

Awesome makes Deborah! Love how you've been inspired by your old card and the two CASEd cards are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in with Uniko's 10th birthday celebrations.

Greta said...

Came over from Uniko to see your cards & glad I did! I have that stamp set & am pinning these for inspiration! Love the first card which would also be a great Christmas card, easy to mail! The second one is such a brilliant way to use the branches which are some of my all-time favorite images!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards Deborah, love the colours you used also.
Hope all is well
Faith x

frommycraftroom said...

All gorgeous. Love the CASed cards especially the birthday one.

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