Monday, 11 January 2016

Uniko - Always & Forever Revisited

This month at Uniko we're revisiting a much loved stamp set of mine - Always & Forever. And with Valentine's Day coming up what could be more on trend than that?

http://unikostudio.blogspot.com/2016/01/january-2016-design-team-blog-hop.html


Want to win this stamp set and more? Then check out all the DT sample cards and leave us some love and who knows it could be your lucky day! More details about the prize and bloghop order at the end of this post.

My first card is very CAS and I've let the stamp take centre stage. And I'm loving the striking effect of the ombre ink pad combined with this stamp.


I chose a stitched circle die to echo the stitching round the edge of the heart.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Always & Forever
Inks: Hero Arts Ombre, pool to navy
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched circle stackables 

My second card features some of my favourite colours blended across the stamp. This was achieved using a kaleidacolor ink pad.


I used a stiched rectangular die to cut my heart panel and trimmed off the left hand side to keep it slimline before adding just a hint of purple under it.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Always & Forever
Inks: Kaleidacolor, berry blaze
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles 

My final card uses the other heart stamp from the set and mostly black with just a pop of bright turquoise along two sides.


Two of the black sprinkle enamel dots are partially hidden under the square mat - I'd seen this look around blogland quite a lot before Christmas and decided to give it a go myself.


I added a liberal coat of wink of stella to the heart which gives it a really glossy sparkly look in real life.



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Always & Forever
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: Spellbinders, classic square large
Embellishments: Freckled Fawn, enamel dew drops; Wink of Stella

So all you need to do now is get hopping along to be in with a chance to win this featured set along with an eGift certificate for £10 to spend in store. Or if you already own this set an eGift certificate for £15. You have until midnight Sunday 17th Jan to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 18th. Here's the blog hop order:

* Jane - that's me *
Lindsey

Thanks for dropping by today and here's hoping it's you that wins that prize. Good luck!

And keep crafting!

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15 comments:

  1. Amazing cards Jane-adore the last one x

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  2. Beautiful cards Jane. They are simple and yet so appealling

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  3. Wow! these are striking...love them.......and all that white too...so brave. Hard to pick a favourite..so I will choose them all!

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  4. These are just gorgeous! I love the beautiful inking technique you've used! Great cards! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  5. Ooh you have been busy! I really like the ombre effects - may have to try that myself! X

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  6. What a stunning and awesome selection of cards Jane and loving those ombre / coloured inks you've used. They are just gorgeous. Sarah x

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  7. Jane, I'm completely IN LOVE with your showcases of this heart! Every colour is perfect! May have to explore those ombre ink pads! As for the stamp: shopping!
    ~c

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  8. WOW! What a stunning showcase of this set. The heart stamped in the ombre colours in the first with all the white makes my CAS heart beat a little faster ;) Love the richness of the second and how the smaller hearts lead to the sentiment. Your third has a wonderful striking layout. Simply fabulous. Hugs Bev x

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  9. These are fabulous, with just the right pop of color on each!

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  10. Wow - Jane you're on a roll. They are all absolutely fabulous. I love the rich ombre teal colour on the first card. Your showcase of this set is wonderful!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love that first one with the ombre effect! Lovely color to show off that beautiful heart!

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  12. Love that very CAS the most, but all are superb!

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  13. Lovely array of cards featuring this stamp set Jane. I've loved looking at them all so much I couldn't wait to see if I was a winner, I just had to buy it whilst it was on offer! Stef x

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  14. Fabulous creations, Jane. The blue has to be my favourite, not only my favourite shades but also beautifully CAS, love it x

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