Sunday 14 January 2018

Uniko - January 2018 Revisit DT Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the first Uniko revisit for 2018.  Normally when we do a revisit Bev selects the stamp set, but this time she's given the DT free rein to select any of the 2017 release sets to give a little more love to.

And I've gone right back to February last year and chosen to revisit Block Party Birthday. My first card also adds an October release, Background Blocks Wonky Stripes, into the mix and was created for my husband's birthday last week. So of course there are lots of blues as they're his favourite colours.

I stamped the birthday block in turquoise and the wonky stripes in black and then got to work with my Copic pens to add colour to the stripes and some detail to the block stamp.

Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday, Background Blocks, Wonky Stripes
Ink: SU, tempting turquoise
Pens: Copic, B24, B26, B28

So having created in blue it seemed only fair to go for a more girly option and I broke out the pinks.

I used an ombre ink pad - which seems to have lost its ombre - to stamp the birthday block and then stamped it again in black. I die cut a heart from the black and adhered it over the pink.  A sparkly silver frame and the addition of some black doodles to the pink section and I called it done.

Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black; Hero Arts Ombre, pink to red
Dies: Xcut, Homespun Hearts; Lawn Fawn, stitched rectangle frames 

Back to the blues again for my final card and out came those brusho powders.  The birthday block was stamped and heat embossed and then I sprinkled two brusho colours and spritzed them with water.

This was nearly a disaster as the brusho colours were so intense it was difficult to see the stamping, but a quick dab with a tissue muted them down and allowed the stamping to shine through.

Stamps: Uniko, Block Party Birthday
Inks: Versamark clear + Ranger Superfine black embossing powder; Brusho, ultramarine & turquoise

All I need to do now is give you the blog hop order - oh and of course flag up the prize.

The GIVEAWAY - the prize is a £15 eGift Certificate to spend in store and you have until midnight 21st Jan 2018 to comment along the hop.

Jane  - that's me

So remember to leave comments as you go round the hop and who knows you could be the lucky one.

Thanks for looking today, keep crafting and good luck!

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  1. love all 3 cards Jane, but its the second with the heart shape, I am loving bit more.

  2. Ooh a fab trio! Love the different colouring mediums and can't beat a bit of Brushos! Xx

  3. Love this trio of cards - they really show how versatile the stamp is! I love the way you've added doodle details too. The watercolour brusho blend is just amazing! As always, you've rocked this! xxx

  4. thanks for some great ideas.
    I'm going to use Brusho's for a
    class next month. Using the
    big stamp would be a good way
    to demonstrate it. Love the
    blue card (my favorite color) and
    the heart on the pink.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Four fabulous versions of this set, Jane! Blue, pink, brushos, paired with wonky stripes...wonderful versatility! LOVE them allllll!

  6. Fabulous Trio of cards, Jane ! So pleased you chose this stamp set because it is one of the rare I don't have yet, so you give me a gorgeous showcase of what I could do with it ! I especially love the card you made for your husband, combined with the wonky stripes, it is really beautiful ! The one with the Brushos is fabulous too ! Have a fabulous week ! Hugs xx

  7. Love the masculine blue cards x

  8. Love the chromatic color birthday card. Great choices for the same great birthday stamp.

  9. Wow!!!So many gorgeous cards using this wonderful stamp set, Jane! Every one of them is so individual but so very special! I love your colour combinations for the individual cards and the clever idea to add the black and white heart insert in the pink one.

  10. Fantastic creations!! Simple and super fun! :)

  11. I like the variety of cards you made with this stamp.

  12. Simply fabulous Birthday block combinations and neat and clever little tricks, frames, inlaid dies and awesome colouring/colours too. A bounty of lovely cards Jane and a brilliant showcase of this set again. I need to dust it down again!! x

  13. What a delightful trio and wonderful showcase of the Block Party Birthday stamp. I think my favourite has to be your first as I had never of thought to add an accompaniment design along with it. The wonky stripes look fantastic down the edge and LOVING all the tones of blue.
    Your use of the spotlighting technique on your second is so pretty with all the pink and your use of Brusho's is AMAZING.
    You always showcase Uniko fabulously and I am truly blessed to have you on the team. Hugs Bev x

  14. I love this birthday stamp; it makes the whole card, which I love.
    All three cards are fabulous. I also love those wonky stripes.

  15. The colors you used are just awesome Jane! Fabulous cards ;)

  16. Beautiful cards!!! Love so much your colouring!!!

  17. LOVE that background stamp, it's so fantastic! You did a great job with it!

  18. I love how you have used this wonderful stamp - fab cards! xxx


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