Friday 23 February 2018

Uniko February Release - Introducing Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks: Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil

Yay! Today sees the beginning of the introductions to Uniko's new February release. And your chance to get more of a feel for the stamps and stencils by hopping round the DT blogs - links here -  and seeing how they've used them.


My first card uses both of the stamp sets in today's introduction and - a first for me - a video clip of how I created it. I shall be interested to see if that works!!

It's a bright happy card and I'm loving all the little details on the confetti stamp.

So with a bit of turning and the use of the misti tool I stamped the block in three different colours. Then I added a horizontal strip with HAPPY stamped on it and stamped and handcut round the shape of the 'birthday' sentiment on white card.

I was inspired by Crystal's card and think this new Uniko Background Block is perfect for this technique.

Stamps: Uniko, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti
Inks: SU, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, daffodil delight; Memento, tuxedo black

My second sample also uses these two stamp sets and is a cute little tag.

I've tried to get away from my usual colours and given grey and mustard a whirl. And I'm thinking this tag would go really well with a gift that contains a way to fulfil that greeting!

Stamps: Uniko, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti
Inks: SU, crushed curry; Versamark +Ranger superfine white embossing powder
Dies: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Ribbon & twine from my stash

Now I couldn't finish this introductory post without adding a card using the new Balloon Bash stencil could I?

Totally fabulous to use and such an easy card to create and you know I love balloons!

Supplies@ Stamps: Uniko, Birthday Sentiments
Stencil: Uniko, Balloon Bash
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, twisted citron, peacock feathers, salty ocean; Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Sakura gelly roll, white; Uniball Micro, black 

Well that's me done for today. I'll be back tomorrow and for the next few days with more introductions and then the final reveal and chance to buy with a prize winning blog hop on Wednesday 28th February.

Thanks for looking today, your visit has been very much appreciated.

And keep crafting!

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  1. Fab trio, love the multi coloured confetti and the softly inked balloons. :)

  2. 3 fun projects Jane, great use if the confetti stamp, and I love the balloon stencil card.

  3. Celebration and partying happening all over your trio of delights, Jane! From the multi-coloured confetti, to the pretty tag (a gift all on its own) to the pretty balloons, you've given these new sets lovely exposure! Yet again, dazzled by your creativity!

  4. Fabulous those stenciled balloons and your colourful backgrounds.

  5. Your cars are so cheerful ! Absolutely perfect !

  6. WOW! Here's looking at you Jane ... literally with your fantastic video! beautiful colour frenzy and I love how you've created the all over background panel on the first one. Brilliant tag idea and such delicious and CAS elegance to the third one with the stencil. x

  7. Great cards and tag. I like how you used this fun confetti stamp.

  8. Fabulous trio, Jane ! Love the fun and bright colours of your first card, ideal for this big and bold sentiment ! What a clever idea to use the background festive stamp on a tag, so great to add on a handmade cake gift ! And I love your floating balloons, beautiful colour combo and such a CAS design. xx

  9. Fabulous creations Jane. Love how you used the background block stamp on your card and the tag, ad the stencilled ballons are super teamed with the big sentiments xx

  10. Gorgeous fun designs. Love the bright colours with the confetti, the tag is just so cute, and your birthday balloons look so pretty xx

  11. Such fun and clever projects - love how you used the background stamp.

  12. Impressed with your video! And great idea with the background block and 'tiling' stamping. Love the soft balloons too with the bold sentiment x


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