Sunday 11 February 2018

Uniko's 6th Birthday

Hey! I'm so pleased you've dropped by today as there's a huge celebration going on at Uniko.  It's their 6th birthday!!


And of course there are ways to win prizes!

All of the Uniko DT and a few Special Guests have made cards and to be in with a chance to win a prize you need to hop round their blogs and find a stamp set that was released in each of the six years of Uniko - that's 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. When you've found them email your answers to by 9am GMT Sunday 18th February 2018. You will then be entered into a prize draw.

Bev will randomly select THREE winners from all the correct entries that name 6 clear stamp sets, one from each year (2012-2017), to receive an in stock clear stamp set of their choosing.

She will also randomly select ONE lucky winner who names and emails all 12 clear stamp sets from each of the 6 years to receive a £60 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store! WOW!

Here's my card using the fabulous Decorative Doilies: The Hands of Time stamp set released way back near the beginning of Uniko in April 2012. And it's still as on trend and popular 6 years later in 2018!

I prepared a distress ink background using colours as near to the Uniko ones as I could find and then stamped and heat embossed the doilies in the same mermaid lagoon distress ink. Then I used some bleach and a fine brush to remove some of the colour.  I love the effect this technique gives and can even live with the way it dripped in places I hadn't intended it to. But I have to admit it did make my lips tingle - must have been the fumes.

Stamps: Uniko, Decorative Doilies The Hands of Time & Simply Said Blocks
Inks: Ranger distress, mermaid lagoon, picked raspberry
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched jumbo fishtail banners 

So off you go now hopping and commenting round the DT and Special Guest blogs to see if you can be a lucky winner. Got my fingers crossed for you! Here's the blog hop links:

Thanks for looking today, good luck and keep crafting!

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  1. Very pretty Jane, the effect of the bleach is so effective. :)

  2. A fabulous and eye-popping colour combo and design Jane. Such depth of colour and the bleach works a treat ... other than the lip tingling side of it!!!! Have a fun day x

  3. Jane, the effects of the techniques you combined looks great - it's like a batik piece now... Very cool!
    I'm going to bake a far-away-birthday-cake and will celebrate with creating some more cards with Uniko Stamps! ;-)
    Hugs, Wiebke

  4. Love the bleach technique on this creative card, so unique!

  5. This is absolutely delightful, Jane ! Love your beautiful blended background and the technique you used to pop up this fabulous stamp ! Why don't I think more often to use this technique ? May be for not making my lips tingle ! ;-)
    Have a great Sunday and a fabulous coming week ! Hugs x

  6. What a gorgeous card you have made with these wonderfull colours...I like it a lot

  7. Love the effect youve achieved with the bleach on your rich distress background. Lovely showcase of the Doilies set x

  8. This is so artsy, Jane, and a great way to use a Uniko classic! Love the way you have lifted some of the colour and the rich blues and purples on your design :)

  9. I think this is wonderful! I do like the effect you get with the 'bleach' technique - almost like fabric! Great showcase. xx

  10. WOW! Your bleach technique and colour choices make for *the* perfect canvas to showcase the doilies! Striking and stunning!

  11. Gorgeous card, super stamps and lovely colours xx

  12. Beautiful card, Jane. I’ve always wanted to try the bleaching technique, but am too scared to use bleach. You did a fabulous job.

  13. The background is fabulous Jane, it's just perfect for those stamps, and I am loving the gorgeous colors as well, stunning showcase!

  14. Beautiful card.
    Love the colors.
    thanks for sharing

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used!

  16. A wonderful explosion of my favourite the background.

  17. Lovely technique and a great card with gorgeous colours. Hoping to get back to sharing some of my crafty makes while I look for a new job. Thanks for the inspiration and happy birthday to Uniko! Stef x

  18. So pretty. Love stamps and colors you used. :o)

  19. Oh this is so lovely Jane. Your cards are a stroke of genius. And Thankyou for crossing your fingers for me 😉


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