Saturday 9 March 2019

Uniko Revisit Blog Hop

Today I'm here to tell you all about the Re-Visit Blog Hop going on at Uniko.

Bev always takes a look back at previously released stamp sets and gives them a new bit of love on the months between releases. This month it's the turn of Spring Botanicals Snowdrop, Spring Botanicals Daffodil and the stencil Bright Butterflies.

SpringBotanicalsDaffPP   SpringBotanicalsSnowdropPP   BrightButterfliesStencilPP

And here's some cards to show how they can be used:

First up I created an inky background to showcase the beautifully delicate snowdrop. I simply stamped the snowdrops on top of the background and used a white Prismacolor pencil to the petals.

I highlighted the snowdrop heads by placing a circle mask over them and adding a little distress ink round the edges of the mask using a dry wet wipe. I finished off the card by stamping the words several times without re-inking in between.

Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals:Snowdrop
Inks: Brusho, yellow & turquoise; Color Box, Ocean; Ranger distress, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon; Versafine Clair, nocturne

My next card uses lots of patterned designer papers in shades of yellow and peach. I stamped the daffodil straight onto the main background paper and then stamped just the flower heads onto two different patterned papers. I hand cut these heads and adhered them to the main stamped daffodil.

I used a border punch and some narrow strips of patterned paper down the left hand side of the card and stamped the greeting to nestle against them.

Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals:Daffodil
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Punch: ek success border
Papers: from my stash

Well I'm guessing both those cards are something completely different to my usual CAS style. So I thought why not round it all off with a third surprising showcase - an art journal page. This uses both the stamp sets and the stencil that are being revisited this month plus a background stamp from Uniko.

Lots going on! An inky background, stamps coloured with Copic pens, stencilled butterflies using distress oxides, some foiled accents and doodled lines too!

Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop & Daffodil, Large French Script Background
Inks: Brusho, leaf green, yellow, turquoise; Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, smoky slate; Ranger distress oxide, salty ocean, twisted citron, peacock feathers; Versamark clear + Ranger sticky embossing powder & decofoil rose gold
Stencil: Uniko, Bright Butterflies
Pens: Copic, YG63, YG67, Y13, Y35; Sakura Gelly Roll, white
Embellsihments: Pretty Pink Posh, sequins & droplets

Now for your chance to win a prize! Follow the blog hop and leave comments as you go to win ....

Hop Starts at 9am GMT and will run until Saturday 16th March 2019 midnight GMT. Prize is Spring Botanicals Daffodil Clear Stamp set & Stencil Bright Butterflies. An alternative prize to the same value will be offered if the winner already owns these prizes.

Jane - that's me

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate you dropping by my blog.

And keep crafting!

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  1. Hi Jane. Beautiful cards. Love the paper pieced daffodils. Hugz

  2. wow, you are very creative in how you have used these new products - love the amazing designs on your cards:)

  3. Love your cards - the background of the first one is amazing

  4. Three wonderful creations Jane, those stamps are gorgeous and I especially like the first card with the snowdrops xx

  5. Gorgeous backgrounds and colors!

  6. I love how you've used the patterned papers with the daffodils, great card.

  7. Pretty backgrounds on your cards! Love the snowdrops and daffodils!

  8. Gorgeous backgrounds Jane! Love your paper pieced daffodil!

  9. Indeed, very surprising cards from you ! It seems that you had a lot of fun doing these gorgeous inky backgrounds that perfectly highlight both the daffodils and the snowdrops. And what a clever idea to use the pattern papers...I should take example ! x

  10. I love the paper pieced daffodils - who'd have thought?! lol
    Your cards are gorgeous and I really love the journal page.

  11. Wow! Beautiful cards and colors!!!

  12. Fantastic cards. I love the flowers that
    were stamped on the patterned paper. You
    get shading and movement without a lot
    of effort. That's my favorite card.
    thanks for sharing

  13. Such a variety of beautiful designs really showcasing the versatility of the stamps. I love the paper pieced daffodils.

  14. Lovely cards..Wow stamping on inky background looks lovely


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