Wednesday 17 April 2024

You're Going to Flip - Ink & Flip Snowflake Revisited

Hello & Welcome to You're Going to Flip Week! 

If you missed what this is all about and the sneak peek, be sure to check out Mondays post HERE. Yesterday, HERE, we gave fresh inky love to Ink & Flip Christmas Star, which was released back in July 2023. Today we have another revisit, giving fresh inky love to Ink & Flip Snowflake

I hope you hop along and see all the new wonderful inspiration from the team...

Wow! What a flippin' fun hop that was 😃 I hope it has given you more ideas on ways to use this stencil and new products to pair it with, like it has me! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will pop back again tomorrow for more You're Going to Flip fun. 

Crafty Hugs

Tuesday 16 April 2024

You're Going to Flip - Ink & Flip Christmas Star Revisited

Hello & Welcome to You're Going to Flip Week! 

If you missed what this is all about and the sneak peek, be sure to check out yesterdays post HERE. Today we a starting with a revisit and giving fresh inky love to the very first Ink & Flip stencil I designed and released back in July 2023, Ink & Flip Christmas Star.

I called it Christmas Star as it 'fell in' with the Christmas release! But really, this design can be used all year round and is especially great for those masculine cards. 

If you've never seen the Ink & Flip Christmas Star in action before, or you need a reminder, be sure to check out my video over HERE on Uniko's YouTube channel.

And be sure to hop along and see all the new wonderful inspiration from the team...

Wow! What a flippin' fun hop that was 😃 I hope it has given you more ideas on ways to use this stencil and new products to pair it with, like it has me! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will pop back again tomorrow for more You're Going to Flip fun. 

Crafty Hugs

Monday 15 April 2024

Welcome to, You're going to Flip Week & a Sneak Peek!

Hello, happy Monday and welcome to, You're Going To Flip Week! 

Myself and the Brand Ambassadors are doing things a little different this week. Mainly because I am a little 'off' schedule with a spell of poorly Beans, poorly husband's working from home and taking over the studio, the start of craft shows and then two weeks Easter holidays, I didn't want to rush a bigger release, but I didn't want to wait to bring you this either. 

This week on the blog leading up to Saturday when this NEW Ink & Flip layering stencil is available, we will be revisiting all the previously released Ink & Flip Stencils in turn each day with lots of inspiration on how to use these stencils. 

Hence, the naming of this week, You're Going to Flip Week! 

Let's have a look at the sneak peek...

I just love starting the week with a sneak peek 😃 and I think you might just flip 😉 when you see this in action in a few days. I hope you will join us this week for the fun and don't worry, there are new stamps on the way in May! 

Crafty Hugs

Monday 8 April 2024

Brand Ambassador Inspiration: Background Block MOD Builder stamp and stencil cards

 Hello friends!

Happy Monday!

Vinita here showcasing the beautiful stamp and stencil: Background Block MOD Builder! 

Missed last month's new product release as my package was stuck at the Customs Deptt. But finally, the package has arrived, happy me!!!!

Card 1

This Background Block MOD Builder stamp totally amazed me with its pattern block, so many possibilities. Do you agree with me!!!

I created a Masculine style card in grey tones! 

I started with a whole block from the upper side on a white panel and then the lower side using archival jet black ink. Then I filled the Neutral grey color using a Copic Marker in the whole pattern. I adhered that patterned panel to the black base card. Added another white panel with a sentiment I Miss You from the Just Because stamp set. Simply finished it off with some black pearls.

Card 2

The next card showcases the Background Block Mod Builder stencil with the same pattern in multicolored spring gardening. I used only the centre part of the stencil.

The repeating pattern makes it perfect. I used different Distress inks to create the pattern and cut the panel from the centre. The sentiment is from the Just Because stamp set and is finished with a few white pearls in the centre of the flowers.

Working with these two was so much fun!
Happy crafting!

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - 3 Stamp Sets 1 One-Layer Card

Good morning, Anita here.

I'm back with some Brand Ambassador Inspiration today.

I was recently tasked with making an 18th birthday card for my godson and masculine cards are the kind I find the most difficult, so to make one for an older teenager was even more daunting!  I had a rummage through my Uniko stash and decided to combine three stamp sets: Big & Bold Happy, Background Blocks Halftone and Explosion!

And other than the number dies I adhered, this is a completely flat, one layer card with all the elements stamped directly on the card base.

I began by stamping the explosion in orange ink and then created a mask to protect it while stamping other elements.  I stamped the "happy" in blue/grey ink and then the halftone images in olive green and berry shades.  I removed the mask before stamping "birthday" in black and finished the card by adhering the die cut numbers.  All inks I used here are Altenew and the dies are from Spellbinders.

I was really pleased with how this one turned out and I hope this gives you some inspiration for those trickier masculine designs.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and with the Easter weekend approaching we are already past the halfway point of the working week.  Mustn't grumble, eh!  I hope you have some lovely plans for the long weekend.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Watercolour Spring Botanicals

 Good morning all, Julie here with a little bit more Spring Botanicals inspiration. Earlier in the month I used Snowdrops and Crocus for my design here, but today I want to share the fab Tulip set from the series. I received a lovely bouquet of them for Mother's Day from my son and have only just consigned them to the compost heap, so I was inspired to get the set out for a play. 

I love to use simple frames in my cards and for my first card I've used an oval frame for these pretty spring tulips. 

On a panel of MM paper, I stamped and masked this bunch of tulips in a pale ink for a no line look.
Each petal was then painted by adding colour then water to so that I didn't have any harsh edges. The watercolour bleeds into the water and does a lot of the work for you! I did do alternate petals and left them to dry before attempting another as I didn't want the colour to move from one petal to another. Once dry, I tackled the stems and leaves in the same way.

Once complete, I die cut a frame from textured card to match my 5 x 7 base using a couple of stacked ovals fromWaffle Flower. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold EP before fussy cutting it from the same card. The frame was attached to the panel of tulips cut with yet another of the nesting ovals with foam pads and then flat onto the base card with glue. My sentiment was placed to one side, overhanging the frame.

My second card was trickier to stamp as I went for embossing but this method is much easier to water colour.

I stamped the flowers onto more MM paper with DI Black Soot then heat embossed with clear EP. I prefer this to stamping with Versamark and black EP as I always manage to get black EP all over the place!!

Again I used the same watercolour technique as before but the water should stay within the cells created by the embossing so is a little quicker to paint. This time I filled in the background with a thin wash of blue before trimming and adding my die cut frame, MFT. Again I used foam tape to add the frame and added the panel flat onto my square card base. A simple sentiment stamped in black was slipped under the edge of the frame before it dried completely.

So that's it for today from me. I hope you've been inspired to have a go for yourselves and embrace the joy of Spring Botanicals!

Happy crafting

Thursday 21 March 2024

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - More Spring Botanicals Inspiration

 Bonjour !

Izzy here. I hope that you enjoyed the last post with the Non-Release Blog Hop & Giveaway where Bev and all the Brand Ambassadors gave some more love to the Spring Botanicals collection.

Today I'm showing you 3 more cards with this collection. For the Blog Hop I chose to use the Spring Botanicals Crocus (see here) so this time I'm using the other ones.

I will start the show with the Spring Botanicals Snowdrop.

First, I stamped and I white heat embossed the snowdrops on a piece of white card stock previously die cut with a irregular edges die. I made a mask of these flowers and I stamped the Large Background French Script set on top with a soft grey ink.

I removed the mask and I coloured the flowers with markers. To finish, I coloured the edges of the card with the same colours of the blooms before adhering the image on top. I also prepared a label for the sentiment that I stamped and white heat embossed. 

For my second card, I used the Spring Botanicals Daffodil.

It was easy to get inspired since the daffodils in our garden are all in full bloom. I decided to make a slimline card. 

First I stamped the sentiment on the slimline white card stock. Then I basically used the flower bud which I stamped several times in different positions all around the sentiment. For this I obviously used masks. I also stamped a few leaves to add a bit of green.

I coloured everything with markers and I flat adhered the image on a slimline white card.

My last card features the Spring Botanicals Tulip set.

I made another slimline card to showcase these beautiful tulips. I kept the whole card clean & simple. Again, using masks I stamped several time the set or part of the set. 

I removed the masks and I coloured the image with markers. I stamped the sentiment on top and to finish I flat adhered the image on a soft pink slimline card.

That's all for me today. I hope that I inspired you a little bit more with these gorgeous sets from the Spring Botanicals collection.

Happy Spring and happy Easter to you all. By the way here is a sneaky peek of an Easter card I posted yesterday on my blog with some Uniko's products.

Thank you so much for stopping by today !