Monday, 1 November 2021

NEW Month, NEW Stencils, Giveaway AND an Offer!


Happy Monday and happy November 😊 What a lovely end to October at the weekend with the Stamping Together Festival. It was strange, but super lovely to be back at the show after two years. Seeing new and familiar faces and sharing our love and passion for paper crafts and stamping.

On Saturday I shared this peek on Instagram of two NEW stencil designs I took to the show. I was intending on releasing them yesterday on the website, but exhaustion from the weekend caught up with me. AND the Beans were super excited about Halloween πŸ˜‚

Anyway, I am excited they are now available on the website HERE. So let's have a look at the newness with a formal introduction and some samples...

First up is the next addition to the Flower Power series of stencils and Flower Power #5. I am loving the larger size of these modern florals and they definitely breathe new life into the stamps too. 

Then we have Mid Century Modern Shapes. This stencil is the next product in my love for all things Mid Century Modern. I have more up my sleeve that will be coming soon ;) but for now this is a fun addition to the previously released Mid Century Modern stencils and stamps.

So, now I have done the 'formal' introduction to these two beauties, how about some creative inspiration as to how I have used them...

First up some flower power...

For this first card I kept things really simple. I love offsetting these larger blooms off the edge of a standard size card. I love how it draws focus. 

I used Concord & 9th inks in Buttercup, Marmalade and Honeysuckle to blend through the stencil and added a simple sentiment from Simply Said Blocks and Simply Said Blocks III.

For my second card using this stencil I revisited a technique I've used before. Creating a ghost outline by inking through with white pigment ink first. Then removing the stencil and offsetting before inking with your chosen colours. 

It creates this lovely shadow effect. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. Added a sentiment from Floral Vines (back in stock 22nd November) and some clear Nuvo Drops.

Then I had some fun with the Mid Century Modern Shapes and combined it with a few stamps from the collection, that will be back in stock 22nd November.

For this first card I layered two of the same shape to create a base for my focal point using two shades of pink from Altenew, Pink Diamond and Pinkalicious.

I then created a mask of the smaller shape I had used, rotated the stencil and placed the mask inside the large shape to create a framed image. I accented this with some explosions from Mid Century Modern Florals and a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks. 

Lastly for today I created a super CAS masculine congrats card. Again I used a masking technique with another of the shapes to create this fun design.

I love this starburst / explosion image, which you can also find in Kindness Blooms ;) and again added a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.

So what do you think? Which is your favourite?

I do hope you like these two new additions to the Uniko Stencil line up 😊  So how about a GIVEAWAY?! 

Simply leave a comment on this post or HERE on the Uniko Website post (or both) for your chance to win these two new stencils plus 1 of your choice from the store. You have until midnight GMT Sunday 7th November 2021 to comment. 

Now, that's not all for today. I have a Stencil Offer from NOW until 5pm Friday 5th November.

Visit the Stencil section on the website HERE 😊 

Crafty Hugs


  1. Your new stencils are lovely, I especially like how you have used the modern one

  2. Love the look of all these cards, but my fave is the drop shadow pink flower one. Fab new stencils and a super offer.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Gorgeous cards Bev and loving the new stencils. I love all the cards but I think the first one is my favourite x x

  4. Awesome stencil designs! Love the flower one!
    Denise Bryant

  5. I checked yesterday & figured you were too tired after the weekend. I didn't know Halloween was celebrated over there, but hope the boys had fun! The stencils are wonderful & so are your cards! I really adore the first floral card & such a creative congrats card--made me think of an engagement ring!

  6. Fun stencil designs! I love the flower!
    Denise Bryant

  7. I especially love the Mid Century Modern shape stencil, it has so much potential! Love how you did with both the stencil, such beautiful use of shadows and super generous offer!

  8. Wonderful new stencils and awesome samples too!
    Stay safe

  9. Gorgeous cards Bev! I love that flower! The mid modern ones are my FAV because they are so unique!!!

  10. Gorgeous stencils and the cards are wonderful. Glad you had a good weekend. I think the shapes one is my favourite. Great for mens cards which I never seem to have anything for πŸ™„πŸ™„
    Thanks for the generous of you

  11. Beautiful cards! Love the stencils! The flower design is my fave!

  12. Very pretty! The flower is my fave!

  13. All of your card are beautiful! I always enjoy mid-century modern – I’ve been on a retro kick for a while now – so those are my favourites! However, the flower cards are absolutely stunning! I’m excited about your giveaway – thank you!

  14. Fabulous new stencils and what amazing cards you've made Bev. These stencils are so very versatile and thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.

  15. Wow, these are gorgeous stencils and very unique!

  16. amazing stencils and inspirations, I love them all!

  17. The flower with the shadow effect looks great and the other stencil is very versatile! Thanks for the good ideas.
    Nicole G.

  18. Great new stencils and fabulous ideas as always for using them Bev.
    Take care


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