Saturday, 6 May 2017

Uniko May Release and Blog Hop

YAY! The day has arrived when you can see the entire new Uniko release and start shopping.

 


   

And it wouldn't be a proper release day without a few sample cards to share before you get down to the nitty gritty of trying to win the entire release.

So here goes:

Card one combines the glorious Pure Florals Lily with the wonderful Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe. A match made in heaven!


I chose some really subtle colours to add to the centre of the lily and then hand cut it before adhering it on pads to the card base.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, PureFlorals Lily, Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe
Promarkers: ivory, buttercup, burnt orange, soft peach, olive green 

I had weddings in mind when I created this next card and kept to a very simple black and white colour scheme. I used the  Happy Succulents set combined once again with Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe. And why not use the stripes vertically for a change? I used my misti tool to help line up the stripes for the repeat stamping I needed to stretch the full width of the card.


I hand cut the three succulents from the large spray and also one of the leaf clusters. I added a trio of silver nailheads to finish off in style.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Happy Succulents, Background Blocks Horizontal Stripes
Die: MFT Die-namics, Stitched Basic Edges
Gems: Mark Richards, nailheads

To finish off my showcase and in case you were thinking I'd forgotten about colour I've changed up a gear for my last card.


I stamped Background Blocks Doodled Flower and then cut out a couple of strips. I applied colour in stripes directly from the pad. One strip went onto a die cut tag and the other straight onto the base card to line up with the greeting on the tag.


The leaf is from Originally Organics Additions and was stamped directly onto the tag. The succulent flower head was stamped onto a piece of scrap card, coloured using the direct from the pad method again and then hand cut and popped up onto pads.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Doodled Flower, Happy Succulents, Originaly Organic Additions
Inks: Ranger distress, shaded lilac, spun sugar, scattered straw
Promarkers: ivory, marsh green
Die: MFT Die-namics, Stitched Traditional Tags

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Now onto the bit you've been waiting for - the blog hop order and the chance to win the entire release by leaving a comment on each of the DT blog posts. Remember if any of the links don't work you can always access them at Bev's Uniko blog - here.

Jane - that's me

Thank you so much for visiting today. I'm sending you all good luck wishes and hoping it might be you that wins the prize!  And remember - keep crafting!

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27 comments:

  1. love your cards with the beautiful background stripes

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  2. I love the monochromatic cards! The black and white really showcase these beautiful stamps. The colored card is also awesome! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    -Miranda
    TheCraftyCritter.com

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  3. Oh what a super selection of cards. I do like the simple and very elegant wedding card with the succulents. The touch of colour on the last card is fab! xx

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  4. GORGEOUS samples. I am in love with your black and white cards!! they rock:)

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  5. Beautiful cards, so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration :) x

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  6. Beautiful cards, so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration :) x

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  7. Awesome cards - so creative -especially the way you used those stripes!

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  8. Such cool cards! Love what you did with the stripes! xxx

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  9. Wow.. You are in my thoughts card.. With striped bg.. is do Strikingly beautiful! Beautiful cards

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  10. Wow.. You are in my thoughts card.. With striped bg.. is do Strikingly beautiful! Beautiful cards

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  11. Wowza! Bold designs, amazing results! LOVE the monos!!!!

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  12. The cards are clean and simple and so pretty.
    You don't need a lot of fussy to have great
    cards.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful cards.

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  13. These are fantastic and I absolutely love your black and white designs!!

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  14. These have all got that WOW factor Jane and showcasing in your brilliant CAS style makes the stamps shout for themselves. Love each of the designs and combinations of sets here. Great ideas and inspiration as always. x

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  15. Jane, I am in love with the subtle colouring on your lily contrasted with the bold stripes. Your fussy cutting on the succulents is amazing and then the way you have combined stamps on the third card is just inspired. You have showcased this fab release wonderfully over the past few days - I have loved seeing your creations x

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  16. An assortment of striking cards that have completely captivated my CAS-loving heart. Your lily, in particular, is stunning!
    ~carol

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  17. Truly wonderful cards...so love the black and white creations...stunning!

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  18. You are so creative! Your black and white cards are fabulous. Love the Doodle Flower card design and colors. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  19. Another stunning showcase Jane ! I'm totally swooning over your two first cards in black and white ! OMG how gorgeous they are ! It's always a delight for the eyes to see your cards ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  20. Beautiful cards! I really love that awesome background stripes stamp! The lily is another favorite!

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  21. Goodness these cards are really gorgeous, I really like your style! I love how you used the striped background in so many different ways! The stripes and the lilies are simply amazing in this release!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant cards. I really love
    the B&W cards. That's always a favorite color combo for me.

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  23. Wow! Beautiful cards!!! I love so much your choice of black and white colors in the first two cards!

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  24. Your cards are really pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I'm in love with those black stripes!

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  26. A Fab trio! I really like your first with the horizontal stripes background behind the lilies x

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  27. such pretty cards :) love the cas designs ! thanks for sharing
    hugs
    preeti

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