Tuesday, 11 June 2013

More sequins... :)

Happy Birthday
Hey!

Hip hip hooray! It's time for a blog hop, Uniko Studio style! Today marks the official release of some fabulous new goodies and a chance to win some prizes whilst you hop too!

Available in store now are the following stamp sets:
  • Accent Essentials: Arrows
  • All Occasion Sentiments #2
  • Background Builders: Chevrons
  • Beautiful Blooms I
  • Flower Power #2
  • Nature's Treasures I
And in addition to the stamps, there's an addition to the Designer Dies range too:
  • Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum Designer Die
Phew! What a release! For my blog hop card I played with Beautiful Blooms I, Background Builders: Chevrons, and All Occasion Sentiments #2 (with an additional 'BIRTHDAY' stamp from Fontiments - Birthday).

I won't babble too much as the card is pretty self-explanatory and there's hopping to be done. But I will give you a few tips if you wanna check 'em out:

tips and tricks
  • To reduce the risk of embossing powder sticking to unwanted areas - do all of your embossing first! 
  • If you want a duller tone to your inks, try stamping on kraft. My bright red ink turned to a darker tone on kraft and I outlined the flower with a white gel pen. The white gel pen makes the flower 'pop' a little more too. :)
  • I used a distress ink on my cardbase to add a bit of contrast against the kraft focal point. Super simple but makes a real difference.
Be sure to comment with the hopping as there's a £25 Uniko Studio gift certificate hidden on one of our blogs. And be sure to check out the Uniko Studio blog if you haven't already as there's a chance to win the entire release!

Next on the hopping list is my DT buddy Erika, but if you get lost then here's the map!

Uniko Studio Blog
Amy (You're here!)

Erika

Stacey
Taheerah
Jen Nelson (Guest DT)


Happy hopping! :)

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Products Used
(Newly released Uniko Studio goodies will be added later - this post has been scheduled!) 






32 comments:

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning, Aimes! Love how you've used the white gel pen to highlight the beautiful flower. Wow!

Lynn said...

stunning Aimes. I love the touch of chevron on the bottom to give the perfect balance...and your sequins with the tiny gems...you might just get me on this trend yet!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Fabulous card Aimes! Loving the little accents of gold provided by the sequins and rhinestones, and perfect building with all your stamping! Love how those chevrons anchor everything!!

Gillian R said...

This is so so lovely

Sue W said...

Such a pretty card and thanks for the tips :)

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card, thanks for your tips,white gel pen idea is super,will try it, iam your new follower

Sue McRae said...

Love the bold red and pops of white with the kraft.

frommycraftroom said...

A lovely card. Thanks for the tip with the ink/kraft and white gel pen. All comes together so well. Thanks.

Janis said...

Love the relaxed look of your card. Thank you for the tips and techniques. I always enjoy reading those!!!

Amy Pjura said...

I love the use of the kraft cardstock.Very clean and simple card - love the pop of the flower and sequins!

Indy said...

This is beautiful! Love the red flower against the craft. The white gel pen outlining is a great idea. Thanks!! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card! Love the flower!

PurpleJet said...

Am totally in love with the simplicity of your card. Brilliant!

magical said...

ooh abit of bling. Love it. I think i will have to get one of those white pens, they look so effective x

cm said...

Amy, your card is a knockout beauty! Love the stunning red and white set against the kraft. Eye-catching! Thank you for the tips and techniques; as a novice card-maker, I appreciate all the advice from talented experts - like you - that I can get! Have a great Tuesday!
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

Your card looks amazing and thanks for all the tips - I'm going to have a go at that. xx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so pretty! Love the red against that kraft!

Wida said...

I really do love the contrast of the red and Kraft! And the sequins!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! Love the contrast of the flower stamped on white with the kraft and love those gold sequins!

Petti said...

SO pretty!

Sabrina said...

Such a simple and beautiful card and course i am always a sucker for Chrysanthemums!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card! The red and white look fab on kraft.

victoria bougen said...

Lovely Striking card simple with a splash of colour. Very impressive love it :)

Joyce said...

This is a super card.

Ginny said...

Love. this. card! Thanks so much for the tips and tricks since I am sure I want to re-create this!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous...love how you highlighted the stamp with the white gel pen and the use of sequins.

Beverley said...

This is gorgeous & I am going to CASE this at some point! Thank you for showing off Uniko Studios products FABulously! Hugs Bev x

~amy~ said...

Oh my lovely!

JW said...

Absolutely stunning, love it! Jill x

Eve said...

Thanks for the tips Amy - embossing first I wouldn't have thought of that. My card would be ruined after spending loads of time on it!
Love your chevrons and choice of colours.
xx

Christina said...

I love that bold "happy" in white on the kraft base. Gorgeous embossing, Aimes!

Cindy Lee said...

This is as stunning as you! LOVE!

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