Saturday 11 February 2012

It's show and tell TIME! :)


Happy Saturday! Happy weekend! Happy half-term (for me anyways!) AND...

A happy welcome to Uniko Studio!

Hooray! The day has finally arrived that Uniko Studio is here for real and can reveal to the world its first two stamp sets called Time and Extra Time! I can't wait to show you what inky adventures I've been on with these two sets.

These stamps take ink and stamp like a dream! They take both dye and pigment/chalk inks very well and give fabulous results. Rest assured that here on my blog, I'll never endorse anything doesn't meet my own high (and at times perfectionist!) inky standard.

So that's enough gushing on how fabulously well these beauties stamp; lemme show you what I've made!

For today's post I want to share projects that give you a good idea of the main images in these sets:

So in keeping with the theme of time, how about a clock?

OK, OK so that's not exactly the clock from the set, but it's actually the clock in my living room. Both my guy and I adore our huge timepiece (the pic doesn't show big it is but believe me, it's big...and heavy!) and as soon as I laid eyes on 'Time' and 'Extra Time' I just knew I had to re-create my living room :)

It's Party Time

This would make a not only a super classy birthday card, but an invite too methinks.

Now check out how well this set has been designed: You can actually set this clock to *any* time you desire as the clock hands and fingers are separate stamps and easy to position due to the clear nature of 'em. Sweet! As you can see, I decided that 8 o'clock is party time at my place *wink*

I used a simple masking technique here: I stamped the clock on a post-it and cut it out to create a mask. Then I covered my stamped clock on my card before inking up my large Hero Arts stamp and stamping the background. It just adds a touch more interest to a CAS design and still reminds me of my living room :)

Next up a card that I originally stamped as a friendship card, but the more I look at that sentiment, the more I think this would make a lovely sympathy card too:

In good time and bad times

I simply inked up those different clocks with different colours to create the background and stamped the sentiment over the top. To finish I mounted the card onto some scrummy, polka-dot Pink Paislee paper I've been hoarding to tie in with the circular clock faces.

Now one stamp that I just *had* to ink up from this set was the cool cogs! My immediate thought was Father's Day (I realise it's a way off yet, but it's good to be prepared when it comes to cards for the guys)

Happy Father's Day

Now to tie in with the whole idea of those cogs being the internal workings of an instrument, I decided to brave a vellum card-base to echo that kinda internal feeling. PTI Vellum works pretty well for this as it's very sturdy and I kinda like the extra dimension it adds.

And seeing as I've covered a card for the guys, lemme share one for the gals:

Happy Birthday

Doesn't get much girlie than this, right? :)

I couldn't resist inking up the three different sized geometric flower designs from 'Time' in Versamark on vellum, dusting each one with chalk and cutting a layering them to create a pretty embellishment.

I'm loving how versatile 'Time' and 'Extra Time' are proving to be; They can cater for just about any occasion! I hope you can check out the new Uniko Studio store and pop across to the Uniko Studio Blog and say hi. I know this new business would really, really appreciate your welcome :)

Be sure to check back here tomorrow when I'll be sharing some designs with these stamps that are a little more out-of-the-box...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{It's Party Time}
Stamps: Clock from 'Extra Time', Sentiment from 'Time' (Uniko Studio)/ Classic Fabric Design (Hero Arts)
Ink: Latte (amuse ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)

{In Good Times and Bad Times}
Stamps: Clocks from 'Time' and 'Extra Time', Sentiment from 'Time' (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)/Buttercup (amuse)/London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: News - Daily Junque Collection (Pink Paislee)

{Happy Father's Day}

Stamps: Cogs from 'Time' (Uniko Studio)/Sentiment - Daily Design Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vellum Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Basic White 6x6 Collection - Basic Grey

{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Geometric Flowers x3 and sentiment from 'Time' (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Versamark/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Pink (amuse card blank)/White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug/Jewelled Brad (Maya Road)


Claire said...

Love your cards Amy! The sets look very male-orientated at first, so the soft, girly feel of the pink card really shows the versatility of the stamps.
Agree with you totally about the quality of the stamps - good thick stamps that ink up well. What more could we ask for? (apart from more sets from Bev soon!)

Debby said...

Wow you've really done a fab job with these stamps Aimes. Particularly like the friend/sympathy one. I did leave a comment on the company blog but I think blogger might be playing up on me :( Cracking start!

Karen B. said...

Super fabulous designs and what a way to introduce a company! Beautiful! I really appreciate how you've covered both the masculine and feminine side of things.

~amy~ said...

love how you worked your aimes magic on those stamps!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Love all of your cards! (and ditto what amy said, above!)

Chunyuan said...

awesome design with the time and extra time stamps. love the soft color you used too.

Beverley said...

Hey! Thanks for all your lovely kind words :) your projects are amazing, totally love how you have used them . So glad you're part of the Uniko Team. Hugs Bev xx

Unknown said...

Hey Aimes! You have done so many wonderful things with these stamps! Love all of the different colours and textures! Just can't wait to see what Bev comes up with next! K :-)

Anita Rex said...

Wow I don't know which card I like best. Each one I kept loving more, lol! Love your clock in your home too, I love clocks too!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

These all look gret Aimes, those cogs are my fave! Just checked the site out and it looks so cool.
Can't wait to see more.
Katie x

Lynn said...

Wow! These are amazing...I love how you showed the versatility of the set! Off to pop over to the shop to nose around!

Tigriswillreign said...

Love these!

Tammy said...

Fabulous job Amy with this first set of stamps! I really love your second card--that sentiment is so great, and I love the layered clocks you stamped and the colours you chose!

Marion said...

Congrats on the new DT gig! You are certainly an asset to any team with your fabby creations! Awesome time cards!

Dana F. said...

Who doesn't need a little extra time especially if it coincides with inky time? ;-) Fabulous cards, Amy!

Christina said...

These are really lovely sets, and you've done a fabulous job introducing them! I especially love your second card with the soft stamping of the different clocks behind the sentiment and the polka dot card base. This new company is lucky to have your talent!

Lindsay said...

Fabulous cards my dear! LOVE them all! You and Uniko are like pb & j!

Taheerah said...

Love all these projects Aimes but my favourite has to be that cogs Father's Day card! I need to hunt for that patterned paper now!



Andrea M said...

*THUD* Ok, let me pick my jaw off the floor. WOWOWOWOW!!! Aimes, all of these cards are fabulous, magazine worthy, stunning creations! Every last one! Love how you used this set to make such varied products - I stand in awe yet again girl!

Jenny said...

wow I love what you've made with the new stamp sets Aimes!
How pretty is the dimensional flower too :0)
Jenny x

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