Sunday 26 February 2023

Uniko's 11th Birthday

Bev, over at Uniko, is currently celebrating 11 years since she started off her brilliant business. So I made a snippets card to join in with the fun:

My snippets, although I didn't use the black after all

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" 'Syntegro White Linen Silkweave' textured card, tent fold

- a piece of the leftover A4 sheet I used for the card card to cut the panel - sized at 5" x 3.75" - then set aside for a while

- stamped the flower head and the leaves onto snippets of bright pink and light green card, using stamps from Uniko's 'Gerbera' set and a  VersaFine Clair 'Nocturne' ink pad

- then die cut the flower head and leaves using the matching dies

 - next I pulled out a 'Happy Birthday' stamp from Uniko's 'Floral Vines' set of stamps and fiddled around working out placements of the flower and the sentiment

- I wanted to add something extra to the background and ideally would have used an embossing folder to partially emboss the panel where the flower would go. However, it was Uniko products only so I settled for using a score board to add a couple of sets of double lines above and below where the sentiment was to be stamped 

- stamped the sentiment using the same 'Nocturne' ink

- glued the panel onto the card front, raised up with a layer of foam sheet for dimension

- then glued the leaves in place, and added the flower head using thin sticky pads for more dimension

- stepped away and resisted the urge to add anything else!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Uniko's 11th Birthday Celebrations - you must use only Uniko products (there are some links to freebies if you want to play along), end date is 28th February

Sarn's post for the picks and winner of Challenge # 447 can be found HERE in the Playground.

Dudley Pupdate - poor little guy was pooping for England during the week. He's fine again now thankfully. He's such a little trouper and just gets on with things - unless there's any risk at all of anyone, including Len and myself, stealing his beloved Honka Duck of course. If one of us is left alone with Honka Duck and then dares to move around, such as standing up to open a cupboard - he charges back into the room like a little rocket to carry out a rescue mission. At the same time almost squealing with indignation! I keep telling him that he's a 'big girl's blouse' - Northern expression for being a bit of a wimp. ☺


  1. Wow - your Uniko birthday card is a stunner. The bloom is so bold and vibrant. Love it. ❤️

  2. Just beautiful Di, striking bloom and use of colour.

    B x

  3. Love your bold bright bloom of a card. That pup is sooooo 😄 funny xxx

  4. FAB make and what a lot of snippets used too!

    Poor Dudders, hope he will soon be restored to a more "normal" schedule!

    Happy Sunday


  5. Fabulous card, Di. That wonderful, vibrant flower certainly makes a great focal point. Great idea to use scorelines to make a sentiment panel.
    Glad Dudley is back to his normal self. xx

  6. That large flower is impressive

  7. Fabulous card, Di. Love how you used the beautiful Uniko Gerbera flower, it looks so vibrant on white!!
    I'm glad that Dudley is going better now :)

  8. The bright pink gerbera is so pretty Di and the scorelines frame the sentiment beautifully. Glad to hear that Dudley is over his upset stomach and it's amazing that he still has Honka Duck as his favourite toy. x

  9. This is gorgeous l love the colour Di and the glower looks to be in full bloom x

  10. Very stylish CAS card Di ... Uniko stamps are really fab for CAS cards I think. Glad Dudley is feeling better
    Pauline xx

  11. What a lovely way to use the Gerbera stamp. This is really striking. Thanks for helping us celebrate Uniko’s 11th birthday. X

  12. Stamping directly onto coloured card, why don't I ever think of this?! :D And who doesn't love a bright pink Gerbera? Love this Di, thanks so much for joining in at the Uniko celebrations, Anita x


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