Saturday, May 5, 2018

Uniko Studio May 2018 New Release: Introducing Simply Said Blocks II and Natures Treasures II Stencil & Mask (May 5, 2018)

Hello,

Welcome to the first day of the Uniko Studio May 2018 Release product introductions. Today, Bev, the Design Team and our Guest Designer for May, Anna, have a plethora of inspiration to share with you today...and tomorrow..and the day after...until the Big Reveal on Saturday, May 12th.

My goodies are still enroute, which means I'll be full-on joining in the festivities later this month (perhaps a couple pop-ins beforehand) with a Release in Review from May 21st to 25th. 

Two products on the stage today: Simply Said Blocks II, a mini clear stamp set with additional popular sentiments in the same style as Simply Said Blocks, and an official launch of Natures Treasures II Stencil. The first item isn't in my hot little hands yet, but the stencil...yes indeed! So...this will be one of those 'popping in' cards I've designed, while waiting for my package to arrive.

I've become rather 'fanatic' about embossing with stencils, so the new stencil was treated to said technique right from the get go.  The 'raised' leaves come from using the stencil, as is; the debossed leaves, from the masks. Such fun to see the combination of textures with but a couple passes through my Big Shot.

Once the panel was embossed, I added a trio of English Country Garden Butterflies and a sentiment from All Occasions Sentiments #6.  Asimple, fun twist in stretching your stencils/masks...


You'll see more of my designs featuring today's sets later this month. 

We have SIX more days of introductions before the BIG RELEASE, DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP and GIVEAWAY on Saturday, May 12th. Details are at the Uniko blog HERE. You'll also find links and peeks at the gorgeous cards from the rest of the team. Do visit their places; not only will you be dazzled by their designs, but prizes are part of the mix, too!


Carol - ME

Thank you for dropping by!


23 comments:

Beverley said...

This is CAS perfection Carol. A technique I have yet to do and now I am SO inspired to try! A beautiful combination of Uniko and a superb showcase. Hugs Bev x

Rahmat said...

I love the stencil embossing too Carol. Such a pretty make, you and I will be buddies during the release in review week, as my courier is still Enroute.

Julie B said...

Love the subtle embossing and debossing Carol and the addition of the pretty butterflies is perfect. :)

Deborah Frings said...

I must remember to try this technique, it's so pretty. Love the addition of the trio of butterflies. Great card. xx

PS Hope your parcel arrives soon.

Anita in France said...

One of my favourite butterfly images, Carol ... beautifully coloured and fabulous against the subtle background embossing/debossing! Hugs, Anita :)

Steph Mortimer said...

Love your use of the stencil as an embossing tool. I must try this!

Sarn said...

LOVE the look of this pretty card. The embossing/debossing is just great and the colourful butterflies are super focal points.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jeanne said...

This is beautiful, Carol. I adore that embossing and debossing. It adds just the right amount of texture and visual interest and still allows those pretty butterflies to shine. I'm sorry that your products haven't made it to you yet. That's got to be frustrating. I look forward to when you are able to share more. Have your bicycle races started? That'll probably help the time fly by while you are waiting for the mail to catch up. :) Hugs!

Jane said...

Oh fabulous stencil embossing, always mean to try this as you make it look so stylish. Love your card!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So clever and impressive Carol. I was wondering how you'd got the debossed / embossed images so neat. I forgot about the masks! Simply spectacular, CAS and brilliant. x

Lindsey said...

Fab!! Love the CAS crisp white with the subtle embossing. I think you need to do a post on how to emboss with stencils 😉 x

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous Carol .... I love those embossed leaves xx

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the butterflies on the white
embossed background. They just
fly off the card. Great coloring
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Izzy Scrap said...

Wow, wow & wow ! What a stunning work, your embossed/debossed white panel is so gorgeous and so beautifully highlighted with those coloured butterflies! Fabulous! Hope you receive soon the other goodies so that we can see your wonderful work again. Hugs x

Susanne Vargas said...

Adore the combination of embossed and debossed leaves on your background! And the delicate butterflies are so pretty!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the beautiful clean look on this pretty card Carol. The embossed leaves are a great background for the gorgeous butterflies.
Hugs
Carol x

Bobby said...

I'm going to have to add the word 'embossing' to the stencil queen title, Carol. They look beautiful both up and down and are a perfect backdrop for the gorgeous butterflies.

Patti said...

LOVE this Carol!! it is so clean and fresh and perfectly Carol-licious!!

Carole said...

Lovely card Carole and such a clever way to use a stencil. xx

Aileen said...

One an never have too many butterflies, they look beautiful coloured up on the embossed background.

AndreaH said...

Oh wow using stencils for embossing, now have I been asleep part of this year or is this yet another fantasticlly brilliant idea is never heard of? I love this idea and will be doing it soon. Love your card. Thankyou for the inspiration xxx

Dee Earnshaw said...

love this CAS design:)

Shelly said...

Oooh, love this!! Those butterflies just pop right out! :)