Uniko #22 – Guest Designer, SSS Wednesday 17/6

The brand new challenge at Uniko starts today … and I’m thrilled and honoured that this month as I get to be their Guest Designer!  Thanks so much Bev, Sandie and the DT!  The theme this time round is ‘Anything Goes … with the option of masculine’ … I took the option with my take …

Uniko 22 GD… a kind of cool dude, masculine card (although with different colours and font, it could easily be sweetly feminine too!).  The Uniko line of stars (from Background Builder Christmas) was stamped in ombré blues/greens in groups of three, balanced with white space between them of the same depth.   I stamped the graphic style sentiment (Clearly Besotted), matted the star panel onto black and popped the whole thing up on foam dots on the card base.  The black centred silver stars were the final touch.  You may notice that the right side one is slightly hanging off the edge of the panel … it wasn’t one of those ‘creative opportunities’, it was deliberate!  The design is pretty graphic and angular, so for a bit of fun … and to draw the eye to something unexpected … I placed it off the edge … did it work?  Are you taking a closer look … are you smiling (tee hee)??

How about playing along with us?  The use of Uniko goodies is optional … but it would be lovely to see them (and there’s an incentive!) … you have until Friday 3 July (08.00 BST) to get creative!  Oh, and there are generous prizes … including new Loyalty Reward Points!  All the details and heaps of inspiration from the DT and my fellow GD, Melissa are over at the Uniko blog … look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m joining in with …

SSS Wednesday – Favourite Technique/Product challenge (I love ombré!)

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

35 thoughts on “Uniko #22 – Guest Designer, SSS Wednesday 17/6

  1. Brenda L.

    I knew it wouldn’t be long for another group snatched you up to be guest designer Anita! I love, love this card, yes it is masculine in those fabulous colors. I love how equally spaced you have the white space, something could never pull off. lol And yes, your little trick did work, my eye went right to the sentiment and star that is hanging off the right side. You always blow me away with your creative mind Anita! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Michele F

    REally deserves a gold star, Anita! Fab design … gorgeous execution!
    I’ve somehow caught that bug – must do some kicking of my own, I suppose!
    =] Michele

  3. chriss58

    Congratulations on your guesting at Uniko!
    Handsome card with all of the Anita elements…colours, precision and placement. I love the little overhanging star!
    Bon weekend amie!

  4. Geri G

    Congrats Ms. Guest Designer! Uniko sure knows talent when they see it!

    YEP…I noticed the star right off the hop! You are so right…it’s the little unexpected things that can turn a card from WOW to WOWZERS (although your card was already at the WOWZERS stage even before the star!).

    Sa-weet and PERFECTLY PERFECT stamping! The rows are soooooo straight and PERFECTLY spaced. So in love the glorious graphicness (?) of your card.

  5. BarbGhig

    Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Anita! Well deserved! I love the repeat pattern of the stars and great masculine colors! You have really showcased this stamp set beautifully!

  6. Beverley

    The precision in your stamping is awesome and a delight to see this set in use 😃 Super happy & honoured to have you guest designing with us at Uniko. Thank you & hugs Bev x

  7. Sarah

    A fabulous and versatile use of the background stamp Anita, the colour and style with brilliantly for the challenge and thanks so much for being our GD this time, it’s such an honour to have you on the team with us! Sarah x

  8. Sarah Gray

    Love the ombré rows of stars stamped with your usual precision and the ‘off the edge’ star! Great to have you join us as GD for this challenge 🙂

  9. kimheggins

    Wow…what a wonderful card. Love your amazing and creative design. I love those fabulous stars. Need to do a bit of shopping now…miss you lots.

  10. djkardkreations

    I just saw the Uniko post with you as Guest Designer! Congratulations, Anita! You did a brilliant masculine card design that’s sure to be instantly copied all over Blogland in time for Father’s Day!! Miss you, mon ami! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Petra

    Yep, that little off the edge star is brilliant, Anita!!! And again your stamping is unbelievably, perfectly done!!! This is a stunning masculine card – love the colours – by just changing the colours it could be soft and feminine, too!!!! Fabulous!!!!!
    Big congrats on the GD spot – enjoy and have fun!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Deborah Frings

    I think you’ve rocked the challenge. I love the way you’ve used the stars to build up the panel and the different shades of blue. I can see this working in so many colours (and I may have to CASE it). Great to have you as our Guest Designer this month. xxx

  13. Gerrina

    Congrats on beeing a Geustdesigner at Uniko! And with such a super card! Looks so simple, but wow great inking on it! Enjoy your sunday!

  14. Bev

    It did work. Drew me right in just like you’d intended it should. Does that make me easily led??!! lol. Congrats on the GD gig over at Uniko. Since I don’t have any Uniko stamps, it wouldn’t hurt to play along, right? There’s always that chance….Anyway, your card is very cool. You work the ombre so perfectly, and these bitty stars are perfect for that. Like how you’ve placed your panel too. Another great design my dear friend. Gosh I miss you!!! Dreamed about the Lake House last night….Bisous, bisous.

  15. Shona Chambers

    Would never have thought to use stars for a masculine card but you’ve don’t this perfectly. Your such a whizz with ombre and I love this colour combo. And I love your crazy little ‘off the edge’ star….there’s always one is a group!!!

  16. Bobby

    I missed the hanging star because I was so focused on your perfectly stamped stars, especially when you said they were individual lines. Congrats on guest designing, Anita.

  17. jmhave44

    Congratulations on your GD assignment, which you’ve done just amazingly & brilliantly. Love this simple CAS, but stunning effect that you’ve done with the repetitive star border. It’s a wonderful masculine card, but could be for either gender & for many occasions. The colors blended so well as the design moves down the card front, and the delightful touch of the tiny extra star at the edge was really an eye-catcher. TFS & Hugs

  18. Claire

    Your guest designer spots are definitely keeping you busy Anita – congrats! What a great design using these stars. I have a similar W Plus 9 set and I never know what to do with it. I feel a CASE coming on!

  19. born57

    Love the stars and your deliberate, hanging off the edge star! Congratulations on your gas to signing spot,Anita ! I think I lost my first comment….

  20. Becca Cruger

    So if this is for a guy, does it make it om-bro? Haha – I’m sorry, I can’t help the way my mind works. Love the little stars you put by the sentiment to accentuate it.

  21. cmayne

    Brilliant, Anita…and the possibilities with this card, by changing up the colours, is endless! As for your star on the edge…such a special touch. Yet again, in awe…


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