Friday 8 September 2017

Uniko - Introducing Background Blocks: Stars & Background Builders: Seeing Stars

Last introductions to Uniko's September release today. Two more sets and both absolute stonkers!

A bit of a recurring theme in this release. Have you worked it out? Yep, STARS.

Here's my first sample card and it's multi coloured - bit of a change for me!

I stamped the Background Blocks Stars onto lime green cardstock and then set to for a peaceful time colouring in with my prisma color pencils - ah sigh, love colouring.

I die cut this into a stitched rectangle and then die cut a sentiment window. I die cut a slightly larger stitched rectangle in white and stamped the sentiment using Simply Said Blocks. I then matted the layers up onto a lime green card base.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Stars, Simply Said Blocks
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Card: SU, lemon lime twist
Colours: PrismaColor
Dies: MFT Dienamics, doubled stitched rectangles, stitched rectangle word window 

Sticking with that lemon lime twist colour for my next card, but this time using  the ink and pairing it up with some favourite pinks.

I started by stamping the three large stars from Background Builders Seeing Stars and then handcut a mask for two of them. I then added the green line of stars and the smaller stars.

The sentiment is from yesterday's introduction set - Reach For The Stars -  and I outlined it with a trio of enamel stars. A strip of matching coloured cardstock just finished off this card - bit of a favourite thing for me to do.

Stamps: Uniko: Background Builders Seeing Stars, Reach For The Stars
Inks: SU, berry burst, sweet sugar plum, lemon lime twist
Card stock: SU, berry burst
Embelllishments: SU, sweet sugar plum enamel stars 

My final card for today is really stripped bare and very simple - so appealing to my CAS heart.

This idea popped into my head when I was making the first of today's cards.  When I had stamped the block sentiment onto the stitched rectangle I so loved it I knew I would create another card with this look.

A little hanging star from Background Builders Seeing Stars with an enamel star in the middle and a hand drawn line just about sums up this card.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Builder Seeing Stars, Simply Said Blocks
Inks: SU, tempting turquoise + matching pen
Card & Embellishment: SU, dapper denim

 So that's all my introductions to Uniko's September release wrapped up. Tomorrow sees the full reveal and your chance to get these fabulous stamps into your shopping basket.  And of course the chance to win the entire release. You know you want them!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, so pleased to have your company. See you tomorrow!

But in the meantime keep crafting!

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  1. The first one is such a great color Jane, and I would have never picked up before I saw your card!!! Love the stunning colors and layout of the second card, and the third one is CAS perfection. beautiful showcase!

  2. Such fab makes in post today and congratulations on your win over at LIM too


  3. WOW! I am absolutely loving the Lemon Lime Twist card, the colouring of the stars on it and how you've used the window die is SO inspiring. I'm loving the pairing of the lime and pink on your second card and the CAS perfection of your third. An amazing showcase of these two clear stamp sets. THANK YOU & Hugs Bev x

  4. A trio of stunners Jane. The first one in zesty lime is a winner in design and bold cheery colours for me. The second one would be prefect as a Christmas one so I'm thinking you're planning ahead there and making me jealous! The last one is the shining CAS star of the show. So simple but effective and would work for loads of occasions. Fab ideas ... now inspired to play with these some more! x

  5. Wow, wow, wow ! I'm totally in awe at your gorgeous trio of cards ! So beautiful designs and colours ! Love them all but my favourite one is your last card, so CAS but so effective and in my favourite colour ! Such a stunning showcase for these beautiful stamp sets ! xx

  6. All your cards are really great ! I really love this clean style. These stamps seem very nice.

  7. Wow! The first card is so bold and bright - just love it! The mix of green and burgundy is really super. However, it is the last card that is absolutely classic! Clean, simple, elegant - wonderful xxx

  8. Love the last card.
    It is simple but so elegant.
    The colors on the second card
    are so pretty - go together so
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Ooh lots of ideas! You've reminded me I should try coloured card bases more often! Love the berry shade with the lime free colour combo & the CAS composition! Xx

  10. Love these! Loads of inspiration using the wonderful stamps! xxx

  11. Beautiful cards! Loving the stars.

  12. Whether in a multitude or as a solo, you're shown the marvelous versatility and delightful charm of these sweet stars! Your colouring on the first: so pretty! I'm working on finding more colouring time, too. Just signed up with Kit and Clowder; perhaps some 'assignments' will help me focus *grin*


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