Friday 26 October 2018

Uniko October Release - Introducing Background Builders: Christmas and Jolly Christmas

I'm so pleased you've dropped by today as I'm introducing the first two stamp sets from Uniko's October Release.


Maybe if you've been a follower of Uniko for as long as me you'll recognise these two sets. They were always big favourites of mine and I was sad when they went into retirement. So I'm really thrilled to say Bev has decided to wake them up and re-release them.

And here's some cards to whet your appetite a bit more:

I'm starting with a card using two of the Background Builder stamp strips. I embossed the snowflakes in sparkly white and then inked over in a couple of blue shades of distress ink.

I then stamped the greeting strip in the same ink and matted it onto a silver sparkly washi tape strip. I then matted it all onto a matching blue base card.

Stamps: Uniko, Background builders: Christmas
Inks: Ranger Distress, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch

My next card uses stamps from both of today's sets and one of my favourite layouts - a simple line of images.

I decided to only add colour to the centre Santa and also glittered him up a bit with a Sakura gelly roll pen.

Stamps: uniko, Background builders: Christmas, Jolly Christmas
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, cherry cobbler
Pens: Copic, R29; 
Sakura gelly roll, clear star

My final card for today is a simple CAS style again using stamps from both of today's sets.

I started by stamping the holly leaves and berries and then added the tree, star and sentiments. I added a strip of green card to the left hand side - another favourite layout style for me.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Builders: Christmas, Jolly Christmas
Inks: SU, old olive, cherry cobbler

Well that completes the first day of introductions to Uniko's October release. I'll be back tomorrow with some sample cards using two of the new stencils and a new sentiment stamp set.  See you then!

Thanks for visiting today and keep crafting!

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  1. Super showcase Jane.
    See you tomorrow? :)

  2. Fabulous cards Jane, the Santa is so sweet and I love your showcasing of the background builders xx

  3. WOW! A beautiful array of showcases! Such pretty flurries of snowflakes on the first; a charming trio of Santas on the second; lovely holly border and tree on the second! I need to remember that not "all" images require colouring to be standouts! Thank you for the inspiration (as always!).

  4. Gorgeous, Jane ! Love them all and above all the ones with the Jolly Christmas stamp set since I do not have it yet. Hope this little guy will arrive soon. Both sets definitely are a must have in our stash ! Fabulous showcase as usual. Hugs x

  5. Oh my!...the sets that just keep on giving! These are fabulous Santa!, love the snowflakes, love the them all!

  6. A great use of the stamps, Jane........I have the tree and Santa and am in the process of making some cards. The tree with the holly border.......lovely. :) Loopyloo

  7. Fantastic cards using the new products x

  8. Lots of lovely inspiration as usual Jane. So glad Jolly Santa set has been re-introduced! X

  9. Lovely cards as always Jane xx

  10. Gorgeous and festive cards!!! Love them!!!


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