Friday 11 December 2015

Uniko - Revisit and Blog Hop ...

... Good Morning!  This is the first of several posts today.  It's time for our last Blog Hop of the year.  Bev releases new stamps every other month (the last ones were in November) and in the "off" month we revist some of Bev's older stamp sets.  This month we're continuing the Christmas theme with Background Builders Christmas.  This is a super set with lots of stamps that you can use to build a background, or simply feature!  I decided to make a background:

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Background Builders Christmas, Simply Said Christmas, All Occasion Sentiments #4
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Midnight Muse; Versamark
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Midnight Muse; Martha Stewart Glitter; Stampendous - Shabby White Embossing Powder

The challenge at The Card Concept - CC#45 uses cream and navy and the challenge graphic features snowflakes - the perfect inspiration!  My style is clean and layered.  Over at The Paper Players - PP#274  their theme this week is "Let it Snow", here's a blizzard.

I made the base from navy card (sadly now discontinued).  I cut a panel of cream card slightly smaller and used my MISTI to stamp the repeat pattern of snowflakes in navy.  I cut a strip of navy card, stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with a new embossing powder - it contains gold glitter and works perfectly with the cream card.  I finished the front with a simple sparkly Christmas tree.  I stamped it in navy ink, cut it out, added glue to the inside and then lots of glitter.  On the inside I cut another panel of cream card.  I stamped a couple more of the border stamps from Background Builders Christmas and finished with a bold Christmas greeting made up from stamps from two different sets.  I love the way Bev's stamps all work together perfectly.

Season's Greetings sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsSeason's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Now, as I mentioned this is a DT Blog Hop and you should now check out what the rest of the team have made this month:

Bev - Uniko
Deborah (that's me)

Before I go, I should mention that we have a GIVEAWAY this month too.  Simply comment as you go along the Hop for your chance to win this fabulous set or an e-certificate to the same value if you already have the set.  Don't forget to stop by again later - I've lots more to share today.



Monika Reeck said...

I love that new background building strips set Deborah
and your card show that set so adorable
love this

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this pretty blue and white color combination! Beautiful cards!
Take care!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Very clever and neat repeat stamping Debs and love how you've incorporated the tree too. Wonderfully festive. Sarah x

Beverley said...

Seamlessly stamped BG of snowflakes makes me SO happy! Beautiful showcase of the set along with new & old Uniko goodies. Hugs Bev x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

I love these single line borders, and you did such a great card with using several lines in a very lovely pattern and looks like shades of blue. Great inspiration.

Claire Broadwater said...

Deborah, this is so pretty! Love this shade of blue! The inside of your card is wonderful, too! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Denise Bryant said...

Love that delicate snowflake background! Pretty card!

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card and awesome stamping. I thought it was pattened paper at first.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly stamped background. Makes a lovely card.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That background turned out fabulous!!! Love this card!
I just got a Misti for Christmas from my DH. I am trying not to use till Christmas Day! Can't wait!!!

Skylark said...

A MISTI is on my Christmas wish list too! Your myriad of snowflakes have been beautifully stamped! Stef x

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