Stamps: Uniko - Christmas Pop, Pure Florals Poinsettia
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Strawberry Slush; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pink Pirouette; Wink of Stella - Clear
I really like the clean, geometric look of this stamp and I had lots of fun playing with different inks. I used the colours from Merry Monday - MM#223 - pink, light blue and dark blue. As this is a nice clean, simple card I'm going to submit it to Paper Players - PP#322 too. I stamped the tree many times. I used my MISTI to stamp as it makes it so easy to repeat stamp. The simple pink tree was inked twice with Pretty in Pink. For the ombre pink tree I used three shades of pink. I did a simple pale blue and dark blue tree - both stamped twice, and the ombre blue uses both shades of blue. I then stamped the outline tree around each image and cut them all out. It's hard to see in the photo above, but I added some sparkle to the white stripes on all the trees - so pretty in real-life! I adhered all the trees flat to the card for ease of posting. I finished the front with a simple Christmas greeting. On the inside I cut a mat layer of pink card and stamped another of the tree images - this one has words. I used a pale pink and the pale blue.
My next card showcases the sentiments from Most Wonderful - this is a fabulous mini-set that comes with two complete sentiments and words to make even more:
Stamps: Uniko - Christmas Pop, Most Wonderful
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Dapper Denim, Tempting Tuquoise; Versamark; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Dapper Denim; Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
On this card I used a technique that I learnt from Jennifer McGuire to create a sentiment background. I love the font in this set. Once again I used my MISTI to create the card. I started by inking the tree and first sentiment in Versamark and heat embossing with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I masked the tree and stamped the sentiment repeatedly in two shades of blue. I cut a mat layer of dark blue card, adhered the panel and then attached the lot to the front of my card. On the inside I cut another mat layer of dark blue card and on the white panel I used one of the complete sentiments, added a tiny tree and some stars in gold. I used the colours from a recent Cupcake Inspirations - CIC#384 which I missed! This card could easily be made in lots of different colourways.
Here's a quick reminder of the release schedule:
INTRODUCING: 25th and 26th November - the DT will give you a closer look at the new sets being released with a daily blog hop.
RELEASE DAY: Sunday 27th November 9.00am GMT - you get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them from the Uniko website. As usual there is a Design Team Blog Hop and a Giveaway.
As this is the last release of 2016 - Bev is giving away some random prizes throughout the release countdown. To be in with a chance of winning a random prize, be sure to join in commenting along the Introducing Hops and joining in via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Winners of the random prizes will be announced on Bev's blog on Sunday 27th November at 8.00am GMT.
That's all for now - don't forget to come back tomorrow and see our next introduction! Bye for now.