Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Uniko - Background Blocks Halftone ....

.... We're halfway through our introductions and I'm here today with the next one from Uniko's new release. This time it's a solid stamp called Background Blocks Halftone - it's a very on-trend stamp and can be used for all sorts. Here's my card:

Merry & Bright - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Background Block Halftone, All Occasion Sentiments #4, Winter Foliage, Christmas Sparkle; Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Real Red; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; Clear Embossing Powder


I've made a simple Christmas card. My colours are from this week's Just Us Girls - JUGS#281 challenge and I got the idea of a wood background from Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#105. I made the card from kraft card and stamped the wood grain background using the same colour ink for a soft tone-on-tone look. I used black ink to stamp the branch, thread, ribbon and sentiments directly on the card. I used a scrap of white card for the Christmas ornament. I stamped the half-tone background in bright red and then stamped the outline ornament shape. I carefully cut out the ornament, coloured in the little cap and attached it flat to the card. I finished the front by adding the ampersand in bright red. On the inside I cut a panel of white card on which I stamped a Christmas greeting and added another red half-tone ornament.

Merry & Bright inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry & Bright sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

A quick reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 20th - 24th February - the team have some fab inspiration for you

RELEASE DAY! Saturday 25th February - lots more inspiration from the Design Team, your chance to buy the stamps from Uniko's shop and, as always, a Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!

That's all for now! See you tomorrow.

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15 comments:

SARN said...

This is a super use of that lovely background stamp. Love what you've done with it.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lindsey said...

A neat idea using the stamp for the banks background! Great x

Carole said...

Fabulous idea and very striking!

Jane said...

Clever you! Thinking my metallic and your Christmas bauble would be a perfect match.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! WOW! and more Debs. Loved this and swooned as soon as I saw it. Simply too clever and it looks fab against that neutral BG too. Fantastic idea and defo one to CASE xx

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful woodgrain background, Deborah! I also love your ornament, and how you finished the inside of your lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

cm said...

Yes indeed, this this Background Blocks Halftone is laden with possibilities, as you've clearly shown here with your pretty ornament! A simple, stunning card....
Hugs~carol

Steph M said...

Love the use as a bauble! X

Rahmat said...

Totally fun idea to stamp a bauble on the halftones, lovely Christmas card Deborah.

Susan said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the colors and your take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your ornaments with the halftone design! Awesome idea!

Ina G said...

Such a lovely cas card. Nice use of the colours for this weeks Challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks for joining us.

Beverley said...

This is such a FABulous idea Deborah and one I'd have never thought of. Makes you think to really look at your stash of stamps to see the possibilities they have. Another fabulously festive showcase of Uniko and the possibilities the stamps have. Thank you SO much. Hugs Bev x

Judy Woodland said...

What a fascinating background stamp, I love the texture. I also love your design here, a very non-traditional Christmas card. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE this card, so different and lovely.
Faith
x

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