Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Jingle Bells? In July?!

Happy Christmas
Hey!

Hooray for Wednesday! Apart from having my mum and brother visit today, and playing football later, it's also time for some Uniko Studio sneaky peeks!

I know what you're thinking. Christmas? In July? But stick with me, I can explain! :)

The Uniko Studio DT are featuring the fabulous new set, 'Background Builders: Flower Power' (Available for purchase from August 11th). Now for me, as soon as I saw one particular stamp, I was overwhelmed with visions of cozy winter jumpers with cool nordic-style patterns and before you knew it, my mind had jumped to Christmas. Oh I was *so* in that cozy sweater with a glass of mulled wine by an open fire!

So cue the Christmas card. Are you still with me? Just goes to show how versatile this set is, right? *wink*

tips and tricks
  • To add an extra warm, snuggly feeling to my card, I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the card base and my focal panel.
  • For extra texture, I embossed the card base using my most favourite impression plate ever and a paper distresser on my focal panel to ruffle the edges. If you don't have a paper distresser, scissors will do the same job! It's easier to apply distress ink to a piece of card first, and then to distress the edges with a tool/scissors.
  • Sentiments don't have to sit vertically on a design. Have fun mix and matching sentiments from different sets and stamping them at different angles! 
Edited to add: Oooh this card fits in perfectly with the Moxie Fab World Holiday Card Challenge so I'm linking this card up to it. :)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Uniko Studio DT whipped up with this great set - I'm pretty sure it'll only be here that features jingle bells today!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by today. Stay tuned for more sneaky peeks of Uniko Studio's August release....!

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18 comments:

Elena said...

Christmas in july is my fave! I love the big happy, with a little christmas on the side - so cute!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely card. I think it is going to be hard to resist this set! Thanks for the Christmas inspiration and as always the extra tips.

Jane said...

Lovely card and thanks for all the tips - really useful.

Brandi said...

Very cute!

Maureen said...

I don't know about everyone else, Duchess...but jingle bells are right any time of year! LOVE the pink paper :) I feel like I should be calling my Christmas card already! ox

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful, rustic, nontraditional. Lovely.

Beverley said...

I agree that the stamp lends itself perfectly for a Christmas card as it does have a pointsettia feel to it & I love how rustic your card is. Hugs Bev x

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw this is great reminds me of a jumper that my mum knitted me when I was wee.... that was a really long time ago when it was fashionable to wear knitted jumpers! x

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw this is great reminds me of a jumper that my mum knitted me when I was wee.... that was a really long time ago when it was fashionable to wear knitted jumpers! x

Stacey Schafer said...

a total beauty!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card... fabulous idea to use this design for a Christmas card! Makes a great poinsettia design!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS, FABULOUS stamping Aimes - LOVE this card & highlights the Uniko Studio stamps perfectly!

~amy~ said...

This is awesome!

Linda Beeson said...

What a cute background!

Ren-Yi said...

oh i love this! absitively posulutely adorable. it's never too early to think of christmas. and you really showcased these darling flowers so well. i love love those bells. now i have to go figure out where to get them here...

My Paper Epiphany said...

Perfect!

Cath said...

Hey Aimes! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lindsey said...

Magnificent! Congrats on your win at Moxie Fab...totally deserved! I love the hints of distressing, texture, and especially how you stamped your sentiment.

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