Welcome back to the Uniko Studio sneaky peeks this week. In case you missed it, you can catch the first sneak peek here.
Today we're sharing a sneak peek of another set in the series of Background Builders and you guessed it, it's Christmas themed (although I see me using stamps from it all year-round!). Background Builders: Christmas has a variety of border stamps for your inking pleasure. I focused on the holly background stamps for today's card. I say 'stamps' because Bev has cleverly designed the holly border as a two step stamp. No need to fussy ink up those berries and leaves, the job is done in two simple stamps! So clever, so easy, so perfect when it comes to Christmas stamping! :)
I paired up the Background Builders: Christmas set with a couple of sentiments from the new, All Occasion Sentiments #4 set, (See yesterday's post for another sneak peek of that set).
- Don't think that a border stamp can only be used for a border. I inked up one set of holly leaves on the border stamp and used it to accent my sentiment. It makes a sweet, tiny accent to holiday cards.
- No red ink? No problemo! You can always decorate your holly with gems. I did this to the holly surrounding the sentiment and coloured my originally clear gems red with an alcohol marker.
- Design Tip: The little sprigs of holly around the sentiment and bow create a visual triangle that frames the sentiment. It helps to keep your eye flowing around the design.
Right, I'm keeping it super short and sweet today as I'm sure if I babble you'll be sick of me by Friday! Ha!
See you tomorrow for more sneak peeks!
The stamp sets used are not available for purchase until October 26th. I'll add them to my list of supplies once they're released for purchase.