Happy Monday! It's a new week and let me warn you now: you're going to be seeing a lot here on the blogeroo. I've got posts scheduled every day this week as I'm sharing some sneak peeks of new Uniko Studio goodies available for purchase from October 26th. ♪It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ♪ here this week...!
Today's sneak peek is a set that I know will be a staple supply in my Christmas stamping: All Occasion Sentiments #4. This set features a variety of holiday-themed sentiments in a variety of fonts. It was font-love at first sight with the 'Merry & Bright' sentiment. It just begged to be inked up. And not inked up in any old ink. Oh no. How could I refuse the 'bright' part of the sentiment some neon inky love? :)
- In order to make my neon inking easy peasy, I administered stamp surgery to the 'bright' stamp. I chopped it up letter by letter *gasp!*. For easy inking, I then placed it back together again on my block (don't worry, it fits together again perfectly), then removed various letters before inking up with a neon ink. Doing it this way makes it less fiddly to ink up individual letters whilst being able to line up the whole sentiment perfectly still.
- With this design, it's important to be as central as possible with the stamping. To ensure this, I measure the mid-point on my card before I do any stamping and line all stamping up with that mark. I like to use this fabulous ruler for finding the mid-point of anything; it never leaves my desk.
My design is super simple and super quick to create. That's the way I like to make the majority of my Christmas cards. It's always a bonus if they're flat for posting too!*wink*
I whipped up a few of these cards with different neon colours for some variation (Also to keep me sane. I'm not good at mass producing; I get bored too quickly!). I think I'm linking the pink and green version best; It's an intensified version of my fave red and green colour combo for the holidays. :)
Check out Uniko Studio blog for more sneaky peeks of this great set, and be prepared for more Christmas cards if you fancy sticking around this week. I think it could be the first time ever that my Christmas cards are finished before December 24th! Ha!
Note: All Occasion Sentiments #4 is not available for purchase yet. It will be added to my list of supplies once it's released. :)