Tuesday 22 October 2013

Another holly-day card...

Season's Greetings

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). 

tips and tricks
  • 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.
Pop across to the Uniko Studio blog for more peeks of the Background Builders: Christmas set.

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!


Products Used
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.


Carole said...

A very classy card - and a very clever holly border! xx

Jane said...

What a stunning card, love the dark green and red! Thanks for the tips too, can see how versatile these stamps are going to be.

Anonymous said...

Great card. TFS.

cm said...

Pretty++++ The border is lovely, and the holly-framed big sentiment is ever so eye-catching! Stunning card! Your tips are so, so, so appreciated! Thank you for sharing!

~amy~ said...

So pretty...love the stamping teamed up with the polka ribbon!

karen h said...

Beautiful card!

Maureen said...

talk on and on, Duchess, no problemo! Love the bits of holly bling...it's always time for bling! ox

Beverley said...

I knew you would showcase the 2 step holly perfectly, with a clean, crisp & classy CAS creation. Love this colour combo too. Hugs Bev x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Clean, traditional and oh so stylish. Love that holly border. x

JW said...

Stunning card, love it! Jill x

Sarah G said...

Beautiful card - so elegant! Love the rich Christmas colours and great stamps!

Jean Martin said...

Aimes this is beautiful! Absolutely classic :)

A Consuming Passion said...

Such an elegant Christmas card in traditional colours too. Love, love the holly background builder!

Taheerah said...

Great traditional card Aimes! Love how you echoed the holly border with the framing of your sentiment too!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

A traditionally beautiful Christmas card!! :)

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