Monday 21 October 2013

Stamp Surgery!

Merry & Bright

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? :)
tips and tricks
  • 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*

Merry & Bright

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!


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Note: All Occasion Sentiments #4 is not available for purchase yet. It will be added to my list of supplies once it's released. :)


aaga said...

I like super simple and flat Christmas cards too.
And I cannot wait to see a post everyday from you this week!! *makes a little dance*

Elena said...

so fun and fresh!

Lynn said...

Simple and gorgeous Aimes!

Michelle said...

Aimes, I did more than gasp at your "stamp surgery", I think I actually fainted, LOL! The outcome is amazing, although I'm not sure I'll ever be brave enough to cut up a sentiment that much. I'd probably lose a letter. ;-)

Jane said...

I think you are very brave to cut up a brand new stamp set, but hey, it really works!

Anonymous said...

Love the neon colours on the 'bright'!

Vicki x

Taheerah said...

I *knew* you would end up using this sentiment too Aimes - we are two peas in a pod! *wink* Love your fun neon brightness, but stamp surgery still gives me the chills so you must be braver than me!!

cm said...

I admire your 'courage' in performing stamp surgery; the outcome is amazing!! Both cards are eye-catching pretty; wonderful showcase of the new release!

~amy~ said...

Love what you've done..such a fan of the neon ink. Can't believe you actually sliced into your sentiment, such a brave girl but it's totally worth it!

Ardyth said...

LOVE! Can't wait for this set! You treated this stamp perfectly!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the neon brights!

Maureen said...

wow, Duchess...that's pretty precise surgery! You're a natural! LOVE the neon and how it contrasts beside the black...puts me in the mood for a party! ox

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful, crisp and clean aimes. X

Deb said...

Lovely CAS card, Aimes! Thanks for the surgery tip. I am still not sure if I am daring enough. Gorgeous!

A Consuming Passion said...

Love the neon colours,how brave to chop up this stamp! Makes a great CAS Chrissy card and perfect for those packs of 5 +. Thanks for the tip.

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Anonymous said...

Nice and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Beverley said...

SO brave of you to do stamp surgery, BUT the result is AWESOME! Love it :) Hugs Bev x

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