Introducing… Background Blocks Layered Stripes
Welcome to the first day of the December 2023 mini release introductions. This release we are adding to Uniko’s popular Background Blocks series. I love pattern and I love quick, clean & simple cards. Background Blocks fit the bill for all these and prove to be such versatile additions.
This next addition to the series is Background Blocks Layered Stripes, let’s have a look at it in action…
I’m still in FULL on Christmas mode and although I didn’t create this background with Christmas in mind, it is easily adaptable for all occasions.
For this card I went for a really non traditional Christmas colour scheme, Honeysuckle, Marmalade & Nectar. I used all 3 colours on the background block, using my MISTI to repeat stamp.
I then trimmed the block pattern out and adhered it to my base card using foam tape. I’ve embellished with a few Winter Foliage & Natures Treasures II die cuts, along with a heat embossed sentiment from Festive Sentiments Outlined.
Keeping with the festive theme for my next card, I wanted to show how the background looks repeat stamped and this time I offset the design towards the left hand side of my card.
I used Poppy ink to stamp the background and my ‘trick’ here to hide the join is to cover with a sentiment and embellishments! I used a cluster of images from Winter Foliage and a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.
For my final card today using this background I wanted to show that you don’t have to use the full background.
Here I stamped the background in Oceanside and then again with VersaMark to heat emboss with WOW! Clear Sparkle embossing powder. I then used a stitched square frame die to cut out a section of the background to resemble a gift box.
I’ve adorned the box with a Poppy red bow from Mid Century Modern Wreath Builder, again heat embossed with Clear Sparkle EP. My sentiment is from Floral Vines, making this card suitable for Christmas or a wintery birthday.
That’s all I have today using this new background block, I will be sharing more on Friday and I have some non festive makes! To see more, be sure to hop on over HERE and see what each of the Brand Ambassadors have made.