Introducing… Background Blocks Rays

Introducing… Background Blocks Rays

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hopefully, you have hopped on over from Anita’s blog or HERE the Uniko Blogspot blog where I have introduced the first of the mini July Release products.

You might already know that Background Blocks are one of my favourites. I love pattern and I love products to create quick, interesting and fun focal points on cards and creations.

I think you will agree that Background Blocks Rays is a fabulous addition to the series. I’ve made a couple of cards to share with you today as to how it could be used.

I love an angle, rainbow colours and how this turned out! I used my trusted stamping platform & lots of low tack masking tape to separately ink and stamp each ray. It was quite a lengthy process, but I think the results are striking.

Especially adorned with two bold Mid Century Modern Florals flowers. I adhered the one on the right direct to my card using glue and the one on the left has a little dimension. The sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments and of course I embellished with some Nuvo Drops.

When I was designing this block I was intending it to be used with the recently released Sunshine & Rainbows clear stamp set. So it was only right that I paired the rays with that set today too!

Like with most larger solid stamps, I use a stamping platform. Ease of use and repeat stamp to get a fresh crisp image.

I love this cheerful yellow I’ve used to stamp the rays, Buttercup from Concord & 9th. I’ve then stamped a small rainbow in Marmalade, Ocean Waves & Honeysuckle, fussy cutting each of the arches. I know, I need to release some matching dies 😉

I let the rainbow and clouds overhang my mat layer slightly, this helps draw interest to the focal image and sentiment.

I hope these two cards have added some creative cheer to your day. It’s a little drizzly and overcast here. Hopefully the sunshine will make an appearance.

That’s all from me today. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for your chance to win a £20 eGift Certificate. I will be randomly selecting one lucky from all that are left during the week to win a £20 eGift Certificate to use in the Uniko store.


All of the products being introduced this week will be available at 9am BST Friday 29th July 2022 over HERE on the website.
Crafty Hugs

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Comments (5)

  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Love the ‘off the edge’ and colourful stamping of your first card. The BB used as simple rays of sunshine is perfect with the rainbow too. X

    26th July 2022 at 10:21 am
  • Carole Dixon Reply

    Wow Bev…what patience you have. I just had to skip over to see how you had painstakingly inked each of the single rays. The result is super ad really eye catching. Love how you have put the rainbow with it too on the 2nd card. Great design and a happy bright card. Another one for my list! Hope all is well with you all up there. Hugs C xx

    26th July 2022 at 10:25 am
  • Greta H Reply

    So many creative uses of the new block stamp, but your first card immediately grabbed my eye! So inspiring!

    26th July 2022 at 10:51 pm
  • Sue Hall Reply

    Superly duperly stamps again Bev.🤗 I love the rainbow coloured rays of sunshine.🌈 How patient are you🥰

    27th July 2022 at 7:48 pm
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Great backgrounds for the flowers and the rainbow! Love this new background blocks design!

    29th July 2022 at 12:59 am

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