Introducing… Background Blocks Scattered Hearts & Re-introducing Always & Forever

Introducing… Background Blocks Scattered Hearts & Re-introducing Always & Forever


I’m back today with one new product introduction and one re-introduction of a previously retired clear stamp set. It’s always nice when older stamp sets can make a return as trends change & they fit in nicely with new products.

I have a trio of cards to share with you today using these stamp sets and I’ve also combined another popular stamp set which coordinates beautifully with Always & Forever.

First up I have used Background Blocks Scattered Hearts combined with the ‘Happy Heart Day’ sentiment from You Are… Sentiments Outlined, which I introduced yesterday HERE.

For this card I have stamped the block as a focal image and overlaid the sentiment stamped on a simple panel raised with foam adhesive. I use 1mm thick foam adhesive as it still gives dimension, but is still mail friendly!

The layout of my card is from this weeks CAS Colours & Sketches challenge seen HERE and below, such a fun sketch to join in on đŸ™‚

I used Catherine Pooler Midnight ink to stamp both the heart background and the sentiment, as this ink is alcohol marker friendly & I knew I wanted to try out some of my new Altenew Artist Markers.

I used all four markers from the Rose Petal collection to randomly colour the hearts and then I used the darkest shade Cosmic Berry to colour the ‘heart’ in the sentiment. The ‘happy’ and ‘day’ are coloured with a black fine liner. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to some of the uncoloured for some subtle sparkle.

Next I decided to combine both Background Blocks Scattered Hearts with Always & Forever.

This card layout was inspired by the new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week seen HERE and below.

When stamping the Background Blocks Scattered Hearts, it is possible to stamp it so that you can fill a larger area, like I have on this card.

I’ve used a stitched border die (MFT, I think) to die cut the curved panel and I have stamped the ‘Always & Forever’ sentiment in black ink. The ‘Love You’ heart is stamped, fussy cut and adhered using 1mm thick foam adhesive.

Lastly for today I wanted to create a card using Always & Forever and a stamp set it coordinates with, Beautiful Blooms I.

As you can see the floral heart from Always & Forever features the Beautiful Blooms I flower.

From the very beginning of Uniko, I have always tried to design Uniko stamps so that they can be used together for more creative options.

On this card I have stamped the largest Beautiful Bloom onto my base card with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. I’ve then ink blended a pink over the top. The red Beautiful Bloom heart is stamped, fussy cut & adhered with foam adhesive. I’ve added a small line of glitter around the edge of the heart using a quickie glue pen and fine glitter.

That is all the cards I have to share with you today, I will be back tomorrow with one more product introduction. All of the new stamps will be available on Saturday 18th January at 9am GMT.

Thank you so much for stopping by today & I do hope you will come back tomorrow.

Crafty Hugs

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Comments (10)

  • Steph Reply

    Beautiful Blooms I is my favourite stamp set so Always and Forever is shouting out to me! X

    16th January 2020 at 11:22 pm
  • carol Reply

    A trio of gorgeous cards! You’ll get a chuckle when you see my DT cards…one looks remarkable like yours and I promise, I didn’t copy you *grin* Great minds thinking alike!

    16th January 2020 at 11:30 pm
  • Greta H Reply

    Love your products & cards, Beverley! I can’t stop looking at your entry for FMS–LOVE it!

    17th January 2020 at 3:21 am
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Love the background hearts for your cards! And the beautiful Always & Forever designs!

    17th January 2020 at 4:52 am
  • karen h Reply

    That heart background is adorable (I love “random” sets – it makes stamping so easy). Your card is fabulous – great use of the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S!

    17th January 2020 at 6:02 am
  • Amy O'Neill Reply

    These are all fabulous cards! I love the clean look and classic Valentine colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    19th January 2020 at 1:15 am
  • Jacquie Southas Reply

    Love the heart background stamp! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    19th January 2020 at 7:00 am
  • Samantha Johnson Reply

    Great cards, I love the tiny hearts background. Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

    20th January 2020 at 1:51 am
  • Wei Reply

    Amazing interpretation of the sketch, Bev! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

    21st January 2020 at 6:37 am
  • Julie Peddicord Reply

    Love your interpretation of the sketch! Those little hearts are darling. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog.

    22nd January 2020 at 10:30 pm

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