July 2019 Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

July 2019 Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


What an awesome week with so much creative inspiration. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as me and now finally the day has arrived and the July 2019 Reveal, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY is here! The Release will be available to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight.

Hopefully you have started over HERE on the Uniko blogspot blog for the reveal of all the July 2019 Release products and then you have hopped on over from our fabulous Guest Designer this month Keren’s blog HERE. Haven’t Keren’s creations been amazing, with so many creative ideas and techniques. I for one have been inspired.

Okay, so I’m a little late (again) with my post today. I found working in the heat *so* hard yesterday and it just drained me off everything. Anyway, I managed to finish up my cards this morning and now I have them ready to share with you. Hopefully they won’t disappoint!

I’ve been on a rainbow kick recently and I had to apply it to the Background Blocks Nautical Stripes. I also wanted to show you how the background block can be used for other occasions, not just nautical styles.


I positioned the background block into my small MISTI, masking, inking and stamping each of the colours. It was a fairly lengthy process to apply each individual colour, but the result is so pretty. I used Altenew inks for the colours and I used the Lawn Fawn stamp shammy to clean the stamp between colours without removing it from my MISTI.


I added the ‘Have a Perfect Day’ sentiment from Sentiments Outlined and a tropical cluster of images from Paradise. To finish the design and add a little sparkle, I applied White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the inside of the sentiment.

Still on my rainbow kick I used some of the same colours and my TE Blender Brushes to create an ink blended background for the Large Background Tropical Paradise…


I absolutely love how this turned out! The colours really make the tropical background pop. I didn’t want to take too much focus from the colours and the background, so I added a simple sentiment of ‘Celebrate’ which is partially stamped from Sentiments Outlined. It really makes you feel as though you are getting value for money when you can easily change up sentiments with ease.


Lastly for today I have one more card that had been whirling around my head! I had intended it to be rainbow colours too, but a more muted colour scheme happened instead!


I thought the ‘Celebrate In Style’ sentiment would be perfect to pair with Background Blocks Mid Century Modern and I was right, it looks so cool!


I stamped the sentiment first and then filled in the space around with the background block. With its open style, it is fairly easy to position and stamp to achieve the look of an all over pattern. I used Altenew Cloudy Night for the pattern and added Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue for the card base & inside the sentiment. Some Altenew enamel dots were the perfect shade of blue to add to some of the dots in the design.

Okay, that’s all from me today, but as usual we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway. To be in the chance of winning The ENTIRE July 2019 Release! (5 clear stamp sets, 1 previously released clear stamp sets and 5 stencil designs).

Simply comment along the blog hop, it’s as easy as that! You have until Midnight 3rd August 2019. Winner will be announced a few days after.

Happy Hopping!


Bev (that’s me)




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Comments (19)

  • Sarah Nugent Reply

    Wow what a fantastic release. I’m enjoying the hop and I am inspired by all different card styles.

    26th July 2019 at 6:31 pm
  • Kirsty Reply

    Love these new products and these cards are certainly perfectly done.

    26th July 2019 at 6:50 pm
  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Such lovely colours! These are beautiful cards and I’m really enjoying this release. X

    26th July 2019 at 8:23 pm
  • Meghan Kennihan Reply

    I love these background stamps and how you did them in such fun colors! Gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    26th July 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely cards, Bev. I love the Sentiments Outlined set. Love how
    it looks with the mid century modern stamp (on my wish list!).

    26th July 2019 at 9:47 pm
  • Sue Symens Reply

    Nice work Bev!

    27th July 2019 at 4:08 am
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Awesome cards! I really love the first one with the colored stripes! And the sentiments are awesome… great style!

    27th July 2019 at 4:50 am
  • Jane Willis Reply

    Gorgeous cards. I can almost feel the tropical heat of the background for the leaf one.

    27th July 2019 at 12:37 pm
  • Amy Tsuruta Reply

    Bev, this release is AMAZING and I love all your gorgeous projects.

    27th July 2019 at 1:25 pm
  • Anushree Vaish Reply

    Wow…love it all…beautiful release!!

    27th July 2019 at 6:50 pm
  • SmilynStef Reply

    It’s a tough choice for a favorite between the stripes and the leaves … gorgeous cards.

    27th July 2019 at 10:00 pm
  • Marisela Delgado Reply

    Awesome cards and prize!

    27th July 2019 at 10:39 pm
  • Sue D Reply

    Beautiful card designs and choice of colors.

    28th July 2019 at 3:19 am
  • Mary Holshouser Reply

    Love the striped block. Makes it so
    much easier to get stripes that are
    even and not wavy. Great release.
    thanks for sharing

    30th July 2019 at 4:27 pm
  • Anesha Reply

    Stunning cards. I love this background stamp.

    30th July 2019 at 5:56 pm
  • Vicki Reply

    Great job Bev. Loving the background stamps.

    1st August 2019 at 1:26 am
  • Christine Smith Reply

    Awesome cards! I am loving this new release! xxx

    3rd August 2019 at 6:57 pm
  • Marianne Reply

    Wonderful rainbow cards, Bev, but I also love your third card. Looks like the sentiment stamp was made to coordinate with the background block stamp. And the blue accents and card base are the perfect finishing touch!
    Marianne x

    3rd August 2019 at 9:37 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    I love your kaleidoscope of vibrant colours Bev! So zingy and fresh, CAS and wonderful xx

    5th August 2019 at 8:30 am

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