NBUS Challenge #12 and a BIG peek at something NEW!

NBUS Challenge #12 and a BIG peek at something NEW!


I can’t believe it’s day 9 of Darnell’s NBUS #12 Challenge and I am only ‘just’ finding some time to play along 🙁 Good new is I have an extra day to play along as it’s now on for 11 days!

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Anyway, here’s what I’ve made using some NBUS…

NBUS#12a{Click Photo for a Closer Look}


So, I’ve had a trio of the Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio) for quite a while now and I’ve not really had chance to ‘play’ with them and experiment with blending them. That was until last week when I received a newly design Uniko product to test, Uniko Stencils!! This got me all inspired to test drive the inks with this new stencil 🙂

Yep, you are getting the first real look at ‘one’ of the new stencil designs being released this month! With the popularity of the recently released Background Blocks: Scattered Polka Dots clear stamp, I decided to do a larger version as a 6×6″ stencil.


{Click Photo for a Closer Look}

And, just look at those inks on kraft card stock? They are so vibrant and I don’t know if it is just me, but they blend SO much easier than the regular distress inks?!

The layout of my card is from the current AAA Cards challenge HERE, which this fortnight is a sketch, seen below. My stencilled panel was perfect to split into 2 and I simply added a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.


Ok, that’s all from me today. I have a list as long as my arm of housework and jobs to be done before I head across to Happy Stampers Festival this Saturday! I am sure there is still time to grab a ticket HERE as they’re not available to purchase on the door and must be bought prior to the show.

I am looking forward to the show & if you’re attending please drop by the stand and say ‘Hello’!




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Comments (9)

  • carol Reply

    Wildly cheering and applauding that stencils will be joining the range of your already-fabulous product line! Starting with dots is marvelous; they go with nearly everything! Your card: sheer delight! I have a few oxide inks and I agree: they’re blend-ability is remarkable!

    2nd October 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • maria f. Reply

    I’m a sucker for anything dotty, but I think you’ve got a real winner there with that random pattern in 6×6 size, Bev. And don’t you love the oxides?

    2nd October 2017 at 8:28 pm
  • Ann Reply

    Super cute card, love how you blended the polkas onto the kraft.

    2nd October 2017 at 8:35 pm
  • Jane Reply

    So looking forward to the introduction of stencils to your product range and this one looks a sure fire winner! Great card for their debut Bev. Thanks for using the sketch and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

    2nd October 2017 at 9:09 pm
  • SentSue Reply

    Love the polka dots. Great play on the layout challenge.

    2nd October 2017 at 10:35 pm
  • Marjorie Dumontier Reply

    This is a very pleasant card ! Yes I agree, I like how the inks pop out on kraft cardstock.

    3rd October 2017 at 2:59 am
  • Darnell J Knauss Reply

    I loved this when I saw it on FB, Bev! It’s a great take on the sketch and your stencil blending is beautiful!! The color dots just pop!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

    4th October 2017 at 9:06 pm
  • LucieG Reply

    I love how you used the sketch here, Bev. The distress oxides are such fun aren’t they! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

    13th October 2017 at 12:17 am
  • Ceal Pritchett Reply

    nice take on the sketch, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

    13th October 2017 at 3:24 am

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