Sunday, May 11, 2014

[Uniko Studio] May Revisited Blog Hop - Background Builders: Round in Circles

Hello everyone! Before we get started, I have a little video to share...



In the US, we are celebrating Mother's Day and we know that is one the toughest jobs out there. I'm so grateful for my mum - she's my rock and she's always there for me! And I'm so lucky to be friends with many of you who are already amazing mums. You are all an inspiration and role-model... But to get back to why we are really here...Uniko Studio is re-visiting their set today Background Builders: Round in Circles. I decided to just work with one of the stamps in this set and pair it with a sentiment from A Gift For You.


I always love to see how to stretch my stamps and the little vertical striped circle is full of possibilities. Stamp it one way, then stamp it the other way...and you have yourself some gingham patterns. I stamped me some balloons and carefully masked a bunch of them, and then shaded them in with some color pencils. If you are interested in a tutorial, let me know and I will post one up

Happy Birthday

Each balloon also got some Wink of Stella treatment, but my camera is not really picking up any of this fabulous shimmer and bling! For good measure there are also some mint colored sequins. Because sequins just make everything happy.

Happy Birthday

Hope you feel inspired with some samples. So some housekeeping: Bev is going to draw a winner for the stamp set AND the matching digital designer paper. You have until 11:59p BST May 14th to leave comments along the blogs. In the meantime, I'm sending you off to fabulous, amazing Taheerah. Here the whole list for easy navigation ...
I hope you like what you're seeing. Hope to see your creations soon! PS. Simon Says has a new fabulous website, but in the process some of the inlinkz pictures are not quite fixed. But the links work, so feel free to click along to see the products.

24 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hey Ren-Yi your card is so clever and exquisite, I've never thought of making balloons from the set or crisscrossing the stamp. Loving this hop my head is swimming with so many new ideas. X

Jane said...

Clever! Such a brilliant idea to double stamp and make new patterns.

Michelle said...

Ren-Yi, this card is so clever! And pretty!

loulou said...

What a clever idea and such fantastic results. Little tear in my eye over the video - miss my mum.

Carole said...

Oh what a super idea!never thought abut balloons...all the inpiration from these blogs is awesome!

Craftyfield said...

Circles as balloons, love your out of the box thinking!

JO said...

Those balloons just grab your eyes -- innovative use of set.

cm said...

Such an eye-catching card, featuring your amazing signature style and flair in seeing 'possibilities'! These balloons are brilliant, and YES PLEASE to the offer of a tutorial! I sure could use some 'masking education'! Awesome card!
c

conil said...

What a truly happy card. Makes me smile. Perfect masking and color combo.

Miriam Prantner said...

How clever to make balloons! Love this!

Mac Mable said...

A great idea for the use of the line round stamp...never thought of using it like that. One clever lady x

Lynn Hardy said...

Very ingenious! I love your gingham balloons!

Laura Elliot said...

Oh, this is such a clever way to use these stamps! love it!!!!!!! What a gorgeous card xx

Skylark said...

It's wonderful to discover a new company, some great new stamps and new crafting friends offering great inspiration! I love this stamp set and the idea of extending their use even more with your gingham design balloons. Very inspirational. Stef x

Erika Winterlia said...

What a fun way to use the stamps :)
You are so creative. Great card.

~amy~ said...

Love the birthday balloons!
The boy had me watch that video on Saturday and I cried.

Wendy McKeown said...

Such a great idea. Love Love Love the balloons.

Charmed Life said...

Very clever card. It is always nice to discover ways to give one stamp a variety of possibilities.

Jenni's Jems said...

I would never thought of doing that! so thanks for the inspiration and fab card by the way!x

Maaike Huisman said...

Lovely, the way you used this stamps!

Maaike

Sarah Gray said...

So clever! Love the checks you created - your cluster of balloons looks fantastic! Another great use for this versatile set :)

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun card! I love the circles made into balloons! So festive looking!

frommycraftroom said...

Very clever. What a fab idea.

Beverley said...

Another genius use of the circle stamps. You've also inspired me to look at the stamps and experiment with them other than using them just at face value. Hugs Bev x

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