Sunday, 3 January 2021

Stencil Sunday - Happy 2021 Balloons

Happy Sunday!

It's a slow, easy & chilled Sunday here at Uniko HQ as I mentally prepare for the chaos of early mornings and the back to school routine! Along with some chores around the house, I have made sure to find a little pocket of creative time in the studio for me.

I often neglect my stencils, so another of my goals in 2021 is to show them some more love. Stencil Sunday's will most likely become a regular feature (again) to achieve this goal ;)

I am continuing my love for the 2021 Pantone colours of the year, mainly because I still had them out on my desk! I remember a few years ago, though it is probably more if I really thought about it, when the yellow and grey colour combo was a big trend in the paper crafting and handmade card community. Do you remember?

As you can see, today I am giving the Stencil - Balloon Bash some inky love. And I am practicing with soft, light blending to the centre of the balloon, to darker edges on the outside. To achieve some depth and life like appearance. I often get heavy handed when blending, even though using blending brushes is a little easier to achieve a softer blend.

The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks and I stamped the 2021 using Alphabet Outlined, it's one of my favourite 'go to' sets on my desk at the moment! 

As I have created a lovely CAS design I thought it would be nice to join in over at CAS on Friday and their Best Wishes challenge HERE. I don't think I have joined in on this challenge before, although I have had them bookmarked for sometime now. Be sure to check it out if you enjoy CAS challenges :)

That's all from me today, it's time for me to get another chore done before the online food shop arrives and then I've the dinner to cook.

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely New Year comments & wishes.

Crafty Hugs 

Bev x


  1. Fabulous card Bev.... super design and the grey and yellow combo is a favourite of mine. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021 xx

  2. Just love those sunshine balloons Bev..a fabulous card...I remember the yellow ad grey phase...all things come round again don't they. Your card is striking and 'happy'! xx

  3. Super HNY card. Great in the Pantone colours. Your shading looks good to me. X

  4. Love the colour combo. I’m so pleased I ordered the Alphabet Outlined Stamp set. I can’t wait to get it inked up and ready to go🥳😍

  5. Great use of this year's pantone colors! I love this!

  6. I love the bright yellow balloons! Awesome card with the new Pantone colors!


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