Friday, 26 February 2021

Introducing... Background Blocks Solid Wonky Stripes and Background Builders Delightful Diamonds


Hello & Happy Friday!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 9th Birthday February 2021 Release product introductions. If you missed any of the sneak peeks, you can catch up HEREHERE and HERE. AND yesterday I kicked things off with a highly requested stencil introduction, Uniko Stencil Pure Florals Gerbera. Be sure to catch up HERE.

Today I am introducing two of the new clear stamp sets, Background Blocks Solid Wonky Stripes and Background Builders Delightful Diamonds. 

So lets have a look at these in action...

First up is Background Builders: Delightful Diamonds. Like all of the previous geometric Background Builder clear stamp sets I have released this set features a selection of long building stamps and a variety of smaller stamps. 

For this first card I was heavily inspired by a recent Mid Century Modern pattern I had seen and that used these vibrant and cheerful colours.

I would have not necessarily of added the lime green & orange into the mix, but I really love this combination. I combined the 'burst' stamp from Mid Century Modern Florals into the mix, along with a sentiment from another new set being introduced tomorrow.

Next, I wanted to use one of the longer building stamps from the set to create this fun border along the edge of my card. I decided to continue with some of the same colours. 

I stamped the solid diamond pattern twice along the edge in lime green and it was easy to do it by eye, so I didn't use my stamping platform. I then used the grunge style diamond in a slightly darker shade of green to add some detail over the top in a couple of places. 

This time I paired Balloon Bash with the diamonds and added the same grunge detail to the fussy cut balloon. Loving this new sentiment and I can see myself using it a lot!

Next, I decided to get inky with Background Blocks Solid Wonky Stripes. Like with all the previous Background Block stamps, this is a 6.5 x 9.5 cm block of pattern and it is super quick to make cards with! 

I almost always use my stamping tool when using Background Block stamps, especially those with more solid areas. For this first card I selected bright and cheerful colours to stamp the block and it is such a happy result. 

I love getting new stamps to play with and I love even more to look through my stash to see what to use with them. As you can see I have used the large butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies. It was lovely to give some fresh inky love to this stamp set!

Again, I have snuck in a peek at another of the new sentiments being introduced tomorrow! Another of which I can see getting a lot of inky love. 

For my last card today I decided to create a fresh Spring green card. I used a couple of green inks and varied where I applied the ink when repeatedly stamping it to get a nice coverage on my card. 

I've then added the same sentiment and this time gave some fresh inky love to one of the leaves from Natures Treasures II. 

That's all from me today, I will be sharing more of these sets on Sunday, RELEASE DAY! Until then, I'd love to know what your thoughts are regarding these sets and how you might use them! I might even select a random comment to win a prize.

Don't forget, there is still time to join in on the Birthday Linky Party HERE and also enter to WIN the HUGE Prize HERE!

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by.

Crafty Hugs


  1. What fabulous vibrant and cheery colours. The background builders are so versatile and I like how you've layered them up Bev. The wonky background stamp makes a great background. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

  2. Oooh, geometric delight. Love the bold colours. Awesome cards. Hugz

  3. Wow, so many wonderful and fresh inspirations with new sets! Love them!

  4. OMG!! They are fantastic Bev - I absolutely love the diamond background builders. I can see a shopping spree coming up!!

  5. Beautiful showcases, Bev! I'm especially crushing over the solid wonky stripes; so pretty paired with the butterfly and leaves!

  6. Awesome cards! I really love the style of your Mid Century Modern card with the colors you used! Love the way you used the Wonky Stripes design too!

  7. The diamond set is so fresh and new. I’m sure I haven’t seen anything like this around. X

  8. I am sooo looking forward to getting hold of these new sets. The new font for the sentiments looks great too.

    LOVING the diamonds . . . Especially the grungy one! That's going to be fun using with the graffiti background block. Can't wait for release day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Oh my goodness--thought yesterday's post couldn't be beat, but now I'm so inspired by these new products & your cards! Love how you added the burst stamp to the first diamond card & decorating the balloon with the diamond was a great idea! The background cards are perfect & something I can do! I can already tell I "need" the new sentiment set! Great release, Beverley!

  10. wow, such stunning inspirations!

  11. Beautiful cards! I really love the wonky lines background!

  12. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the wonky background lines!

  13. I'm loving your diamond design Bev and can see the mid-century modern influence but my heart lies with those clean wonky stripes which look so fabulous in these rainbow colours. And what a beautiful background it makes for botanicals as you've shown with your green card! I can see that the new sentiments are going to be hot favourites too :) Vicky x

  14. Brilliant inspiration as always Bev!xx

  15. Love them all... especially love the wonky stripes... thanks for the inspiration x

  16. love these creative cards - really love the diamond sample - so colorful


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