Tuesday 16 August 2022

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Pattern Building Christmas Tree

Morning All, 

Steph here with my Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration post for August. My apologies for not managing to do a BA Inspiration post in July, time ran away with me as July is the busiest month of the year with birthdays, Carnivals and anniversaries. 

So on to today's post and I decided I wanted to get on board with the wonderful Christmas cards I've been seeing all over the Uniko blog in July. I was going to use one of the Christmas themed background builders sets but then I remembered the more recently released Pattern Building Christmas Tree stamp set and I thought it would be perfect for the cards I had in mind. I've tried to use the set in a different way so that you can really see how versatile this type of set is.

For this first card, I die cut a circle from copier paper and laid this onto my stamping card before selecting various stamps from the set and inking up in different colours. I simply moved the circle mask each time I wanted to create a new bauble. I used the straight line stamp for the 'string' and the tree frond for the top of the bauble. Even the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment is from the set but I did add the 'Happy New Year' from the Uniko Christmas Sentiments stamp set. 

For my second card I used up some scraps of coloured card and stamped or heat embossed the Pattern Building Christmas Tree stamps across them before die cutting into squares or rectangles. I added thin strips of black card across these to look like ribbon on presents. I stamped the sentiment in the top right hand corner but the card looked a little blank so I stamped the trees from the (now retired) Uniko Christmas Pop stamp set. (If you wanted to try and recreate this card but don't have the Christmas Pop stamp set, you could use the Uniko Christmas Pop Trio stencil instead). 

For my third card I threw all the patterns plus some more created using Uniko Background Blocks Diagonal StripesUniko Background Blocks Pinstripe and Uniko Background Blocks Nautical Stripes. I cut all the patterned pieces to the same size and arranged them onto a large green square before adhering to the card front. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Uniko Christmas Sentiments stamp set, die cut into a circle, backed onto a green scalloped circle and adhered to the card front. 

I have kept all the designs flat as I post a lot of my Christmas cards and with the price of everything seeming to be going up, up, up, I wanted to make sure my postage costs weren't ridiculous at Christmas time! 

I'm hoping this has got you all in the mood for some Christmas crafting!

Much love
Steph x


  1. Three fun Christmas cards Steph, love the 3 baubles!

  2. Love your use of the stamps - so innovative, and beautiful


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