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Hello crafters, today I have the honor of being a guest designer for Uniko, a British company with a gorgeous selection of stamps and dies. My projects are also for the current challenge, which asks you to do something “Geometrical” and I’ll show you today how you can use the same stamp sets to create vastly different cards – you know I love to stretch my stamps and I hope I can inspire you.
As you can see, both cards offer a ton of variation in themselves, but also for you to take a basic design and shake it up: you could vary the color schemes and shapes you die cut and make these triangles into Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or even Valentine’s cards! It’s always great to have basic shapes available because you can morph them into pretty much anything.
Also, it’s fun to contrast shapes that are natural opposites: rectangles and circles are such a contrast and you could see I could not help myself and drew in some of my dots. I love how they work on both cards (though, in truth, they are serving to cover up some boo-boos on the second card.
The triangles, as a more artificial and “edgy” shape, contrast also wonderfully with the natural shape of the butterfly, which is rounded and elegant and intricate. These different concepts might not be something you are aware of right away, but subconsciously you’ll be picking up on it and it will intrigue you (I hope).
I personally loved the creative freedom these stamp sets gave me – and I was pleasantly surprised by the packaging. The stamps come in a DVD case, securely stored away. They are high quality photopolymer stamps, as you’d expect, and work just as great as the stamps from all the other “big” names.
I hope I inspired you to take a different look at shapes and how to make them work with contrasting shapes and colors. Please check out Uniko and also the ongoing challenge for a chance to win!
Catch you again soon. Thanks for commenting, you make my day!