Thursday 12 January 2023

Introducing ... Mid Century Modern Purrfect Day and MOD Background Builder Circles

Morning and welcome to day 3 of the latest release from Uniko. Today sees us focusing on a cute new stamp set, Mid Century Modern Purrfect Day. Here's my take using the cute puss cats.

When I first saw the set I wanted to use the cats to create a heart shape with their tails, but as they weren't a mirror image of each other I had to sit and have a think.
I ended up using the mirror stamping technique for one of the cats, stamping the outline one onto the back of a larger stamp, any Background Block stamp is perfect for this, before stamping it off onto the paper. I coloured the cats with Copic marker and fussy cut, by fussy cutting them I was able to make a more heart shaped shape with their linked tails! After I'd done all this, I realised that if I had just cut the second outline out and coloured the wrong side of the cat, it would have worked just as well! 

A panel of white card was inked with Chipped Sapphire DI, keeping it light where I was going to place my die cut moon. The moon is simply a die cut circle with a light inking of Weathered Wood DI. the moon was added to the inked panel and the two cats added, I did cut off the very bottom of each cat that over hung the panel before adding it on pads to the A6 base card to which I'd already stamped the word Purrfect. A few tiny silver gems to one of the cats completes.

Now to the stencil, MOD Background Builder Circles. Still keeping with the retro theme this can be used to create a whole panel of pattern or just a small area, it's all down to you! Here's what I made with half an A6 panel I created.

I chose the colours after seeing them as wall art on Pinterest. I would never have thought to use them but I really like how they go together. I used a mix of DOx and Altenew inks, masking off as I went. Each shape was given it's own colour to make my life easier but can you spot where I got it wrong?
The finished panel was added to a base card and the scalloped edged panel, stamped with the sentiment from Sentiments Outlined. The sentiment was coloured with matching Copic markers and a few Create a Smile enamel dots added to finish.

For more inspiration why not check out the rest of the Uniko team over on their blogs?
Tomorrow is launch day and you'll be able to buy the whole release as well as the usual chance to win it by taking part in our blog hop!


  1. I love you designs loving the new stash from Uniko.🥰 As far as I can see the only mistake that you made was saying you’d made a mistake. 🤗The colours you’ve used are divine. Hugs, Sue Hall. 🫶🏼👏👩🏻‍🎨

  2. So clever with the cats! I’ve been wondering how you created the reverse image. Love that one has a diamanté necklace.
    The colours of your second card are fantastic. Love them both. X

  3. Two wonderful cards, Julie ! I didn't receive yet my stencil but I can tell with your beautiful card that it is just perfect to make masculine card. And what a clever idea with the cats, it's such a lovely card ! I was so focused on the Mid Century Modern style that I only stuck to that style to make my cards. Thanks for the inspiration !


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