Friday, August 11, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 5

Hey everyone! Today is the final day of my Growing in Unity Week. I love Donna Downey stamps and have been slowly adding them to my collection. They are perfect for inky backgrounds which I love to make too!

I asked my 16 year old to help me decided on the colors for the background. Rachel really liked the combo of yellow, orange and red so that is how this bold background came about. I used Marmalede(retired), Poppy and Buttercup dye inks from Concord & 9th. 

I ink smooshed until I was happy with the depth of color. Then, I added various images in the same ink colors. I'm kind of sad you really can't see the brick background I added to the entire panel, but it is there. I stamped the flower with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and embossed with clear powder.

I find making these kind of cards very relaxing.

Supplies used:

You are Important 

Hit the Brick

Make Today

When I See You

I hope you have enjoyed my Growing in Unity week! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and all your kind words!


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 4

Welcome back to another one of my Growing in Unity days! Today's card features Butterfly Moment by Ann Corbiere Scott. I have been eyeing this stamp set ever since it came out and recently acquired it. As you can probably tell by now I like larger images. I find them easier to color and come up with layouts than smaller ones.  

I love that you can use this butterfly image to create a slimline or A2 card! I especially love that you can create two A2 cards from the one butterfly. I really don't enjoy making multiples of the same card so I mix it up just a bit like I did with these cards. I swapped out the stencil and added some stitching to one of them. Do you like it better with the stitching or without?

Supplies used:

Butterfly Moment

Flutters to Go

Time to be Happy Again

Stencils- the dots are from a previous Whit Kit and the other one is from Gina Marie Designs

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 3

Welcome back to another Growing in Unity day! Today's cards feature the Layering Tulips stencil in an array of colors. Lots of photos for you guys today!

These orange ones are my favorite of all the colors I used! All I did for each one was ink blend using the stencil as my guide. I only used the first two layers of the stencil and just kept blending until I liked it. Add a variety of sentiments and use some fancy edge die cuts for some quick cards. Easy peasy! 

Oh, and the butterflies were because of an oops on one of them that needed to be covered up. I liked it so much I added it to all of them.

I like to play and use color combos that are not expected hence the gray leaves on some of them. 

Supplies used:

Layering Tulips stencil

Empowered Words

Always by Your Side

Words Fail

She is Strong

Prayer Changes Things

Look Forward Trust God

Concord & 9th inks

VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 2

Today is Day 2 of my Growing in Unity week! I love fall and earth tones are my jam! Dreaming Daze by Angie Blom is gorgeous! I love big floral images so much! Today's card was inspired by two Unity cards on the website by Sandhya (colors) and Echo (use of Vintage Ledger). 

I stamped the floral image on Bristol smooth watercolor paper with VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink and heat set. I like to heat set this ink because it does take time to dry. I watercolored the image with Altenew watercolor brush markers. When it was dry, I stamped Vintage Ledger over the top with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

I die cut the white and brown panel with the Deckle and Stitches nesting die set.  I blended some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges of the white panel and added some black paint spatters. I attached the brown and white panels together then added the twine/bow along the side before adding to a kraft card base. I used another black sentiment strip from the freebie with purchase a while back. 

Supplies used:

Dreaming Daze

Vintage Ledger

Deckle & Stitches Nesting Die set

Sentiment Strips(freebie a while back)

Bristol Smooth watercolor paper

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

Distress Ink(Vintage Photo, Antique Linen)

May Arts twine

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 7, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 1

Hey Unity fans! Today starts my Growing in Unity week! I am so excited to be playing with my Unity stamps and I hope you enjoy my creations! Today's card features Eiffel Grunge and lots of other goodies(list at the end). I love vintage style cards and I knew I had to add this set to my collection. 

Here is how I created it. 

I die cut the pink and white panels with the Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies. On the white panel I stamped the dots with Ballet Slipper ink, the lady with Honeysuckle ink and embossed with the Vintage Script folder. I embossed the pink panel too and went over the top with white pigment ink.

I decided the white stamped panel needed a little more and added some black paint spatters. I stamped Eiffel Tower image on Bristol smooth watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair ink and colored with my Altenew watercolor brush markers. I die cut the image, assembled the card as seen and added a word strip from an order I received a while back(it was a freebie).

Supplies used:

Eiffel Grunge stamp/die

Love that Face

Dwelling Dots

Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies

Vintage Script embossing Folder(so glad I got this while it was available, love it)

Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper

VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!