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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity October Blog Hop-Birthdays

It's that time of month again. The Friends of Unity have a Birthday themed blog hop this month. If you are like me, I am always needing birthday cards so this is perfect for inspiration.

I decided to do both a masculine and feminine birthday card this month. I colored both with my new Prima water colors. I used the Pastels, Terrain,  and the Classic collection.

I used Thanks so Mush for this card. I used the Terrain color palette to color this and thought this sentiment that comes with the kit works well for a birthday. The background was Distress Oxide Vintage Photo swiped lengthwise and then a brown colored pencil added lines for make wood planks. I distress the edges of the image and sentiment with the same Vintage Photo.


My next card uses my all time favorite flower stamp from Unity Stamp Co. 

I stamped You are Forever Beautiful and colored it with the Prima Classic and Pastel palettes. I used a double stitch die from Gina Marie Designs and some clear enamel dots from the same place to dress it up a bit. The sentiment is from Aging Gorgeously, the July 2020 sentiment kit.

Be sure to follow along the blog hop and comment and show the love along the way. Thank you for stopping by.

Alaine-you are here.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friends of Unity August Blog Hop-Sympathy

Hello everyone. It's time again for the Friends of Unity blog hop. This month we are focusing on sympathy cards. It's never fun to need these cards and I find it very helpful to keep some in my stash so I don't have making a card to worry about should the occasion arise. There are so many great cards in the hop. Be sure to scroll all the way down so you can continue along and see all the inspiration we have to offer.

My card this month was completely inspired by Jolande van Oosterhout on the Unity Facebook Show & Tell page. She's been sharing so much inspiration since Covid lock down. She is an incredible artist.

I started with a pile of gel plate prints I made for fun last week using a 5"x7" gel plate and Paper Artsy paints

I selected that beautiful blue one to stamp my flower on. It has some bits of brown on it so I grabbed a brown print for the background layer and cut it down to 5 3/4" square. I wanted it to tie into the flower a little better so I took some of the dark blue paint from the flower print and mixed it with some texture paste and added it through a stencil in the corners. I also mixed some water with the paint and "water colored" some depth and detail into the flower image. Once that was dry I fussy cut it out. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of left over blue print as well. I used the stamp to stamp just the stem onto the background. I used my fingers to form and shape the flower and glued it to the card front only in the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from Girl Truly. The flower is from Wild & Free

You can see that I didn't really place the texture paste perfectly through the stencil, I was going for an aged mixed media look.

You can see the depth from shaping the flower with my fingers and only placing glue in the center.

Be sure to hop along and comment along the way!!!

Alaine-you are here