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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friends of Unity November Blog Hop-Giving Thanks

Welcome to the November Friends of Unity Blog Hop.


My card is pretty traditional for the theme. I had a lot of fun making it because I got to use a gel plate background I made some time ago. I had a couple of  full size sheets of paper I had played with and then stuck in the closet. I finally pulled them out and decided to cut them down with a stitched rectangle die to see if I would come up with a way to use them. This panel was just sitting there and I thought, hey, it's fall colors I'm going to use it.
Our theme this month is Giving Thanks.

I started by putting it in my Misty and stamped this swirly leave stamp randomly all over it with Distress Oxide in frayed burlap. I just moved the stamp and paper all around to fill it it. Then I used Distress Oxide in antique linen and frayed burlap to blend over the lighter areas in the background and bring the colors closer to what I was doing with my leaf stamp.

I colored and fussy cut the leaf. I die cut a square and used Distress Oxide antique linen and frayed burlap to ink it up. I used Distress Oxide in ground espresso to ink mats for the leaf, sentiment and backgound paper. I stamped the sentiment and inked it with the same to Distress oxides. I matted every think with my custom colored mats and assembled it by mounting the leaf and sentiment panel with foam tape.

Copics used:
Leaf: YR23, YR24, E55

Stamps used:
Simple Blessings-Swirl background
Autumn Dream-sentiment


This last card is a bonus. I have spent the month of October preparing a baby shower for my daughter. It's today. I decided to make her a stack of Thank you cards as part of her gift. I kept them very simple because of time constraints and I wanted them one layer for mailing purposes. This is what I came up with. Just simple stamping and one element colored with color pencil for no bleed through. 

 It is me giving Thank yous to my daughter so she can Give Thanks to those who came to her shower.



Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop!!!




Alaine-you are here







35 comments:

  1. Your thank you bears are so sweet

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  2. Beatuiful cards!! The babyshower thank you card is so cute!!

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  3. Wonderful cards & your baby shower thank you card is perfect!

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  4. great cards, hope you have so much fun at the baby shower that card turned out super cute. I like that you just colored the heart blue. It's so simple yet so awesome. I love your back ground on the other card. great work

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  5. Your gelli background is perfect for the card, and I love your cute bears too

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  6. Awesome card! It's always fun to use up those great backgrounds we've made! I'm sure the shower was fabulous!

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  7. Darling fall leaf card and I love the cute bear too!

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  8. I love the Earthy colors of Fall; your card is lovely. And just adore the sweet thank you card. It's so perfect!

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  9. Beautiful Fall card with the gel plate background and I like the sweet baby shower thank you card design.

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  10. Love the Card. It doesn't look simple, it's neautiful!

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  11. Love the fall card and that bear is super cute.

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  12. I love the blends you achieved for that truly autumnal look on the first card. I love fall, so it’s a favorite color blend. The thank you bear is so cute and sweet looking.

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  13. Love what you did for the first card. Love the colors, love the leaves. Love it.

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  14. Love your beautiful
    first card. The second
    card is fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

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  15. I Love how you did 2 totally different card styles! Both are amazing! That leaf is simple yet stunning and that bear is adorable!

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  16. I love how you made that background! :)

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  17. I love your Thanksgiving card - what a gorgeous and creative background! And the thank you cards for your daughter are perfect - just adorable! Congrats on your new grand-baby!

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  18. Your gelli print is awesome and so are your cards❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  19. That leaf card is beautiful and I love the pretty background. Congrats to you on your upcoming new grandchild too!

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  20. Alaine, I LOVE the background you created on the first card. Just beautiful. And the bear thank you card is super sweet. Perfect as a thank you for a baby shower gift.

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  21. Great cards! Love the fall card with the leaf and pretty background! Adorable bear on your 'thank you' card too!

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  22. I love your thanksgiving card. That set just arrived to make some cards for the upcoming holiday. Love the teddy bear too and the spotlight coloring.

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  23. Delightful cards! Nice to cyber meet you as well as a new follower! I am a huge Unity stamp collector and user. I should share my work sometime too on the blog.

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  24. Love both cards, Alaine! That first card is so soft awesome with the colors you chose! And what sweet idea for the shower! So cute and perfect for the occasion!

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  25. The monochromatic palette is lovely! I'm sure your daughter will be elated to have the thank you cards.

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  26. Isn't it fun to see what you can make out of your gel press backgrounds? Love this one!

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  28. Hi Alaine :) Your leaf card exudes the coziness of autumn...lovely indeed! And the bear card may be simple but very powerful...love the contrast of the b&w with the pop of color! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  29. Your first card is amazing. So warm and perfectly colored for fall. And your 2nd card is adorable and so thoughtful. Your daughter will love them. Thank you for the inspiration and your friendship!

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  30. Your first card is so pretty. I love the background. Super cute bear card. CAS but perfect!

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  31. Your leaf card is so rich and full of warmth. I also love your clean and crisp adorable bear card too!

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  32. I love your beautiful leaf card... that background is amazing! And your bear card is so adorable!

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  33. The background of your autumn themed card is awesome. I love the textured look you accomplished with all the layering. Absolutely beautiful!

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