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Monday, December 9, 2019

Merry Christmas Water Color Trees

Hello everyone. I sat down to make what I thought would be a quick card, but I forgot water colors hate me. Or maybe I hate them?  It actually took two tries to get close to what I was trying for. I saw this awesome poster in a Tuesday Morning window and it had really colorful trees with white lines. Then I got my November kit of the month from Unity Stamp Co and it 5 adorable pine trees in it.

I pulled out some water color paper and started stamping the trees and heat embossing them with white embossing powder. I water colored some "tree" shapes over them with 3 different colors. I used those same colors to splatter over the card.  

The sentiment was made from two different kits. I had a giant Merry Christmas in one kit, but it wouldn't all fit. So I did some creative masking of Christmas on another set. I used Distress Oxide in Mowed Lawn for the sentiment. I ripped the edges and mounted it on green card stock.

Stamps used:
Full of Merry-Christmas

Saturday, December 7, 2019

December Friends of Unity Blog Hop

Hello everyone. It's that time of month again for the Friends of Unity Blog Hop. You are going to want to be sure to check out the full hop this month. It is our 2 year anniversary and there are lots of prizes. I am giving away a prize on my blog but be sure to scroll down to see the other amazing prizes. We also have some wonderful guest designers joining us to really celebrate.

I decided to do some Nativity cards to go along with our theme this month.

This first card uses a tiny Itty Bitty called Brightly Shining and a beautiful background stamp called Flourish Wonder. I used used Gina K ink in Fresh Asparagus and Red Hot along with some Neenah Desert Storm card stock to make this simple but pretty cards.

This image from Lying in a Manger was stamped and embossed in gold. Then I embossed the scalloped frame because I didn't have any solid gold paper. The background is gold foil paper from a paper pack from Hobby Lobby.

This card uses the stamp set O' Holy Blessed Night and Copic Markers. I just used some post it tape to mask off the edges and filled in the background with my Copic markers. I dotted colorless blender for the "stars". Some simple coloring finishes this off. 

Friends of Unity Blog Hop turns 2 this month. We are celebrating by giving away 2 amazing prize packages from Unity Stamp Co. All you have to do is comment on every blog to be entered to win. Winners will be announced December 14th on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook page. So be sure to join or check there on the 14th.

Be sure to follow along with the hop and comment to win!

Alaine-you are here