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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mini Giraffe card

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share this quick card I made yesterday. I love the Cuddlebug line from Unity Stamp Co. This is a mini giraffe from that line. It's much smaller than the others but it is so cute.
Stamp the giraffe and color it with Copics. Trim the panel down with a double stitched die. This background was made some time ago and I've been saving it for the perfect image. Trim down the sides and wrap twine around it. Mat on card stock that has the edges inked with the same colors as the background. Attach to an A2 size card base.

These are the backgrounds I made some time ago. You need 3 shades of Distress Oxides in similar colors. Ink the background stamp with the lightest color and stamp as usual. Then you randomly smear the middle shade of ink over the background stamp and stamp over the light shade. Do the same with the darkest shade. 

Supplies used:
Cuddlebug Giraffe-Mini- giraffe image
Tiny Unicorn-sentiment
Ikat-background stamp
Double Stitched in & out-rectangle die set



Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I feel like it's been forever since I blogged here. The Unity Challenges I have been hosting have kept me busy I guess. Well that and a darling, adorable, squishy new grandson. That makes number 3 for me and I LOVE being a grandma.

This month the Friends of Unity blog hop is all about Designer's Choice

I opted to use a new stamp set for my first card. I've had it for a while but haven't been able to use yet. Funny how life had crazy busy pockets of time along with normal every day time.
I used Unusual Day Poppy by Graciellie for this one. I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used just one color for each area and blended it out with a water brush. I cut this down with a stitched die and used fun foam to mount it on my card base. The sentiment was from Abundant Blessings.

My second project was one I did just for me. I have been wanting to play with my inks and get messy for a while so I grabbed a tag and had some fun.

I used this tag that came in a Kit of the Month. I grabbed Distress oxides in Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon and smooshed them on my glass mat and sprayed them with a bit of water. Then I just started dipping the tag in one color at a time, drying between layers until I liked what I had.
 I used the kit Hug from Unity and I used ALL the elements in the kit. I used the script, the netting and the sploch and stamped them randomly on the tag with the same 3 colors until I liked it. I stamped the flower and sentiments from this kit in Ground Espresso. It looked like it needed something so I used the script and some Frayed Burlap ink to stamp a bit more randomly. Then I used that same color to ink the edges. I used a q-tip and Spiced Marmalade to add some shading to the flower petals. 

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop. Thanks for stopping by.

Alaine-you are here