Hello every one. I am so excited to be a Growing in Unity gal this week. I've been looking forward to it since the first of the year. I am starting off the week with a mixed media style project. I have to admit this was inspired by a lovely artist named Tracy Evans that I have recently found. Her videos make it so much easier for me to wrap my head around this style. Those along with Jolande's tutorials on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook board have finally given me the confidence to try this style.
I know, it's pretty simple for this style card but I had a lot of fun with it and I am sure I will be making a lot more in this style. I used the Unity Kit Hug for the flower and script.
Start by masking off a diagonal strip with low tack tape. Blend Distress Oxides in squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, and picked raspberry in between the tape lines.
Lightly mist a stencil of your choice with water and place over the blended ink, water side down. Let it sit for a bit so the water can soak in. Remove stencil and see what you have, if you like it great, if not mist and repeat. Let dry.
Run double sided tape along the edges on both sides, remove the top protective piece and place foil pretty side up on the tape and burnish well. I used shattered gold foil. Take the script stamp from the set and using Versafine Claire Nocturne ink, stamp bits of the script randomly around the strip.
Stamp the flower onto the background. The Versafine Claire ink I used actually rubbed off the foil so use Stazon ink if you won't be layering up the stamped flower.
Smoosh the three ink colors onto your craft mat and then spritz with water, smoosh a scrap piece of paper through the inks until you get a look you like then dry. Stamp 2 of the flowers on this, you don't need the stems and fussy cut them out.
Arrange the 2 flowers over the one stamped on your card and adhere. I used a Q-tip dipped in picked raspberry to add some depth here and there on the flower. Stamp the sentiment from the SMAK kit, Just Want to Be Me, ink the edges with picked raspberry and place on your card.
Just like that you are done with your card. Please be sure to join me each day this week as I share some cards made with the wonderful stamps from Unity Stamp Co. Be sure to leave lots of comments during the week as I will be picking 2 winners to receive a prize package from Unity.
I love this and your explanation of what you did is absolutely wonderful! Thank you!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. That floral is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
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Alaine this is so beautiful! You always have great creations. I’ll have to follow your directions and give this a try. Pam FoyReplyDelete
I will try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Nice card!ReplyDelete
You used such pretty colors! Very Spring like. Love the design and of course, the gorgeous foiling.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. Thanks for the step by step. Will have to try this.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for a step by step of what you did. Great job!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful! I love that floral.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful!!!!! I love the stencil idea over the ink! I haven’t seen that before! Beautiful floral too!!!!!ReplyDelete
Love all the details and especially love learning that you can foil over tape since I don't have a laminator!! You're off to a fabulous week my friend!ReplyDelete
I really love this card... love those colors!ReplyDelete
I love your idea with the foil! Beautiful card!ReplyDelete
Great card and thanks for the instructions!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! I love the diagonal area that's ink blended, and also that pretty flower!ReplyDelete
Simply lovely!! Thanks for sharing your step by step instructions too!ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely design, well done for your first day!ReplyDelete
So pretty! A great way to start your GIU week!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I’ll be trying this!ReplyDelete
Wow! Wow! Wow! Love this so much. So beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty Alaine. I struggle too with mixed media but love the look. Thanks for simplifying it so it looks easy. Love the foil idea.ReplyDelete
I always love your work! Great job and thank you for sharingReplyDelete
What a lovely card!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh Alaine - I have missed you and your art! I know I said I would participate in the monthly Unity challenges, but this whole shelter, work-from-home thing has me a mess. But I'm going to re-commit and try to recreate your projects this week. You write a very clear tutorial. Thank you!ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeous, Alaine! The coloring is so soft and lovely. Thank you for telling me step by step how to make it, too! That really helps! Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. Wonderful tutorial. I will be trying this❤️ReplyDelete
Your background and floral is stunning!!.ReplyDelete
Thank you for inspiring.
Such a pretty card!ReplyDelete
Great card!!! Looks really good, wonderful colors!!!ReplyDelete
Pretty card - love the colors. Great tutorial and especially like that you include things that didn't work and the fix!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! A lot of techniques for me to try. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great card and I had forgotten about using double sided tape for the foil. So pretty.ReplyDelete
I'm new to this but your step by step instructions give me confidence to try this technique. Thanks for your helpReplyDelete
I love this image and the layout design. The foiling is so pretty with the colors you chose. Love this card!ReplyDelete
Love it! Thanks for the instructions. I don’t have a laminator so I will be trying burnishing for sure!ReplyDelete
WOW! This card is great.ReplyDelete
I’m loving the step by step picture tutorial. Your card is fantastic ❣️ReplyDelete
Stunning!! I love everything about this!ReplyDelete