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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hello Unity friends. It's time for a few of use that were Growing in Unity gals in May and June to do a blog hop. I have a card using a couple of the newest stamps set from Unity Stamp Co. 

Be sure to follow along and comment along the way to win one of two Unity prize packs.

I had so much fun making this card. I used the flower from Sending Hugs to randomly stamp over a 3" white panel. I colored the flowers with Copics in R81, R83 & R85. The leaves are YG61 and YG63. Once all the images were colored I took the black Copic and colored all around them. I stamped the sentiment from Simply and Lovely on a 5/8" strip of white and framed it with to die cuts from a lacy Sizzix die. I placed the two lace dies and the sentiment strip on black card stock and then trimmed my colored panel to fill the space above it. It's actual even. I tried several times to get a straight picture but it wasn't happening. lol. 

Follow along with the hop and be sure to comment!

Alaine-you are here.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July 2020 Hop

Hello everyone. I am participating in something really fun this week. There is a marvelous blog, Facebook group and Instagram just for building your stash of cards.  It's a great way to get inspiration for and make cards ahead of time so you aren't going crazy when life gets super busy during the holidays.

So there is a hop and Linky Party with LOT!!!! of prizes. You can head over to the main page, Build Your Stash Holiday Hop and get all the details. But before you go, scroll down to see a couple of the cards I've been working on. You can also check the cards out at #buildyourstashholidayhop on Instagram. There are already lots of inspiration to see there.

My first card uses stamps for a quick, easy coloring card. 
I used one stamp from the Unity Stamp Co kit Keeping Spirits Bright . I stamped it randomly all over an A2 card base and then colored around it with YG17 Copic marker. I wanted to give it a water color feel, so I colored over some areas more than once to deepen the color. I added a sentiment from the same kit and added 2 tiny jingle bells.

I really love the next card. It reminds me of the vintage Christmas decorations my aunts and grandma had. It is a brand new digital stamp from Angie Blom Digital Designs. Be sure to check it out this week as it is on sale.
I just used on of the printable designs Angie includes with her kits and colored it up. I had some scrap paper on my desk from another Christmas card so I cut it into some holly leaves and added a button "berry".

Don't forget there are tons of prizes to be had. Head over to the Build Your Holiday Stash Hop page to get all the amazing details and see all the other blogs participating. There are some great projects to get you inspired.

I would love to have you follow me on Instagram Alaine_Tanner. I will be sharing lots more holiday inspiration there. 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friends of Unity July 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. It's that time again and the Friends of Unity are hopping. I missed you all last month.

This month we are paper piecing. I have to admit, I don't do this much. I love coloring with my Copics so I just don't think to paper piece. It was fun and I will probably try to do more of it in the future.

My first card using traditional paper piecing of using some of that patterned paper I've been hording.

I started by stamping the girl from Only Imagine on white and then on the heart patterned paper from a package from Walmart. I cut out her dress and the top part of her headband and glued it to the white base image. Some quick coloring with Copics using colors to match the background paper and she was done. I used a square stitched die to cut her out and layered her on a scalloped square die. The card is 5 1/2" square.

I've been playing with my gel plate a lot lately and I have tons of backgrounds and scraps laying around. These green pieces seemed perfect for the new cactus stamp Stick Together. I used three different green scraps for the cactus and I had a purple piece that I used for the flowers. I had to stamp this four times to get all the pieces. I then die cut a stitched rectangle from the brown print and from a larger green print and layered everything together. If you haven't used Art Glitter glue, I highly recommend it. It holds these painted gel plate prints like a dream and never warps the paper.

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop and leave lots of comments along the way. There are prizes to be won.

Alaine-you are here