Hello everyone. It's time for the monthly Friends of Unity hop. I'm excited for this hop because I am sure my fellow hoppers are going to give me lots of inspiration for this month's theme of Masculine cards. I do seem to struggle with those. Give me a pretty flower and girly colors any day.
Lets just jump right into my first card. This old truck stamp is one of my favorites and my husband will even tell you the make and year.
There are lots of stamps used for this card. The truck comes from Slowly Turning Classic. I water colored it with Distress Oxide inks. I used Chipped Sapphire & Hickory Smoke for the body and grill. Then I mixed a bit of Barn Red and Vintage Photo for the "rust". The background is another Unity stamp called Wonky Stripe background. I inked it in Distress Oxide Speckled Egg and the misted it with water before stamping. The strip under the twine uses the same color and the tread stamp from You are Worth It. Last but not least is the sentiment which is from the itty bitty stamp set All About Dad. The string is May Arts Black Burlap String that I also got from Unity Stamp Co. PS this Mary Arts string is my absolute favorite and I know it seems like a lot of money but you will use this stuff all the time once you have it.
My second card came about from wanting to use a background I had created with some new supplies.
This background was created with Distress Spray Stain in Wild Honey and Twisted Citron. I just misted water color paper with water, then sprayed the 2 colors until I was happy. When I decided to make this card, I grabbed the Vintage Burlap background stamp to stamp over it. I used Distress ink in Mowed Lawn for the stamping. If you don't have this background stamp, run and put it on your wish list now. It makes the most wonderful textures and I've used it on several masculine cards since I got it. The birthday word is of course from the new dies Unity has., Say It Big coordinating dies are awesome. I cut this one 3 times out of black and layered them together. The outline die was cut out of tracing paper because I seem to have lost all my velum. I stamped the word Happy from the Say It Big stamp set and heat embossed it in white. This is a super quick and easy card.
As always, make sure you check out all the other blogs on the hop. You won't be disappointed, there is always so much inspiration.
Alaine-you are here
If you like the cards I share, I would love for you to check out my Instagram account. I put so many more cards there. @alaine_tanner
Wow!! I am loving your first card... so many fab stamps you used! Love the colors too! Your second card is amazing! I'm totally case'ing this one for my eldest son... I must get that background stamp (if I don't have it already. Hmmm.) Love them both!!ReplyDelete
Love these! Thanks for the ideas and for sharing.ReplyDelete
Awesome work onReplyDelete
both cards. Love
the old truck.
Carla from Arizona
Fabulous cards. I love the backgrounds (I just got my order of several of Unity's BG stamps!). That car is really awesome!ReplyDelete
Both cards are stunning - I love that background stampReplyDelete
Wow! I'm loving both of these cards!ReplyDelete
Great cards and some of my favorite stamps to use for masculine cards!! Your sprayed background is so bright and cheerful and the vellum shadow looks great over the top! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
I love both of your cards!ReplyDelete
Darn, .I don't do the instant grams thing, but sure would like to find a You tube of you coloring that car. I'm just learning watercolor and this is gritty gorgeous! I thought that background was crackle at first, nice burlap stamp! Loved these a lot!ReplyDelete
I love your cards! The second one is so amazing. I am definitely putting the stamp on my wishlist. It is awesome! I love the colors you chose snd the new die cut words are perfect with this background!ReplyDelete
love these, especially love the birthday one. Really awesome!ReplyDelete
Wow! I love how you colored that truck! You made it look old and rustic with your coloring. I also like your background on that card.ReplyDelete
Alaine both your cards are so perfect for the occasion! I love that background on your 2nd card!ReplyDelete
I love both of these cards. Each one is perfect for its occasion. I'm so partial to that vintage car. You really did it justice with your painting techniques and your accents.ReplyDelete
Marvelous cards! Love the classic car, one of my favorites. Great design and coloring. And fabulous background on your second card. And how do I not own that background stamp? Now I must! Just love it! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling :)ReplyDelete
WOW!! I really love them both!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration!!
I also love the vellum so much
The wonky Stripes background is now on my wish list because of your classic truck card. Great inspiration for both.ReplyDelete
Love both of your cards - perfect! And now I'm off to add the Vintage Burlap Background Stamp onto my wishlist (since I already have Wonky Stripes)! :)ReplyDelete
Such a classic card design and beautifully colored! Loving the subtle background tooReplyDelete
Great cards--love the truck.ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous cards! I love the way you watercolored the truck on the first card. It looks amazingly vintage!ReplyDelete
Wow, that vintage look is awesome!! I love how you colored it to look so dimensional.ReplyDelete
Awesome cards!I love the truck design!ReplyDelete
I always love the car cards! This one is freat!ReplyDelete