Hello everyone. I know most of the country has been enjoying summer for a while now but here is the PNW, we are just barely starting to get sunshine and no rain for more than a day in a row. I'm looking forward to enjoying today which is going to be the only sunny day this holiday weekend.
Today, the Friends of Unity are hopping along and using our stamps and stencils together.
For my first card, I decided to use the stamp and layering stencil I just got from Unity Stamp Co. It is a wonderful, quick way to add color to a stamp and it's so fun and easy.
This is the De Fleur Daisy stamp and stencil. This image is huge and you get so many layers for the layering stencils. I started by stamping it on and A2 card face and then again on an A2 card base. This gave me 2 black and white images. I took the card face and used the layering stencils and a bunch of inks and colored it up. Once it was colored, I used a smaller stitched rectangle to cut this panel down. Make sure the borders are even all around this die before cutting. Add some foam tape and carefully line it up on the stamped card base. Super quick and easy card. I used the Hi sentiment from Gotta Love Sentiments. I keep that set on my desk always. I added a bit of Winkof Stella glitter pen just to shine it up.
My second cared uses a couple of stencils to make my background, focal point anchor and embellishments. I used Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated ink Trio 18. I started by inking a card base and and A2 size piece of card stock with the light Morning color first. I used a very large circle stencil and a tiny dot stencil, I don't know who made either on. On the card base, I used the dot stencil and the medium ink color Twilight to ink dots on the card base. On the A2 size card stock, I taped the large circle stencil and inked it with the same Twilight color. Without moving that stencil, I taped the dot stencil over the top and inked the darkest color, Galaxy, through the dot stencil. I used some circle dies to cut the big anchor circle and some small accent circles. I used the extra to mat the sentiment. The darling dog image is called Friends Furever and is new this week from Unity Stamp Co.
Be sure to hop along with the rest of the crew.
Alaine-you are here
Fantastic cards, Alaine! So fun that we used two of the same sets!! I love your card with the daisies... so beautiful! Your second pup card is too cute! I love the circles background!ReplyDelete
The floral card is such a happy image. I love your technique of stamping it twice and overlapping. I can't wait to try it. The dog is too cute. Layering over two stencils is such a cool concept and I love the way you colored the dogs. great cards!ReplyDelete
Loving those dogs so much!!
Both cards are lovely, but the dog one is my favourite!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! I love your Furever friends card I love the stenciling!ReplyDelete
I didn't know Unity had stencils until this hop!! The flowers are lovely, but the dogs are my favorite! I love everything about that adorable card!!ReplyDelete
Love the second cardReplyDelete
and lovely work on both.
Carla from Arizona
Very nice examples of stenciling. I am going to have to get that dog stamp. So cute!!!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards Alaine, but the dog card stole my heart. LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards! I love your pop of color on your first card. And the dogs are just darling. Great designs, stencils, and colors. thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Sweet cards! I love the black and white image extending out behind the colored flowers.ReplyDelete
Awwwwwe. I'm in love with the puppy card. Terrific use of the stencil as imbelli, I must try that. Annnnd we sure could use some of your rain here in Michigan. Happy 4th.ReplyDelete