It's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner. I love everything about the holidays. I love all the excitement. My kids are older now but my youngest is like me and gets really festive.
For this card, I used a winter styled Angie girl called. Winter girl, you can find her here and shes on sale. I used a sentiment strip from taylored expression. If you have not had a chance to check them out, you should. The large strip does 18 sentiments the smaller one does 10. There perfect. I popped it up and added a snowflake to jazz it up. The whole thing is sprayed with shimmer spray for added sparkle.
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Copic used. Coat, BG72, boots are E33 and just good ole R29 for the red
Simple strips by Taylored Expressions
The die used for the border is Drifting stitches from SSS
Welcome to the Friends of Unity blog hop, If your new here welcome I hope you enjoy. If you've been here before thank you for coming back to visit.
This month our theme is Giving Thanks. Fitting for this month when we reflect on what we are Thankful for.
I have a few projects to share. So, lets get to it.
The first two cards are very simple, I cased this layout from my fellow hopper Alaine. I am thankful for her and her cards. I love Angie girls, I like to try to keep them whole because they have lots of itty bitty bits around them. This layout works well keeping the image full and also allows you to use pattern paper. I use this layout all the time. It makes it really easy. For the second card I used November girl, you can find her HERE! be sure to look at the line of Angie girls, and add to your wish list. Unitys brown Thursday sale will be here very soon. The word Gratitude is from the set Frondescence and the link for that is below. For this first card I used Emerson girl, shes great for fall and winter cards. You can find her HERE!
This next card is also very simple. I wanted to show how you can make the sentiment shine. For this one I used Frondescence you can find it HERE! I colored the bottom half with copics then added a gina marie design die, to kinda frame the whole image. I used the sentiment from Array of fall. and you can find that one HERE! I sprayed the whole thing with distress mica spray at the end. added a few sequins. I also distressed the edges of the frame and sentiment. It's an easy way to add texture.
I hate long blog posts, so I am not gonna bore you to much longer, bare with me here. I just want to say if your here and have not yet checked out the Unity facebook group called Unity show n tell, I suggest you do. I have not been that connected to a group since the old two peas in a bucket. The group is kind and friendly and there are many levels of talent there. So, go take a peek around share and enjoy,
I want to thank you for stopping by I am glad your here. Don't forget to leave a comment as some girls do giveaways. This month I am giving away one ITTY BITTY. Just a tiny gesture of thanks to you my readers. I will announce my winner at next months hop.
STAY TUNED FOR NEXT MONTHS HOP, AS IT IS OUR TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND WE HAVE BIG BIG GIVEAWAYS FOR YOU IN STORE!! If you would like to start at the beginning Visit Crystal HERE! Next on the hop is the amazing Bobbie Sue, visit her HERE!
**Just FYI, the border dies were from Simon Says Stamp, and are cheap under 7 dollars. the frame die is from Gina Marie and was ten dollars her dies are great quality and very affordable most running about ten bucks. ** Gina's site is HERE
These cute little Mummies are obviously from Unity, I am starting to think I don't own any other stamps.
I used distress ink over a cute little line stencil from Gina Marie Designs. I then used distress paper that matches for the matt. I added a little sentiment from Taylored expressions. Added a bat from Tim's sizzix line and done. Super quick super easy super spoopy!
Be sure to stop by this coming saturday as it is our BLOG hop from Friends of Unity. WInk wink there will be a few giveaways.
I'll admit it, I am a huge fan of red rubber, I am not a huge fan of Clear stamps. I have them I buy them I use them, but I don't feel like you get the same impression as you do with red rubber. And all red rubber is not created equal. I truly love Unitys red rubber. I have stamps I like from other companies that are red rubber but they are really not the same. There is something about good quality red rubber.
That being said, when Gina K, (who's products I love) teamed up with Unity for some wreath builder supplies, I jumped on board. I really feel like These stamps can lend really well to masculine cards as seen below, this also works well for fall. I really like the color combo of this. I used distress oxides for the ink. I am looking into getting some new ink and I'm leaning towards GIna K's line of inks.
I used this set HERE, for the sentiments. It is perfect for this card. You can find the wreath builder HERE I used tim holtz paper for the matt. those papers are muted colors and work really well for Masculine cards or when you want darker colors.