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Hi everybody! Welcome back to Day 5, the last day of my Growing in Unity week, as it's coming to an end. It's been amazing! Thank you Unity for choosing me! And thank you all for coming back each day. It's been so heartwarming reading through all your kind and encouraging comments. But it doesn't have to end... Let's stay connected!
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I truly love our craft community and how kind and supportive you all are to each other. I've had a blast all week going through my Unity stamps to find some "new to me" stamps, some favorites to share, and coming up with some techniques. I hope you've enjoyed this week too!
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And the crafty adventure continues...
Today's project is another masculine card, "surprise!" (lol) Not! As I informed you yesterday that my whole week would focus on masculine cards. They are challenging at times and let's be real... we need more ideas and inspiration! So I hope you've enjoyed them.
Today I'm using a "new to me" background stamp and stencil combo, my ALL time favorite stamp set (the moose), and more heat embossing! I was inspired by the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, through Canada, and all the way to Denali National Park in Alaska on my many travels.
First on white cardstock I created the mountain background with the stencil, blending brushes, and a few Distress Oxide Inks:
Mountains: Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans
Sky: Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge
Next I placed the angled tree stamp from the Woodland Layers set in my MISTI stamping tool, inked it up with Distress Oxide Inks-Pine Needles and Black Soot to darken the tress. And removed from the MISTI.
To create the lake I inked up my MISTI with Distress Oxide Inks: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy and sprayed them with water. And dipped a water brush into the inks to "paint" in the lake and a beach or land.
OH! Isn't he handsome? I just love him!
This one I call Color/Clear (colored pigment ink/clear embossing powder)
for the Moose.
I love this technique when you have endless colors of "thick" or pigmented inks, but not all the pretty embossing powder colors.
Click the photo's below for more details on the process.
Unity Stamp Products: Woodland Layers Stamp, Mountain Scapes (stencil), Northwoods Peace, Whit's Words, Scallops & Rectangles (nesting dies), and Rustic Winter Wishes (paper pack)
Big Shot diecutting machine
Magnuson Custom Stamps for my custom logo (Thank you, Nic & Angie Blom)
MISTI Stamping Tool
Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink-Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, Salty Ocean, Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, and Clear Embossing Powder
VersaFine Clair ink-Pinecone (antlers)
Tim Holtz water brush
AC-American Crafts Cardstock: white and brown
Brutus Monroe Lunchbag (kraft) cardstock
Picket Fence Studios-Life Changing Blending Brushes
AC Natural Twine
Scor-Pal - Scor-Tape 1/2" (tear tape adhesive at Scrapbookpal)
Growing in Unity Week. It's been amazing!
I hope I've inspired you to use your stamps,
try different heat embossing techniques and
discover the "magic" too!
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every day this week, for a chance to win one of
(2) $20 gift credits to Unity Stamp Company!!!
I hope to see you here tomorrow for our 'Friends of Unity' monthly blog hop full of new inspiration!
Have a happy & crafty weekend! ~Kim
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