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Hi everybody! Welcome back to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. It's been super fun going through my Unity stamps to use some new ones, share some favorite stamps, and favorite techniques. I hope you've enjoyed them too! If you missed a day, click above and follow along and comment on each day this week to enter to win (2) Unity Stamp Co prizes!
And the crafty adventure continues...
Today's project is another masculine card, because why not!?! I'm on a roll and I don't think anyone has done a whole week of just masculine cards before. So let's show them some love this week... as Valentines Day is ONLY 11 days away... February 14th! Are you ready???
Today I'm using another great background stamp, some "new to me" Unity Gnome Stamps, and more heat embossing!
But any of these would be great for any lovey dovey occasion or gender. So don't forget your gal pals on Galentines Day February 13 too!
I placed the stamp in my MISTI stamping tool, inked it up with Versamark clear ink, stamped on a white piece of cardstock, removed from the MISTI, sprinkled with light blue embossing powder (this one is shiny), and heat set. It looks like notebook paper! I love it!
This one is shiny too! I thought about doing a no-line technique, but
I wanted an outline that wasn't black. That's why I chose the gray, it was softer. Who says Easter Gnomes are just for Easter?
Isn't he cute with the fun Nordic hat and bunny slippers? Love it!
stamped with Versamark clear ink for the sentiment across the top (prayed I didn't mess it up, it worked the first try, yay!), removed from the MISTI, sprinkled with red embossing powder, and heat set.
Don't you just love the "magic" of heat embossing?
This one I call Clear/Color (clear ink/pastel colored embossing powder)
for the background.
Color/Clear (colored pigment ink/clear embossing powder)
for the Gnome.
I love this technique when you have endless colors of "thick" or pigmented inks, but not all the pretty embossing powder colors.
And Clear/Color (clear ink/red embossing powder)
for the sentiment.
Click the photo's below for more details on the process.
Unity Stamp Products: Jot It Down Background stamp, Sweet Easter Gnome, Say It With Love (sentiment kit),
Romantic Expression (paper pack)
Magnuson Custom Stamps for my custom logo (Thank you, Nic & Angie Blom)
MISTI Stamping Tool
Versamark Clear Ink
Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink-Weathered Wood, Carnation Red Embossing Powder and Clear Embossing Powder
SU Embossing Powder-Light Blue
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Papertrey Ink Cardstock (110lb white and black)
AC Red Twine
Reflections Adhesive Red Heart Rhinestones
Scor-Pal - Scor-Tape 1/2" (tear tape adhesive at Scrapbookpal)
Thank You for joining me today for Day 4 of my
Growing in Unity Week. I hope I've inspired you to
mix up 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!!!
See ya tomorrow!
Have a happy & crafty week! ~Kim
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