I hope this finds you all healthy and safe as our hearts and prayers go out to all of you, as we figure out our new normal. I hope you're keeping busy and getting your mind off things, Hang in there!
Because we're still in this together!!!
Now for a wonderful distraction today...
Welcome to our May Friends of Unity Blog Hop where
several amazing designer friends & myself share our
love (and obsessions) of Unity Stamps!!!
Happy 12th Birthday, Unity!!!
Scroll down for new tutorials, enter GIVEAWAYS, & get hopping to the next blog for some amazing inspiration!!!
Before I get started...check our ==> April Blog Hop to see if you are one of the many Winners and claim your prizes!!!
is our Winner here at My Kraft Kloset, for April 2020!
Theme for May is... our Favorite Angiegirl or guy!
What does that mean? If you are a fan of Unity, you already know. But if you don't know, it's a wonderful line of stamps called Angiegirls or guys by Unity. And it's really hard to choose just one. That's why I've got (3) of my favorites to share with you! Hahaha! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the hop...
Card #1 is Wakely Girl
(pictures of this finished card will return after Sept. 1, 2021 when she's published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine)
She's a confident girl on the move, with books in her bag, and a planner in hand to stay organized or jot down her thoughts. Isn't she stylish? I was inspired by my crafty hop friend, Bobbie Sue, as she did a wonderful monochromatic card "click here" using shades of brown. And I just loved it and really wanted to try it! Here is my version...OH! Don't you just love her boots!?!
These are the Spectrum Noir marker colors I used to color Wakely girl. Then using a blending brush and Distress Oxide Ink-Walnut Stain to blend some ink around Wakely. And using the same ink pad to directly apply ink around the edges. And adhere Wakely to a piece of dark brown cardstock, trim to fit between the notebook border punches. Scroll over or click the pictures for more step by step directions…
Using the MISTI stamping tool again, stamped the sentiment from the same kit, with Walnut Stain ink on white cardstock. Cut out with a stitched die. And inked around the edges and blended around the words. Adhered just the right side and attached to the card. Add natural twine, slip under the sentiment, and tie in a bow to complete this stylish beauty.
Card #2 is Margaret Girl. She has her favorite party dress on and is ready for any kind of festive occasion! I just love how versatile she is. You will have fun coloring her with many mediums or paper piecing her dress with patterned paper and the balloons too! I was inspired by spring colors, flowers, this pretty Unity paper, and I'm using the ribbon punch again from last weeks GIU card too!
Card #3 is Violet Girl. She reminds me of my beautiful daughter. And she is colored in pretty spring colors using colored pencils and one of my favorite rose ribbons. Isn't she pretty?
And if you use Unity stamps...share your creations with us by using the hashtags: #friendsofunity #unitystampco
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(Card #1): Unity Stamp Company Products: Wakely Girl Stamp Set and Purple Tape; Spectrum Noir white cardstock; AC 4x6 neutral cardstock pack; Graphic 45-6x6 Steampunk Spells maroon patterned paper; Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid patterned paper; MISTI stamping tool; Versafine Sepia ink; Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Ink-Walnut Stain; Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch; Marvy Uchida heat tool; Picket Fence Studios-Life Changing Blending Brushes; Big Shot machine; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die set; EK Success notebook/binding edge border punch; Spectrum Noir Markers: FS6-EB1-FS2-TN2-TN3-TN5; AC natural twine; and 1/2" Scor-tape adhesive.
(Card #2): Unity Stamp Company Products: Margaret Girl Stamp Set, Fabulous Girl Stamp Set (sentiment), and Pink and Blue Watercolored patterned paper pack; Spectrum Noir white cardstock; AC 4x6 tropical cardstock pack (blue) and AC Black cardstock; MISTI stamping tool; Versafine Onyx black ink; Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Ink-Walnut Stain; Distress Ink-Spun Sugar; Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch; Marvy Uchida heat tool; Picket Fence Studios-Life Changing Blending Brushes; Big Shot machine; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die set; Fiskars ribbon border punch; Spectrum Noir Markers: TB1-FS2-FS6-EB1-GG1 (to highlight image); Atyou Spica glitter pen-clear; AC pink satin ribbon; pink; HL pink rose ribbon (May Arts has one similar); pink adhesive gems; and 1/2" Scor-tape adhesive.
(Card #3): Unity Stamps & Products: Violet Girl stamp set, Rectangle Scallop Border Stamp, Abundant Blessings sentiment kit, and Gina K Designs Amalgam black ink; MISTI Stamping Tool; Papertrey Ink purple cardstock base; Ranger Ink Water Color cardstock; Ranger Ink Seafoam White embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool; Reverse Confetti green pattern paper; American Crafts 1Canoe2 colored pencils; Sizzix Big Shot Machine; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Banner/Fishtail Dies; Adhesive gems @Michaels; HL purple rose ribbon (May Arts has rose ribbon too); and Scor-Tape ½".
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #387 - Make Your Mark-Wakely card #1-markers
LTCCB #46 - May Anything Goes-Wakely card #1
KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #505 - ANYTHING GOES-Wakely card #1
Simon Says Wed Challenge: Anything Goes- Wakely card #1
LTSCB #133 - Anything Goes-Margaret card #2
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2020 challenge-Margaret #2
The Paper Girls CHALLENGE #198 - GIRL TIME!-Margaret card #2
WWC269 - Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge-Violet card #3
HLS May Watercolour Challenge + optional emboss- Violet card #3 is colored with watercolor pencils, H2O brush, and heat embossed sentiment.