Sunday, November 18, 2018

Unity Stamp Company ~ Growing In Unity November Blog Hop

Hello! I'm so excited to be a part of the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!!
I really wanted an excuse to play with some of my new Unity Stamps so the timing was perfect!


I have been itching to use the Pierced Feature Frame - Ovals from Papertrey Ink and how perfect is it paired with the stamps from Unity Stamp's 'Twas the Night!!
I started by stamping snowflakes from the Snow, Snow Cute stamp set on a 4 x 5-1/4" piece of white card stock. I layered the bottom portion of the card stock with striped Classic Kraft Bitty Big patterned paper. I then mat the piece on a 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" piece of Pure Poppy card stock. I adhered the card front to a Kraft card base and set it aside.


I then die cut a piece of Pure Poppy Bitty Big patterned paper and a piece of white card stock to build the featured oval in the center of the card. It's been a very long time since I've colored directly on my stamps so I thought I would give that a try for this adorable tree and I love how it turned out. I used my neglected SU! markers ~ Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Cherry Cobbler ~ to color directly onto the rubber of the stamp while in my Stamp Platform and then I'd stamp. I worked in sections from the lightest color to the darkest color, cleaning the stamp and re-stamping the image with the next color. For the pot that the tree is in, I stamped it first with Real Red and then I stamped it again with Cherry Cobbler... just around the bottom and outer edges... to give it some dimension.
I adhered the oval pieces to the card base and stamped the other images.


I stamped the bear with the bird and the dog using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in with the following Copic markers:

Bear ~ E55, E57, E59, R20
Bird ~ R14, R27, Colorless Blender
Dog ~ N1, N3, N5, R14, R27

I then stamped the ornaments coloring the images directly on the rubber, just like I did with the tree. I decided to trim the string on the ornaments... and I adhered them to the tree. I adhered the one hanging ornament to the bears paw and then adhered him to the card. I also adhered the dog and then I got to thinking... I had to ground these images somehow... they were just floating there. So I stamped the sentiment from Old Traditions onto a piece of Kraft card stock using VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed some fine white embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment using a banner die and then popped it up on the card.


I just love how this card turned out! I hope it inspires you to play with some of your new Unity Stamps! Now let's get back to the hop, shall we!




~ Blog Hop List ~


Crystal O. Minkler <--- you are here

up next ---> Berina Febin






Thank you friends for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs!
~ Crystal


88 comments:

  1. Love this card and how it is neat and clean. The fussy cutting is great!

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  2. This is such a cute stamp set. I love how you have colored the animals. I have trouble shading animals guess I need to practice more. Thank you for sharing

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  3. Your card is so precious! I just love the color choices and the mix of backgrounds. Great coloring on the bear and puppy, too.

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  4. Wow! Lots of details here. Love the layers!

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  5. Such an adorable card. I just love that little bear and dog (dang you...I just got a Unity order in and this WASNT on it, lol). I love the Kraft/red/white combination. It's on of my go tos for the holidays as well!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! Hahaha... you know you need these little guys! :) Right?! Kraft, red, and white is perfect for the holidays! Love it!

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  6. your card is too cute. I love the papers you used. and that little dog...he's a favorite

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  7. Such a cute stamp set! I love your card!

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  8. Beautiful coloring of the animals! I absolutely love the scene you created with this stamp set. Loving the oval frame from PTI! I need it!!

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    1. Thank you, Bobbie Sue! The oval frame is a must! They have a rectangle one too... just saying! ;)

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  9. Beautiful card!, I love that little bear, he so sweet!

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  10. Wow, cuteness with a capital C. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So cute. I really like the polka dot oval frame around that adorable bear and pup!

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  12. Pure poppy!
    Classic kraft!!
    Bitty big cs!!!!!!
    AND UNITY!!! I'm in!!
    I absolutely LOVE this!!!

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  13. I just love this sweet card! The scene you have created is darling! Love your card layout as well.

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  14. Wow lots of little details, I love how you stamped the snowflakes in the background..its like custom paper...I also love how you used the sentiment as the ground! I truly love this card!

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    1. Thank you, Buffy! Yes, it is just like custom paper! I love being able to do that with stamps!

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  15. A lot of work, but what a fabulous result!

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  16. I own this kit and I love how you designed this card. The layers are perfect. The oval really frames the tree perfectly. Great card!

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  17. Oh my goodness...this is darling. I love your design, coloring, and patterns. Just precious!

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  18. Such a cute card!! Love your design!!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! I have to agree.. it's one of the cutest sets!

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  20. What a precious card and a wonderful scene <3

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  21. This is so cute and I love all the layers of paper.

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  22. Oh my goodness... what an adorable card! Love it!

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  23. So, so sweet! Love this set but haven't used it yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. That is just so cute. Love the animals. Hugz

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  25. Adorable card... I love that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. aww, what a sweet card. I love that stamp. Anything bears I drool over.

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  27. As usual, another great card! I love it!

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  28. The subtle colors and soft images really do bring you into this card. It is so welcoming! Well done!

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  29. How very sweet are they?! And a gorgeous design. LOVE this!!

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  30. Oh Crystal again another adorable card! I have been wanting to get this stamp "Twas The Night!" for a while now but I keep forgetting and end up always getting other stamps instead! HaHa!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! Haha... you need to get it! Don't forget again! ;)

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  31. How darling and
    cheerful this
    scene is!
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Oh this stamp kit is so sweet. I love how you added so much to this layout. The oval is a great frame for the tree and the sentiment is perfect to rest the bear and dog on!

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  33. Aww, that image is so super cute and love all the different pattern papers combined so well.

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  34. Very cute card...love how you designed it! And colored it!

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  35. Beautifully colored, and totally adorable. Awesome work. ❤

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  36. cute card...this stamp is in my home...yet to use...thanks for the inspiration!!

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