Saturday, March 3, 2018

~ Friends of Unity March Blog Hop ~

Hello! Wow! February zipped right on by, didn't it?! I can't believe it's already time for another Friends of Unity Blog Hop! We decided to go with a New Beginnings theme for this month. So naturally I started thinking about Spring. It's a time of new beginnings.




Spring is so close... soon the trees will turn to their gorgeous greens and the flowers will soon be in bloom. I, for one, cannot wait for some warmer weather. So with the theme New Beginnings on my mind, when I saw the February 2018 Kit of the Month {Being Who You Are}, I just knew I had to use it! 




I adore C.S. Lewis' books and when I saw this quote, I just had to use it on my card. And how sweet is this clock?! It was a must, too! I have to admit, I struggled deciding on what to do with the clock. 




I have my papers all picked out. I used a paper pack that I got last month at the Hobby Lobby. This one is called Kirby Teesdale Studio by The Paper Studio. I love the blues and greens in the paper and those fabulous flowers along the edge. I decided to keep the card pretty simple and let the paper shine! I added a few layers to bring the greens and blues to the eye, but I also wanted the sentiment to pop so I added a few layers of black. 




How sweet did this clock turn out?! I decided to paper piece it with papers from the same paper pad. I actually stamped it out three times. First on a piece of white card stock because the patterned papers are thin and I didn't want to accidentally tear it while I was fussy cutting. And then once on each of the papers. I cut out the face of the clock and adhered it to the pink patterned paper. I fussy cut the pink layer and adhered it to the white card stock and then I fussy cut the whole thing out. I'll admit it was a tad bit tedious, but I love how it turned out and that extra layer of paper really made it easier handle while I cut. My final touches on the clock were to add some black to the edge of the image to help it pop. For that, I used the Memento tuxedo black marker. I used a pink copic marker to add a touch of pink to the hearts on the face of the clock and I used a grey copic marker to add some grey to the hands on the clock. I went over the whole face of the clock with Fun Stampers Journey Journey Glaze. My first application was kind of bumpy so I did a second...and then a third application, letting each layer dry before adding to it. It's not perfect, but I think in person it looks really cool. ;) 




That's it for my card for this month's hop!

Now let's go see what the other hoppers have, shall we?! Oh, but before you hop away I have a fabulous giveaway up for grabs... what is it, you say? A grab bag!!! Yes! A fantastic grab bag of Unity stamps... and I'm thinking 25 stamps is a good number! LOL! So all you have to do to enter is leave me a comment below! It's that easy! :) Now, let's go check out the fabulous creations from the other gals in the hop!


~ Let's Hop ~

Crystal O. Minkler <--- you're here

up next ---> Eileen Mathys







Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


56 comments:

  1. Crystal this spring clock card is beautiful! Love the colors!
    Julie P.

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  2. I love how you used all the elements of this card. It turned out beautifully. And you reminded me I should use some of the beautiful patterned papers I have in my collection. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carole! Yes, use those pretty papers! :)

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  3. That paper is amazing. So well put together! Colors are great! You rocked it!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the paper piecing on the clock!

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  5. The colors are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration with my own KOM!

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  6. What a lovely card. I really like the color combination.
    Makes me want to make a card like this.

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! I love that my card inspired you! :)

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  7. This is a great card!!! Love that stamp and the paper is gorgeous. Well done!!

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  8. Wow! What an awesome creation! Now how can you give that away to anyone other than a cardmaker, who can appreciate all of the work that went into it?

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan! You are so right! I love giving cards to my crafty friends... they get it! :)

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  9. Love the colours you used and the clock is beautiful with that glossy front. Great sentiment. Hugz

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  10. Crystal, this card is so pretty! Love that sentiment and pattern paper.

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  11. I love this!! The paper you used are gorgeous!!

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  12. Love your color scheme! So cute!

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  13. Crystal, this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really love the combination of colors.

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  14. I loveLOVE this card! The clock is Perfect!
    Gorgeous paper and sentiment!!

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  15. This is s very cool card! Love how you have combined all the patterned papers. Love the glossy clock face and what a great sentiment!

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  16. How creative!! Love how you added the gloss to the clock face. Beautiful Spring card.

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  17. Wowsers!!!!!! It is awesome! And I too love that saying. I’m sure this set will be mine
    Soon!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yay! It's a great kit to have! :)

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  18. Crystal, this card is fantastic!
    Love the glossy on the clock

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  19. This is beautiful and I love the glossy front of the clock.

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  20. Beautiful card Crystal I Love it!!!!!

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  21. I love the paperpiecing! A technique I always forget about. Beautiful card

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I've been on a paper piecing kick for awhile... I love it!

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  22. I love how everything you did enhances the beautiful paper.
    Kathie Levan

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  23. Just a stunning card. I love the colors, details, and design. Just lovely.

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  24. You did an amazing job on this card! Very creative to paper piece the clock, love it!

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  25. Love the way you did the clock face! I bet it does look even better in person 😊 You inspire me!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne! It really is beautiful in person. :)

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  26. This clock card is great! Love the new technique!

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