Saturday, October 3, 2020

~ Friends of Unity October 2020 Blog Hop ~

 Hello there crafty friend!

Welcome to the October 2020 Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! We have a great cue this month...




Birthday!! Such a perfect cue because we all make birthday cards! And we're always in need of more birthday cards for our stash! I sure hope you're inspired by the all the creations shared by our friends! I have a couple cards to share with you using a couple new releases from Unity.




My first card is using the gorgeous new October 2020 Uniquely Unity kit called Greetings of Autumn for a pretty Autumn inspired birthday card. I used a pretty piece of paper from the beautiful Falling Leaves {paper pack} that I mat on white card stock and then adhered to a scalloped rectangle die cut from Kraft card stock. I adhered my entire panel to a white A2 top-fold card base.




I colored up the beautiful image with Copic markers:
Acorns ~ E53, E55, E57, E59
Flowers ~ Y11, Y15, Y35, YR14, YR15, YR21, YR23, YR68, E57, YG03, YG63, YG67
Leaves ~ Y11, Y15, YR15, YR21, E21, E23, YG03, YG63, YG67
Frame ~ E21, E23

And then I stamped the sentiment from the Your Happy Cake Itty Bitty set in the center of the hexagon.
Popped up the image on the card and done! I really love how this one turned out!




My second card is a beautiful Eclipse card inspired by some Sepia art that I was admiring on Pinterest and I used the absolutely stunning Daisy Days background. I love the look of it and especially love it with these flowers!  I used just a few Copic markers ~ E50, E53, E55, E59. I then die cut it with the Pleated Lace Rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and the Happy Birthday die from Simon Says Stamp.




I die cut the Happy Birthday die from Dark Chocolate card stock three more times. I then adhered the background piece to a Dark Chocolate card front that I had adhered to a white A2 top-fold card base. I adhered the negatives for the Happy Birthday die that was cut from the Daisy Days background so that the design of the background flowed.




I then adhered the Happy Birthday die cuts in Dark Chocolate... all three layers and then adhered the final layer with the Daisy Days background. I am so pleased with this card! I hope you like it too and that it inspires you to try an eclipse card or maybe give a sepia card a try!

I'm thinking I'm overdue for a giveaway here on my blog... I'll chose a lucky winner from the comments and announce the winner during next month's hop. Be sure to hop and comment on all the blogs for a chance to win one of our giveaways!!


Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Eileen










Thanks so much for supporting our little hop each month! We appreciate you so much!

See ya next time.


Inky Hugs,
Crystal



30 comments:

  1. Crystal! Wow! Both of these are absolutely amazing! Truly 2 of my favorite you’ve done. The rich colors are so perfect! 🤎🤎🤎

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  2. stunning cards Crystal. The daisy card in those colors is so unique. I love it.

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  3. Wow! Both of these cards are so pretty! Your approaches to coloring these cards are so different, but also very beautiful! I might have to go color something today.

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  4. Both cards are great, I am very impressed with the eclipse card, a design I have not yet tried

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  5. Soooo pretty! Love Daisy Days in sepia.

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  6. Wow Crystal, these cards are spectacular and really beautiful I love the warm and brown tones that you used

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  7. I am soooooo loving the Daisy Days background stamp! And Hello as always you never disappoint on your amazing cards!

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  8. These cards are so lovely! I particularly love the mum in the framed card! I too was on a sepia kick a while back and now you've done it... gonna have to do that again! Tee hee Love the stacked greeting. Very very pretty !

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  9. Beautiful Autumn
    birthday card and
    I love the Pleated
    Lace Rectangle die
    used on the second
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Wow, Crystal! Such beautiful work! I love the autumn colors. And the unique spin on the daisy card- love!

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  11. Wow - I love these! Beautiful my friend!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Perfect for Autumn birthdays.

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  13. I love the colors of Fall, especially the Earthy browns. Both cards are simply magnificent!

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  14. Your daisy card is STUNNING! I saw it on FB and had to come to your blog to see how you created it! So ready to go and purchase that stamp! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Just gorgeous! My word, the eclipse card is amazing!!

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  16. I always forget about eclipse cards! Need to try one again maybe on the slimline format! Thanks for always inspiring!

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  17. Your cards with the unique and beautiful fall color schemes are just perfect for autumn. I really love the fall wreath especially.

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  18. Beautiful fall designs and colors!

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  19. Both cards are absolutely stunning!

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  20. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the new Uniquely Unity card. Gorgeous, feeling inspired!

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  21. So beautiful 💕. Love these!

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  22. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first because of the gorgeous fall colors!

    Linda Abel

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  23. Love these both! I have to say the daisy days background one may be my favorite!

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  24. Such lovely cards. It's been a while since I've made an eclipse card... thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. I fell in love with that daisy background stamp. Love both of your cards.

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  26. I love the fall colors and leaves. And am a fan of the eclipse technique! Just gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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