Hello there crafty friend!
Welcome to the December 2020 Friends of Unity Blog Hop! Our cue this month is...
... My Favorite Things!!
So fun! I have A LOT of favorite things... owls, coffee, books, snowmen, wreaths, holly & berries, old trucks, daisies, sunflowers... really I could go on with about a dozen more of my favorite things but the TOP of that list is Unity Stamp Co.!! I'm a HUGE fan of the fabulous company which is why I started this awesome monthly blog hop, along with my awesome friend Amber! Today we are celebrating 3 fantastic years of us hopping with Unity inspiration!! Woohoo!! I can't believe that it's been 3 years already... I for one, can't wait to see what the next 3 years brings!
I hope that you'll hop along with us and enjoy the fabulous inspiration we're bringing this month. Speaking of... let's get to it!
My first card features the fabulous new Uniquely Unity stamp called Take a Break. If you're new to Unity, Uniquely Unity is a fabulous membership that Unity offers monthly. Each month you receive a wonderful stamp set in all different styles. It's one of my favorite memberships!
Anywho... if you've followed my blog you may recognize this card design. I used it with a Santa stamp a couple of years ago and I really love the design so I thought I'd recreate it with this new beautiful stamp that just happens to feature one of my favorite things... Coffee!! I also paired it up with one of my new favorite Christmas papers, the Farmhouse Christmas papers! The colors in these papers are just gorgeous! I also used a piece of the Cozy Christmas papers... the sweater piece! Love it!
I die cut the image with the Papertrey Ink Shape Shifters: Oval 2 die and colored it with the following Copic markers:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E35, E74, E79
Hat/Sleeve ~ E41, YG67, YG93, R00, R21
Blanket ~ E0000, E41, E81, R14, R27
Mug ~ BG70, BG72, N0, N1, N4
The sentiment is actually from a piece of patterned paper from Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash paper pad. I cut the words right out of the paper and adhered it to white card stock and then popped it up on the card along with the popped up focal image. I adore this card!!
My second card features the beautiful Start Something New stamp set... and books!! Another one of my favorite things!!! Notice anything about the design of this card?! It's another take, like a mirror image, of the first card. I used one of my favorite techniques... layering stencils to create my background. First I used the Scalloped Circle Masquerade Stencil from Heffy Doodle and blended a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over it. I then used the Twinkle Stencil from Whimsy Stamps and blended a bit of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the sentiment and the girl with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I trimmed the card front down to 4 x 5" and adhered it to a Tempting Turquoise card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". I then adhered the card front to a white A2 top fold card base.
I then colored the girl using the following Copic markers:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E21, E25, E27
Clothes ~ YR000, YR12, YR15, YR21, B95, B97, B99
Books ~ W3, G14, E57, E43, YR000, YR21, E74, B95, B97, G94, C00, C1
I fussy cut the image and popped her up on the card. To finish off this card I added a few dots with Nuvo Blue Lagoon Glitter drops. Love it! I really love that the designs are similar but so different!
I started a third card but didn't have enough time to finish it up. Boo!
I'm hoping to share it in a few days though.
In celebration of our 3 years of hopping I am having a giveaway!! I will use random.org to chose a winner from the comments so be sure to comment on each of the blogs while you're hopping! I believe a few of my friends are also having giveaways this month!
Let's get to the hopping...
Crystal <--- you're here
up next ---> Eileen
Thanks so much for supporting our little hop!
We appreciate you so much!
See ya next time.