Saturday, April 3, 2021

~ Friends of Unity April 2021 Blog Hop ~

 Hello there crafty friend!
Welcome to our April 2021 Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! Happy Easter to you all!! I hope that you have a blessed Easter with your family and/or friends. Our hop this month isn't Easter themed, but I think it is spring themed...

Birds & Bees!!
So many possibilities with this cue! I decided to play around with a couple new stamps from the April 2021 Kit of the Month... such a fun-filled kit!! If you have this sweet membership, I just know you're going to love it!

My first card is a simple Distress Oxide blended background with Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry with the beautiful bird silhouettes stamped in black ink. And yes, it's another mini slimline... lol! I am loving this card size so much!

I did a little black acrylic paint splatter over the background too! The sentiment... simply stamped, trimmed and adhered directly on the card... is so awesome!! Such a pretty card and so quick!

My second card features the adorable little chickens from the KOM along with a sentiment from the What's Up stamp set. A simple CAS slimline card with just a little coloring. I used the fun Big and Little Chain Slimline dies from Gina Marie Design. 

I added a bit of black acrylic paint splatter to the kraft card base... it reminds me of a speckled egg! I like the added touch it gives to the card. I used the following Copic markers ~ C00, C2, R14, R27, YR15, E55, and E57.

Well, that's it for me this time! Please hop along and enjoy some more inspiration from the Friends of Unity. I'm sure that some of my friends are having a giveaway so be sure to comment as you hop along. My giveaway wasn't claimed last month so I'm also going to do another giveaway!

Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Eileen

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

See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,

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  1. Love that oxide blend! So pretty!

  2. Super cards,Crystal.I especially love the chickens in a row-so cute

  3. What great cards! I especially love the distress oxide background!

  4. Both of your cards are awesome. I love the blended background and the silhouette stamps are beautiful against it. The chicks are too too cute. All the details you added are great like the shadows and the splatters. So much fun!

  5. Beautiful cards Crystal! I love the colorful background on your first card and those chicks are so cute and fun! love how you lined them up; so much movement you created here.

  6. Those dang chickens! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I love them so much! I really need to try making some if these longer cards!

  7. Well, my hubby calls me a bird nerd so I am one happy girl this month! lol Your ink blending on the first card is so pretty. And those chickens are sooooo cute!! Awesome cards.

    1. Ohh... lots of birds in the KOM! Thanks so much, Becca!

  8. Awesome cards! Love the background colors for your silhouette images, and the row of chickens is just adorable!

  9. Love the total look
    of the first card!
    Darling cute second
    Carla from Utah

  10. Two completely different takes on the theme this month. Well done! I like both of them very much. Looking forward to getting this month's kit!

  11. I love both cards, but those little chickens are so so so fun! Love them!

  12. Beautiful cards Crystal. I love the distress oxide background and the chickens are adorable. Perfect for a slimline card..

  13. Two sweet cards! Love your beautiful DOX ink background! Great chicken cards as well!!!

  14. You're always such a great inspiration for breaking me out of my normal. Thanks for your cute cards πŸ’žπŸ˜˜

  15. Love the background for the birds and the row of chickens is adorable.

  16. Love both! For different reasons! Blended background is amazing and those chickens are so adorable!

  17. Love both of these cards soooooo much! Need to break out the new kit!! Thanks for inspiring me!

  18. Oh my!! Loving these two!!
    The blending bg is something I struggle with, and yours are always spot on!! SO jelly!! I absolutely LOVE those chickens!!
    Lots of die cutting, too I see!
    Love them both!!

  19. Oooh, I love both of these. The Distress Oxide background is gorgeous and those chickens...eek! The spring weather is making me extra happy, even with my allergies kicking up, and your cards captures the spring feeling just perfectly.

  20. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your cards. Those silhouette birds and ink blending are fabulous. But those chickens though - my favorite card - so cute and that sentiment is perfect! I need to pull my kit out and use those awesome stamps!

  21. The Distress Oxide background is gorgeous and a perfect background for your birds, but the chickens have my heart.

  22. Looking forward to a bird and bee hop, what fun and perfect for Spring. Thanks! The distress card is very pretty, I'm not a very good blender yet. I love the chickens! The little sand under their feet is a great touch. Perfect little slimlines. Happy Spring.. stay safe

  23. Those chickens are just awesome! BTW, the ink blending on your first card is scrumptious.

  24. Love these! The kom has so many great images but the chickens getting snuck in there is just hilarious to me!


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